Saurabh Pandey (Born on 11th May) is a Indian Television and Bollywood actor. He is known for his great acting skills and muscular physique. His debut TV show as lead was Siddharth Basu's first Fiction TV show Jiya Jale for 9X TV in (2008). He later essayed the role of Shaurya in his second TV show titled “Shaurya aur Suhani” for Star Plus channel. He also played the role of main protagonist in shows like Tere Mere Sapne and Ganga kii Dheej. Saurabh is also the Managing Director of his film production company known as (White Light Army Pictures). Saurabh is known for his techno-freak nature plus talents such a cinematography, film direction and editing. Saurabh believes in making meaningful cinema which can bring about a change in the lives of people in a positive way.
New Delhi, India
Film & TV Producer
|Relatives||Gaurav Pandey (Brother)
Neha Pandey (Sister)
Early Life and Education
Saurabh was born in New Delhi, India to Hindu Brahmin parents. He started his education at St. Mark's Senior Secondary School, Janakpuri. At the age of 9 he was inspired by Steven Spilberg’s film JURASSIC PARK. That was the turning point of his life that triggered his interest for cinema and creating things. At nine years of age, Saurabh designed and built a robotic dinosaur (Brachiosaurus) powered by pneumatic cylinders. The model stood 30 feet tall and 25 feet long. Saurabh built this dinosaur with the help of the laborer’s team from his father’s chair manufacturing factory (Geeken Seating Collection Pvt. Ltd). Saurabh’s ambitious Dinosaur Project took him 3 years to complete in which he sacrificed all his school holidays, working away on his dinosaur. Once his dinosaur was completed, Saurabh became a local celebrity and an inspiration for other children his age. Saurabh’s fascination for creation continued well in to his adolescence. He’d make stop motion films with his dad’s video camera and his LEGO toys. Saurabh furthered his education in Mussoorie where he studied at Mussoorie Modern School for six months and then later went on to complete his education at SelaQui International School, Dehradun. Saurabh adapted many leadership skills while at SelaQui International School where he excelled in sports and was also the captain of the Agni House. It was during these years at SelaQui that Saurabh truly recognized his passion and talent for performing arts. He participated in school dance competitions and dramas there which eventually helped him build the confidence and charisma required to become a performer. Saurabh says SelaQui will always be very close to his heart.
In 2005 Saurabh made the decision to shift to Mumbai, India , the city of his dreams. He took his acting training at Kishor Namit Kapoor’s Acting Institute and Kreating Charakters Acting Studio. His talent was quickly recognized and in no time he was seen in TV commercials and in many Hindi and Punjabi music videos. Saurabh’s hard work also bagged him his first TV show with Siddharth Basu’s Big Synergy, titled Jiya Jale. The show aired on 9X channel. Jiya Jale was Big Synergy’s first fiction TV show and was hugely promoted by 9X TV around the country. Saurabh essayed the main lead role of Chandan Bhamani and the rest as they say is history. Saurabh became a household name and never had to look back. Upon the completion of Jiya Jale, he was offered another show in 2008 of July titled, ANGAD, also to be featured on 9X TV. However, due to world stock market crash in 2008, 9X TV was shut down and ANGAD TV show was re-launched by Star Plus as “Shaurya aur Suhani”. The romantic action based fantasy drama was produced by Sunjoy Wadhwa’s Sphere Origins. Saurabh played the title role of super hero Shaurya. With this show, Saurabh gained immense popularity and became a youth icon known for his fit physique and six-pack abs. After Shaurya aur Suhani, Saurabh was offered a show by Star Plus channel in September 2009. The show titled “Tere Mere Sapne” and was again produced by Sunjoy Wadhwa’s Sphere Origins. Saurabh played the role of the main protagonist, Sarju, a simple boy from a small village living his life in a big metropolitan city like Mumbai. Saurabh’s was greatly appreciated for his versatility and heart-touching performance. In the year 2010, Saurabh was seen in a TV show titled “Ganja Kii Dheej”. This was a joint venture of Harry Baweja's Baweja Movies and Flying turtle Films. The show aired on Sahara One, and Saurabh played the role of Shivom. After four TV shows, back to back, Saurabh decided to take a break and opened up his own production company, known as "White Light Army Pictures - Enlightening Entertainment".
After his last TV show “Ganga Kii Dheej” 2011 Saurabh is working on his film projects for world cinema. His company "White Light Army Pictures" (WLAP) has made a few short films. WLAP’s “The Essense of Mumbai” was selected to be featured in the MAMI Film festival 2012. WLAP and Saurabh also directed and produced the “Iskon Non-stop 3 day Kirtan 2013 Documentry 2013”. His company also did visual effect work for Sanjay Leela Bhanasli’s magnum opus TV show on Star Plus, “Saraswatichandra". Saurabh is currently busy working on the upcoming ventures of his company, one of which is a TV show and the other is a comedy feature film.
Saurabh is the eldest among 3 siblings. His brother, Gaurav Pandey, has become a household face through the many ad films he has been featured in. Saurabh’s sister, Neha Pandey is away from the media glare but is pursuing her career in fashion designing. Romantically, Saurabh says he is with “the love of his life” Soni Barring, a model, actress and TV anchor from Canada. During the shoot of Shaurya aur Suhani in 2009, Saurabh fell in to the bad company of drugs. After 16 months of continuous substance abuse, Saurabh had made his life miserable. During the shoot of Shaurya aur Suhani and Tere Mere Sapne, people related to the TV industry had started thinking that he is losing himself due to frequent mood swings related to substance abuse. After many ups and down, hardships, and the support of his lady love Soni Barring, Saurabh succeeded in pulling himself out of drugs in the year 2011. Since then, Saurabh has been clean and completely speaks in disfavor of substance abuse. He says. “ if you feel that drugs can take you closer to God, make you concentrate better, act better, makes you think sorted then you are highly mistaken and you are calling for more trouble because all of this is nonsense and please don’t give into drugs because they can never do good to anyone.” He gives complete credit to his pillar of strength, Soni Barring and is grateful to all his loved ones who prayed for him and stood by him as he fought his battle against drugs and brought his life back to normalcy. Saurabh is always thankful to God and his miracles. He says, “coming out of drugs is not easy but when you set your mind to something then nothing is impossible.”
|Year||TV Show name||Role||Channel||Co starer|
|2008||Jiya Jale||Chandan||9X||Sriti Jha|
|2009||Shaurya Aur Suhani||Shaurya||Star Plus||Sriti Jha|
|2010||Tere Mere Sapne||Sarju||Star Plus||Ekta Tiwari|
|2010||Aahat||Rajiv||Sony TV||Anisha Kapur|
|2011||Ganga Kii Dheej||Shivom||Sahara One||Leena Jumani|
|2008||The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||9X|
|2008||Yeah Hai Jalwa (Special Dance Appearance)||9X|
|2009||STAR Parivaar Awards||Star Plus|
|2010||Zee Gold Awards||Zee TV|
- DNA India news Shock & Recovery June 19, 2010.
- By Tellychakkar Saurabh watching small screen Exclusive Interview 2010.
- Photos of Saurabh Pandey's Birthday Bash. May 11, 2008.)
- Saurabh Promotes his Tv show “Tere mere sapne”. November 10, 2009.
- By IMDB Saurabh plays Sarju in Star Plus's Tere Mere Sapne 2009.
- Times of India Stunt on Elephant . April 22, 2009.
- India Times Saurabh at Red carpet Star Parivaar, 2009.
- Times of India Saurabh Pandey Real life hero April, 2009.
- Gaea Times Saurabh's Lady Love, May 11, 2009)
- Gaea Times Saurabh is adventurous May 3, 2009.
- Dishtracking.com Saurabh Pandey, Real Life hero, 2009.
- Tellychakkar Saurabh's Interview, July 21, 2009.
- One India Saurabh's Growing beard torture ends, March 7, 2008.
- Tellychakkar Saurabh’s Love life, 2008.
- Tellychakkar Saurabh takes hrithik, March 4, 2008.
- By Bharatstudant.com Soni barring and Saurabh Pandey, at 8th Indian Telly Awards, 2008.
- India Times Saurabh Pandey Photos, 2008.
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