Rohit Suresh Saraf

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Rohit Suresh Saraf
Rohit Saraf in 2019.jpg
Saraf promoting The Sky Is Pink in 2019
Born (1996-12-08) 8 December 1996 (age 23)
OccupationActor
Years active2016–present

Rohit Suresh Saraf (born 8 December 1996, Nepal) is an Indian actor who primarily works in Hindi films. He began his career on television and made his film debut with a supporting role in Dear Zindagi (2016). He went on to feature in the Norwegian film What Will People Say (2017), the comedy-drama Hichki (2018), the biopic The Sky Is Pink (2019), the anthology dark-comedy film Ludo (2020) and the netflix original series Mismatched (2020).

Early life[edit]

Rohit was born into a Hindu-Nepali family in Nepal on 8 December 1996. His father, Suresh Saraf, died when Rohit was 12 years old. He completed his early education at the Saint Francis D'Assisi High School.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Saraf began his career as a dancer before venturing into acting with several television shows, including the Channel V teen drama Best Friends Forever?. He also featured in school cinema's short film "Medium". He made his film debut as the younger brother of Alia Bhatt's character in the coming-of-age film Dear Zindagi (2016).[4] Saraf then played the cousin of the lead character in the Norwegian drama What Will People Say, which was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.[5][6]

In 2018, Saraf appeared in Yash Raj Films' comedy-drama Hichki, starring Rani Mukerji.[7] He then starred alongside Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim in the biographical drama The Sky Is Pink (2019).[2] Reviewing the film for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee wrote that Saraf "gives a solid account of himself" and Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost opined that he "delivers a rock solid performance".[8][9]

Saraf will next play a leading role opposite Anandhi in the Tamil romantic drama Enge Andha Vaan and appear alongside an ensemble cast in Anurag Basu's Ludo.[10][11] He will also star alongside Prajakta Koli in the Netflix romantic drama series Mismatched.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2016 Dear Zindagi Kiddo
2017 Dear Maya Neil
2017 What Will People Say Amir Norwegian film
2018 Hichki Akshay
2019 The Sky Is Pink Ishaan Chaudhary
2020 Ludo Rahul Avasthi Released on Netflix
TBA Enge Andha Vaan Film has yet to be released TBA Tamil film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2012–2013 Best Friends Forever? Sahil Mehta Channel V India Recurring Role
2015 MTV Big F Gyan MTV India Episode 2: "Love Just Happens"
2020 Mismatched Rishi Netflix Netflix series

References[edit]

  1. ^ World, Republic. "The Sky Is Pink: All you need to know about actor Rohit Saraf". Republic World. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b Lohana, Avinash (12 September 2019). "The Sky Is Pink actor Rohit Saraf: Priyanka Chopra told me to be myself, be confident". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Rohit Saraf: There were days when I was an emotional wreck while shooting for 'The Sky Is Pink' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. ^ Sarmmah, Surupasree (15 March 2018). "In the company of pets and pals". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  5. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (4 September 2018). "Oscars: Norway Selects 'What Will People Say' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ Simon, Alissa (11 September 2017). "Toronto Film Review: 'What Will People Say'". Variety. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  7. ^ Goyal, Samarth (3 April 2018). "Hichki actor Rohit Saraf: The moment I saw the final product, I knew we'd hit the bull's eye". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  8. ^ Chatterjee, Saibal (10 October 2019). "The Sky Is Pink Movie Review: Priyanka Chopra Lends This Unmissable Film A Starry Edge". NDTV. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  9. ^ Vetticad, Anna M. M. (10 October 2019). "The Sky Is Pink movie review: Priyanka Chopra's restraint defines a moving, uncommonly calm take on grief". Firstpost. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  10. ^ Boopathy, Szhruthi (25 July 2019). "B'wood star roped in for romantic Tamil film". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  11. ^ George, Anjana (30 July 2019). "Abhishek Bachchan used to call me 'chachi' and I kept correcting him : Pearle Maaney". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  12. ^ Pathak, Ankur (16 July 2020). "Netflix India: Here All The Films/Shows Coming To The Streaming Giant". HuffPost. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

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