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Sachiin Joshi
Born (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 37)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2012)
Children3
Websitesachiinjoshi.com

Sachiin Joshi, also spelled Sachin Joshi (born 7 August 1984), is an Indian actor, producer, and entrepreneur known for his work in Tollywood and Bollywood. His father, Jagdish Joshi, is the owner of the JMJ group of industries.[1] Sachiin also owned the Dambulla franchise of the Lanka Premier League (LPL), the Dambulla Viikings, which was terminated by SLC in 2021 before the second season.[2]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Sachin Joshi was born in Pune to Jagdish Joshi, owner of the JMJ group of industries.[3] He was unsuccessful in establishing himself in Telugu films, but later began working as an actor in Bollywood to a mixed reception.[4] Joshi made his debut in the 2002 Telugu film Mounamelanoyi and went on to star in two more Telugu films, Ninu Chudaka Nenundalenu (2002) and Orey Pandu (2005). He did not appear in films again until 2011, when he performed as the titular lead character in the Hindi film Aazaan, which he also co-produced. This marked his debut in Hindi film. Joshi returned to Tollywood with the remake of Aashiqui 2, titled Nee Jathaga Nenundali, and reprised the role played by Aditya Roy Kapur in the Hindi version.[5] He co-starred with Nazia Hussain, who made her debut in Aashiqui 2.[6] Joshi was also a lead in the 2013 film Jackpot, in which he starred opposite Sunny Leone and Naseeruddin Shah.[7][8]

His most recent film, Amavas, which he self-financed and co-stars Nargis Fakhri, opened to extremely poor reviews, and was widely panned by critics for its "mediocre performances and direction."[9][10][11]

Business ventures and legal troubles[edit]

Before becoming an actor, Joshi began a career as an entrepreneur. Among other companies, he owns the trouble-ridden Viiking Ventures, which sells the Kings Beer brand, now known as Goa Kings, as of 2015.[12] The company filed for bankruptcy in 2018.[13][14]

In January 2018, Joshi was accused of fraud by former business partner Raj Kundra, related to a poker league they were both involved in. Kundra has since launched legal proceedings against Joshi for defamation.[15][16][17]

In 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Joshi offered his Beatle Hotel in Powai to the governing body of Mumbai, as a quarantine facility for COVID-19-positive patients coming from abroad. He also donated food boxes to the local police and municipal workers.[18]

In November 2020, Joshi purchased the Dambulla Viiking franchise for the upcoming 2020 Lanka Premier League.[19][20] The team, originally named Dambulla Lions, was renamed due to becoming part of Viiking Ventures.[21][22]

In January 2021, Joshi's business partner Parag Sanghvi filed an action against him, alleging a scam and nonpayment of franchise royalties for the Playboy Beer Garden in Pune.[23]

In February 2021, Joshi was arrested by the Indian Enforcement Directorate on money laundering charges. A subsequent investigation by Indian tax authorities discovered unaccounted transactions of around ₹1,500 crore during their six-day-long search operation carried out at various premises linked to Joshi and his father.[24][25][26] An April 2021 request by the actor to be transferred to a hospital for health reasons was denied.[27]

Personal life[edit]

In February 2012, Joshi married model and actress Urvashi Sharma.[28][29] Sharma later changed her name to Raina Joshi.[30] The couple has three children.[31]

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Role Language Notes
2002 Mounamelanoyi Bobby Telugu
2002 Ninu Choodaka Nenundalenu Ganesh Telugu
2005 Orey Pandu Pandu Telugu
2011 Aazaan Aazaan Khan Hindi [32][33][34]
2013 Mumbai Mirror Abhijeet Patil Hindi
2013 Jackpot Francis Hindi
2014 Nee Jathaga Nenundali Raghav Jayram Telugu
2016 Veerappan Cop Hindi
2017 Yaar Ivan / Veedevadu Sathya Tamil
Telugu
2018 Next Enti? Telugu Producer
2019 Amavas Karan Hindi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krishnatray, Shreya (13 January 2020). "Sachin Joshi - An exceptional businessman turned actor and producer". TimesNext. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  2. ^ Tagore, Vijay (14 November 2020). "Sachin Joshi buys Dambulla team in LPL". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  3. ^ Seema Sinha. "I faced resistance from the industry: Sachiin Joshi". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Sachiin Joshi". koimoi.com.
  5. ^ "Sachiin to play Aditya's role in Telugu version of Aashiqui 2". India Today.
  6. ^ "Nazia Hussain in Aashiqui 2 Telugu remake – The Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Sunny Leone's Jackpot to release on December 13". India Today.
  8. ^ "Film Review: Jackpot". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Amavas Full Movie In HD Quality Leaked By Tamilrockers For Download!". filmibeat.com. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Amavas Full Movie In HD Quality Leaked By Tamilrockers For Download!". in.style.yahoo.com.
  11. ^ "Amavas movie review: Sachin Joshi, Nargis Fakhri-starrer reduces horror to hilarity". Mumbai Mirror.
  12. ^ Malvania, Urvi (4 August 2015). "Viiking Ventures acquires Kings Beer for Rs 90 cr". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  13. ^ "Goa Beer distributor Viiking Ventures in liquidation with £1m debts | Asian Caterers In UK". 23 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Goa Beer Distributor for Viiking Ventures in Liquidation Wit".
  15. ^ "Raj Kundra, gutka baron's actor son in Rs 40-lakh spat". Mumbai Mirror.
  16. ^ "Raj Kundra blames Sachiin Joshi after his cheque worth Rs. 40 lakhs bounced". 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Shilpa Shetty's Husband Raj Kundra And Actor Sachiin Joshi Accuse Each Other Of Fraud. See Tweets". NDTV.com.
  18. ^ "Actor Sachiin J. Joshi offers his hotel as quarantine facility". IANS. 8 April 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  19. ^ Tagore, Vijay (14 November 2020). "Sachin Joshi buys Dambulla team in LPL". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  20. ^ "Bollywood Actor Sachiin Joshi buys Dambulla team in LPL". NewsWire. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Another name change for LPL team Dambulla". NewsWire. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  22. ^ "Bollywood Actor Sachin Joshi buys Lanka Premier League team Dambulla Hawks". Cricket Age. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  23. ^ "Pune Playboy Beer Garden: Parag Sanghvi files FIR against partner Sachiin Joshi, alleges non-payment of Rs 58 crore royalty of Koregaon Park and Baner franchise". 8 January 2021.
  24. ^ "I-T searches find unaccounted transactions of ₹1,500 crore at gutkha baron JM Joshi, son actor Sachiin's premises". 16 February 2021.
  25. ^ "ED arrests businessman in PMLA case against Omkar Realtors - ET RealEstate".
  26. ^ "Actor Sachiin Joshi arrested on Money Laundering Charges". 16 February 2021.
  27. ^ "Assess actor Sachiin Joshi's medical condition: Bombay HC to JJ hospital". 10 April 2021.
  28. ^ "Stars at Sachiin Joshi, Urvashi Sharma's wedding and more". IBNLive. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  29. ^ "Sachiin, Urvashi ties the knot". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  30. ^ "Changed my name as part of a tradition: Raina Joshi". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  31. ^ "Sachiin Joshi and Urvashi Sharma blessed with a baby boy, see the first pictures". December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  32. ^ "'Aazaan' debutant almost lost his eye during filming". Mid-day.com. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  33. ^ "Viewers will enjoy watching 'Aazaan', says Joshi". ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  34. ^ "Aazaan in Bangkok". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 October 2011.

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