Pankit Thakkar is an Indian actor. He is best known for playing the role of Chetan Rawal in the Hindi television show Aapki Nazarene Ne Samjha (2021).
Pankit Thakkar was born on Thursday, 14 March 1981.age 42 years; by 2022) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Pankit holds a master’s degree in fine arts Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, New York.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Pankit Thakkar belongs to a Gujarati family.
parents and siblings
Pankit’s father Late Jagdish Thakkar was a stockbroker. Pankit’s father passed away in 2021. Speaking about his father’s death in an interview, he said,
Professionally, 2021 was a very good year for me, but personally I suffered a setback as I lost my father. The year will always make me realize the great loss that cannot be undone. I really loved my father and he was the only support in my life who encouraged me to move forward. I am thankful to all my friends and family who stood by me in this difficult time of losing my father.”
Not much is known about Pankit’s mother and siblings.
wife and children
In September 2000, Pankit Thakkar married Prachi Kovali Thakkar, an Indian television actress. After a period of almost fifteen years, Pankit Thakkar announced his separation through an interview. He quoted,
I am waiting for the pandemic to end so that I can file for divorce. We have been living separately since 2015 and now both of us find ourselves in a better place and happier situation in life. We still respect each other and things are very clear between us. We have mutually decided to be responsible towards our son. And I’m okay with her being with her mom. I lost my mother when I was very young and I understand how important a mother is to a child’s life. We are filing divorce by mutual consent.”
He further added,
I have always respected him for who he is. But sometimes things are not in our hands. We tried our best to be together but we failed and eventually found peace in being apart. After falling in love with her and going against my family, I married her because she was eight years older than me and I was only 21 at the time. I was at the peak of my career and I believed that this is the right time when God is giving me everything I wish for.”
Not much is known about Pankit Thakkar’s son.
relationships / affairs
Reportedly, it was rumored that Pankit Thakkar was dating Vahbiz Dorabji, an Indian television actress. It was also speculated that her relationship with Pankit was the reason behind Vahbiz’s divorce from her ex-husband Vivian Dsena. However, Pankit’s wife Prachi Thakkar denied the reports of her husband dating Vahbiz Dorabji. he quoted,
My husband has no hand in Vahbiz-Vivian’s divorce. I know my man and if he had to keep an eye on another woman, our marriage wouldn’t have lasted 17 years. I don’t want to comment on Vahbiz, but it really hurts to read stories like this. Both of us are trying to work on our marriage by putting aside these baseless rumours.”
In 2001, Pankit Thakkar made his debut with the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Kabhi Soutan Kabhi Saheli’, in which he played the role of Harsh. He talked about the television show and its director Ekta Kapoor during an interview. He quoted,
What I am today is because Ekta Kapoor noticed me and gave me a chance to start my career as a hero, and I look forward to working with Ekta in one of her shows in the coming future. . In all the roles I have played so far, I have been able to garner accolades and accolades as an actor, and I am grateful to all the producers with whom I have worked, who have given me diverse roles and thanked me for playing them. Relied on abilities. ,
Some of his other Hindi TV shows are Tu Kahe Aagar (2002), Tum Bin Jaun Kahan (2003), Special Squad (2004), Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan (2002), India Calling (2005), and Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant ( 2016). During an interview, he shared his experience portraying different characters in television shows. He said,
By the grace of God, the way the story has progressed and my character’s journey has been well received by the audience. I have had an amazing response to the show, usually people are labeled as a romantic actor, or an intense actor, or a soft man or a manly man. Luckily, I have been able to break that barrier and in a career spanning 20 years, I have done romance, comedy, action roles on television.”
He then appeared as a lead character in a few television shows including Dil Mil Gaye (2007), Dharmpatni (2011), and Aapki Nazarene Ne Samjhauta (2021). In an interview, while talking about his role in Aapki Nazar Kya Sakthi, he said,
I have a writer backed role in the show Aapko Nazarne Ne Samjhauta and my character is a very integral part of the story. The show is based on concept and is not the kind of story you often see on Indian television. I am glad that the makers Sonali and Aamir Jaffer have chosen me for this special role, and I cannot thank them enough.”
In 2017, Pankit Thakkar established his own production company, which is known as Thakkar Multimedia Group.
Facts / Trivia
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Pankit Thakkar said in an interview that his birth year was misrepresented on the internet. He quoted,
I don’t understand who gave the wrong description and I don’t know how to remove it. Due to the wrong birth year that is online, people might think I am 59 while I am 41! I don’t know why nobody does fact checks with actors before putting things online. ,
He further added,
People who have known me for many years know my age and I don’t need to explain to them. But there are many young producers and casting agents who have entered the industry and when they search online, they see this description and want to offer me the role of Dada. Maybe there are other people who don’t contact me even after searching online on me because they think I’m not worth the bill.
- He has a tattoo on his right hand which reads ‘One Man Army’.
- Pankit Thakkar likes to consume alcohol occasionally. In an interview, he mentioned,
This Valentine’s Day, I plan to take a beautiful bath while reading my book, cook my favorite meal for myself, drink a nice bottle of wine and light the candles on the table. To reaffirm that I love myself and that my well-being is my priority now. I’m not in a relationship and that’s okay
- In an interview, Pankit revealed that he was suffering from depression due to his overweight. He said,
The depression I felt during my heavy years was hard to kick and for me, my weight and my sadness were very much intertwined. If someone asked me, if I would trade for five years of my life to be thin, I would probably say yes. I probably would have left more years than that. I would have done almost anything so I can relate to people who turn to pills (tried it), exercise (have bought all of them), crazy diets (been there) and whatever. Hoping it can work for them. ,
- Pankit is fond of gym.