Siddhant Chaturvedi

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Siddhant Chaturvedi
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Chaturvedi at a Photoshoot
Born (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 (age 29)
NationalityIndian Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma materNarsee Monjee College
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2016–present

Siddhant Chaturvedi (born 29 April 1993) is an Indian film actor. He starred as a teenage cricketer in the Prime Video web series Inside Edge from 2017 to 2019 and ventured into Bollywood films with the supporting role of a street rapper in the musical drama Gully Boy (2019). For the latter, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Chaturvedi was born on 29 April 1993 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh and moved to Mumbai when he was five years old.[1][2][3][4] His father is a chartered accountant and his mother is a homemaker.[4] He attended Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai and initially aspired to be a chartered accountant (CA), while acting on stage as a hobby. While pursuing his CA articleship, he became disillusioned and took some time off, during which he participated in and won The Times of India's Fresh Face Contest in 2013.[4][5]

Career[edit | edit source]

Early career and appreciative film debut (2016–19)[edit | edit source]

In 2016, Chaturvedi appeared in the web television sitcom Life Sahi Hai, about four male roommates.[6] Next year, he began starring as Prashant Kanaujia, a teenage cricketer, in the Prime Video web series Inside Edge, which was inspired by the Indian Premier League.[7] Reviewing the first season for Scroll.in, Devarsi Ghosh considered Chaturvedi and his co-star Tanuj Virwani to be the show's "two big acting discoveries".[8] He later reprised his role for the second season in 2019.[9]

At a success party of Inside Edge, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, whose brother Farhan Akhtar produced the show, spotted and asked Chaturvedi to give audition for her next directorial Gully Boy (2019), which marked his film debut and proved to be his breakout role.[10] Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, the film saw Chaturvedi play the supporting role of a street rapper named MC Sher, who fuels the ambitions of Singh's titular character. Jay Weissberg of Variety found Chaturvedi to be "impressive" in his part, and Rajeev Masand commended his "charming presence".[11][12] At the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, he was awarded with the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in addition to a nomination for Best Male Debut.[13][14]

Continued work in film (2020)[edit | edit source]

Chaturvedi has wrapped up Yash Raj Films's 2021 comedy Bunty Aur Babli 2 co-starring Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan and Sharvari Wagh.[15] He is currently busy in shooting of Shakun Batra's next untitled romantic drama, in which he plays lead role opposite Deepika Padukone and Ananya Panday.[16] He has also signed the horror comedy film Phone Bhoot where he will be seen with Katrina Kaif and Ishaan Khatter.[17]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Films[edit | edit source]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2019 Gully Boy Shrikant Bhosle
2021 Bunty Aur Babli 2 Films that have not yet been released Bunty Singh Completed[18]
Untitled Shakun Batra film Films that have not yet been released TBA Post-production[19]
Phone Bhoot dagger TBA Filming[20]

Web series[edit | edit source]

Year Series Role Platform
2016 Life Sahi Hai Sahil Hooda YouTube / Zee5
2017–2019 Inside Edge Prashant Kanaujia Prime Video

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2019 Gully Boy Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut Won
2019 Screen Awards Best Male Debut Won [21]
2020 Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Nominated [14]
Best Supporting Actor Won [13]
2020 Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut Won [22]
TBA IIFA Awards Best Supporting Actor Template:Pending

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Siddhant Chaturvedi's birthday wishes pour in from all sides on the actor's special day". The Times of India. 29 April 2019. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. "Who Plays Ranveer Singh's Mentor MC Sher In 'Gully Boy'?". The Quint. 14 February 2019. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. "New Kid On The Block: Siddhant Chaturvedi". Grazia. 1 July 2019. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Introducing Siddhant Chaturvedi—Gully Boy's MC Sher". Elle. 15 February 2019. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  5. "Mumbai's duo are India's fresh faces". The Times of India. 28 June 2013. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  6. "Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 boys introduce Life Sahi Hai cast". The Indian Express. 18 May 2016. Archived from the original on 6 September 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  7. "Games people play". The Telegraph. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  8. "Amazon web series 'Inside Edge' turns the murky side of Indian cricket inside out". Scroll.in. 10 July 2017. Archived from the original on 10 August 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  9. "Inside Edge season 2 review: Amazon original is like a thrilling game of IPL". Hindustan Times. 7 December 2019. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  10. "Gully Boy breakout Siddhant Chaturvedi reveals how Zoya Akhtar discovered him". Hindustan Times. 17 February 2019. Archived from the original on 6 March 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  11. "Berlin Film Review: 'Gully Boy'". Variety. 10 February 2019. Archived from the original on 15 September 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  12. "Gully Boy Movie Review: An Extraordinary Performance from Ranveer Singh". News18. 16 February 2019. Archived from the original on 20 February 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Filmfare Awards 2020: Full list of winners". India Today. 16 February 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Nominations for Filmfare Awards 2020". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  15. "Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji reunite after 11 years for Bunty Aur Babli 2". India Today. 19 December 2019. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  16. "Deepika Padukone teams up with Ananya Panday, Sidhant Chaturvedi for Shakun Batra's relationship drama". Hindustan Times. 19 December 2019. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  17. "Here's All You Need To Know About Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi And Ishaan Khatter-Starrer Phone Bhoot". Mid Day. 20 July 2020. Archived from the original on 29 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  18. "Bunty Aur Babli 2: Saif Ali Khan Joins Rani Mukerji Because 'Things Didn't Work Out' With Abhishek Bachchan". NDTV. 19 December 2019. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  19. "Siddhant Chaturvedi begins shooting for Shakun Batra next film, also starring Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday". Firstpost. 22 September 2020. Archived from the original on 7 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  20. "Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ishaan Khatter starrer 'Phone Bhoot' shoot begins". India TV News. 12 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  21. "Winners of Star Screen Awards 2019". Bollywood Hungama. 9 December 2019. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  22. "Zee Cine Awards 2020: Kartik, Ayushmann, Taapsee and Ranveer Singh win big". The Indian Express. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 30 March 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.

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