Sohum Shah

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Sohum Shah
Sohum Shah September 2018.jpg
Sohum Shah at Venice Film Festival 2018
Known forTumbbad, Ship of Theseus

Sohum Shah is an Indian actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He made his first screen appearance in 2010 with the movie Baabarr, where he played the antagonist and in 2012 with the National Award-winning film Ship of Theseus which was produced under his banner, Recyclewala Films.[1] Following his debut, Shah featured in Talvar (2015) and Simran (2017).[2] His film Tumbbad received heavy critical acclaim. Tumbbad was described as a masterpiece.

Life and career[edit]

Sohum Shah was born in Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan). After establishing his real estate business he shifted to Mumbai to make films. He started his own production house, Recyclewala Films, to create content-driven film. His first film was the critically acclaimed Ship of Theseus, where he played the role of a socially incognizant stockbroker.[3] He won a National Award for Best Producer for Ship of Theseus.[4] Next, he was offered the role of a cop in Meghna Gulzar's Talvar, based on the 2008 Noida double murder case. In 2017, Shah was cast alongside Kangana Ranaut in Hansal Mehta's Simran. And the project Shah worked on for 6-7 years, his most ambitious project till date, Tumbbad, released on 12 October 2018 and garnered rave reviews by the critics and audience alike.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Baabarr Baabarr Qureshi Actor
2013 Ship of Theseus Navin Parnami Actor, and producer
2014 Gulaab Gang - Producer
2015 Talvar ACP Vedant Mishra Actor
2017 Simran Sameer Mehta Actor
2018 Tumbbad[6] Vinayak Rao Actor, producer
2019 Bard of Blood (Netflix Web Series) Vikramjeet Actor

(Hindi Language Netflix Series)

2020 The Big Bull Ashwin Mehta Actor


Shah has won a National Award for his performance in Ship of Theseus.[7] His produced film Tumbbad is first Indian film ever to be screened as the opening film at Venice International Film Festival (44th edition) [8]


  1. ^ Frater, Patrick (2018-03-21). "FilMart: 'Theseus' Producer Sohum Shah Pitches Fantasy Thriller 'Tumbad'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  2. ^ "Simran actor Sohum Shah on playing Kangana Ranaut's love interest, nepotism and his journey to Bollywood". The Indian Express. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  3. ^ "Post Ship of Theseus, Sohum Shah's ready for his next production". dna. 2018-03-14. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  4. ^ "Sohum Shah humbled over National Award win - Tamil Movie News -". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  5. ^ "Sohum Shah's Tumbbad gets a release date, Here's all you need to know". dna. 2018-07-04. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  6. ^ "Tumbbad may be the scariest movie you see this year -".
  7. ^ "Sohum Shah's Ship of Theseus & Gulaab Gang bag National Awards". - The latest movies, interviews in Bollywood. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
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