|Profession(s)||Theatre Artist, Theatre Director, Actor, Producer, and TV Presenter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
|Debut||Theatre Play (Hindi; As a Director): Main Aur Tum (2016)
TV (Hindi; As an Actor): ‘Standing Boy: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’ (1995)
Film (Hindi; As an Actor): ‘Godmother’ (1999) as Karsan
Web Series (Hindi; As an Actor): ‘Baarish’ (2019) as Anuj Mehta
|Awards||2007: Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Comic Actor in the film Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
2010: Nominated for Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, India
2010: Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for 3 Idiots
2010: Won International Indian Film Academy for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 3 Idiots
|Date of Birth||28 April 1979 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||46 Years|
|School||Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai|
|Caste||Gujarati Brahmin DNA India|
|Food Habit||Non-Vegetarian DNA India|
|Controversy||In an interview, in 2018, he shared that when he asked for the pay-rise for the sequel of the Hindi film ‘Golmaal Fun Unlimited’ (2006), he was replaced by some other actor. Hindustan Times He said,
“The producers “threw me out” of the Golmaal series after negotiations to increase the remuneration did not work out. I think second part mein mere manager aur producers ki kuch negotiations mein gadbad ho gayi (in the second part, the negotiations between my manager and the producers did not work out). And I couldn’t be a part of it.”
“My manager was negotiating. I think some egos were ruffled and it came down to me not doing the film. Before that happened, I actually made a request that would still want to be a part of the film. I said negotiations happen…he was trying his best as a manager for me. He was trying to negotiate the best that he could. But I said, it doesn’t need to come down to this. But I guess by then it was already too late, they had to go ahead with the choice they had made which I understand and respect.”
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Prerana Chopra (daughter of the veteran Indian actor Prem Chopra)|
|Marriage Date||15 June 2000
|Wife/Spouse||Prerana Chopra (image in parents’ section)|
|Children||Daughter– Khyana Joshi (born in October 2005)
Son(s)– Vaaryan Joshi and Vihaan Joshi (twins; born in July 2009)
|Parents||Father– Arvind Joshi (renowned Gujarati theatre artist, playwright, and play director)
Mother– Usha Joshi
|Siblings||Sister– Manasi Joshi Roy (actor)
|Other Relatives||Brother-in-law- Rohit Roy (actor; image in siblings’ section)
Uncle- Pravin Joshi
Aunt- Sarita Joshi (actor)
Cousins- Purbi Joshi, Ketki Dave, and Gulki Joshi (all actors)
Niece- Riddhi Dave (actor)
|Actress(es)||Madhuri Dixit and Kajol|
|Food||Rajma-Chawal, Spicy Red Aloo Chicken, and Pizza|
|Cuisines(s)||Thai and Chinese|
|Dessert(s)||Gulab Jamun and Sooji Ka Halwa|
|Colour(s)||Black, Brown, and Grey|
|Restaurant||Hakkasan in Mumbai|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sharman Joshi
- Sharman Joshi is an Indian actor, producer, theatre artist, theatre director, and TV presenter.
- He was born and brought up in Mumbai.
- Various Indian celebrities such as Divya Bharti, Farhan Akhtar, and Ritesh Sidhwani were his classmates in the 1984 batch at Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School in Mumbai.
- Sharman followed his father’s footsteps and started his career as a theatre artist. Initially, he performed at the theatre named Thakorbhai Desai Hall, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He has performed theatre plays in different languages such as Gujarati, Hindi, English, and Marathi. Some of his popular theatre plays are ‘All the Best,’ ‘Ame Layi Gaya, Tame Rahi Gaya,’ and ‘Main Aur Tum.’
- He participated in the all-India talent hunt contest titled ‘Star Track’ in 1996. The contest was organised by ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited). Sharman was selected among the top 9 boys in the contest.
- He acted in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Gubbare’ in 1999.
- In 2001, he gained immense popularity with the Hindi film ‘Style’ in which he was cast along with the Indian actor and fitness entrepreneur Sahil Khan.
- Sharman received great appreciation from the audience and the critics for some of his Hindi films such as ‘Rang De Basanti’ (2006) and ‘Golmaal’ (2006).
- In 2009, he acted in the popular Hindi film ‘3 Idiots,’ and in the film, he lent his voice to the song “Give Me Some Sunshine, Give Me Some Rain” along with the Indian singer Suraj Jagan.
- In the same year, he hosted the TV quiz show ‘PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha.’
- He started a film production company named ‘Sharman Joshi Productions’ on 26 August 2014.
- In 2017, he directed and acted in a theatre play ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ in collaboration with a UK-based company. During an interview, he talked about it, he said,
It just so happens that the producers of the play and I were looking for each other. They [the producers] knew of me and my plays. I am excited to bring the play to India by November end. We will have a four-month rehearsal and we intend to make it in three languages — English, Gujarati and Marathi. It’s going to be a never-seen-before act on the Indian theatre circuit. We will have actors jumping off 10ft-high platforms and flying in the air, as the play has a lot of action-based comedy.”
- Sharman played the role of Parmeshwar Joshi in the Hindi film ‘Mission Mangal’ (2019).
- He has acted in a few Hindi web series like ‘Pawan & Pooja’ in 2020.
- He has also featured in a few TV commercials including 7UP, Nokia 5233, and Airtel.
- Sharman loves Gujarati culture. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,
I give a lot of credit to my Gujarati roots for the purity in my art. I feel in Gujarati culture, children are taught the importance of tehzeeb, probably a bit more than I have noticed in other cultures. Stress is given on respecting your elders and the importance of their presence in your lives. Apart from this aspect, Gujarati people are passionate about their festivals. Also, as a Gujarati, I don’t think our personality is complete without food. And my love for Gujarati cuisine is intact because of my mother’s cooking.”
- He loves travelling and reading books in his leisure time.
- Sharman has featured on the cover of various magazines like Krunch, The Man, and Bollywood Film Fame Canada.
- He owns a Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 car.
- He is a foodie and loves eating non-vegetarian food. During an interview, while talking about it, he said,
I am a ‘corrupt’ Gujarati Brahmin, one who’s eaten non-vegetarian food all his life. I have tried it all — grasshoppers, earthworms, crocodile meat. Although I don’t have any real cravings, I like indulging in Chinese or Thai food every now and then.”
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