Barun Sobti WikiBarun Sobti is an Indian model, Television actor and now is venturing into Bollywood. He belongs to a Punjabi Sikh family from Delhi. He has worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years before entering into entertainment industry. He got married to Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010. His career was launched from the STAR Plus television series Shraddha. He became popular with the STAR Plus's romantic drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? where he played the character of Arnav Singh Raizada (ASR) opposite Sanaya Irani. Now he is entering in the bollywood and his two films Main Aur Mr.Right and 22 Yards are slated to go on floors soon. Barun Sobti rose seven places from last year to third place on the Eastern Eye newspaper's renowned list of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World. Despite being off-screen since he left hit TV serial to pursue a movie career in 2012.
BiographyBarun Sobti was born on 21 August 1984 in a Punjabi family. He completed his schooling in Delhi from St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh and graduation from Delhi itself. He is multilingual and good at English, Hindi and Punjabi. He started his career from the STAR Plus serial "Shraddha" opposite Neha Jhanpandit but was later recognized for the role of Shravan Jaiswal in TV serial "Baat Hamari Pakki Hai" opposite Ankita Sharma. Barun played the most loved character of 'Arnav Singh Raizada' in "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ?" with sanaya Irani as 'Khushi kumari gupta'. He also hosted star parivaar awards 2012 and won few awards as an individual and couple for "Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon". Noreen Khan from BBC interviewed sobti in march 2012. Now, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam doon has got ended and the reason is his Bollywood project "Main Aur Mr Right", in which even Shenaz Treasurywala is featured and plays a pivotal role which is completed and is ready for the release.
Personal ProfileName : Barun Sobti
Born : 21 August 1984
Age : 29 years
Height : 5'6"
Hair Color : Black
Eye Color : Brown
Home town : Delhi, India
Education : Graduate from Delhi
Nationality : Indian
Religion : Sikh
Occupation : Model, Actor
Zodiac Sign : Lio
Status : Married
Spouse : Pashmeen Manchanda
Early CareerBefore entering into the entertainment industry, Barun has worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years.
Wife Pashmeen ManchandaIn real life Barun sobti got married to his childhood friend, Pashmeen Manchanda on 12 December 2010. It was a simple wedding ceremony held at a Gurudwara in presence of some friends and relatives. His wife is not from the television industry. Its been heard that she works with multi-national company.
Barun sobti and Sanaya IraniBarun sobti and Sanaya Irani played the lead role in star plus's popular serial "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon" as Arnav Singh Raizada and Khushi kumari Gupta. Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was a star-crossed love story presenting an interesting contrast of personalities entwined in a relationship swinging between love & hate. Khushi and Arnav have diametrically opposite ideologies. In real life Sanaya is dating Mohit sehgal, popular television actor. On the other hand, young actor married his childhood friend Pashmeen Manchanda in 2010.
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A question you have been asked numerous times?
People still ask me about IPKKND a lot. I owe a lot to the show, so I don't have any problems talking about it.
Any unbelievable scene that you have done?
I had to cry in a scene in IPKKND which I thought would be tough but it turned out well.
An actor you feel is popular?
Karan Singh Grover is very good and popular too.
InterviewPersonal fitness mantra?
I do not need to work-out much as I am an Ectomorph.
I do weights.
For now I am hooked to eating Japanese food. I really like the cuisine.
I love eating Sushi.
I don't like sweets.
Do you cook?
I cooked only once after my marriage.
I would advise my fans to follow the 'Eat healthy, Stay Healthy' mantra.
Upcoming MoviesMain Aur Mr. Right
Barun Sobti is all set to sizzle the big screen with Main Aur Mr. Right. Main Aur Mr. Right is an upcoming Bollywood movie which marks the debut of popular television actor, Barun Sobti's first film. The film star Shenaz Treasurywala as the female lead. It is a funny-romantic venture revolves around the story of a young girl in search of her Mr. Right. Aliya is a perfectionist and just won't settle for anything less. There are four men she proceeds to meet and seems fairly interested in. Yet she is unsure who be the most suitable for her title of "Mr.Right". Barun's movie might finally see a release in April (2014). As per the sources, the film has been stuck up due to lack of buyers, but now it appears that all obstacles have finally been cleared. The film went on floors on 10 May 2012 and recently completed filming and packed up in August.
22 Yards is the second upcoming film of Barun for cricket lovers, Mitali Ghoshal's film. It is based on cricket with a fresh and talented team. Barun is playing the role of Ron Sen short for Ronajit Sen. In latest interview Barun said that "We've completed second round of workshop for 22 Yards and been working quite a lot on the film, because originally it was written in English. So to translate it into Hindi with the same kind of weight and effect becomes a little difficult. So we spent a lot of time translating into... not completely Hindi, but Hinglish. That took a lot of time, but I think we've done a fair job and we pretty much have exactly the script we're going to use in the film".
Dill mill gayyeBarun Sobti did STAR One's most popular youth serial "Dill Mill Gayye", where he played the character of "Dr.Yuvraj Singh (Raj)". He left Dill Mill Gayye as he got lead role in Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
In Satra Ko Shaadi HaiUTV Motion Pictures today announced its next production Satra Ko Shaadi Hai. The film will introduce young new talent not only in front of the camera but also behind it with debutant director Arshad Syed and starring Barun Sobti and Sapna Pabbi as leads. The film is slated for release in 2015.
AwardsProving the diversity and challenges coming on the way, he did superb in all the award shows too. He won various awards:
Favorite Actor in a Lead Role (Male)
Favorite On Screen Jodi with Sanaya Irani
Favorite Fresh Funny Jodi with Sanaya Irani Awards at Galaxy TV Awards 2011
Favorite Naya Sadasya (male)
Favorite Jodi with Sanaya Irani
Favorite International Jodi with Sanaya Irani at Star Parivaar Awards 2012
Public Award Best TV Actor in a Lead Role(male) at The Global Indian Film and Television Honours 2012
Superhit Star male TV Fiction at Big Star Young Entertainer Awards 2012
Best Actor Award at People's Choice Awards.
Baat hamari pakki haiBarun Sobti got much acclaim as shravan Jaiswal in sony TV's Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. he was casted opposite Ankita Sharma("Saachi Jaiswal") as lead character.
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam DoonIss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was one of the top shows on STAR Plus. It is a story of Arnav Singh Raizada (Barun Sobti) and Khushi kumari Gupta (Sanaya Irani).
Barun played the character of Arnav Singh Raizada, 28 year old successful business tycoon, likes to divert people which helps him to achieve his own goals. Overprotective towards his family and becomes uncomfortable with emotional situations. Where as, character of Khushi kumari Gupta (Sanaya Irani), 18 year old girl from Lucknow is lively,chirpy and helpful. Overall, the serial presented an interesting combination of different personalities in a relationship of love & hate. Barun got tremendous popularity as ASR and even after the pack up of the serial his fan following has not reduced.
AdvertisementsApart from serials, Barun also appeared in advertisements like "Ford figo (2010)" with "Panchi Bora", "Reliance Big TV (2010)", "Hero Honda Passion Pro (2010)" with "Gowri Pandit" and "Dulux Paints (2011)" with "Sanaya Irani" (co-star from iss pyar ko kya naam doon).
Barun sobti in BollywoodAfter winning over millions of hearts through his TV show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, Barun Sobti is now switching gears. He said, "I think people are coming-of-age now. Maybe the differentiation between film and TV stars is fading away. I know I won't be offered Rs.100 crore films right now or a song with 500 dancers. I've heard intriguing projects. People approach you for the work they have seen you do. I don't think people see me as a lover boy dancing around, so I haven't received a role of that kind. I'm going to do roles that appeal to me."