Anup Soni Biography – an Indian Actor and TV Anchor

Anup Soni is an Indian actor and anchor. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama. Soni began his career with roles in television serials such as Sea Hawks and Saaya. He then took a break from television to work in films.

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Real Name: Anup Soni
Profession: Indian actor
Birthplace: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Spouse: Juhi Babbar
Age: 48

Anup Soni (born 30 January 1975) is an Indian actor and anchor. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama. Soni began his career with roles in television serials such as Sea Hawks and Saaya. He then took a break from television to work in films. He appeared in the 2003 films Kharaashein: Scars From Riots, Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe as well as Hathyar. In 2004, he appeared in Ashoke Pandit‘s film Sheen. But he returned to television to work in CID: Special Bureau. He continues working both in films and television, and he previously worked in the serial Crime Patrol on Sony.

Anup Soni Biography
Anup Soni Biography
Anup Soni Biography
Born 30 January 1975 (age 48)

Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation(s) Actor, model
Years active 1993–present
Ritu Soni (m. 1999; div. 2010)
Juhi Babbar (m. 2011)
Children 3

Personal life

Anup Soni has married twice. His first wife was Ritu Soni, who he married in 1999. He has two daughters from this marriage: Zoya (born in 2004) and Myra (born in 2008). The couple got divorced in 2010.

Within a few months, on 14 March 2011, Soni married Juhi Babbar in a quiet ceremony attended only by family and close friends. He became her second husband. Juhi Babbar is the daughter of actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar and the former wife of film director Bejoy Nambiar. Soni and Babbar met while working on a play produced by Nadira Babbar (Juhi’s mother). In 2012, Juhi gave birth to their son Imaan.

Anup Soni with his Family
Anup Soni with his Family


Year Film Role
1999 Godmother Meru Bhai
2000 Fiza
2001 Deewaanapan
2002 Raaz
2002 Hathyar
2002 Kharaashein: Scars From Riots
2002 Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe
2003 Gangaajal Inspector Neelkanth Tiwari
2003 Kagaar: Life on the Edge Adi
2003 Khushi Vicky
2003 Footpath Police Inspector Singh
2003 Inteha Rohit
2004 Des Hoyaa Pardes SHO Randhawa
2004 Sheen Shuakat
2005 Karkash
2005 Apaharan
2006 Tathastu
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan
2009 Chal Chalein
2010 Sukhmani: Hope for Life
2010 Striker Chandrakant Sarang
2019 Prassthanam Shiv
2019 Fatteshikast Shaista Khan
2020 Class of ’83
2020 Khaali Peeli Ravi / Babuji
2021 Satyameva Jayate 2 DCP Rajmohan Upadhyay
2022 Saas Bahu Achaar Pvt. Ltd. Dilip


  • Balika Vadhu as Bhairon Dharamveer Singh
  • Shraddha as Ajay Khurana
  • Comedy Circus as himself
  • Shanti
  • Sea-Hawks as ACP Kumar
  • Saturday Suspense – Khamoshi (Episode 2)
  • Saturday Suspense – The Switch as Ashish (Episode 61) / Forest Officer as Inspector Joshi (Episode 64) / Episode 76 as Crime Branch Insp.Anirudh / Episode 80 / Advocate Akash Verma / Vilas Thapar (Episode 107 & Episode 108)
  • Saaya as Prakash, Sudha’s brother
  • Raat Hone Ko Hai – Hotel Maya
  • Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii as Suyash Mehra
  • Remix as Raghav Dutt
  • Byomkesh Bakshi (Episode: Veni Sanhar) as Nikhil (credited as Anoop Soni)
  • Kahani Comedy Circus Ki
  • C.I.D. (Episodes 207 & 208) as ACP Ajatshatru/Rajesh
  • Tehkikaat
  • I Love You as Siddharth
  • Aahat Episode-35 as Mohan, Episode-55 as a serial killer, Episode-80/81 as Akash
  • Crime Patrol – Host (January 2010 to April 2018)
  • Ji Sirjee (Big Magic) off-air now

Web Series

Year Title Role Platform
2017 The Test Case Lt. Col Imtiaz Hussain AltBalaji
2019 Bombers Manik Dasgupta ZEE5
2021 Tandav Kailash Kumar Amazon Prime
2021 Ram Yug Parashurama MX Player
2021 Dhindora Himself YouTube
2021 1962: The War in the Hills Major Khattar Hotstar
2022 Saas Bahu Achaar Pvt. Ltd. Dileep ZEE5
Anup Soni Biography
Anup Soni Biography

Television host

He has hosted the popular real-life-based crime show Crime Patrol since 2010 and he became so popular among viewers as the host of the show. In 2018, he decided to exit the show citing that currently, he wants to focus on his acting career in films and other TV shows. Since his exit, the show is now aired by actors like Divyanka Tripathi and Sonali Kulkarni.


  • 2010: Gold Awards – Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) – Balika Vadhu.

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