Sharman Joshi (born 17 March 1979) 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. Personal life: 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. Career: 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. Filmography: Year Title Role Other notes 1999 Godmother Karsan 2001 Lajja Prakash 2001 Style Bantu 2001 Urf Professor (Video) Raju/Raj Saxena 2003 Kahan Ho Tum Rakesh Kumar 2003 Xcuse Me Bantu 2005 Shaadi No. 1 Aryan Kapoor 2006 Rang De Basanti Sukhi / Rajguru 2006 Golmaal Laxman Nominated--Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role 2007 Life in a... Metro Rahul 2007 Raqeeb Siddharth Verma 2007 Dhol Pankaj a.k.a. Pakkiya 2008 Hello Shyam (Sam) 2008 Sorry Bhai! Siddharth Mathur 2009 3 Idiots Raju Rastogi Nominated--Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, Won--IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award 2010 Toh Baat Pakki! Rahul Saxena 2010 Allah Ke Banday Vijay Kamble 2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari Rusy 2012 3 Bachelors Amit 2013 War Chod Na Yaar Captain Raj of Indian Army 2014 Gang of Ghosts Writer 2014 Hello 2 Shyam (Sam) Playback singer: 3 Idiots (2009) -" (Performer:- "Give me some sunshine, give me some rain"), Televisual presenter: PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha (2009), Awards and nominations: Nominated 2007: Filmfare Best Comedian Award: Golmaal, 2010: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award: 3 Idiots, Won 2010: IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award: 3 Idiots

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