Pulkit Samrat Biography – an Indian Actor and the Fukrey of Bollywood

Pulkit Samrat is an Indian actor who primarily works in Hindi films along with Hindi television. Samrat made his acting debut with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and made his film debut with Bittoo Boss. He is a recipient of an Indian Telly Award. Samrat had his first commercial success with Fukrey.

Quick Info→
Real Name: Pulkit Samrat
Profession: Indian actor
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Spouse: Shweta Rohira
Age: 39

Pulkit Samrat (born 29 December 1983) is an Indian actor who primarily works in Hindi films along with Hindi television. Samrat made his acting debut with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2006) and made his film debut with Bittoo Boss (2012). He is a recipient of an Indian Telly Award.

Samrat had his first commercial success with Fukrey (2013). His highest-grossing release came with Jai Ho (2014). This success was followed by a string of failures including Dolly Ki Doli (2015) and Sanam Re (2016), causing a setback. He later received praise for starring in Fukrey Returns (2017), 3 Storeys (2018) and Taish (2020).

Pulkit Samrat Biography
Pulkit Samrat Biography

In addition to his acting career, Samrat is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.

Pulkit Samrat Biography
Born 29 December 1983 (age 39)

Delhi, India
  • Actor
  • model
Years active 2006–present
Shweta Rohira (m. 2014; div. 2015)
Partner Kriti Kharbanda (2019-present)

Early life (Pulkit Samrat Biography)

Samrat was born on 29 December 1983 and brought up in a Punjabi Hindu family in Delhi, where his family has its real estate business. He studied at Manav Sthali School and completed his schooling at Montfort Senior Secondary School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi.

He joined an advertising course at Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi. However, after studying for five months, he received a modeling assignment. Thereafter, he quit his education and shifted to Mumbai, where he joined an acting course run by Kishore Namit Kapoor.

Pulkit Samrat Biography
Pulkit Samrat Biography

Career (Pulkit Samrat Biography)

Television career (2006-2008)

Samrat moved to Mumbai in 2005 and made his acting debut in 2006 with the long-running television show by Balaji TelefilmsKyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He portrayed Laksh Virani opposite Mouni Roy and Tia Bajpai. This got him his first recognition, and he won the Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face – Male for his performance. Samrat quit the show in 2007.

In 2008, he appeared as a Contestant on Kaho Na Yaar Hai with Roy, marking his final television appearance. In 2011, Samrat appeared as the lead in choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant’s musical theatrical Taj Express.

Film breakthrough and setback (2012–2016)

Samrat made his film debut with the romantic comedy Bitto Boss in 2012. He played the role of a wedding videographer from Punjab, alongside Amita Pathak. Times of India noted, “With a character sketch, screen name, and styling so reminiscent of Ranveer Singh, debutant Pulkit Samrat has little scope to create his own identity. However, he pulls off the small-town-munda act with sincerity and natural ease.” He next played the lead role of Hunny in the ensemble comedy film Fukrey, opposite Priya Anand. The film emerged as a Sleeper hit. Anupama Chopra wrote, “The characters and actors are a perfect match. Pulkit embodies the over-confident charmer Hunny.”

In 2014, he had two releases. He first appeared in Jai Ho in the role of a Police Inspector. It became his highest-grossing release and collected ₹195.04 crore. He next played the lead in O Teri, opposite Sarah Jane Dias. It met with negative reviews but Bollywood Hungama mentioned, “Pulkit Samrat is pitch-perfect in his part. He seems to be getting better with every film.”

In his first release of 2015, Samrat portrayed Inspector Robin Singh in Dolly Ki Doli opposite Sonam Kapoor. Firstpost said, “Samrat’s face is pretty enough, but has no expression and he does a godawful Haryanvi accent that’s all the more jarring because Rao’s is pitch perfect.” He next appeared in Bangistan with Riteish Deshmukh. It received negative reviews. Samrat had two releases in 2016 too, both opposite Yami Gautam. He first appeared in Sanam Re, and next appeared in Junooniyat. Both these films received negative reviews and were box-office failures.

Recent work and expansion (2017-present)

Samrat’s career marked a turning point in 2017 when he starred in the second installment of Fukrey titled Fukrey Returns. The film was a box office success. News 18 mentioned that Samrat portrays the “same old confident Hunny” well. In 2018, Samrat first played Veer Arora in the romantic comedy Veerey Ki Wedding opposite Kriti KharbandaHindustan Times wrote, “Pulkit Samrat as always, portrays himself as an extension of Salman Khan. He appears comfortable displaying his brawn and swag but emotes poorly, making no impact at all.” Later that year, he played Vilas Naik in the independent drama film 3 Storeys. Times of India mentions that Samrat is “competent” in his role.

His only release in 2019 was Anees Bazmee‘s Pagalpanti, alongside Kharbanda. Bollywood Hungama mentions, “Pulkit Samrat tries his best but doesn’t succeed in giving the performance that his character demanded.” In 2020, he starred as Sunny Lalwani in the thriller drama film Taish directed by Bejoy Nambiar, which was released on ZEE5 on 29 October 2020. Times of India mentions, “Pulkit Samrat’s put in some serious efforts to render justice to Sunny’s trauma-fuelled anger; he is good when he’s mad and unconvincing when he’s happy, and that’s a problem.” Scroll says, “Pulkit Samrat and Harshvardhan Rane swagger about and clench fists and jawlines.”

Samrat had only one release in 2021, the trilingual film Kaadan. He portrayed Shankar, a mahout in the Hindi version. The Hindi version received negative reviews.

Samrat will next appear in the third installment of Fukrey titled Fukrey 3. He will also appear in Suswagatam Khushamadeed opposite Isabelle Kaif.

Personal life (Pulkit Samrat Biography)

Samrat married his girlfriend Shweta Rohira on 3 November 2014. Rohira is a “rakhi-sister” to actor Salman Khan. Khan was also involved in the promotion of Pulkit Samrat’s debut film. The couple separated in November 2015.

Samrat then dated actress Yami Gautam, but the couple eventually broke up. As of 2019, Samrat is dating Kriti Kharbanda, his co-star in Veerey Ki WeddingPagalpanti, and Taish.

Pulkit_Samrat with his Girlfriend
Pulkit Samrat with his Girlfriend

Media image (Pulkit Samrat Biography)

Apart from acting, Samrat is an endorser for several brands and products including Coca-Cola and Bella Vita Organic. He is the brand ambassador of Pebble Watches alongside Kriti Kharbanda. Samrat became the first Bollywood actor to bag an ad in Pakistan.

Samrat is subsequently featured in the Times of India‘s Most Desirable Men List. He ranked 48th in 2019 and 23rd in 2020.



Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Bittoo Boss Bittoo Boss
2013 Fukrey Vikas Gulati “Hunny”
2014 Jai Ho Inspector Abhay Rajput
O Teri Prantabh Pratab (PP)
2015 Dolly Ki Doli Inspector Robin Singh
Bangistan Praveen Chaturvedi / Allahrakha Khan
2016 Sanam Re Akash Bill
Junooniyat Captain Jahan Bakshi
2017 Fukrey Returns Vikas Gulati “Hunny”
2018 Veerey Ki Wedding Veer
3 Storeys Vilas Naik
2019 Pagalpanti Chandrakanth “Chandu”
2020 Taish Sunny Lalwani
2021 Haathi Mere Saathi Shankar
2022 Phone Bhoot Hunny Cameo appearance
2023 Fukrey 3 † Vikas Gulati “Hunny” Releasing on 7th September 2023 in Cinemas
Suswagatam Khushmadeed TBA Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Laksh Virani
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant (with Mouni Roy) Episode 6
2019; 2023 Made in Heaven Sarfaraz Khan Web series; Guest appearance

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2006 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face – Male Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Won

Source URL

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button