The man whose name is trending all over the nation, through the last few months of 2020, is none other than Pratik Gandhi. Scam 1992 fame Pratik is a well-known Gujarati actor. He has acted in numerous plays and Gujarati movies before entering the OTT platform. His on-stage performances are appreciated by everyone. After his character, Harshad Mehta, in the popular web series, Scam 1992 became a hit, Pratik’s name earned fame from all over India. Let’s read more into Pratik Gandhi Biography.
Pratik Gandhi was born on 22 February 1989, in the city of Surat. Both of his parents were teachers. His interest developed in acting from a young age. He started acting in theatres in Surat. He studied in V.D. Desai High School in his hometown. Later, he moved to Maharashtra to complete graduation in Industrial Engineering from Jalgaon North Maharashtra University.
He started his career in Reliance Industries as an engineer. He used to work in theatres in the evenings after the working hours were over. He had also worked in the National Productivity Council in Pune and Satara. Pratik worked under a municipal corporation in Mumbai also. His struggling days are proof of his hard work.
While working, he kept on performing on stage. He acted in many Gujarati plays. He was seen on stage, performing in the play, “Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar” in 2005. Later, in 2006, he debuted in the film industry with an English movie Yours Emotionally.
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Before getting an opportunity to work in the commercial movies, he acted in many popular plays that include “Jujave Roop” (2007), “Apurva Avsar” (2007), “Saat Tari Ekvees part 1” (2008), “Hu Chandrakant Bakshi” (2013). Plays like “Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe” (2013), “Mohan No Masalo” (2015), and “Sikka Ni Triji Baaju” (2016) are some of the many talked about plays Pratik worked in.
After working on his first movie in 2006, he acted in another English movie, 68 Pages, in 2007. Pratik debuted in the Gujarati film industry with the popular hit, Bey Yaar, in 2014. The movie became a blockbuster within weeks, and Pratik started shining in the movie industry. After that, he kept on working in many movies. He worked in Wrong Side Raju (2016), Tamburo (2017), and Love Ni Bhavai (2017) before entering Bollywood. He debuted in Loveyatri in 2018, where he played a negative role. In the same year, he appeared in the Hindi film, Mitron, and Gujarati film, Ventilator.
In 2019, Pratik was seen in Gujarati movies Gujarat 11 and Dhunki. He worked in Luv Ni Love Storys, Avartan, and the Hindi movie Ravan Leela in 2020. His fame touched the peak upon the release of SonyLiv’s Scam 1992. Pratik portrayed the infamous Harshad Mehta with an ease that his brilliant acting stole the limelight in a very few days. He humanized the character in a way that the audience could easily connect to the character and his back story. His name has been on trend since the release. Even though he got immense popularity through movies, according to him, theatre gives him much more exposure to experiment on characters.
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Both of Pratik’s parents were from Gujarat. His younger brother Punit is a professional designer. Punit has also given his voice for the song, “Athadaya Kare Che” in the movie Love Ni Bhavai. While working in Gujarat, he got close to the beautiful theatre and television actor Bhamini Oza. The couple got married in 2009. They have a daughter named Miraya, who was born in 2014.
Pratik Gandhi has become a renowned name in both Gujarati and Hindi film industry. His portrayal of different characters in different movies or plays shows how much of an excellent actor he is. After a lot of struggle, Pratik has finally achieved his place. But he is not someone to hold onto a place forever; he wishes to break his own limits aiming for new heights in the future.