|Samir Soni Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||September 29, 1968|
Samir Soni is a British film and television actor, director, and former fashion model who has worked mainly in the Indian entertainment industry. He has been cast in a number of movies like Baghban, Fashion, Lajja, Cracking The Code, Dil Kya Chahta Hai, Kabhie Tum Kabhie Hum, I Hate Luv Storys, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Student of the Year 2, The Big Bull, Kumkum, China Gate, Vivah, Chalk n Duster, and Mumbai Saga. Moreover, Samir is also known for appearing in television roles like Purab Mehra in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Advocate Kunal Chopra in Parichay, Advocate Yash Thakur in Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Ashok Mathur in A Mouthful of Sky, and Shekhar Sengupta in Saaksshi.
London, England, United Kingdom
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Samir Soni studied at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in Delhi, India. He then attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Film and Television Actor, Director, Former Fashion Model
- Father – Raghbir Soni
- Siblings – He has 2 brothers.
- Others – Shishir Kothari (Father-In-Law) (Businessman, Jeweler), Parveen Kothari (Mother-In-Law) (Former Model), Afsheen Kothari (Brother-In-Law)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Samir Soni has dated –
- Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar (1996-1997) – He met Indian model and actress Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar through modeling and the duo got married in 1996. However, their marriage lasted only for a span of around 6 months and ended the following year.
- Nafisa Joseph (1997-2000) – Between 1997 and 2000, he was romantically involved with Indian model and MTV video jockey Nafisa Joseph. During this period, the duo also got engaged and their engagement even made it to the Valentine’s Day issue of the high-profile celebrity magazine named Society. However, after having been engaged for 2 years, the couple broke up. Nafisa Joseph committed suicide in her flat in Versova on July 29, 2004.
- Neelam Kothari (2011-Present) – Samir Soni married actress and jewelry designer Neelam Kothari on January 24, 2011. They adopted a daughter in 2013 and named her Ahana.
Race / Ethnicity
He has been cast in commercials for brands like Britannia NutriChoice, Maruti Baleno, etc.
Samir Soni Favorite Things
- Authors – Paulo Coelho, Deepak Chopra
Source – IMDb
Samir Soni Facts
- He appeared as Sanjay Malhotra, Raj’s 2nd son, in the 2003 Hindi-language drama film titled Baghban. It stars Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.
- From 2011 to 2013, Samir Soni played Advocate Kunal Chopra, Siddhi’s husband, in Colors TV soap opera named Parichay. This performance won him the Indian Telly Award for “Best Actor (Popular)”, Boroplus Gold Award for “Best Actor (Jury)”, and Indian Television Academy Award for “Best Actor (Popular)”.
- He was also nominated at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards India in the “Favourite Drama Actor” category for his work in Parichay.
- He enjoys reading.
- Samir Soni directed the 2018 Bollywood psychological thriller film, My Birthday Song, which revolves around a happily married man and the song on his 40th birthday.
- Alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D’Cruz, Sohum Shah, Nikita Dutta, Saurabh Shukla, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Ram Kapoor, Samir co-starred as Sanjeev Kohli in the 2021 Hindi-language financial thriller film, The Big Bull, based on the life of stockbroker Harshad Mehta.
Featured Image by Samir Soni / Instagram