Sooraj Pancholi Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Education: Class 12
Age: 31 Years
Father: Aditya Pancholi

Profession(s) Actor and Assistant Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
Debut Film (Assistant Director): Guzaarish (2010)
Film (Actor): Hero (2019) as Suraj Kaushik
'Hero' (2015) film poster


Awards 2015: Stardust Awards for Best Jodi (Pair) of The Year (shared with Athiya Shetty) for Hero
2016: Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut for Hero
Personal Life
Date of Birth 9 November 1990 (Friday)
Age (as of 2021) 31 Years
Birthplace Mumbai
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Signature Sooraj Pancholi's autograph
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai
School Pali Hill School in Mumbai

Note: Later, he completed his schooling from an open school as he had no interest in studies.

Educational Qualification Class 12 [1]Vogue
Religious Views He was born to a Hindu father and a Muslim mother. He is inclined toward the teachings of Jesus Christ. [2]Vogue
Caste Ahir [3]Wikipedia
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian [4]Filmfare
Controversy In 2013, he was interrogated by the Mumbai Police in Jiah Khan suicide case. It is said that Jiah Khan was in the state of depression because of her falling career & relationship with Sooraj Pancholi. [5]India Today

Jiah Khan Suicide Case Timeline:
3 June 2013- Jiah Khan committed suicide
7 June 2013- Jiah Khan’s sister found a suicide note, and from Jiah’s phone details it was found out that Sooraj was in a relationship with Jiah and the letter was hinting at him.
Page 1 of Jiah Khan's letter

Page 2 of Jiah Khan's letter

Page 3 of Jiah Khan's letter

Page 4 of Jiah Khan's letter

Page 5 of Jiah Khan's letter

Page 6 of Jiah Khan's letter
11 June 2013- Sooraj was convicted under Section 306 of abetment to suicide charges and arrested by the Mumbai Police
13 June 2013- Autopsy of Jiah Khan’s post-mortem confirm her death by hanging, and Sooraj was taken to the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai on 14 days remand
1 July 2013- Granted bail by the Bombay High Court against a bond of Rs 50,000
2 July 2013- Sooraj Pancholi is not accountable for Jiah Khan’s death as per the Bombay Court’s verdict
4 October 2013- Jiah Khan’s mother files a plea for the CBI investigation
3 July 2014- High Court granted permission to CBI to investigate the case
After a series of investigations, on 14 October 2017, Sooraj filed a plea at the Bombay High Court. In the plea, he requested an expedition in the trial proceedings. Jiah Khan’s case was transferred to a special CBI court in 2021. According to the session court judges,
“In the present matter, the investigation is carried out by CBI/SCB (which) filed a supplementary charge sheet. The special courts are established for the trial of cases exclusively investigated by the CBI and a special judge is appointed to deal with said cases. I do not have the power to deal with cases filed by the CBI. Therefore, in my view, it is necessary to transfer the present case to CBI court.”

Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends • Jiah Khan (actor and model; died on 3 June 2013)
Sooraj Pancholi with Jiah Khan
• Larissa Bonesi (rumoured ex-girlfriend; actress)
Larissa Bonesi, Rumoured ex-gf of Sooraj Pancholi
Parents Father– Aditya Pancholi (actor, producer, and singer)
Mother– Zarina Wahab (actor)
Sooraj Pancholi with his parents and sister
Siblings Sister– Sana Pancholi (restaurateur; image in parents’ section)
Other Relative(s) Grandfather- Rajan Pancholi
Faris McReynolds (Los Angeles based artiste and singer)
Sooraj Pancholi's cousin Faris McReynolds
Natasha Pancholi Khatod (actress, producer, writer)
Sooraj Pancholi's cousin Natasha Pancholi Khatod
Aditi Singh (actress)
Sooraj Pancholi's cousin Aditi Singh
Actor(s) Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh
Shoe Brand Roberto Cavalli
Fashion Icon Saif Ali Khan
Film Director Kabir Khan
Fitness Idol(s) Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone
Style Quotient
Car Collection • Jeep Wrangler
Sooraj Pancholi with his Jeep
• Mercedes Benz M250D
• Mercedes Benz G63 AMG
• Toyota Fortuner
• BMW 5-Series
• Jaguar XJL [6]Autobizz
Bike Collection Ducati Streetfighter V4 S
Sooraj Pancholi sitting on his motorcycle

Sooraj Pancholi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sooraj Pancholi

  • Sooraj Pancholi is an Indian actor, who came into the news for being the boyfriend of the British-American actress Jiah Khan.
  • His ancestors are from Gujarat, and he was born and brought up in Mumbai.

    Sooraj Pancholi's childhood picture with his father

    Sooraj Pancholi’s childhood picture with his father

  • In 2012, he worked as an assistant director in the Hindi film ‘Ek Tha Tiger.’
  • Some of his Hindi films as an actor are ‘Satellite Shankar’ (2019), ‘Time to Dance’ (2021), and ‘Hawa Singh’ (under production as of 2022).

    'Satellite Shankar' (2019) film poster

    ‘Satellite Shankar’ (2019) film poster

  • He has appeared in the Hindi music videos such as “GF BF” (2016) by Gurinder Seagal and “Dim Dim Lights” (2019) by Rahul Jain.
  • Sooraj has been featured on the cover of popular magazines like Filmfare, Society, Stardust, and Exhibit.

    Sooraj Pancholi featured on the cover of Stardust magazine

    Sooraj Pancholi featured on the cover of Stardust magazine

  • During an interview, he shared one of his best memories from his debut film ‘Hero’ (2015). He said in a scene from the film he had to touch Aditya Pancholi’s (his real-life father) feet, and it was his first time ever touching his feet.
  • Sooraj is an avid animal lover. He has seven dogs at his home. [7]The Times of India
  • He loves to maintain his fitness and almost daily workouts in the gym.

    Sooraj Pancholi working out in the gym

    Sooraj Pancholi working out in the gym

  • He enjoys playing football and road cycling.
  • Sooraj Pancholi once shared that he drinks alcohol. [8]Bangalore Mirror
  • In an interview, while talking about his involvement in the Jiah Khan suicide case, he said,

    I am a little satisfied with this because my case should have been in the special CBI Court from the beginning. Now that the matter is in the CBI Court, I am hopeful that we will see closure to this. If the court finds me guilty, I should be penalised, but if it doesn’t, I deserve to be set free from these charges.”

    He added,

    No one understands that it was her decision to do that (commit suicide), you know, it was her choice. It was her mental state to do that. And I think to blame someone for it is really unfair. Because today what if I do that to myself? Who will get blamed? I would blame the media for it because they have put a lot of pressure on me writing false things about me but you can’t really blame things on other people. I think an individual has to be strong and more than boyfriend support, they need family support and I don’t know why the family was not there for her. I have actually been silent because I respect that family. I respect what the family has been through. But the media has become very irresponsible. They only care about their TRPs. There are times when I’m in Court and things have been in my favour and a lot of journalists were there. I asked them, “Will you write this?” They told me they won’t because it’s a positive story and it won’t track. It’s unfair but I also believe in time.”

  • He admires the Indian actor Salman Khan and considers him his role model. During an interview, while talking about Salman, Sooraj said,

    I don’t really know because whenever I ask him why he has helped me, he has no answer. My parents have known him but they are not friends with him. It’s not like they are always at his Eid parties or at his home or my father’s having a drink with him! This has never been the case. He once generally called me, years back, when I was about 19-years-old. He called me on my phone and said Sooraj come to Yash Raj’s office and meet me. I met him. He asked me to assist Kabir Khan. I assisted. That’s when I became a bit friendly with him. That’s where he got to know me. I don’t know why he helped me.”


1, 2 Vogue
3 Wikipedia
4 Filmfare
5 India Today
6 Autobizz
7 The Times of India
8 Bangalore Mirror

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