Sharman Joshi (born 17 March 1972) is an Indian film and theatre actor. He has worked on various stage productions in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati languages. However, he is mostly known for his work in Hindi films. He made his acting debut in Godmother (1999). He made his debut as a co-lead actor in the Hindi film Style (2001), this was followed by supporting roles in hit films like, Rang De Basanti (2006), Golmaal (2006), Life in a... Metro (2007) and 3 Idiots (2009), his next hit film as a lead was Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012), which got him critical acclaim.
Joshi belongs to a Gujarati family of actors and performing artists. His father, Arvind Joshi is a veteran of Gujarati theatre, while his aunt Sarita Joshi (Bhosle), sister and cousins acted in Marathi and Gujarati theatre. His sister, Mansi Joshi has appeared in many televisual series and is married to actor, Rohit Roy. Joshi is married to Prerana Chopra, daughter of actor Prem Chopra. The couple has a daughter, Khyana, born in October 2005, and twin boys, Vaaryan and Vihaan, born in July 2009.
He has appeared in role of a deaf character in Gujarati version of popular play, All the Best, which did over 550 shows in three years.
He made his film debut in the 1999 art film, Godmother.
This was followed by Style (2001), produced by N Chandra. Style was followed with a sequel called Xcuse Me (2003), and other comedies like Shaadi No. 1 (2005).
In 2006 he starred in Rang De Basanti. Later that year he starred in the comedy film Golmaal. In 2007 he appeared in the films Life in a Metro, Dhol and Raqeeb. The following year saw him as the character Shyam in Hello, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel One Night @ the Call Center. Joshi also played the male lead in the film Sorry Bhai! in 2008 and one of the three characters in the 2009 film, 3 Idiots, which was based on Chetan Bhagat's novel Five Point Someone.
In year 2009 he also hosted a game show at Real T.V. called PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha, which was based on a British game show called PokerFace. He is noted for his free & naturalistic style of acting. His performances are praised as being uninhibited & extremely heartfelt. He has been honored with the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Urf Professor (Video)
Kahan Ho Tum
Shaadi No. 1
Rang De Basanti
Sukhi / Rajguru
Nominated--Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Life in a... Metro
Pankaj a.k.a. Pakkiya
Nominated--Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor,
Won--IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award
Toh Baat Pakki!
Allah Ke Banday
Ferrari Ki Sawaari
War Chod Na Yaar
Captain Raj of Indian Army
Gang of Ghosts
(Performer:- "Give me some sunshine, give me some rain")
PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha
Awards and nominations:
Filmfare Best Comedian Award
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award