Barun Sobti happens to be the only TV actor to have bagged 4 awards at Star Parivaar Awards for the flawless role portrayal of Arnav Singh Raizada in the serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Barun Sobti was awarded the Favorite Naya Sadasya, Most Stylish Sadasya, Popular Award Favorite Jodi with Sanaya Irani and Popular Award Favorite International Jodi with Sanaya Irani for the TV show, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Further adding to the list of his achievements, Barun Sobti was awarded the Best Actor at The Global Indian Film and Television Honours and also best actor in ITA (Indian Television Awards) for Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon.
Barun Sobti – Personal Life
Barun Sobti was born into a Punjabi family in Delhi. He completed his schooling and college education in Delhi itself. Barun can speak in Hindi, English and Punjabi. Before Barun entered the Television industry he worked as an Operations Manger in Jindal Telecom for 7 years.
Barun is married to his childhood sweetheart Pashmeen Manchanda. He got married to Pashmeen who is no a part of the entertainment industry,in a very private ceremony by just getting a day off his busy schedule. The marriage took place in the presence of a few close friends and relatives and was a simple ritualistic ceremony held at a Gurudwara on 12th December 2010.
When Barun is not working, he likes spending time with family, enjoys partying with friends, watching shows on Discovery Channel, Sports, Reality shows (Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, Roadies, Bigg Boss) and comedy shows (Khichdi, Instant Khichdi) with his favorite TV channel being Sony. Barun admits to wanting to take part in reality shows like Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao and Fear Factor. Barun’s favorite funny movies are Andaz Apna Apna and Don’t Mess With The Zohan.
Barun is not active on any social networking sites and as of October 2010, he requested fans to avoid fake profiles, while promising that there will be an official presence soon.
CareerBefore entering the industry, Barun Sobti has worked in Jindal Intellicom in Delhi. In his first major role on television he appeared opposite Neha Janpandit as the male lead Swayam Khurana, in the family and faith oriented daily soap Shraddha broadcast on STAR Plus, which was pulled off air abruptly. He was also approached to play the male lead in Balaji Telefilms show Keshav Pandit.
He then essayed the character of Dr Yuvraj Singh (Raj) in popular youth show Dill Mill Gayye, though left as he bagged a lead role in the serial Baat Hamari Pakki Hai.
He has worked in Baat Hamari Pakki Hai till late February which used to air on Sony TV, for which he has gained recognition and popularity. To promote the show, lead pair Barun and Ankita Sharma appeared in Sony TV's dance based reality show Boogie Woogie! on the 29th May 2010, and later the Indian Idol 5 Grand Finale on the 15th August 2010.
After Baat Hamari Pakki hai wrapped up, he took up the role of the male lead, Arnav Singh Raizada, in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, one of the most viewed and top-rated shows on Indian television, as an arrogant business tycoon who does not believe in love along with Co-Star Sanaya Irani which brought him tremendous stardom taking him to the height of his career. He has become one of the top actors of silver screen. In March 2012, Barun Sobti gave his first interview to his European fans on BBC with Noreen Khan.
|28 September 2009 - 15 January 2010||Shraddha||Swayam Khurana||Neha Janpandit||Star Plus|
|February 2010||Dill Mill Gayye||Dr.Yuvraj Singh (Raj)||Neha Jhulka||Star One|
|29 May 2010||Boogie Woogie!||Himself||Ankita Sharma||Sony TV|
|31 May 2010 - 25 February 2011||Baat Hamari Pakki Hai||Shravan Jaiswal||Ankita Sharma||Sony TV|
|15 August 2010||Indian Idol 5||Arnav Singh Raizada||Ankita Sharma||Sony TV|
|6 June 2011 - Forever||Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon||Arnav Singh Raizada||Sanaya Irani||Star Plus|
Barun Sobti – Awards and Nominations
|2010||Ford Figo||Panchi Bora||Ford Figo advertisements|
|2010||Reliance Big TV||Reliance Big TV advertisement|
|2010||Hero Honda Passion Pro||Gowri Pandit||Hero Honda Passion Pro advertisement|
|2011||Dulux Paints||Sanaya Irani||Dulux India 'Apne Rang Chhalakne Do' advertisement|
Barun Sobti – Foray into the Television Industry
Barun Sobti began his Television career opposite Neha Janpandit as the male lead Swayam Khurana, in the family and faith oriented daily soap, Shraddha on STAR Plus. The show was pulled off air abruptly. Barun was then approached to play the male lead in Balaji Telefilms show Keshav Pandit.
|Barun as Arnav Singh Raizada|
Barun portrayed the role of Dr. Yuvraaj Singh in the popular TV show Dill Mill Gayye. He soon left the show as he bagged the lead role of Shravan Jaiswal in Sony TV’s Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. His portrayal of Shravan Jaiswal earned him a lot of recognition and made him very popular. To promote the show Baat Hamari Pakki Hai, the lead pair Barun and Ankita Sharma appeared in Sony TV’s dance based reality show Boogie Woogie! on 29th May, 2010.
Currently Barun Sobti essays the role of the powerful business magnate Arnav Singh Raizada in the extremely popular romantic drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon which airs on STAR PLUS. Barun Sobti will be seen sharing a love-hate relationship opposite co-actor Sanaya Irani. Barun has gained immense popularity and appreciation for his role as Arnav.
Barun Sobti has garnered a huge fan base worldwide with Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon.
The Title song of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? serial on StarPlus
|Barun in iss pyaar ko kya naam doon sets|