sheetal wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Sharman Joshi is the son of the famous Gujarati theater writer-actor Arvind Joshi. His elder sibling Mansi Joshi is a very famous television actress married to actor Rohit Roy. He is the nephew of popular stage actor Sarita Joshi and cousin of actresses Ketki Dave and Purvi Joshi. Sharman has been very active in theatre and drama right since childhood and did over 330 shows of his famous play ‘Aame Layee Gaya Tame Rahee Gaya’. His wife Prerna is the daughter of veteran actor Prem Chopra, and he’s a proud father of a baby girl.
He has worked on various stage productions in English, Hindi and Gujarati. He made his film debut in the 1999 art film "Godmother" and received rave reviews for his portrayal of the title protagonist's troubled son. He then appeared in a short role in the film named "Lajja" but went unnoticed. He was first noticed in the film "Style" (2001), which was a comedy and a surprise commercial hit. Sharman's comic timing and performance was generally lauded and was considered the main reason for the success of the movie. The success of Style was followed with a sequel called "Excuse Me" (2003), "Kahan Ho Tum" (2003) "Shaadi No. 1" (2005). The 2006 critically acclaimed film "Rang De Basanti" is his most successful movie to date. It brought him favourable reviews, both for his comic and emotional segments in the movie and considered to be his breakthrough role. He also starred in the comedy film "Golmaal" (2006) which was a moderate box office success. "Life in a Metro" (2007) was a success at the box office. “Dhol” (2007) was average on Box Office. “Hello” and “Raqeeb” (2007) were flop.