As per some sources, Sahil Shroff was born on Friday, 13 April 1979 (age 42 years; as of 2021) Rediff, whereas as per some other sources, he was born on Sunday, 17 October 1982 (age 38 years; as of 2021) Wikipedia in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is either Aries or Libra. He did his schooling at a boarding school in Panchgani, Maharashtra. He did his graduation in E-commerce from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. Sahil then shifted to Australia, where he did a Master of Information Technology from Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, Burwood, Australia. Telly Chakkar Movie Talkies Rediff
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 30″, Biceps 15″
In 2011, while he was shooting for the Hindi film ‘Don: The King is Back,’ his name was linked to the lead actress in the film, Priyanka Chopra. Hindustan Times Later, Sahil denied all such rumours and said,
Since I am a newcomer, Priyanka helped me with acting tips. When you are making your film debut, you need all kinds of advice. And being in the industry for almost a decade now, she gave me a few tips. The link-up rumours were more of sarcastic comments. Media took it in a wrong way.”
While he was in Australia, pursuing his higher studies, he worked as a bouncer at nightclubs in graveyard shifts to meet his financial expenses. After completing his studies in Australia, he returned to India and started auditioning for various modelling assignments. He then started getting good modelling offers, and later, he walked the ramp for ace Indian fashion designers like Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Narendra Kumar, and JJ Valaya.
In an interview, while talking about modelling, he said,
Modelling has a very small life especially for male models and they need a lot of hard work and skill to get noticed. I won’t say men have harder life in the modelling world but yes there is less work for them and that is where the diversion to Bollywood comes into.”
Sahil has featured in various TV commercials including Lux, Tata Indica Xeta, Nestle Everyday, and Cadbury Eclairs.
In 2006, he appeared in the TV game show ‘The Amazing Race Asia 1,’ which aired on AXN Asia.
He then took acting classes at the acting school Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares to make his career in acting. In 2011, he debuted as an actor in the Hindi film ‘Don: The King is Back’ in which he played the role of Arjun.
He then appeared in a few Hindi films such as ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ (2014) and ‘Dear Maya’ (2017). He has also acted in the 2019 Hindi film ‘Desi Magic’ along with Ameesha Patel and Zayed Khan.
In 2019, he acted in the Hindi web series ‘Baarish’ starring Asha Negi and Sharman Joshi.
He participated as a contestant in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss 15’ (2021), and he was the first contestant in the show who got evicted.
- Food: Aloo Parantha fried in Ghee
- Social Activist: Anna Hazare
- While he was in school and college, he wanted to make his career in sports. He was passionate to become a cricketer, but due to some personal issues, he could not make his career in cricket. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,
I was a sports player. I was a cricketer till I was 18 and whoever knew me and how I played there was a 100% surety that I would go up and play cricket. But something happened in my life, I changed my perspective and I pushed myself to go to Australia and study because I didn’t want to be in India. The circumstances were really difficult and when I went to Australia, I had to work because we couldn’t afford my education and my stay.”
If you know about sportsmen, the minute they are not able to play sports, there’s a very big chance they’ll go and party and they’ll do the opposite of everything a sportsman has to do and I did that. I needed a job that allows me to do that and at the same time, allows me to party and pays my bills. The bouncers were one of the highest-paid jobs in Australia and I started well. Also, because I didn’t mind a fight or scrap, I got into it. I was getting paid to party basically, and I also got confronted with a lot of tough situations. The actor believes that tough times are a part of life, and one has to go through them in order to succeed.”
- In an interview, while talking about his journey as a model and actor. He said,
My journey has been amazing. I’m a middle-class boy from Bombay, I come from a simple family which has no idea about all this and I went from being a sportsman to going to study in Australia to being a bouncer to go to wanting to be a model and then pursuing acting. Then I went to America, just by myself, and worked there. I’m just following my gut feeling, even in the case of Bigg Boss.”
He further talked about the rejections he faced while giving auditions. He said,
Everyone looks at rejection as a part of something. You are going to do a job where they are going to select one person out of 200 or 300. Most of the time, I get selected. There are lots of there where I’ve not been selected for some reason. I need to understand that the DNA of the job has rejection embedded in it. I understood this a long time ago, so I prepped myself. But I have always focussed on getting the job.”
- Sahil Shroff owns a high-end apparel store in Colaba, Mumbai.
- He has been featured on various magazine covers. In the December 2013 issue of the lifestyle magazine for men named ‘Men’s Health,’ he shared a special grooming guide.
- Sahil is a Yoga addict and regularly practices Yoga. During an interview, he shared his daily workout routine. He said,
I spent one hour a day every morning with myself for self-growth and meditation and one hour every evening for soccer, cricket, gym, running, or anything physical. This personal time assists me in taking on anything life has to offer.”
- Apart from acting and modelling, he is good at cooking and singing.
- He loves travelling on motorcycles and one of his motorcycles is Royal Enfield.