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Bollywood Actor: Shiv Pandit

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Bollywood has many male actors who either impress us with their great looks or with their great talent. Every one of them comes to this film industry, full of glamour & glitz with just one dream of being numero uno, some of them touch great heights and rule over many hearts. Nowadays young actors are happy to walk an extra mile to leave a mark in the industry.

Shiv Pandit, Bollywood Actor, TV Host, Ad film actor and Co-owner of cricket team Chandigarh Cubs of the Box Cricket League (BCL) alongside pretty & talented Actor Anita Hassanandani. He is a Lead Actor in the upcoming Bollywood suspense thriller “7 HOURS TO GO”. He has featured in many popular TV commercials. He had earned the nomination for “Filmfare Award for best Male Debut” and “Big Star Young Entertainer Debut of the Year – Male” for his work in Bollywood movie “Shaitan” in year 2011.

Shiv hails from Nagpur, Maharashtra and did his schooling from Delhi, Karnataka & eventually from prestigious Doon school, Dehradun and then went to Delhi University. Shiv is the eldest of 3 siblings. His younger sister Gayatri Pandit is an Assistant Director of many well-known movies and brother Arjun Pandit is a Sports Anchor at Star Sports.

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Shiv started his career as a RJ with Radio Mirchi. Then in year 2005, his friends took him to an Ad audition for brand “TIDE” and from there, started his tenure of featuring in commercials, this handsome actor has since featured in many well-known TV commercials like Sprite, Airtel, Tide, Colgate, LG & Rotomac to name a few. After becoming a popular face on TV, he landed a role in a TV sitcom “F.I.R” in year 2006 where he played a role of a police inspector. After a great run on TV series, he was offered to host the 1st Edition of Indian Premier League on SET MAX for their popular show “Extraaa Innings T20” in year 2008. He has also hosted a dance reality program “Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa” Season 3, on Sony Entertainment Television.

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At this stage in life Shiv, shifted his focus towards doing feature films and got lucky to make his debut with a commercially successful, box office hit Hindi film “Shaitan” where he got noticed and earned significant critical praise & acclaim.  He got nominations for the “Filmfare Award for the Best Male Debut” & “Big Star Young Entertainer Debut of the Year – Male” and “Best Ensemble Cast” award, following which he found himself surrounded by a virtual storm & all the media attention a star gets for a great performance. This also clearly meant that he had established himself firmly as an actor & a star in a place surrounded by glory, glamour & aura, Bollywood.

Thereafter, Shiv also featured in a Tamil film “Leelai” as lead actor, this movie again opened with highly positive reviews and his performance was accepted remarkably well by audience & critics alike. He did some other films like “Boss” and “Mumbai Delhi Mumbai” too.

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Shiv is currently busy doing a lot of films, which are going to be released soon like “Loev” & “Mantra” with very beautiful & talented actor Kalki Koechlin, “Solid Patels” with best of the co-stars Shahzahn Padmasee, Vaishali Desai & Ali Asgar. He has just finished a hindi feature film which is a suspense thriller “7 HOURS TO GO” with ever gorgeous & talented co-star Sandeepa Dhar & Directed by a well-known Director Saurabh Varma, the film is due to release in June’ 2016.

This wonder boy from Bollywood feels he is somebody who is moved by good content & script and gets excited in terms of how he will get into the character and how will he prepare & handle it. He likes to interact and work with intelligent people who know their job well. There is a part of Shiv, which a lot of people may not know, that he has a great sense of humour, a perfect Mr. Funny bones, who has the ability to make you laugh.

“Journey is important, not the destination” – Shiv Pandit

Shiv feels his best projects have been F.I.R, a TV sitcom and feature film “Shaitan”. Shiv feels that in spite of being in the film industry for a while now, he still is in awe of all the actors & super stars around & he still feels like a fanboy who gets all starry eyed in their presence.

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Let’s check out this remarkable young actors Lifestyle Choices:

Favourite Food / Cuisine: Shiv is a big foodie and loves all types of cuisine. His all-time favourites are Rajma-chawal and Ice creams and he never hesitates to enjoy his favourites any time he gets a chance.

Fitness Mantra: Live your life in moderation, maintain a good balance in life, eat to your hearts content but exercise hard too.

Favourite Fashion Brand: Shiv is happy with any brand which offers the range which is to his taste, in terms of brands, he is very fond of Bershka. He is very fond of sun glasses and loves Armani glasses.

Favourite Travel Destination: Shiv likes to see different places but if he has to pick one place, he would like to visit, then it is Croatia.

Shiv Pandit, is a very handsome, skillful, ambitious & a very humble actor, who is constantly working on improving his creative endeavours. He is an actor who will always impress us with his phenomenal charisma and will constantly strive hard to give us the best acting performances of his career, one after the other, for a long time to come. A total heartthrob!


Post by: Parul Khanna / Appy Bistro

Picture courtesy: Actor Shiv Pandit


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