Sooraj Pancholi is an Indian actor who made headlines after the suicide of British-American actress Jiah Khan.
Sooraj Pancholi was born on Friday, 9 November 1990.age 31 years; by 2021) in Mumbai. His ancestors are residents of Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
He started his schooling from Pali Hill School in Mumbai and later he completed his schooling in an open school. After completing 12th standard, he did not pursue higher studies as he was not interested in studies.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx): 65 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: brown
Body Measurements (Approx.): Chest 40″ Waist 32 Biceps 15
family and caste
Sooraj Pancholi was born in a Hindu Ahir family.
parents and siblings
Her father, Aditya Pancholi, is an actor, producer and singer. his mother, Zarina Wahabi, works as an actor in Hindi and Malayalam films. His sister Sana Pancholi is a restaurateur.
Aditya’s grandfather was a famous Indian film producer. Some of his popular cousins are:
Faris McReynolds (Los Angeles-based artist and singer)
Natasha Pancholi Khatod (Actress, Producer, Writer)
Aditi Singh (Actress)
relationships / affairs
On 3 June 2013, following the demise of late British-American actress Jiah Khan, it was revealed that Sooraj was in a relationship with her for the past few months.
In 2016, there were rumors that Sooraj was dating Brazilian model Larissa Bonci. The two met for the first time at the gym in Bandra, Mumbai. Later, some media sources claimed that after being in a relationship for more than 4 years, they split.
religious point of view
He was born to a Hindu father and a Muslim mother. The sun is inclined towards the teachings of Jesus Christ.
He started his career as an assistant director in 2010 Hindi film ‘Guzaarish’. His second Hindi film as an assistant director is Ek Tha Tiger (2012). In 2015, he made his debut as an actor in the Hindi film ‘Hero’ in which he played the role of Sooraj Kaushik.
He has acted in a few Hindi films such as ‘Satellite Shankar’ (2019), ‘Time to Dance’ (2021), and ‘Hawa Singh’ (under production till 2022).
Sooraj has also featured in some Hindi music videos such as “GF BF” (2016) by Gurinder Siegel and “Dim Dim Lights” (2019) by Rahul Jain.
On 3 June 2013, British-American actress Jiah Khan committed suicide at her apartment in Mumbai. Four days later, her sister found a six-page handwritten letter at Jia’s apartment in which Jia wrote about her troubled relationship with a boy. Later, during investigation, it was revealed that Sooraj was dating her and the letter was pointing towards Jiya and Sooraj’s relationship.
On 11 June 2013, Suraj was arrested by the Mumbai Police under section 306 on the charge of suicide. Two days later, a report of Jiah Khan’s autopsy was released which confirmed that she had died by hanging and was not a case of murder. Sooraj was sent on 14-day remand and taken to Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. On 1 July 2013, he was granted bail by the High Court of Bombay against a bond of Rs 50,000. A day later, the court ruled that Suraj was not liable for Jia’s death. A few months later, Jia’s mother filed a petition for an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation, and almost a year later, the Bombay High Court allowed the CBI to handle the case. On 9 December 2015, Sooraj was questioned by the CBI. Later, the CBI filed a supplementary charge sheet in the court, and Suraj was charged with abetment to suicide under IPC section 306. After a series of investigations for a few years, on 14 October 2017, Sooraj filed a petition in Bombay. High Court in which he requested a campaign in the proceedings of the trial. In 2021 Jiah Khan murder case was transferred to special CBI court. The judges of the Sessions Court said,
The investigation in the present case is being carried out by the CBI/SCB (which has filed the supplementary charge sheet). Special courts are set up to try the cases specifically investigated by the CBI and a special judge is appointed to deal with the said cases. I do not have the power to deal with the cases filed by CBI. Therefore, in my view, it is necessary to transfer the present case to the CBI court.”
Talking to reporters, Sooraj said,
I am a little satisfied because my case should have been in the special CBI court from the very beginning. Now that the matter is in CBI court, I hope we will see it closed. If the court finds me guilty, I should be punished, but if it is not, I am entitled to be cleared of these charges.
After about seven-eight years of the case, Sooraj spoke openly on this matter in the media. In an interview he said,
Nobody understands that it was his decision (to commit suicide), you know, it was his choice. It was his mental state to do so. And I think it’s really unfair to blame anyone for that. Because what if I do this to myself today? Who will be blamed? I would blame the media for this because they put a lot of pressure on me to write false things about me but you can’t really blame things on other people. I think a person needs to be strong and more than lover’s support, he needs family support and I don’t know why family was not there for him. ,
I’ve been really quiet because I respect that family. I respect what the family has gone through. But the media has become very irresponsible. They only care about their TRP. Many times I have been in court and things have been in my favor and there were a lot of journalists. I asked him, “Will you write it?” They told me that they will not do it as it is a positive story and it will not track. It’s unfair but I also believe in timing.”
- 2015: Stardust Awards for Best Jodi (Jodi) of the Year (Shared with.) Athiya Shetty) hero . For
- 2016: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Hero
- Shoe Brand: Roberto Cavalli
- Film Director: Kabir Khan
- Fitness Idol: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone
- Ducati Streetfighter V4 S
- jeep wrangler
Facts / Trivia
- She has been featured on the cover page of various magazines like Filmfare, Society, Stardust and Exhibit.
- In an interview, he shared that the most memorable moment in his debut Hindi film ‘Hero’ was when he touched his father’s feet for the first time during a scene in the film.
- She is an avid dog lover, and has seven pet dogs.
- Suraj is a fitness freak and visits the gym regularly.
- He enjoys road cycling and playing football.
- In an interview, he told that he drinks alcohol.
- Suraj follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- He considers Indian actor Salman Khan his idol. Talking about Salman in an interview, he said,
I really don’t know because whenever I ask him why he helped me, he doesn’t have an answer. My parents know him but they are not his friends. It’s not like he’s always the one to have drinks at his Eid parties or at his house or with my dad! It has never been so. Years ago when I was about 19, he once called me in general. He called me on my phone and asked Suraj to come and meet me at Yash Raj’s office. I met him. He asked me to help Kabir Khan. I helped. That’s when I became a little friends with him. That’s where he got to know me. I don’t know why he helped me.”