Mohit Marwah

  • Actor, Assistant Director

Aug 26, 1984  in New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Mohit Marwah is an Indian actor and director who made his Bollywood acting debut with the movie Fugly (2014), receiving critical and commercial acclaim for his role. The cousin of actors Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, and Harshvardhan Kapoor, Mohit began his career working as an assistant director to Vikram Bhatt in 2005 and only almost a decade later made his acting debut.The actor has also appeared in several short films including Karan Johar’s debut short film Strangers in the Night.

Early Life
Mohit was born to Sandeep Marwah, the founder of Noida Film City, and Reena Kapoor, the sister of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor, and producer Boney Kapoor. He has a younger brother, Akshay Marwah, who is a producer. The Bollywood stars Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Harshavardhan Kapoor, and producer Rhea Kapoor are his cousins. He completed his schooling at the Don Bosco School and then graduated from the University of Delhi. Having an inclination towards filmmaking, Mohit later joined the Asian Academy of Film & Television.

Movie Career
As a Director
Mohit began his Bollywood career as an assistant director. Assisting Vikram Bhatt, he worked on three of his films Elaan, Jurm, and Deewane Huye Pagal - all these movies released in 2005.

As an Actor
He began his acting career with a role in his brother Akshay Marwah’s short film The Audition (2011), directed by Karan Boolani. The movie was screened at the National Film School in Nigeria. Mohit next got the opportunity to star in Karan Johar’s maiden short film Strangers in the Night directed by Shakun Batra. However, Mohit later struggled to bag roles as he kept auditioning for the next two years only to face rejection. He finally got his big break with the 2014 movie Fugly directed by Kabir Sadanand. The movie opened to rave critic reviews with Mohit receiving praise for his performance. Bollywood critic Taran Adarsh commented on his performance stating: "Mohit Marwah makes a confident debut, interpreting his character with insight and conviction. He has this amazing intensity which gels well with his character", while the acclaimed director Subhash Ghai said: “Actors get it right from the word go. Right away, Mohit Marwah is a Natural Born Star”.

Mohit next appeared in another short film, Love Shots, produced by Y-Films - the youth division of Yash Raj Films. He later signed national award-winning director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie Raag Desh - The Birth of a Nation. His 2017 release includes the movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania directed by Shashank Khaitan.

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