Parmeet Sethi is an Indian film actor, director, and writer. He debuted in the superhit Bollywood film, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (1995) as Kuljeet Singh.
Parmeet Sethi was born on Saturday, 14 October 1961 (age 58 years; as in 2020), in Punjab. His zodiac sign is Libra. He did his schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai. He did his graduation from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. Later, he attended Sydenham College, Mumbai. Facebook
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
He was born in a Punjabi Khatri family. Hindustan Times Wikipedia
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Jagjit Singh Sethi, and his mother’s name is Sushil Sethi. He is the cousin of the Indian TV actress, Niki Walia.
Relationship, Wife & Children
Parmeet met Archana Puran Singh for the first time at a friend’s party. It was love at first sight for Parmeet Sethi. In an interview Parmeet said,
For me, it was an attraction at first sight. Archana bowled me over with her beauty and grace. It was Archana’s truthful nature and complete transparency of thought that attracted me.
After this party, they started hanging out more often. Archana was a little reluctant to start a relationship with Parmeet after her failed marriage with her first husband. Later, the couple started dating and decided to move in a live-in relationship. After four years of their live-in relationship, the couple eloped and got married on 30 June 1991 Bollywood Shaadis or 30 June 1992 International Business Times. Initially, Parmeet’s parents were not happy with their marriage as Archana was seven years older to Parmeet and was a divorcee. Parmeet and Archana did not announce their marriage in public even after four years of their marriage. In an interview, Parmeet said,
Every relation begins with friendship, and friendship starts with trust. The moment one partner jeopardises this element of trust and honesty, a rift is created. We were in a live-in relation for four years, and later when we married we did not announce our marriage for another four years because it didn’t really matter to us. Marriage is a label given to a relation. It is in fact love, which shows that henceforth, two people exclusively belong to each other. We both stood by each other when we decided to live-in. Maybe we wouldn’t have married, but to give our children an identity, we thought of tying the knot. However, we still remain the best of friends even today.” Bollywood Shaadis
The couple has two sons Aaryamann Sethi and Ayushmaan Sethi.
After making his debut as an actor in the popular Bollywood film, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (1995), he has appeared in various Bollywood films like ‘Diljale’ (1996), ‘Dhadkan’ (2000), ‘Om Jai Jagadish’ (2002), ‘Lakshya’ (2004), ‘Baabul’ (2006), ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ (2015), and ‘Rustom’ (2016).
In 2010, he directed the Bollywood film, ‘Badmaash Company.’ He has also directed TV serials like ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ (2015) and ‘Har Mard Ka Dard’ (2017). Apart from acting in Hindi films, he has also appeared in various TV serials, including ‘Dastaan’ (1995), ‘Kurukshetra’ (1997), ‘Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin’ (2003), ‘Saara Akaash’ (2004), ‘Detective Omkar Nath’ (D.O.N.) (2006), ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ (2017), and ‘My Name Ijj Lakhan’ (2019).
In 2005, he participated in the celebrity couple dance reality show, ‘Nach Baliye’ along with his wife Archana Puran Singh.
He has hosted the dance reality show, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ in 2006. In 2020, he appeared as an actor in the Hindi web-series, ‘Special OPS’ and ‘Hundred.’
- G/426, Anjali Apartment, Seven Bungalows, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400061
- A Bungalow in Madh Island, Mumbai
- Food: Baigan Ka Bhartha, Paalak. And Rajma
- Cuisines: Indian and Italian
- Restaurants: Four Seasons in New York, Scalini an Italian restaurant in London, Zikr in Oshiwara, and Casalinga, Juhu
- His friends and family call him Bittu. India Forums
- He is a foodie and follows a non-vegetarian diet. India Forums
- He is often spotted drinking alcohol in parties.
- He loves to play tennis whenever he gets free time.
- His best friends from the entertainment industry are Apurva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri.
- In an interview, he shared about his acting career, he said,
I signed some bad films and they sank without a trace. I didn’t want to anything less than the best and nothing came my way.” Today things are different. “I don’t want to be unhappy by thinking of what could have happened had I done this or not done that. And I don’t have delusions of grandeur either. I am out to do my best and continue to learn and unlearn throughout.”
- In an interview, Archana said that Parmeet was very romantic, and he used to bring three roses every day for her while they were dating.