Sharman Joshi is an Indian actor, theatre artist, producer, director, and television presenter who has worked in various languages and genres. He is best known for his roles in films like 3 Idiots (2009), Rang De Basanti (2006), Golmaal (2006), and Life in a Metro (2007). He has also won several awards and accolades for his acting and directing skills.
Biography and Wiki
Sharman Joshi was born on 28 April 1979 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He belongs to a Gujarati Brahmin family of actors and performing artists. His father, Arvind Joshi, was a veteran of Gujarati theatre, while his aunt Sarita Joshi (Bhosle) and cousins acted in Marathi and Gujarati theatre. His sister is actress Manasi Joshi Roy and brother-in-law is actor Rohit Roy.
Sharman did his schooling at Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School in Mumbai. He completed his college education at R.D. National College in Mumbai. He completed his diploma in acting at New York Film Academy’s School of Film and Acting Talents.
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Sharman’s journey in the theatre industry began at the age of 17 when he joined his father’s theatre group. He acted, produced, and directed stage plays in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati languages. He directed and starred in various theatre performances such as All the Best, Ame Layi Gaya Tame Rahi Gaya, Main Aur Tum, etc. He also participated in various theatre festivals such as Prithvi Theatre Festival, Thespo Festival, etc. He received critical acclaim and appreciation for his theatre work.
Sharman made his film debut in the 1999 art film Godmother. This was followed by Style (2001), produced by N Chandra. Style was followed by its sequel Xcuse Me (2003) and other comedies such as Shaadi No. 1 (2005). In 2006, he starred in Rang De Basanti. Later that year he starred in the comedy film Golmaal. In 2007 he appeared in Life in a Metro, Dhol, and Raqeeb. The following year saw him as the character Shyam in Hello, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel One Night @ the Call Center. Sharman played the male lead in Sorry Bhai! in 2008 and one of the three characters (Raju Rastogi) in the 2009 film 3 Idiots, which was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone. He also played a lead role in family drama Ferrari ki Sawaari (2012). He also played the role of a cop in the erotic-thriller Wajah Tum Ho (2016). He has played a lead role in the Bollywood movies Kaashi in Search of Ganga (2018) and 3 Storeys (2018). He is also known for his role as Raju Rastogi in the movie 3 Idiots. He made his digital debut with Balaji Telefilms’s production Baarish in 2019 as the male lead opposite to Asha Negi.
In 2009, Sharman hosted a game show at Real T.V. called PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha, which was based on a British game show called PokerFace. He also appeared as a guest judge on various reality shows such as Nach Baliye Season 5, India’s Best Dramebaaz Season 2, etc.. He also starred in a web series called Pawan & Pooja (2020) as Pawan Mehra Middle Pawan.
Awards and Achievements
Sharman has won many awards and accolades for his film and theatre career. Some of them are:
- IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor for 3 Idiots (2010)
- Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for Rang De Basanti (2007)
- Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor for Life in a Metro (2008)
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Golmaal (2007)
- Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Golmaal (2007)
- Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Golmaal (2007)
- GIFA Award for Best Comedian for Shaadi No. 1 (2006)
- Sansui Award for Best Comedian for Shaadi No. 1 (2006)
- Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards for Best Director and Best Play for Main Aur Tum (2017)
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According to various sources, Sharman has a net worth of around $15 million (Rs 118 crore) as of 2023. He earns his income from his films, web series, theatre, brand endorsements, sponsorships, and other sources. He also owns a luxurious house in Mumbai and a car collection that includes Audi Q7 and BMW X5.
Sharman Joshi is a talented and versatile actor and theatre artist who has worked in various languages and genres. He has impressed the audience and critics with his acting and directing skills. He has also won several awards and accolades for his work. He is an inspiration for millions of young Indians who want to pursue their passion and make a difference. He is truly the versatile actor and theatre artist of India.