Sharman Joshi

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Sharman Joshi
Sharman Joshi promotes 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' at IIFA 2012 05.jpg
Joshi at the grace F-Bar launch in 2012
Born (1979-04-28) 28 April 1979 (age 38)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film actor, television presenter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Prerana Chopra
Children 3
Relatives Rohit Roy (Brother-in-law)
Prem Chopra (Father-in-law)

Sharman Joshi (Gujarati: શરમન જોશી, Hindi: शर्मन जोशी) (born 28 April 1979) is an Indian film and theatre actor. He has worked on stage productions in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati languages but is mostly known for his work in Hindi films. He made his acting debut in Godmother (1999). He made his debut as a co-lead actor in the Hindi film Style (2001); this was followed by supporting roles in hit films like Rang De Basanti (2006), Golmaal (2006), Life in a... Metro (2007), 3 idiots (2009), Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012), Hate Story 3 (2015), and 1920 London (2016).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Joshi belongs to a Gujarati family of actors and performing artists.[2] His father, Arvind Joshi, is a veteran of Gujarati theatre,[1] while his aunt Sarita Joshi (Bhosle) and cousins acted in Marathi and Gujarati theatre. His sister is actress Manasi Joshi Roy and brother-in-law is actor Rohit Roy.[3]

Joshi is married to Prerana Chopra, daughter of actor Prem Chopra. The couple has a daughter, Khyana, born in October 2005, and twin boys, Vaaryan and Vihaan, born in July 2009.[4]


He appeared as a deaf character in Gujarati version of popular play, All the Best, which did over 550 shows in three years.[1]

He made his film debut in the 1999 art film, Godmother.[5]

This was followed by Style (2001), produced by N Chandra. Style was followed with a sequel called Xcuse Me (2003) and other comedies like Shaadi No. 1 (2005).

In 2006 he starred in Rang De Basanti. Later that year he starred in the comedy film Golmaal. In 2007 he appeared in Life in a Metro, Dhol, and Raqeeb. The following year saw him as the character Shyam in Hello, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel One Night @ the Call Center. Joshi played the male lead in Sorry Bhai! in 2008 and one of the three characters in the 2009 film, 3 Idiots, which was based on Chetan Bhagat's novel Five Point Someone. He also played the role of a cop in the erotic-thriller Wajah Tum Ho.

In 2009 he hosted a game show at Real T.V. called PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha, which was based on a British game show called PokerFace. He has been honored with the life membership of International Film and Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Other notes
1999 Godmother Karsan
2001 Lajja Prakash
2001 Style Bantu
2001 Urf Professor (Video) Raju/Raj Saxena
2003 Kahan Ho Tum Rakesh Kumar
2003 Xcuse Me Bantu
2005 Shaadi No. 1 Aryan Kapoor
2006 Rang De Basanti Sukhi / Rajguru
2006 Golmaal Laxman Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
2007 Life in a... Metro Rahul
2007 Raqeeb Siddharth Verma
2007 Dhol Pankaj a.k.a. Pakkiya
2008 Hello Shyam (Sam)
2008 Sorry Bhai! Siddharth Mathur
2009 3 Idiots Raju Rastogi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Won—IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Toh Baat Pakki! Rahul Saxena
2010 Allah Ke Banday Vijay Kamble
2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari Rusy
2012 3 Bachelors Amit
2013 War Chod Na Yaar Captain Raj of Indian Army
2014 Gang of Ghosts Raju Writer
2014 Super Nani Mann
2015 Hate Story 3 Aditya Deewan
2016 1920 London Jai Singh Gujjar (exorcist)
2016 Wajah Tum Ho ACP Kabir Deshmukh

Playback singer[edit]

Year Film Song
2009 3 Idiots (Performer: "Give me some sunshine, give me some rain")


Year Show
1995 Standing Boy: Maharaja Ranjit Singh
1999 Gubbare
2009 PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Function Award Film Result
2007 Filmfare Award Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role Golmaal Nominated
2010 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor 3 Idiots Nominated
2010 IIFA Award IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor Won


  1. ^ a b c "A Star on Wheels". Tehelka Magazine, Vol 9, Issue 25. 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "All in the family". India Today. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  4. ^ Soumyadipta Banerjee (18 December 2009). "It’s all in Sharman Joshi's family". DNA (newspaper). Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Sharman Joshi's profile". 

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