Priyanshu Painyuli is an Indian model, actor, director, and writer who is popular for starring in the web series Bang Baaja Baaraat (2015), and Mirzapur 2 (2020), and films Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018), and Extraction (2020).
Priyanshu Painyuli was born on Monday, 29 August 1988 (age 32 years; as of 2020), and he hails from Bangalore, India. He did his schooling at Army Public School, Bangalore, and then he went on to pursue his graduation from SAE Institute, Bangalore. In 2010, Priyanshu shifted from Bangalore to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Priyanshu Painyuli’s father, Vinod Kumar Painyuli, is a Colonel in the Indian Army. His mother’s name is Sunita Painyuli, and his elder brother’s name is Pallav Painyuli.
Relationships, Wife & Children
After dating Vandana Joshi, an actor, for a while, Priyanshu got married to her on 26 November 2020 in Dehradun.
Talking about the wedding, Priyanshu said,
At the start of 2020, we were comfortably coasting along, not knowing what’s going to come our way. Everyday ever since has been a reminder of precious family and loved ones are. The pandemic put a halt on wedding plans across the world but Vandana and I took it in our stride and decided to have an intimate gathering. For those of you who couldn’t be there, I know you all were omnipresent in spirit. We tied the knot as a reminder to us and everyone else that no matter where life takes us, family remains sacrosanct and must be our priority. It was the best day of our lives and what made it even more special is the realisation that when everything around is so devoid of hope, God has been kind enough to bestow us with biggest joy in the world. To each other, we promise a lifetime of being best friends, soulmates, partners and equals. You’d ask what’s love in times of coronavirus like? In the words of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, ‘It was time when they both loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity. Life would still present them with other moral trials, of course, but that no longer mattered.’”
As a Theatre Artist
Priyanshu Painyuli began his acting career as a theatre artist. The first full-length play that he was a part of was Mahua (2012) in which he played the role of Bibal. Later, in the same year, he became a part of the play Taj Express – The Musical which toured extensively around the world to perform.
Thereafter, he performed in several other plays, such as Saraswati’s way, Internal Affairs, A friend’s Story, etc.
After refining his acting skills as a theatre artist, he made his short film debut in 2012 with ‘Bawdi’ in which he played the role of Vishnu.
Later, he appeared in various short films, like Love at First Sight (2017), A Monsoon Date (2018), Line of Duty (2019), etc.
OTT/ Web Series
In 2015, he made his digital debut with the show Bang Baaja Baaraat in which he played the role of Wasim Shaikh.
Later, he appeared in the series Welcome to Mahabaleshwar (2016) and Soulmates (2019). In 2020, he rose to fame when he starred in Amazon Prime’s crime action series Mirzapur 2 in which he played the role of Robin Agarwa.
Priyanshu Painyuli made his Bollywood debut in 2016 when he played the role of Jiah’s Brother in the film Rock on 2.
In 2018, he appeared in the movies, Once Again, and High Jack. Later, in the same year, he came into the limelight when he played the titular role in the film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. In 2019, he appeared in Netflix’s Upstarts. In 2020, he made his Hollywood debut with the film ‘Extraction’ in which he played te role of Amir Asif alongside Chris Hemsworth and Randeep Hooda.
- Although Priyanshu made his Bollywood debut with a brief appearance in the movie Rock On 2, he made his digital film debut with The Bhai (2012) in which he played the role of Sharad.
- After the completion of shooting for the movie extraction, he got a customised jacket that was made for his character Amir Asif, as a gift from the team.