Birth: 29-12-1983, Delhi, India
Pulkit Samrat is an Indian actor and model and is best known for starring as Lakshya Virani in the popular show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2006).
He made his film debut with Bittoo Boss (2012), thereafter Fukrey (2013), which was hit.
Pulkit Samrat was born in a large Punjabi joint family in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, where he grew up and his family has its real estate business. He studied at Manav Sthali School, New Rajendra Nagar till class X and completed his schooling from Montfort Senior Secondary School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi and joined an advertising course at Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi. However after studying for five months, he received a modelling assignment. Thereafter he quit his studies and shifted to Mumbai, where joined acting course run by Kishore Namit Kapoor. He has completed his BMM (Bachelor in Multimedia)and is a product of Asian School Of Media Studies, Noida.
He is engaged to Shradha Rohira, a television journalist, who he met in 2010. Rohira is also "rakhi-sister" to actor Salman Khan. Khan was even involved in the promotion of Samrat's debut film.
Samrat shifted to Mumbai in 2005 and made his television debut in the role of Lakshya Virani in long-running television soap by Balaji Telefilms, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2006, which first got him recognition, though he quit the show in 2007. The actor was suffering from a bad back and had a to go through a lot of trouble while shooting for the daily soap. He went to Dubai to get treatment for his back. The character made him the winner of Best Fresh New Face Award at The Indian Telly Awards and Favourite Naya Sadasya (Favourite Newcomer) at Star Parivaar Awards(SPA).
In 2011, he appeared as the lead in choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant's musical theatrical Taj Express.
He made his film debut with Bittoo Boss (2012), wherein he played the role of wedding videographer from Punjab. Though the film didn't do well, he got noticed. This lead to his second film, Fukrey produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film was released in June, 2013 to good reviews, and later became a sleeper hit.
His upcoming film is O Teri produced by Atul Agnihotri, wherein he is the lead opposite Sarah Jane Dias. Production of the film is almost over and is slated for a release later in the year.