He is still too young to be listed as Bollywood hunk but he certainly has the talent that is required to keep him going in the future. Still very fresh for the Bollywood but he has already proved in various movies that he can act and that he has got some creativity from his parents. Prateik Babbar is the son of late actor-politician Raj Babbar and actress Smita Patil.
Date of Birth – 28 November 1986
Place of Birth – Mumbai
Height – 5’.8”
Age – 25 years
Zodiac Sign – Sagittarius
Before venturing into mainstream Bollywood Prateik used for work with ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar and he worked with him for a year as Production Assistant. During this period he did try his hands on various advertisements as well and he was first seen on television in KitKat advertisements. However, after that he continued working with the same ad filmmaker before he decided to move into mainstream movies.
However, it was only when he was casted in Aamir Khan production’s Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na he received lot of appreciation from various critics. He portrayed the role of Genelia’s brother Amit who had his own attitude which Genelia would find hard to handle. The film was a major success all over India and soon people began to recognize him.
Aamir Khan decided to cast him again in the first debut movie that was being directed by his wife Kiran Rao and that was when Prateik was casted for the role of Munna in Dhobi Ghat. The movie was received positively by various critics and his role was greatly appreciated by the audience as well. He also did a special appearance in action-thriller called Dum Maaro Dum which starred Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. However, he was seen once again in another superb performance oriented movie called Aarakshan where Prateik showed that he could act and share screen space with Bollywood legends like Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpai. My Friend Pinto is the latest movie that starred Prateik but unfortunately the movie was not positively received by the audiences and therefore it could not do much business.
Prateik will now be seen in Gautham Menon’s Ek Deewana Tha along with Amy Jackson. He will be essaying the role of Sachin who wants to be in the film business but falls in love with Christian Malayali Jessie played by Amy Jackson.
2008 – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na – Amit Mahant
2011 – Dhobi Ghat – Munna
2011 – Dum Maaro Dum – Lorry (Special Appearance)
2011 – Aarakshan – Sushant
2011 – My Friend Pinto – Michael Pinto
2012 – Ek Deewana Tha – Sachin
Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Promising Newcomer Male (JTYJN)
Winner of Filmfare Special Jury Award (JTYJN)
Winner of Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance Male (JTYJN)