Shiv Pandit is an Indian film & Television Actor & T.V Host. He is best known for his character, Hanuman Prasad, in the T.V sitcom ‘F.I.R.’ Gradually, his talent and hard work led him to the silver screen. Let us find out some more interesting details about Shiv Pandit’s life, his family, biography and other facts.
Shiv Pandit was born on 21 June 1984 (age 35; as in 2019) in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He was educated from Doon Public School, Dehradun and graduated from Hindu College, Delhi. Because of his father’s Government job, Shiv spent most of his childhood at diverse places like Nagpur, Dehradun, Karnataka, and Delhi. Since his college days, Shiv was interested in acting and have actively participated in various stage shows and also worked as a theatre artist.
Shiv was the part of various T.V commercials for popular brands like LG, Colgate, Airtel, Tide, Sprite and many more. In 2008, he hosted 1st edition of the Indian Premier League for the show ‘Extraaa Innings T20.’ Shiv is also a state level football player. He is the co-owner of ‘Chandigarh Cubs‘ cricket team in the Box Cricket League (BCL) along with actress Anita Hassanandani. Further, Shiv hosted for the shows like Studio Disney and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3). He is often praised for taking up challenging roles.
Shiv is 6’ tall and weighs around 80 kg. He has a stunning physique with 42 inches Chest, 32 inches Waist and 14 inches Biceps. He has black eyes and black hairs.
Family, Wife & Caste
Shiv is born into a Hindu Family. His father was a Government employee. No details are known regarding the names of his parents. He has one brother, Arjun Pandit (Sports Anchor on STAR Sports) and one sister, Gayatri Pandit (Assistant Director for the film’s like Desi Boyz and Boss).
Shiv married his longtime girlfriend, Ameira Punvani (a famous costume designer and stylist), on 9 May 2018 in Mumbai.
In the year 2004, Shiv made his debut in the film industry with an English movie, Let’s Enjoy. Later he appeared in a Hindi movie, Aagey Se Right in 2009. But he got his big break and was appreciated for his performance as Dushyant Sahu in ‘Shaitan‘ (an Indian Crime Thriller), which was released in 2011. He was nominated for the Filmfare Award, Big Star Young Entertainer Debut of the Year and Screen Award for his movie Shaitan.
In 2012, Shiv was offered to debut as a lead actor in a Tamil movie ‘Leelai’ which gave extremely positive reviews for his character and performance. Since then, there had been no looking for his acting career and had been offered various roles with a contrasting genre. He appeared as a supporting character in the movie Boss, starring Akshay Kumar as the lead actor. He was also seen in the movies like Desi Boyz, Roy and Shivaay for which his sister Gayatri Pandit was the assistant director. Shiv was the lead actor in the Bollywood investigative thriller, 7 Hours To Go, starring Sandeepa Dhar and Varun Badola in 2016.
In 2015, Shiv starred in a lead role performing a gay character opposite late Dhruv Ganesh in the movie, Loev, directed by Sudhanshu Saria which was released worldwide on Netflix. The film won AT&T Audience Award in Frameline Film Festival and Best Feature Audience Award in Tel Aviv Film Festival in the year 2016. Shiv also appeared in the Web Series, Untag and Selection day. In 2011, he stood 3rd in the Times of India’s ‘Most Promising Newcomer.’
- Shiv loves to eat Rajma Chawal.
- He admires Akshay Kumar.
- His favorite actress includes Kajol, Sudha Rani and Julia Roberts.
- He is passionate about the movie, Pretty Woman.
- He loves reading The Godfather by Mario Puz, The Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
- His preferred destination is Croatia.
- Shiv likes Bershka brand.
- He is fond of wearing Armani glasses.
- Before his debut on Silver screen, Shiv did theatre for four years in Delhi with Vivek Mansukhani.
- He was a Radio Jockey in Mumbai for around 2 years.
- Shiv also featured in short films like The Private Life of Albert Pinto, The Other Woman, Jai Mata Di, Paagal, Koi Hai, and Bulbul.
- His hobbies include Reading Books and Playing Cricket.
- Shiv has a tattoo on his left shoulder.