Pulkit Samrat is a popular Indian model and actor, born on December 29, 1983 in Delhi, India. He was brought up in a big Hindu joint household in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. His family is into real estate business and he is the eldest. He attended Manav Sthali School in New Rajinder Nagar,
until his Class X; he was expelled for rupturing firecrackers outside the office of the school’s Vice Principal so he transferred and completed his studies at Montfort Senior Secondary School in Ashok Vihar, Delhi. But since he is not really interested in studying, Pulkit took an advertising course in Apeejay Institute of Design but after five months, he got an offer to do his first ad with Asian Paints. He stopped on studying and moved to Mumbai in 2005; then he took an acting course under
Kishore Namit Kapoor
. He also finished Bachelor in Multimedia at the Asian School of Media Studies in Noida.
He was debuted as Lakshya Sahil Virani in the Balaji Telefilms’ longest-running series, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus in 2006. He won the Best Fresh New Face award in the Indian Telly Awards in 2006 and the Favorite Naya Sadsya award at the Star Parivaar in 2007 for his performance in the show. Later, he quits the show because he suffers back pain during the shoots and he went to Dubai for the treatment. He was replaced by
. In 2008, he joined the friend-based reality show, Kaho Na Yaar Hai on STAR Plus.
Later, he has done Vaibhavi Merchant’s musical theatrical show entitled, Taj Express. He was debuted in the film industry through the Hindi comedy film, Bitto Boss in 2012. It happens that the casting director of Taj Express was the same casting in the film so after many auditions, he was luckily selected. In 2013, he was starred in another box-office hit film, Fukrey.
, the producer of the film’s soundtrack album saw him in a dancing song in Bitto Boss so he auditioned for Fukrey. In 2014, the actor was cast as Sub-Inspector Abhay Rajput in Salman Khan’s starrer film,
. In the same year, he was starred as Prantabh Pratab or P.P. in the Hindi comedy film, O Teri under the direction of Umesh Bhishit. He appeared as Robin Singh in the upcoming Hindi romantic comedy film,
Dolly Ki Doli
which also stars
and Rajkumar Rao. He also donned another upcoming Bollywood comedy film, Bangistan which is set to release on April 17, 2015 and right now, he is filming Junooniyat with
. He is also filming the Bollywood drama film,
Agra Ka Daabra
which is set to release on 2016. Pulkit also signed for the film, Ticket To Bollywood by Vicky Bhari.
He got married to television journalist,
last November 3, 2014. Shweta is Salman Khan’s rakhi sister so he got the chance to get close with the legendary actor. He met Shweta in 2010 while doing an interview with him and they become good friends that ended up on marriage. Pulkit is also doing magic, card tricks, illusion and levitation besides acting.