Sharman Joshi is an Indian film actor, theater artist, theater director, producer and TV presenter who played the role of Raju Rastogi in the 2009 Hindi film ‘3 Idiots’.
Sharman Joshi was born on Saturday, 28 April 1979.age 46 years; by 2022) in Nagpur, Maharashtra. His ancestors are residents of Patan, Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
He did his schooling from Manekji Cooper Education Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Colour: Black
family and caste
Sharman Joshi was born in a Gujarati Brahmin family.
parents and siblings
His father, Arvind Joshi, was a renowned Gujarati theater artist, playwright and drama director. His mother’s name is Usha Joshi. His sister Mansi Joshi Roy is an actress. Mansi is married to Indian actor Rohit Roy.
wife and children
He met Prerna for the first time when Sharman was in college. It was love at first sight for Sharman. Initially they became friends and soon they fell in love with each other. Talking about the relationship in an interview, Sharman said,
No one actually proposed, it was simply understood. It was so natural that we would turn it into a lifelong meeting. ,
On 15 June 2000, after dating for a long time, Sharman married Prerna Chopra, daughter of veteran Indian actor Prem Chopra.
In October 2005, the couple was blessed with a daughter named Khyana Joshi, and in July 2009, the couple welcomed their twin sons, named Varyan Joshi and Vihaan Joshi.
Indian theater artist Praveen Joshi is his uncle. Indian TV actress Sarita Joshi is his aunt. Indian TV actors Purbi Joshi, Ketki Dave and Gulki Joshi are his cousins. Sharman is the uncle of Indian TV actress Riddhi Dave.
Sharman started his career as a theater artist and acted in various theater plays in different languages like Gujarati, Hindi, English and Marathi. He has mainly performed at Thakorbhai Desai Hall, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Some of his popular theater plays are ‘All the Best,’ ‘Aame Lai Gaya, Tam Rahi Gaya’ and ‘Main Aur Tum’. Apart from performing in theater plays, he has also directed a few theater plays. In 2016, he made his debut as a theater director in the Hindi theater drama Main Aur Tum.
In 2017, he collaborated with a UK-based company to produce ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’, an award-winning stage play. In an interview, while talking about the collaboration, Sharman said,
It just so happens that the producers of the play and I were looking for each other. They [the producers] Knew me and my plays. I am excited to bring this play to India by the end of November. We will have a four-month rehearsal and we intend to make it in three languages - English, Gujarati and Marathi. This is going to be a never before seen act on the Indian theater circuit. We will have actors jumping from 10 feet high platforms and flying in the air, because there is a lot of action-based comedy in the play. ,
In 1999, he made his debut as an actor in the Hindi film ‘Godmother’ in which he played the role of Karsan.
He came into limelight with the 2001 Hindi film ‘Style’. The pairing of Sharman Joshi and Sahil Khan (Indian film actor and fitness entrepreneur) gained immense popularity with the film.
Some of his other popular Hindi films are ‘Rang De Basanti’ (2006), ‘Golmaal’ (2006), ‘3 Idiots’ (2009), and ‘Mission Mangal’ (2019). His performance in these films was appreciated by the audience and critics.
In 1995, he made his debut with the Hindi TV show ‘Standing Boy: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’. In 1999, he acted in the Hindi TV serial ‘Gubbare’. He hosted the 2009 TV quiz show ‘Pokerface: Dil Sacha Chehra Jhootha’.
In 2019, his first Hindi web series ‘Baarish’ aired, in which he was cast opposite Indian TV actress Asha Negi, He played the role of Anuj Mehta in the web series.
In 2020, he appeared in another Hindi web series titled ‘Pawan Aur Pooja’.
In 1996, he was selected for ‘Star Track’, an all India talent search competition organized by ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited). Sharman was among the top 9 boys who were selected for the competition. He lent his voice to the song “Give Me Some Sunshine, Give Me Some Rain” with Indian singer Sooraj Jagan for the film ‘3 Idiots’ (2009). Sharman has acted in various Hindi TV commercials such as 7UP, Nokia 5233 and Airtel.
On 26 August 2014, he started a film production company named ‘Sharman Joshi Productions’.
In 2018, during one of his interviews, he shared that he was dropped from the sequel of Hindi film ‘Golmaal Fun Unlimited’ (2006) over salary-increment issues.
The makers “kicked me out” of the Golmaal series after no talks to raise the remuneration. I feel that in the second part some of my manager and producers got cheated in some conversation (in the second part, there was no conversation between my manager and producers). And I couldn’t be a part of it.”
My manager was chatting. I think there were some ego upset and it came down to me not doing the film. Before that happened, I actually made a request that I still want to be a part of the film. I said talks happen… He was doing his best for me as a manager. He was trying to communicate as best he could. But I said, no need to come down for this. But I think it was too late, he had to go ahead with his choice which I understand and respect. ,
- 2007: Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Comedian in the film Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
- 2010: Nominated for the Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, India
- 2010: Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for 3 Idiots
- 2010: Won the International Indian Film Academy for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 3 Idiots
- colour’s): black, brown and gray
- food: Rajma-Rice, Spicy Red Potato Chicken, and Pizza
- Consonant(s): thai and chinese
- Dessert(s): Gulab Jamun and Sooji Halwa
- Restaurant: Hakkasan in Mumbai
Facts / Trivia
- Some Indian celebrities like Divya Bharti, Farhan Akhtarand Ritesh Sidhwani was his classmate in the 1984 batch of his class at the Manekji Cooper Education Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai.
- He is very fond of Gujarati culture. Talking about this during an interview, he said,
I give a lot of credit to my Gujarati roots for the purity in my art. I think in Gujarati culture children are taught the importance of tehzeeb, perhaps a little more than in other cultures. There is an emphasis on respecting your elders and the importance of their presence in your life. Apart from this aspect, Gujarati people are enthusiastic about their festivals. Also, being a Gujarati, I don’t think our personality is incomplete without food. And my love for Gujarati cuisine continues because of my mother’s cooking.”
- In his spare time, he likes to travel and read books.
- He has been featured on the cover page of various magazines including Crunch, The Man and Bollywood film Fame Canada.
- Sharman has a Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 car.
- Sharman follows a non-vegetarian diet. Talking about this in an interview, he said,
I am a ‘corrupt’ Gujarati Brahmin, who has had non-vegetarian food all my life. I’ve tried it all – grasshoppers, earthworms, crocodile meat. Although I don’t have any real cravings, I do like to have Chinese or Thai food at times.