Priyanshu Painyuli is an Indian model, actor, director, and writer who is best known for appearing in the web series, Bang Baaja Baaraat (2015), Soulmates (2019), and Mirzapur 2 (2020). He came into the spotlight with the movies, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018), and Extraction (2020).
Priyanshu Painyuli was born on Monday, 29 August 1988 (age 32 years; as of 2020), and he hails from Bangalore, India. He did his schooling from Army Public School, Bangalore, and then he went on to pursue his graduation from SAE Institute, Bangalore. In 2010, Priyanshu shifted from Bangalore to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Priyanshu Painyuli’s father, Vinod Kumar Painyuli, is a Colonel in the Indian Army. His mother’s name is Sunita Painyuli, and his elder brother’s name is Pallav Painyuli.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Priyanshu Painyuli’s girlfriend, Vandana Joshi, is an actor.
As a Theatre Artist
Priyanshu Painyuli began his acting career as a theatre artist. The first full-length play that he was a part of was Mahua (2012) in which he played the role of Bibal. Later, in the same year, he became a part of the play Taj Express – The Musical which toured extensively around the world to perform.
Thereafter, he performed in several other plays, such as Saraswati’s way, Internal Affairs, A friend’s Story, etc.
After refining his acting skills as a theatre artist, in 2012, he made his debut at short films with ‘Bawdi’ in which he played of Vishnu.
Later, he appeared in various short films, like Love at First Sight (2017), A Monsoon Date (2018), Line of Duty (2019), etc.
OTT/ Web Series
In 2015, he made his digital debut with the show Bang Baaja Baaraat in which he played the role of Wasim Shaikh.
Later, he appeared in the series Welcome to Mahabaleshwar (2016) and Soulmates (2019). In 2020, he rose to fame when he starred in Netflix’s crime action thriller series Mirzapur 2 in which he played the role of Robin Agarwa.
In 2016, Priyanshu Painyuli made his Bollywood debut with the movie Rock on 2 in which he played the role of Jiah’s Brother.
In 2018, he appeared in the movies, Once Again, and High Jack. Later, in the same year, he came into limelight when he played the role of Bhavesh Joshi in the film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. Thereafter, in 2019, he appeared in Netflix’s Upstarts. In 2020, he made his Hollywood debut with the movie Extraction as Amir Asif alongside Chris Hemsworth and Randeep Hooda.
- Although Priyanshu made his Bollywood debut with a brief appearance in the movie Rock On 2, he made his debut at films with the digital film The Bhai (2012) in which he played the role of Sharad.
- After the completion of shooting for the movie extraction, he got a customised jacket that was made for his character Amir Asif, as a gift from the team.