Pratik Gandhi is an Indian film actor, director, and theatre artist. He appeared in the SonyLIV biographical series ‘Scam 1992’ (2020) in which he played the role of Harshad Mehta.
Pratik was born on Saturday, 29 April 1989 (age 31 years; as of 2020) in Surat, Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He did his schooling from Bhulka Bhavan School in Surat, Gujarat. In 2005, he pursued B.E. in Production Engineering from Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University (N.M.U). Facebook
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
He was born in a middle-class family.
Parents & Siblings
His father is a teacher, and his mother, Rita Gandhi, is also a teacher. His younger brother’s name is Punit Gandhi, and his sister’s name is Meghna Chitalia.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Pratik Gandhi got married to his girlfriend, Bhamini Oza, in 2009. Bhamini is an actress, and they first met in a theatre play in which Pratik was one of the actors. In an interview, he talked about his wife, he said,
First time I met Bhamini after my theatre play. It was the weirdest play of my life. Because in it play, I was enact 45 minutes mute play. Just think, 45 minutes and no words! but it’s one of the best play I’ve ever performed. Then Bhamini came backstage to meet the actors. I saw her there. Several jugaads, months and rejection later, I finally managed to convince her to meet for coffee.”
In 2014, the couple was blessed with a daughter, Miraya.
After completing his graduation, he started working as an engineer in Reliance Industries. He used to work as an engineer during the daytime and work in the theatre at night. He has also worked with National Productivity Council in Satara, Pune. In an interview, he talked about his initial days as a theatre artist, he said,
I would leave for work at 7 am, reach office at around 9, give in my 110% all day and leave at around 6 pm. I would then head straight to the gym, and then rehearse for plays till late night. No matter how difficult it was I wanted to prove my point – the point of managing the best of both worlds.”
He debuted as a theatre artist in the Gujarati play ‘Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar’ (2005) in which he played the character of Ravikant Deewan. He has acted in many superhit Gujarati theatre plays like ‘Apurva Avsar’ (2007), ‘Saat Tari Akvees part 1’ (2008), ‘Bohot Nachyo Gopal’ (2012), ‘Hu Chandrakant Bakshi’ (2013), ‘Master Madam’ (2014), and ‘Sir Sir Sarla’ (2018).
In 2006, he debuted as an actor in the English film ‘Yours Emotionally’ in which he played the role of Mani. In 2007, he appeared in the English film ’68 Pages.’ He has acted in various Gujarati films including ‘Bey Yaar’ (2014), ‘Wrong Side Raju’ (2016), ‘Love Ni Bhavai’ (2017), ‘Dhunki’ (2019), and ‘Aavartan’ (2020).
He has played supporting roles in Hindi films like ‘Loveyatri’ (2018) and ‘Mitron’ (2018). In 2020, he was roped in the Hindi film ‘Ravan Leela’ to play the lead role in the film.
He gained immense popularity with the SonyLIV web series ‘Scam 1992’ (2020) as Harshad Mehta.
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- When he was in 6th standard, he auditioned for the first time.
- He has appeared in various TV commercials like Uttam Besan, Oppo, and HSBC.
- He wanted to become a doctor but due to his low scores, he opted for engineering after his schooling.
- He has won many awards for his Gujarati films.
- He gained almost 18 kg for his role in the SonyLIV biographical series ‘Scam 1992’ (2020). In one of his Instagram posts, he wrote,
Great amount of weight with great difficulty. With that kind of weight, I felt like a completely different person. And shedding those kilos felt like a mountainous task when I began to get back to my former shape.”
- In 2016, his name was recorded in the Limca Book of Records for his monologue in the theatre play ‘Mohan’s Masala’ which was performed in three languages English, Hindi, and Gujarati. The Voice of Vivek
- He loves to drink beer in parties and events.