Pratik Gandhi Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Biography, Web Series & More

Pratik Gandhi is an Indian Actor who is known for his predominant work in Gujrati theater.

Pratik Gandhi Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Biography, Web Series & More

Pratik Gandhi and his wife Bhamini Oza Gandhi will soon start shooting for a Gujarati film, in which they will be sharing screen space for the first time. Even though the two have worked with each other in plays a couple of times earlier, this is the first time they are doing a film together. And Pratik Gandhi couldn’t be happier. He says, “I am really excited to share screen space with Bhamini. We have worked together in plays a few times earlier, but it never happened before where we could do a film together. And now that things have worked out, I am really looking forward to starting filming.” If everything goes as planned, the two actors will start shooting for the film in the first week of May. The film is a romantic drama and it will involve several romantic sequences, although not the typical kinds, says Pratik. “It is a romantic film, but not a typical love story. It is very intense and involves a lot of emotions. I hope we are able to do justice to it,” he says. Ask him if he feels excited about romancing his wife onscreen and he gushes, “The kind of relationship we share, it is very open and I can talk to her about anything. So, I think we will have a lot of exchange of ideas and inputs as the film goes along. It will be a very different experience to be romancing someone I know so well. So, I am really looking forward to it.”Not just Dhollywood, but actor  Pratik Gandhi has been quite well-known when it comes to theatre. He started his career as an actor and has been a part of several famous plays. While more recently the actor has been focusing on Bollywood and Dhollywood projects, Pratik theatre will always be his first love.

“There are so many incidents and picking just one fondest memory will be very difficult. But this one time when I was performing Mohan’s Masala for a few inmates of Sabarmati jail, I wasn’t sure if they would enjoy watching a play on Mahatma Gandhi. They were a jittery lot. But when the jailor intervened they all settled down. Towards the end, one of the inmates came sobbing and told me how moved he was after watching the play, particularly the scene where Mohan's (my character) mother was also involved."

He further adds, "Another incident was when I had just started doing theatre and was doing a play with Aparo Mehta in Kolkatta. Being a naïve artist I forgot to take a prop on stage and had to improvise. Aparo (Mehta) too joined along and it all went smooth.”

“There are so many incidents and picking just one fondest memory will be very difficult. But this one time when I was performing Mohan’s Masala for a few inmates of Sabarmati jail, I wasn’t sure if they would enjoy watching a play on Mahatma Gandhi. They were a jittery lot. But when the jailor intervened they all settled down. Towards the end, one of the inmates came sobbing and told me how moved he was after watching the play, particularly the scene where Mohan's (my character) mother was also involved."

He further adds, "Another incident was when I had just started doing theatre and was doing a play with Aparo Mehta in Kolkatta. Being a naïve artist I forgot to take a prop on stage and had to improvise. Apart (Mehta) too joined along and it all went smooth.”

Pratik Gandhi, who will soon be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia's web show, The Great Indian Murder, has said that the issue of casteism is a deep-rooted one in the country. He also shared incidences when it affected his work. Based on Vikas Swarup's Six Suspects, the upcoming web show will also explore the way the caste system affects day-to-day life in our country. In a new interview with Hindustan Times, Pratik has shared incidences of his first-hand experience with casteism.

Asked if he would like to share an incident from real life when he experienced it, the actor said, "I used to work for a company and they used to set up power plants across India. For that, we had to acquire land and the landowners would seek jobs in our company in return, apart from the price of the land. And, you do not get educated people as landowners all the time. When they are not educated, you can offer them jobs as a helper or those kinds of jobs. But, if the landowner was from a higher caste, he would not be ready to take up those jobs. For them, it is difficult to differentiate between their jobs and their personal identities. It is about their ego. Things do not work like that in today's corporate world, but for them, it is a question of life. I have seen and experienced this. When I heard this the first time, I could not believe it. I was like 'what is this guy thinking and more importantly, I'd think 'how do you change it?."

He added, "And, I am talking not about far back, I am talking about just five years ago. It (the mentality) is everywhere, I did that (sought land for the company and encountered such people) in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, South, everywhere.. the issue may not be the same, the intensity may be different but the basic issue is same."

The theme of casteism is also a major part of The Great Indian Murder. Pratik also said, "The issue of caste is deeply rooted in Indian society. Be it north, south, east, or west, it is one of the biggest demons we are all fighting with. A lot of systems and processes are designed in such a way that the entire caste system is difficult to get away with. I can only wish we get rid of these things as fast as we can. This is very well adapted in the screenplay and was part of the story, and the book as well. Tigmanshu Dhulia understands these things very well. He comes from the heartland and you will enjoy all these nuances in the story." 

About his character, Pratik said, "My character's name is Suraj Yadav. He is an investigating officer - a CBI officer. He has come up the ranks very fast and knows the entire system so well that he can manipulate it well. He is a pro at bureaucracy and is very well-connected as well. He is a flawed character and has been put on the case to take it to another level. Mine and Richa Chadha's (roles) are both not part of the book (Six Suspects). These were specially written for the series. My character is also kind of narrator for the story."

Asked about the confrontation scenes between Pratik and Richa in the show, he said, "Richa and I have a few confrontation scenes, but it all worked out very well. She is a fantastic actor. When you get that kind of an actor, there is a lot to explore. We were able to create the magic on set. Also, Tigmanshu is also an actor - he is the director but also an actor so he understands."

Before he came to the national limelight with Sony LIV's web show, The Scam 1992, Pratik have had his share of struggles. Talking about the time when he faced financial troubles and had two medical emergencies in the family, Pratik said, “What kept me going was hope and a positive attitude. These were the only things I had. The support of the whole family works as an anchor. If you fall down, most things are not in my control. But, it is difficult to understand that when you are in the situation. First, you need to admit the situation. Only then you can start talking about the solution. By design, upbringing, and perhaps engineering background, my mental bend is to look for solutions. I cannot think about problems for long without looking for solutions.”

Pratik shared earlier that his wife had surgery to remove a brain tumor and around the same time, his father had to be hospitalized because of cancer. He eventually lost his father.

For his first play where he essayed the role of a guard, Pratik used to practice for his role at night, after he used to complete his day job. Asked about doing night shifts as a full-time actor now, Pratik said, “I like that I can concentrate more on what I am doing now. My passion. But, I am still compromising the time for my family. I used to compromise on their time earlier and, even now. I try and compensate when I am at home. We all find some time whenever possible.”

Pratik, who is married to actor Bhamini Oza, added: “A lot of complaints keep coming my way. My wife is also an actor, but she is a wife. Of course, we understand each other's professions. But my daughter often asks me not to go to shootings. I tell her that there are many people involved, and I cannot skip going to shoots. She asks me to take her to shoot.”  

Scam 1992 actor Pratik Gandhi has taken to Twitter to tweet about the massive traffic chaos he witnessed on Sunday evening in Mumbai. The actor was traveling in the city's suburbs and was trying to reach his shoot location. However, the city's crucial Western Express Highway (WEH) was blocked for VIP movement due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. For the unversed, PM Modi reached the city on Sunday evening as he was awarded the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award by the veteran singer's family.  

In his tweet,  Pratik Gandhi revealed that he eventually began walking due to the snail-pace movement of cars. His tweet read, "Mumbai WEH is jammed coz of “VIP” movement, I started walking on the roads to reach the shoot location and Police caught me by the shoulder and almost pushed me in some random marble warehouse to wait till without any discussion.

The Scam 1992 actor's fans also empathized with him. One Twitter user said, "Har Baar " Risk Hain Toh Ishq Hain ", nahin hota Mota Bhai." To which, the actor replied, "Bhai Koi risk Nahi Sirf Naam pe Jaa Raha Tha (No risk, was only going to work)." 

On the work front, Pratik Gandhi has several interesting projects in the pipeline. His most recent announcement was the film Phule with Patralekhaa. "Honoured to take Mahatma Phule’s legacy to the world as an actor along with @patralekhaa in #Phule On the occasion of 195th birth anniversary of Jyotiba Phule, unveiling the first look of ‘Phule’, the Hindi biopic, directed by @ananthmahadevanofficial produced by Content Engineers & Dancing Shiva Productions," the actor had announced. 

Taapsee Pannu is on a roll these days. After a stupendous performance in Haseen Dillruba and Rashmi Rocket, the actress has been making headlines for having some interesting movies in her kitty. Amid this, Taapsee Pannu is once again creating a buzz, and this time for her new project. We are talking about Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan? wherein she will be seen sharing the screen space with Pratik Gandhi. The Thappad actress took social media by storm this morning as she shared the first look poster of his movie.

Taking to Instagram, Taapsee shared a still with his co-star Pratik from the movie wherein the actress was seen dressed as a cop. On the other hand, the Scam 1992 star was seen dressed as a groom in the pic and the duo was looking out for his missing bride. Taapsee had captioned the image as, “Pratik Gandhi and I are all set to find his missing bride in Junglee Pictures & Roy Kapur Films’ next comedy-drama #WohLadkiHaiKahaan?”.

In what could easily be termed as a dream cast, Applause Entertainment and Ellipsis Entertainment collaborate to bring together a fantastic quartet - Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi,  Ileana D' Cruz, and Indian-American sensation Sendhil Ramamurthy, who are all set to fire up the screens in an upcoming, yet untitled romantic comedy-drama, to be directed by leading ad film-maker, Shirsha Guha Thakurta. The film, a progressive, uninhibited take on modern relationships, marks Applause’s foray into the big screen experience and this second collaboration with Ellipsis promises to be 2022’s ultimate date movie.

Sameer Nair, the CEO, of Applause Entertainment, says, “The film is a sparkling, sophisticated romance that subverts all notions of love and fidelity in modern times. While alchemy best describes the coming together of this incredible cast, we’re thrilled to collaborate with Shirsha Guha Thakurta, who has an extraordinarily perceptive understanding of human relationships. We’re also excited to partner with Ellipsis once again, to bring this witty, charming, and passionate story to life.”

Producers Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar, and Swati Iyer, partners at Ellipsis Entertainment state, “The subject of love remains intriguing and debated. We were keen to tackle relationship fatigue by coming up with something that is dynamic, nuanced, relatable, uplifting, and humorous, all in the same breath. This is probably the story of your life or definitely one that you’ve seen one or more of your friends go through. With a formidable cast, script, and director, Applause, and Ellipsis are truly excited about this multi-Starrer.”  

Director Shirsha Guha Thakurta tells us, "When I first heard this story, I was instantly attracted to its universe- honest, funny and so today. The actors have been a dream to work with. Their generosity is something I will always cherish. My producers (Applause and Ellipsis) have been extremely supportive and stood by me like a rock. Yes, I'm nervous, but this journey so far has been truly special." The film is currently filming in locations across Mumbai and Ooty. 

Hansal Mehta's directorial Scam 1992 – The Harshad Mehta Story is set in the 1980s and 90s Bombay. The 10-episode series follows the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who single-handedly took the stock market to dizzying heights and his catastrophic downfall. While Pratik Gandhi essays Harshad, Shreya Dhanwanthary is seen playing the journalist who investigated and reported the scam.

I was doing a lot of theatre and even Gujarati films. While I was shooting for a film in 2018, I received a call from Hansal Mehta. He asked me to meet him for this project. Honestly, I was completely taken aback, and for 48 hours, I didn’t even know how to react. But I was really happy and was waiting to finish my shoot so that I could meet him. I had to go through multiple auditions, and then Hansal asked me if I would like to do the show. And my only answer was a big yes. That’s how it all started, and then last year around July-August, we started shooting.

The way I have approached all my roles is to make them look absolutely real. I want to make each of my characters memorable. I want the audience to not feel it’s Pratik, rather they should see me as a character, a new person. I think that helped me to get into the skin of Harshad Mehta. Without inhibition, I could convert myself, physically and mentally. I think that attribute and my theatre stint helped me a lot to stay true to the role. Although there were no physical similarities, now when I look back, I think after the transformation, I actually started looking like him. It was quite shocking for me too.

It does get difficult when you know too much about that person. I think then one has to practice how to learn and unlearn. I only focus on things that would help me to create characteristics and ignore the other things. I wanted to play it in a neutral way. Everything that happened has been presented as it is in the show. And we wanted to keep it open for the audience to interpret.

Absolutely, I’ve always believed that theatre is an actor’s gym, where you can polish your skills. Everything else is just a knockout match. Creating characters and performing them multiple times helps one understand the script from different perspectives. It also teaches you discipline like no other medium. Another interesting fact is that the stage brings instant gratification to you, be it the audience reacting to your performance or a standing ovation. However, all of it is short-lived, and you need to start afresh the next time you go on stage. Hence theatre also makes you humble as you are as good an actor as you perform on that day. It teaches you to take everything with a pinch of salt and live and act for that day.

Pratik Gandhi has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 65 Kg (145  lbs). Pratik Gandhi always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 38 Inches, Waist is approx. 32 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got black hair and light Brown Eyes.

Pratik Gandhi, the actor who portrayed the role of the ‘Big Bull’ Harshad Mehta with panache in Scam 1992, which is streaming on Sony LIV, is still soaking in the success of the web series. “I knew it would be a good show because of Hansal sir, Applause Entertainment, and the involvement of so many seasoned actors and an experienced crew. But the success it has received and the appreciation I have got seem surreal.” The series is based on the book The Scam, The: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away by Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu, which attempts to present what happened during the 1992 stock market scam in India. In a candid chat, the actor speaks about how he prepared for the role and why he empathizes with the character.

I am a Gujarati theatre artist and have been acting for nearly 16 years. I have also acted in Gujarati films. Hansal sir had watched two of my films — Bey Yaar and Wrong Side Raju, which had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati in 2016. He felt that I could pull off this role. I went for the auditions, and I think because Harshad Mehta was also Gujarati, my patois added to the authenticity of the character.

There’s a lot of material available regarding the scam he was involved in but it is very little about how he was as a person, and this made it quite challenging to prepare for the role. But we collectively thought of approaching him from a human and emotional aspect. After reading the 550-page script which is detailed research in itself, I decided to focus on the characteristics in him which would bring his personality alive, such as his ego, confidence, passion, and arrogance.


Real Name Pratik Gandhi
Nickname Not Known
Profession Actor
Debut Bollywood Film- Mitron (2018)
Language Known Hindi, English & Gujarati
Date Of Birth 7 February 1989
Age (as of 2020) 31 Years
Birthplace Surat, Gujrat, India
Hometown Gujrat, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Libra
Height in Centimeters 175 cm
Height in Meters 1.75 m
Height in Inches 5′ 9″
Weight in Kilograms 65 kg
Weight in Pounds 145 lbs
Body Measurement (approx.) Chest-38



Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Black
Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Punit Gandhi
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Bhamini Oza Gandhi
Wife Bhamini Oza Gandhi
Educational Qualification Graduate
School Bhulka Bhavan School, Gujrat
College/University Maharashtra University, India
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan 
Favorite Actress Kajol, Anushka Sharma
Favorite Food Not Known
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Film Director Rajkumar Hirani
Hobbies Listening to Music, Traveling, Playing Cricket
Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Car Collection Not Known
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, New York
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) Not Known

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