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Puneet Vashist is an Indian actor who primarily works in Bollywood films and Television.  He is best known for his supporting roles in the movie Happy New Year, Josh and Taal.

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Puneet Vashist was born on Sunday,4 April 1976 (age 46 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Aries. His hometown is in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 68 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): 38-30-13

Puneet Vashist

Family

Puneet Vashist belongs to a Brahmin family.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Murari Lal, who later changed his name to Brahmachari for his acting career. Puneet’s father was born in Pakistan but after the partition of India, he moved to Tarana, Madhya Pradesh.

Puneet Vashist's father Murali Lal Vashist

Puneet Vashist’s father Murali Lal Vashist

His mother’s name is Sunaina Vashist.

Puneet Vashist with his mother

Puneet Vashist with his mother

He has a brother, Harsh Vashist and a sister, Renu Sharma.

Puneet Vashist with his brother Harsh and his wife, Ritu Vashist

Puneet Vashist with his brother Harsh and his wife, Ritu Vashist

Wife & Children

Puneet Vashist is married.(Name not known)

Puneet Vashist's wife

Puneet Vashist’s wife

Career

Film

In 1997, Puneet Vashist made his Bollywood debut with Aflatoon, starring Akshay Kumar. In 1999, he appeared in the film Taal and played the role of Shaukat. In 2000, he appeared in the film, Kya Kehna and played the role of the actress’s brother.

Poster of Puneet Vashist's film, Kya Kehna

Poster of Puneet Vashist’s film, Kya Kehna

Next, he appeared in the film Josh, where he played the role of Ronnie.

A still from the film Josh, featuring Puneet Vashist

A still from the film Josh, featuring Puneet Vashist

In 2001, he appeared in the film, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai. In 2005, he played the role of Rahul in the film Zehar, starring Emraan Hashmi. In 2006, he appeared in Fight Club and Fanaa. In 2014, he appeared in the film Happy New Year and played the role of Pappu. In 2019, he was seen in the film Bagpat Ka Dulha.

Television

Puneet made his television debut with the serial Kkusum, where he played the role of Anil Nagpal. Puneet is famous for playing negative roles in television shows. He was seen in various TV shows and is known for his characters like Kabir Vikram Gill in Koi Apna Sa, Anupam in Kaahin Kisii Roz, Veeru in Kumkum, Harsh in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Kanhaiya in Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah, Kahi To Milenge, Kutumb. He played a very crucial role as Karma in Jhansi Ki Rani. He was also seen in shows like Fear Files, Savdhaan India and Adaalat. Puneet participated as a wild card contestant in Big Boss Season 9.

Puneet Vashist in Big boss house

Puneet Vashist in Big boss house

Puneet portrayed the character of Mahadev in Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha.

Puneet Vashist, in a still from the show, Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha

Puneet Vashist, in a still from the show, Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha

He also appeared in a cameo role for the show Tenali Rama. In an interview, when asked about his role, he said,

I am playing a dacoit, who will create trouble in Bhaskar’s life. The role is of the antagonist. As of now, it’s a cameo appearance, but one can’t predict about TV shows. It depends on the feedback and the ratings.”

Controversies

Big Boss elimination

Puneet Vashist got eliminated from the show and blamed Salman Khan for being biased toward him. Puneet made false allegations about Salman that the show’s winner is pre-decided by him, every season. In an interview, he revealed that he is boycotted by the Colors channel and is not getting work in the industry.

Everything is finalised according to Salman. I am not saying the show is scripted but you really need to be in the good books of Salman to last on this show. I dunno why Salman doesn’t like me but it was evident! Maybe he couldn’t see my talent selling on the show”.

Sushant Singh Rajput Controversy

On June 30, Puneet shared a post on Facebook where he accused Sooraj Pancholi and Salman Khan of the murder of Sushant. According to his post, Sooraj had an affair with Sushant’s manager Disha Salian and she had become pregnant with Sooraj Pancholi’s child. Sooraj forced Disha to drop the child but she was not in favour of it. One day, Disha was talking to Sushant on the phone about her situation and Sooraj arrived at her apartment. The same day Sushant got the news of Disha’s suicide as she jumped off the building. Sushant knew the truth and wanted to expose them. He discussed it with his girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty and his friend Sandeep Singh but both of them told him to remain silent on the matter. Sandeep, being the informer of Sooraj, told him about Sushant’s intention. So, they planned the murder of Sushant and Sandeep Singh executed his murder. Sooraj Pancholi and the parents of Disha Salian filed separate police complaints against Puneet Vashist for putting up defamatory posts against them. On 2 July, Puneet edited the post and added “forwarded” before it, to hint that it had not originated from him. Puneet apologized for the post and said,

This post was not written by myself but was a forwarded post that I shared. I do not know about the source of this post nor do I have any proof about all the allegations. Who am I to accuse Sooraj of anything”.

Addressing Bollywood actors as ‘Non-Nationalists’

Puneet Vashist, in an interview, called a few Bollywood actors ‘Non-Nationalists’. He slammed actors like Salman Khan, Sharukh Khan, Mahesh Bhatt and Ekta Kapoor for having a strong connection with Dawood Ibrahim. Puneet referred to them as terrorists as they are actively involved with the mafia gangster.

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Facts/Trivia

  • Puneet claims to have trained Bollywood actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Tabu and many others in dance.
  • Puneet was paid Rs 2,50,000 per week for Big Boss Season 9.
  • Puneet’s mother fondly calls her by the name, Hanuman.
  • In an interview, Puneet claims to be a music composer, lyricist, choreographer, director and writer.
  • Puneet is an immense devotee of Lord Shiva.

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