Pratik Gandhi

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Pratik Gandhi
Pratik Gandhi

Alma materJalgaon North Maharashtra University
OccupationActor in Gujarati, Hindi, and Marathi films
Years active2005–present
Notable work
Bhamini Oza (m. 2009)

Pratik Gandhi is an Indian theatre and film actor who primarily works in Gujarati theatre and cinema.[1] He gained widespread critical acclaim for playing Harshad Mehta in the 2020 Sony LIV biographical series Scam 1992.[2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Pratik Gandhi was born in Surat to parents who were teachers. He did his schooling in V.D. Desai (Wadiwala) High School in Surat. He studied at Surat where he was involved in theatre arts. He graduated in Industrial Engineering in Jalgaon North Maharashtra University Maharashtra and started working as an engineer in Reliance Industries in day time and doing theatre in evening. He worked with National Productivity Council in Satara, Pune and later also worked for a multinational corporation in Mumbai.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

He received an opportunity to work in a Gujarati play Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar with Firoz Bhagat, Apara Mehta, Vipra Rawal which was about to open in a short period. The play was commercially successful. He was landed a role performing with another stalwart of Gujarati theatre, Manoj Shah. He received a role in the Gujarati film Bey Yaar (2014) which became commercially and critically successful.[3] He continued to work in theatre with several hit plays like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Hu Chandrakant Bakshi as well as Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe, in which he played multiple roles. He was included in the Limca Book of Records with his play Mohan's Masala; a monologue performed in three languages, English, Hindi and Gujarati on the same day. He played a lead role in his next Wrong Side Raju (2016), which also became commercially and critically successful. The film went on to win the National Award for Best Gujarati Film.[4]

His biographical drama web series, Scam 1992 (2020) depicting stock broker Harshad Mehta was received very positively[5][6][7][8] He will also be seen in his first Hindi feature film Ravan Leela which is set to release on 11 December 2020.[9]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Pratik's parents are teachers by profession. Pratik Gandhi fell in love with television and theatre actress Bhamini Oza and they got married in 2009. Miraya, their daughter was born in 2014. He also has a younger brother, Punit Gandhi, who is a designer by profession, but has also lent his voice in the movie Love Ni Bhavai in the song "Athadaya Kare Che".[10][11][12]

Works[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

Play Character Language
Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar (2005) Ravikant Deewan Gujarati
Jujave Roop (2007) Dapher Gujarati
Apurva Avsar (2007) 6 characters Gujarati, Hindi
Amarfal (2008) - Gujarati
Saat Tari Akvees part 1 (2008) Rudra Gujarati
Saat Tari Akvees part 1 (2009) Mukesh Chovatia Gujarati
Chho Chok Chovees (2010) - Gujarati
Bohot Nachyo Gopal (2012) Krishna Gujarati
Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe (2013) 7 characters - Popat, Akhil, Vimal, Kaka, Naresh, etc. Gujarati
Hu Chandrakant Bakshi (2013)[10][13] Chandrakant Bakshi Gujarati
Master Madam (2014) Master Gujarati
Mohan No Masalo (2015)[14] Mohandas Gandhi Gujarati, Hindi, English
Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon (2015) Bharat Ram Hindi
Sikka Ni Triji Baaju (2016) Dhiru Sixer Gujarati
Sir Sir Sarla (2018)[15] Sir Gujarati

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Character Language Ref.
2006 Yours Emotionally Mani English [16]
2007 68 Pages Umrao's brother English
2014 Bey Yaar Tapan - Tino Gujarati [17]
2016 Wrong Side Raju Raju [18]
2017 Tamburo Bhavik [19]
Love Ni Bhavai Aditya [20]
2018 Loveyatri Negative Hindi [21]
Mitron Raunak
Ventilator Prashant Gujarati [22]
2019 Dhunki Nikunj [23]
Gujarat 11 Nirmal [24]
2020 Luv Ni Love Storys Luv [25]
Aavartan Gujarati [26]
Ravan Leela Rajaram Joshi Hindi [26]

Web Series[edit | edit source]

Year Web Series Character Platform Directed by Notes
2020 Scam 1992 Harshad Mehta[27] SonyLiv Hansal Mehta All Episodes

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Soumitra DasSoumitra Das, TNN (27 August 2014). "Dhollywood is changing: Pratik Gandhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. Bureau, ABP News (27 December 2020). "'Scam 1992' Star Pratik Gandhi Spill The Beans On How His Family Survived COVID-19; Says 'I Watched My Brother Gasp For Every Breath'". Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Solanki, Vivek (13 May 2019). "Pratik Gandhi – An engineer turned into an Actor". Voice Of Vivek. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. Sankayan Ghosh (9 September 2016). "Film review: Wrong Side Raju". Livemint.
  5. "Pratik Gandhi: Scam 1992 is the biggest milestone in my career". The Indian Express. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  6. Kaur, Avneet (11 October 2020). "Twitterati going gung-ho about 'Scam 1992, the Harshad Mehta Story' webseries". mint. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  7. "Wouldn't be simple to shed the name, says actor Pratik Gandhi, who played Harshad Mehta in the Scam 1992". GrowJust India. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  8. "'It actually felt unreal', says 'Scam 1992' star Pratik Gandhi on bagging Harshad Mehta's role". Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  9. Chittora, Piyush (24 November 2020). "Scam 1992's Pratik Gandhi First Hindi Feature Film Ravan Leela". Moviespie. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "I don't wish to get categorised: Pratik Gandhi". DNA. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  11. Team, Tellychakkar (18 March 2014). "Bhamini Oza Gandhi blessed with a baby girl". Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  12. "The Tribune Lifestyle". The Tribune, Chandigarh, India. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  13. Seta, Keyur (1 October 2013). "Review: Hu Chandrakant Bakshi – Meet the bold and rebellious author". My Theatre Cafe. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  15. "Makarand Deshpande: People are asking me when I'm coming out with the Marathi version of 'Sir Sir Sarla'". BombayTimes. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  16. "My theatre background really helped me: Pratik Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  17. "Look Who's Filming". mid-day. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  18. Ghosh, Sankhayan (31 August 2016). "'Wrong Side Raju': New age for Gujarati cinema". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  19. Tamburo Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 3 April 2018
  20. "Gujarati, "Love Ni Bhavai" set to release in Australia and New Zealand on 23 Nov, in USA on 15 Dec". Newsfolo. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  21. "Pratik Gandhi shoots for Loveratri in Ahmedabad - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  22. Ventilator Movie Review {4.0/5}: Critic Review of Ventilator by Times of India, retrieved 15 September 2018
  23. "Pratik and Deeksha's next film is titled Dhunki - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  24. "Daisy Shah to play a football coach in Gujarati movie debut". Mumbai Mirror. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  25. "Luv Ni Love Storys - Official Trailer". times-of-india. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Air Light". Scientific American. 24 (2): 24–24. 7 January 1871. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican01071871-24. ISSN 0036-8733.
  27. "Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Dhanwanthary play the lead in series based on Harshad Mehta scam". India Today. Retrieved 9 October 2020.

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