Samir Soni

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Samir Soni
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Samir Soni at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
Born (1968-09-29) 29 September 1968 (age 50)
Years active1995–present
Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar
(m. 1996; div. 1997)

Samir Soni (born 29 September 1968) is an Indian film and television actor, director and a former fashion model. Soni made his debut in the Hindi serial Samandar based on Navy officers. 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] On 24 January 2011, he married former actress Neelam Kothari. Together they have a daughter.[7]


Year Show/Film Role
1995 Samandar (TV show) 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
2004 Dil Kya Chahta Hai Ram
2005 Kumkum Yash Thakur
2006 Vivah Sunil
2008 Cracking The Code host
Fashion Rahul Arora
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


Year Show/Film
2018 My Birthday Song


Year Show Role Channel
2003 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Purab Mehra Sony
2004 Saaksshi Shekhar Sengupta
2010 Bigg Boss 4 Himself Colors
2011–2013 Parichay Kunal Chopra
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Vijay & TV
2017 Bewafaa sii Wafaa Sumer Singh Bajaj 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[8]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won[3]
People's Choice Awards India Favourite Drama Actor Nominated[9]


  1. ^ "Exclusive biography of #SameerSoni and on his life".
  2. ^ a b c "Samir Soni wins Best Actor (Popular) at 11th Indian Telly Awards for Parichay".
  3. ^ a b "Samir Soni wins Best Actor at ITA 2012 for Parichay". Archived from the original on 2013-10-21.
  4. ^ "Samir Soni talks about his directorial debut Bollywood movie". The Moviean. 2018-01-11.
  5. ^ "Samir Soni as Director Debut for My Birthday Song Movie". 2018-01-15.
  6. ^ a b "Samir Soni". Sawf News. Retrieved 2011-01-24.
  7. ^ "Neelam-Sameer to tie the knot tonite!". rediff. Retrieved 2011-01-24.
  8. ^ "Samir Soni wins Best Actor (Critics) at Gold Awards,2012 for Parichay".
  9. ^ "Nominees of People's Choice Awards,2012". Archived from the original on 2012-11-09.

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