Sooraj Pancholi - Updated May 2023

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Sooraj Pancholi

Sooraj Pancholi is a popular Indian actor, celebrity son, and assistant director. Sooraj Pancholi gained fame for appearing in films like Satellite Shankar and Time to Dance among others. His parents are both popular actors in the Bollywood film industry.

Early Life

Sooraj Pancholi was born on 9 November 1990 and he is currently 32 years old. His hometown is Bombay, Maharashtra, and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Talking about his family, Sooraj’s parents are father Aditya Pancholi and mother Zarina Wahab. Both of Sooraj’s parents are actors in the Bollywood film industry. Likewise, he also has a sister namely Sana Pancholi.

His grandfather’s name is Rajan Pancholi and he was a filmmaker. Sooraj is the cousin of Faris McReynolds, the Los Angeles-based artist, and singer. Similarly, Sooraj’s other popular cousins are Aditi Singh – an actress, and Natasha Pancholi Khatod – a popular actress, producer, and writer.

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Caption: Sooraj Pancholi in a childhood photograph with his father and sister. Source: Instagram

Sooraj Pancholi – Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Sooraj Pancholi is a famous actor in the Bollywood film industry. He predominantly appears in Hindi-language films.

Moreover, Sooraj’s debut film is the 2015’s, romantic-action film – Hero. For playing the role of Suraj Kaushik in the aforementioned film, Sooraj won a Filmfare award for “Best Newcomer” in 2016. His role also won him the “Best Jodi (Pair) Of The Year” at the 2015 Stardust Awards. Sooraj received this award with his co-star Athiya Shetty.

Besides acting, Sooraj also worked as an assistant director on various films. Some of such films are Guzaarish and Ek Tha Tiger. The aforementioned films were released in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

Similarly, Sooraj appeared in the role of Shankar in the film Satellite Shankar. This film was released on 8 November 2019. Sooraj starred alongside actors like Megha Akash, Upendra Limaye, Anil K Reji, Palomi Ghosh, and Raj Arjun among others.

The actor then worked on Time to Dance in 2021 playing the role of Rishabh. Sooraj worked alongside actors Isabelle Kaif, Waluscha De Sousa, Saqib Saleem, and Rajpal Yadav among others for this project.

Moreover, Sooraj is set to appear in the titular role of the film Hawa Singh. However, the film’s release date is unknown as of August 2021. Further, the actor starred in the music video for singer Gurinder Seagal’s song GF BF and Rahul Jain’s Dim Dim Lights in 2016 and 2019 respectively.

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Caption: Sooraj Pancholi appearing on the poster of the film ‘Time to Dance’. Source: Instagram

Sooraj Pancholi – Relationship Status and Controversy

Sooraj Pancholi is single and not involved in any romantic relationships at present. Previously, the Bollywood actor was in a romantic relationship with actress Jiah Khan in the year 2013. Sadly, his lover committed suicide in June of the same year. His lover mentioned in her suicide not that their strained relationship was a reason why she committed suicide.

Based on this suicide note, the authorities arrested Sooraj and interviewed him on 10 June 2013. It was because the authorities suspected that Sooraj had aided Jiah’s suicide. Then in the year 2018, the authorities formally charged Sooraj with assisting Jiah’s suicide.

Sooraj’s criminal case was expected to begin in March 2018. However, his case had not even begun as of November 2019. The actor attributes this delay to late Jiah’s mother’s refusal to proceed. The young actor has continuously denied his involvement in his late lover’s demise and described himself as a scapegoat for the late actress’s decision to end her life.

Sooraj Pancholi – Body Measurements

Sooraj Pancholi stands tall at an approximate height of 1.73 meters or 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is around 73 kgs or 160 lbs. Likewise, the actor has a chest-waist-bicep measurement of 44-30-14 inches respectively. Similarly, the popular Indian actor has black hair and dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Sooraj Pancholi working as an assistant director. Source: Instagram

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Sooraj Pancholi joined Twitter in December 2018 and so far has over 8.7k followers on his @sooraj9pancholi account. Likewise, his username on Instagram is @soorajpancholi and so far has over 1.6 million followers.

Sooraj Pancholi – Net Worth 2023

Other than this, the Indian actor doesn’t seem to have a personal profile on other platforms like Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, etc. Moreover, the young Bollywood actor has a net worth estimation of around $1 million US dollars as of August 2021.