Name: Shiv Pandit
Birthdate: 21st of June, 1984
1) Apart from acting and hosting, previously Shiv Pandit used to be a radio jockey during the period between 2002 and 2004.
2) His brother, GayatriPandit has worked as an assistant director for films like ‘Desi Boyz’ and ‘Boss’.
Biography: Shiv Pandit, the actor and host was born on the 21st of June in the year 1984 at Nagpur situated in Maharashtra, India. He has appeared in numerous television commercials for well-known brands such as Rotomac, LG, Airtel, Sprite, Colgate, Tide and others. His first major breakthrough was in the year 2006 when he played the lead role of Inspector Hanuman Prasad Pandey in ‘F.I.R’, a television sitcom aired on SAB TV. This show carried on for two years and Shiv Pandit earned a nomination for the 2008 Boroplus Gold Awards – Best Comic Role (Male). Soon after this in 2008, he was given the grand opportunity to host the very first edition of the prestigious Indian Premier league on the television channel called SET Max, for a show called ‘Extra Innings T20’.
His very first role on the big screen was in the year 2011 when he starred in the Bejoy Nambier directed ‘Shaitan’ starring Sonali Sachdev, Sheetal Menon, Kirti Kulhari, Neil Bhoopalam, Gulshan Devaiya, Pawan Malhotra, Rajit Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and Rajeev Khandelwal. His role in this film was greatly appreciated and he even earned a nomination for the prestigious Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. He even got nominations for the Big Star Young Entertainer Debut of The Year- Male and for the prestigious Best Ensemble Screen Award. Next up he made his debut in the Tamil film industry with the film ‘Leelai’ directed by Andrew Louis and starring Manasi Parekh and Shiv Pandit himself. This film created a great impact at the box office and it received numerous positive remarks from the audience as well as from the critics. Shiv Pandit had also appeared in two short films. In 2008 he starred in ‘The Private Life of Albert Pinto’ where he played the role of the protagonist and two years later in 2010 he appeared in ‘The Other Woman’ which was an English language film.
One of his upcoming films include the Anthony D’Souza directed 2013 flick titled ‘Boss’ starring Ronit Roy, Aditi Rao Hydari, Mithun Chakraborty and Akshay Kumar. Here Shiv Pandit would be seen playing the role of Akshay Kumar’s younger brother. This film is all set to hit the theatres on the 16th of October this year.
Shiv Pandit’s filmography includes ‘Boss’ (2013), ‘Leelai’ (2012), ‘Shaitan’ (2011), ‘The Other Woman’ (2010) and ‘The Private Life of Albert Pinto’ (2008).