Sanjay Gagnani is an Indian actor who predominantly works in the Indian television industry. He is best known for playing the negative role named Prithvi Malhotra in Zee TV’s show Kundali Bhagya.
Sanjay Gagnani was born on Saturday, 24 September 1988 (age 33 years; as of 2021) in Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Libra. Sanjay Gagnani earned a BBA degree from Sinhgadh Institute Pune, Diploma in Event Management from MET, Mumbai, and an Advanced Diploma in Mass Communication (filmmaking) from National Institute of Event Management, Pune, Mumbai after completing his school studies at St. Joseph Convent School, Biliomora, Gujarat.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest – 40 inches, Waist – 32 inches, Biceps – 14 inches
Parents & Siblings
His mother’s name is Smita Gagnani.
Wife & Children
Sanjay Gagnani got married to Poonam Preet on 28 November 2021.
Sanjay Gagnani was in a relationship with television actress Poonam Preet since 2013.
In 1995 and 1998, Sanjay made his acting debut with titular roles in a few episodes of the serials Aahat and C.I.D. In 2010, he acted in the serial Bairi Piya on Colors TV. In 2014, he was featured in season one of the web series Encounter. In the following year, he appeared in the television serial Veera on Star Plus. In 2017, he was cast in Ekta Kapoor‘s show Kundali Bhagya in which he appeared in a negative lead role and gained great popularity among the audience.
He made his Bollywood debut with the films Rakhtbeej and Heroine in 2012. In 2014, he appeared in the movie Freedom which was directed by Vivek Agnihotri. In 2016, he appeared in a Marathi movie Pinddaan that was critically acclaimed by critics.
- In 2021, Sanjay Gagnani won the Gold Award for the Best Actor in a Negative Lead Role for the show Kundali Bhagya.
- In 2019, Sanjay Gagnani was nominated in the Indian Telly Awards for being the best actor in the Negative Lead Role.
- Food: Rajmah Chawal, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani
- Book: The Secret
- Actress: Megan Fox
- Film: Before The Sunset (Hollywood)
- Travel Destinations: Goa and Vietnam
Sanjay Gagnani owns an Audi car.
- At the age of 18, Sanjay’s father gifted him a bike that he used to drive for his college.
- Sanjay Gagnani was an average student in his studies. However, he used to participate in all college festivals and other competitions like modelling and dancing that made him popular in his college.
- After completing his school education, he went to Mumbai to pursue his college education. In college, he won the Mr Fresher title.
- In his leisure time, Sanjay Gagnani likes to do dancing and travel to distant locations.
- Sanjay Gagnani is a fitness enthusiast. He does physical exercises daily. He often posts his pictures on his social media accounts while working out at the gym.
- Sanjay is often featured by several renowned magazines and tabloids in their articles.
- Sanjay Gagnani was considered as the ‘Most Desirable Men’ on television by The Times of India newspaper in 2020.
- Sanjay Gagnani was born and brought up in Gujarat. He moved to Mumbai for his higher studies. In an interview with a renowned media house, Sanjay talked about the struggles he faced in his acting and modelling career when he shifted to Mumbai. He further narrated about his love for sports, and the popularity he gained after working in the Zee TV’s show Kundali Bhagya. He said,
Born and brought up in Gujarat I loved to act and play sports. Later I moved on to Mumbai, I tried modelling, featuring in numerous shows to finally playing a character whom most TV audiences love to hate. I remember when I got this show, ‘Kundali Bhagya,’ it was a cameo role that was supposed to go on for two-three months but the way it shaped up was unbelievable, it has been three years now and I am the negative lead now.”
- Later, Sanjay Gagnani inaugurated his own restaurant named ‘Foodies’ in Mumbai. Reportedly, he is also a foodie who adores exploring the new varieties and tastes of food.
- In 2021, Sanjay Gagnani featured in a music video titled ‘Tere Baare.’
- Apart from being an actor, Sanjay Gagnani also plays DJ as his pass time activity.
- Sanjay Gagnani often advertises various food and commercial products on his Instagram account.
- Sanjay Gagnani is a compassionate dog lover. The name of his pet dog is Flirty. He often shares pictures of his pet dog on his social media accounts.
- In 2014, the movies titled Rose, My First Million, and Bad Throw of Sanjay Gagnani were featured in the Goa Short Film festival. Sanjay Gagnani was in the lead role in all the movies. He was also the scriptwriter of the film Bad Thow.
- Sanjay Gagnani does print modelling for Indian commercial brands such as Wipro, HP, SIyaram, Park Hyatt Resort and Spa, Goa, Britannia, HDFC Bank, Nescafe and Sukhwani Builders.
- Sanjay Gagnani got married to his girlfriend and fiance Poonam Preet on 28 November 2021. He was in a relationship with Poonam for more than ten years. They both met on Facebook in 2012. In an interview with a media person, Sanjay said that he got engaged to Poonam Preet in 2018 but due to lockdown they postponed their marriage. He said,
We have been waiting for this for a long time and in fact, both our families have also been waiting to see us get married. Even our friends when they meet us, they keep asking when are you guys getting married. We were waiting for the pandemic phase to go and now that we have touched the 100 crore vaccination mark and things seems to be under control, we can have a celebration where I can call senior citizens and my family. I felt it was the perfect time to propose to her for marriage.”