Barun Sobti (born 21 August 1984) is an Indian model and television actor whose career was launched from the STAR Plus television series Shraddha. He is recognized for playing the lead male character, Shravan Jaiswal, in the Sony TV's serial Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. He became popular with the STAR Plus's romantic drama television series Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?.
Barun Sobti was born 21 August 1984 into a Hindu Punjabi family in Delhi. He got married to Pashmeen Manchanda on 12th December 2010, in a Gurdwara as she is Sikh Punjabi. He completed his schooling in Delhi from St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh. Barun before entering into to entertainment industry worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years. Barun sobti made his acting debut with the TV serial 'Shraddha' on Star plus channel. Barun then essayed the character of Dr Yuvraaj Singh (Raj) in popular youth show Dill Mill Gayye, though left as he bagged a lead role in the serial Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. In Baat Hamari Pakki Hai which aired on Sony TV, Barun gained recognition and popularity. On June 6th, 2011 Barun's new show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon aired on Star Plus where he is the lead opposite Sanaya Irani. Barun sobti recently worked for a movie called 'Main Aur Mr. Right', where he is the lead opposite Shenaz Treasurywala.
Barun Sobti made his acting debut with the family and faith oriented daily soap Shraddha on STAR Plus channel. It was his first major role on television wherein he played the male lead Swayam Khurana. His co-star was Neha Janpandit. He later appeared in a cameo role in the popular teen television romance Dill Mill Gaye, where he played a negative role of patient Raj Singh, in rehabilitation for drug abuse. Sobti left the show as he got the opportunity to play the lead role in a show called Baat Hamari Pakki Hai to portray the character Shravan Jaiswal.
After that, he was offered the role of the male protagonist in STAR Plus' Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? which eventually earned him an unparalleled fan-dom and popularity . In the show, he played the role of Arnav Singh Raizada, a cruel, stone-hearted and uncouth business tycoon who does not believe in love or god until meeting his soulmate, Khushi Kumari Gupta. The show first premiered on June 6, 2011, but faced an abrupt ending on November 30, 2012, as Sobti decided to depart from the show due to health and personal issues.
The response from fans on Sobti's exit from the daily soap was path-breaking, leading to numerous public announcements from the actors, production house and channel. For the first time in the history of Indian television, a show was shut down with the departure of an actor from a show. The channel, Star Plus, publicly and controversially broadcasted their statement that Sobti's exit was the sole reason for the closure of the show during the soap's last few days on air.
His performance and onscreen chemistry with co-star Sanaya Irani has won him numerous awards, critical fame and has garnered him a household name. Today, Sobti is often referred to as "The Golden Boy of Indian Television." He has also hosted the 2011 Star Parivaar Awards and performed in the Star Parivaar Live Event 2012 in Birmingham, UK. The reception Barun and his co-star from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? received was phenomenal; overseas, no other Indian TV actors have enjoyed fan frenzy of this magnitude.
Sobti's first Bollywood film Main Aur Mr. Riight has completed shooting and is currently in post filming. The film is said to hopefully be released in July 2013. Recently after the ending of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, Sobti has signed his second film, with the tentative title, 22 yards.
Furthermore, Barun Sobti was the only television actor to be featured in the "20 Most Intriguing People of 2012" list by People magazine India.
|2009-2010||Shraddha||Swayam Khurana||Star Plus||Male Lead Role|
|2010||Dill Mill Gayye||Dr. Raj Singh||Negative Role|
|2010||Boogie Woogie||Himself||Sony TV||Guest Appearance|
|2010-2011||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Shravan Jaiswal||Sony TV||Lead Role|
|2011-2012||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?||Arnav Singh Raizada||Star Plus||Lead Role|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards 2012||Himself||Star Plus||Host|
|2012||Star Parivaar Live event UK||Himself||Star Plus||---|
|2013||Main Aur Mr. Riight||post production|
|2013||22 yards||pre prodution|
Awards & nominations
|2011||Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards||Best Actor In A Drama Series||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Nominated|
|2012||The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||Best Actor(Popular)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards||Favorite Naya Sadasya(Male)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards||Most Stylish Sadasya(Male)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards||Favorite Jodi (shared with Sanaya Irani)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards||Favorite International Jodi (shared with Sanaya Irani)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Best On-screen Couple (shared with Sanaya Irani)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Best TV Personality||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Nominated|
|2012||Zee Gold Awards||Best On-screen Couple (shared with Sanaya Irani)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Nominated|
|2012||Zee Gold Awards||Best TV Personality||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Nominated|
|2012||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor(Popular)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||Big Star Young Entertainer Awards||Big Star Young Super Entertainer(Male)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Nominated|
|2012||People's Choice Awards India||Favorite On-Screen Jodi (shared with Sanaya Irani)||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|
|2012||People's Choice Awards India||Favorite TV Drama Actor||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Won|