Biography

Pratik Gandhi is an Indian theatre and film actor who primarily works in Gujarati theatre and cinema. He is widely recognized for playing Harshad Mehta in the 2020 Sony LIV biographical series Scam 1992. Pratik Gandhi was born in Surat to parents who were teachers. He studied at Surat where he was involved in theatre arts. He graduated in Industrial Engineering in Jalgaon North Maharashtra University Maharashtra and started working as an engineer in Reliance Industries in day time and doing theatre in evening. He worked with National Productivity Council in Satara, Pune and later also worked for a multinational corporation in Mumbai. Pratik Gandhi fell in love with television and theatre actress Bhamini Oza and they got married in 2009. Miraya, their daughter was born in 2014. He also has a younger brother, Punit Gandhi, who is a designer by profession, but has also lent his voice in the movie Love Ni Bhavai in the song "Athadaya Kare Che". He received an opportunity to work in a Gujarati play Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar with Firoz Bhagat, Apara Mehta, Vipra Rawal which was about to open in a short period. The play was commercially successful. He was landed a role performing with another stalwart of Gujarati theatre, Manoj Shah. He received a role in the Gujarati film Bey Yaar (2014) which became commercially and critically successful. He continued to work in theatre with several hit plays like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Hu Chandrakant Bakshi as well as Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe, in which he played multiple roles. He was included in the Limca Book of Records with his play Mohan's Masala; a monologue performed in three languages, English, Hindi and Gujarati on the same day. He played a lead role in his next Wrong Side Raju (2016), which also became commercially and critically successful. The film went on to win the National Award for Best Gujarati Film. His biographical drama web series, Scam 1992 (2020) depicting stock broker Harshad Mehta became a blockbuster.