Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian actor.
He gained a lot of recognition with romantic drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? where he played the character of Arnav Singh Raizada opposite Sanaya Irani, which was a big hit. He was a contestant on Dance Ki Takkar 1 in 2014.
He has entered into Bollywood with the film Main Aur Mr. Riight and will soon be seen in the movies like 22 Yards and Satra Ko Shaadi Hai. Sobti played the role of Karan in Zee TV's Ishq Bana Di Jodi.
He made a comeback with the webseries 'Tanhaiyan' opposite Surbhi Jyoti in 2017.
Early life and family
He did his schooling in St. Mark's School, New Delhi. Before entering into entertainment industry, he worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years. He married his childhood sweetheart Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010 in a Gurudwara.
Sobti first appeared as Swayam Khuranain the faith-oriented show Shraddha on Star Plus, opposite Neha Janpandit. He then appeared in a negative cameo role of Dr. Raj in Dill Mill Gayye, after which he played the lead role of the carefree Shravan Jaiswal in the television series Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
Sobti then went on to star in the drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (2011 TV series) . He played Arnav Singh Raizada, a rude and suave businessman who falls in love with Khushi Kumari Gupta. After Sobti announced his "break" from the show, the negative response from fans ultimately led to the series' cancellation. In 2013, he was titled the Sexiest Asian Man by UK magazine Eastern Eye. In January 2014, Sobti made an appearance on the dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar in the first season as a wild card entrant. He stayed on the show for 11 weeks until getting eliminated in the 16th week.
In 2014, Sobti signed Arshad Sayed's Satra Ko Shaadi Hai, but in May 2017, Sobti expressed a belief that the film had been shelved. He said, "I don't exactly know the status of that film, but I doubt it's ever going to come out. I finished shooting for it long ago."
Sobti's soccer themed movie Tu Hai Mera Sunday (English: You Are My Sunday), was directed by Milind Dhaimade. The film premiered at the British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival, then in India at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. It was also screened at the Comedy Cluj International Film Festival (Romania); and will have its USA premiere at Cinequest Film Festival, California in March 2017. It is slated for commercial release in 2017.
In 2017, he acted in the web series Tanhaiyan opposite Surbhi Jyoti, and it was announced that Sobti would again be the lead in the third instalment of the Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon franchise, opposite Shivani Tomar from Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki. The show is scheduled to air by the end of June.
|2009-10||Shraddha||Neha Janpandit||Swayam Khurana||Debut show|
|2010||Dill Mill Gayye||Neha Jhulka||Raj Singh||Cameo|
|2010-11||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Ankita Sharma||Shravan Jaiswal||Lead role|
|2011-12||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?||Sanaya Irani||Arnav Singh Raizada||Lead role|
|2012||Radha Aur Varun Ki Pyaar Kahaani||Rashi Singh||Varun Khanna||Lead Role|
|2015||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?... Ek Jashn||Sanaya Irani||Arnav Singh Raizada||Web series on Hotstar|
|2016-17||Ishq Bana Di Jodi||Sadia Khan||Karan Rajendra Singh||Lead Role|
|2017||Tanhaiyan||Surbhi Jyoti||Haider Ali Khan||Web series|
|2017-present||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? 3||Shivani Tomar||Advay Singh Raizada||Lead Role|
- Reality Shows
|2014||Dance Ki Takkar 1||Contestant||Wild Card Entrant - Eliminated 15th week - 23 March 2014 (6th place)|
|2017||Nach Baliye 9||Guest||To support Sanaya Irani|
|2017||Bigg Boss 11||Guest||To support Sanaya Irani|
- 2017: Ye Hai Mohabbatein as Himself (To promote his new show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? 3)
- 2017: Ishqbaaaz as Himself (To promote his new show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? 3)
- 2017: Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar as Himself/Advay
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2014||Main Aur Mr. Riight||Sukhi Singh||Debut film|||
|2015||Dry Dreams||Unnamed||Short film on water conservation|||
Tu Hai Mera Sunday
|2016||22 Yards||Ron Sen||Filming|||
Awards and nominations
|2011||Star Guild Awards (Apsara Awards)||Best Actor||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Nominated|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards||Favourite Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Nominated|
|Favourite International Jodi (shared with Sanaya Irani)||Nominated|
|Favourite Naya Sadasya - Male||Won|
|Most Stylish Sadasya - Male||Nominated|
|The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||'Best Television On-Screen Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani)||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male)||Won |
|People's Choice Awards India||'Favorite TV Drama Actor||Won|
|Favourite On-Screen Jodi (along with Sanaya Irani)||Nominated|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor Popular||Won|
|Indian Telly Awards||[[Indian Telly Award for Best Onscreen Coup||Nominated|
|Indian Telly Award for Best Television Personality of the Year||Nominated|
|2015-2016||iOchoice Awards||Best Indian Actor||for his influence on social media||Nominated|
|2016||Sahib Chaggar Awards||Favourite Naya Sadasya - Male||Ishq Bana Di Jodi||Nominated|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Barun Sobti Turns 30: 5 Fun Facts About The Birthday Boy. Indiatimes (2014-08-21).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Manish Paul, other TV-Bollywood actors who are not single!. Hindustan Times.
- ↑ 10 things you didn't know about Barun Sobti and Pashmeen Manchanda's love story. daily.bhaskar.com.
- ↑ I have reservations about doing intimate scenes: Barun Sobti. The Times of India. Retrieved on 16 March 2016.
- ↑ Bollywood is the next obvious step-Barun Sobti. Times of India. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
- ↑ Big icons of small screen!. The Times of India.
- ↑ Small screen's heartthrobs who return on fans’ demands. The Times of India. Retrieved on 16 March 2016.
- ↑ Will Barun Sobti get Third time lucky in B-town. Times of India. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
- ↑ Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian man on planet. Times of India. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
- ↑ Mohit Sehgal, Varun Kumar and Barun Sobti to enter Dance Ki Takkar. Retrieved on 14 January 2014.
- ↑ Dance Ki Takkar 1: Barun Sobti eliminated!. India Today. Retrieved on 14 March 2015.
- ↑ Main Air Mr.Right. Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Watch: Kritika Kamra kills Barun Sobti for water. Retrieved on 16 March 2016.
- ↑ Barun Sobtis new avatar for 22-Yards. Times of India. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
- ↑ John Abraham to Launch Harshavardan in Bollywood. Times of India. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
- ↑ Barun Sobti how he is the best family man. Hindustan Times. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
- ↑ http://www.mid-day.com/articles/barun-sobti-sapna-pabbi-satra-ko-shaadi-hai-shelved-john-abraham-production-bollywood-news/18270199
- ↑ When Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon's Barun Sobti met Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel. Retrieved on 2 July 2017.
- ↑ Barun Sobti's 'Main Aur Mr Riight' promo gets a positive response. The Times of India. Retrieved on 16 March 2016.
- ↑ ‘Satra Ko Shaadi Hai’ is about big fat chaos filled Indian wedding. The Indian Express (30 April 2014). Retrieved on 16 March 2016.
- ↑ David Tusing, Deputy tabloid! Editor. Barun Sobti: The new-age heartthrob. GulfNews. Retrieved on 16 March 2016.
- ↑ Everything in life is risky: Barun Sobti. The Asian Age. Retrieved on 16 March 2016.
- ↑ 6th Apsara Awards-. apsaraawards.org. Retrieved on 2012-10-23.
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Star Parivaar Awards 2012: And the nominees are... : TV News-IBNLive. Ibnlive.in.com (2012-03-26). Retrieved on 2012-10-23.
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 Global Honours 2012 - The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Awards 2012. Globalhonours.in. Retrieved on 2012-10-23.
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 2012 And the winners are.... People's Choice Awards India. Retrieved on 30 November 2012.
- ↑ The ITA Awards 2012 - Popular Top-5.
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 "Telly awards 2012 Popular Awards winners". http://tellyawards.indiantelevision.com/y2k11/poll/winners.php.
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