Samir Soni

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Samir Soni
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Soni at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
Born (1968-09-29) 29 September 1968 (age 52)
London, United Kingdom
Years active1995–present
Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar
(m. 1996; div. 1997)
(m. 2011)

Samir Soni (born 29 September 1968) is an Indian film and television actor, director and former fashion model. Soni made his debut in the Hindi serial Samandar. In 1996, he appeared as Ashok Mathur in Doordarshan's A Mouthful Of Sky. He made his film debut in China Gate (1998), which was followed by cameo appearances. In 2003, Soni appeared in the film Baghban and played lead roles in Basti and Kahan Ho Tum. In that same year, Soni also worked in the television series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. In 2004, he worked in Saaksshi. Soni featured as one of the contestants in the reality television show Bigg Boss 4 in 2010.[1]

Soni was playing the lead role in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka (2013), which earned him the Indian Telly Award for Best Actor,[2] and ITA Award for Best Actor - Drama (Popular) in 2012.[3]

In 2018, he debuted as a film director with My Birthday Song, starring Sanjay Suri in the lead role.[4][5]

Sameer Soni with wife Neelam Kothari at Kallista Spa opening

Through modeling, he met Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar.[6] The two were married for six months before they divorced.[6] He was in a relationship with Nafisa Joseph and got engaged to her. This engagement even made it to the Valentine's Day issue of Society, a high-profile celebrity magazine. The engagement lasted two years before they broke up. On 24 January 2011, he married former actress Neelam Kothari. Together they have a daughter.[7]


Films that are not yet released Denotes feature films that are not yet released
Year Show/Film Role Notes
1995 Samandar Navy officer
1996 A Mouthful of Sky Ashok Mathur
1998 China Gate Uditanshu Tandon
2001 Lajja Manish
2002 Kabhie Tum Kabhie Hum Sameer Shastri
2003 Dance Like A Man Vishal
Kahan Ho Tum Jai
Basti Ramesh "Rama" Kulkarni
Baghban Sanjay Malhotra, Raj's second son
2004 Dil Kya Chahta Hai Ram
2005 Kumkum Yash Thakur
2006 Vivah Sunil Bajpayee, Anupam Khair's older Son
2008 Cracking The Code Host
Fashion Rahul Arora, a designer, Janet's best friend and later on husband and biggest supporter and well wisher of Meghana
2010 I Hate Luv Storys Veer Kapoor
2013 I, Me Aur Main Cameo
2016 Chalk n Duster Sunil Thakur
2018 Batti Gul Meter Chalu SPTL Head
2019 Student of the Year 2 Principal
2020 Films that are not yet released Mumbai Saga Rajant 'Raja' Shankar Filming[8]


Year Show/Film
2018 My Birthday Song


Year Show Role Channel
1999-2000 Hello Friends Samir Zee TV
2003 - 2005 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Purab Mehra Sony TV
2004 Saaksshi Shekhar Sengupta Sony TV
2005 Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Advocate Yash Thakur Star Plus
2010 Bigg Boss 4 Contestant Colors TV
2011 - 2013 Parichay Advocate Kunal Chopra
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai - Mera Saaya Vijay (Episode 14) &TV
2017 Bewafaa sii Wafaa Sumer Singh Bajaj Alt Balaji
2019 Puncch Beat Rajbir Chaudhary Alt Balaji

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Show Award Category Result
2012 Parichay
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won[2]
Best Onscreen Couple
(along with Keerti Nagpure)
Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actor (Jury) Won[9]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won[3]
People's Choice Awards India Favourite Drama Actor Nominated[10]


  1. ^ "Exclusive biography of #SameerSoni and on his life". Archived from the original on 8 December 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Samir Soni wins Best Actor (Popular) at 11th Indian Telly Awards for Parichay". Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Samir Soni wins Best Actor at ITA 2012 for Parichay". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Samir Soni talks about his directorial debut Bollywood movie". The Moviean. 11 January 2018. Archived from the original on 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Samir Soni as Director Debut for My Birthday Song Movie". 15 January 2018. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Samir Soni". Sawf News. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Neelam-Sameer to tie the knot tonite!". rediff. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Sanjay Gupta nervous to shoot for 'Mumbai Saga'". Times of India. 27 August 2019. Archived from the original on 27 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Samir Soni wins Best Actor (Critics) at Gold Awards,2012 for Parichay". Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Nominees of People's Choice Awards,2012". Archived from the original on 9 November 2012.

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