Soham Shah is an Indian actor and director who is particularly active in Bollywood film Industry. He was born in Jaipur in India. Soham got his inspiration from Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and decided to try his luck in the film industry. He was a real-estate businessman before venturing into films.
This very talented actor is also a producer who produced a documentary short film “Newborn” and also he was a co-producer for the movie “
Ship of Theseus”. Soham Shah began his Bollywood venture as an actor in Ashu Trikha’s 2009 thriller ‘
Mithun Chakraborty and
Urvashi Sharma alongside.
However, it was not much liked by the critics and also it didn’t earn well in box-office. A lawsuit based on public interest was filed against this movie in Bombay High Court demanding a ban on this movie for the alleged negative impression of Muslims. He rose to fame with his outstanding portrayal of Navin in the 2013 Indian drama film Ship of Theseus. He was also the co-producer of this movie along with
Mukesh Shah and Amita Shah.
This movie was critically acclaimed in 2012 in Toronto International Film Festival and proclaimed as the “Hidden gem of the year.” With its alluring name and storyline, this movie went on to win 10 International Film Festival awards. In 2014, Soham was the producer of the highly appreciated inspirational documentary film “Newborn” starring Laxmi Agarwal, a real survivor of an acid attack which depicts the story how she survived the acid attack and how she mustered up her courage to lead a normal life after the incident.
He portrayed the character of ACP Vedant Mishra in Meghna Gulzar’s 2015 thriller ‘
Irrfan Khan and Konkana Sen Sharma for which Soham received an overwhelming response from the critics and the audience. The storyline of the film is based on a real murder case of a girl named Arushi from Noida in Delhi by her parents that created chaos in the whole county in 2008. The movie caught the attention of the audience due to the even more realistic performance of Irfan Khan as Ashin Kumar, Investigation officer of CDI and Soham Shah as his assistant, Vendant Mishra.
This film won 2 National Awards in Adapted Screenplay and Audio-graph category. He is roped to play the role of Kangna Ranaut’s love interest in Hansal Mehta’s upcoming Bollywood drama film “
Simran.”Reportedly he is also the producer of the film “
Tumbad”, a period film set in 1920 which is of mystery, drama and fantasy genre.