Who is Amit Sial?
Amit Sial is an actor known for playing quirky roles. Amit’s role as a journalist ‘Prabhat’ in Dibarkar Banerjee’s film Love Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD, 2010) opened new avenues for him and landed him more challenging roles in Hindi Bollywood films and Web Series. Lately, Amit’s role as a politician ‘Navin Kumar’ in Huma Qureshi starrer series Maharani received a lot of praise. Also, he was appreciated for playing ‘Peter George’ in Hostages and ‘Devender Mishra’ in Inside Edge Season 1. His role in A Simple Murder and Kathmandu Connection was also applauded by the audience.
Sial will be seen in upcoming series of ‘Maharani Season 2‘ premiering from 25th August 2022 on Sony Liv Ott platform.
Amit Sial Biography
Amit Sial was born on July 1, 1975, in Old Kanpur. He did his early education from Sheiling House School, Kanpur and later moved to Delhi for further studies and theatre. He graduated in B.com honors from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce in 1996. Thereafter, he moved to Melbourne, Australia and finished Post Graduation Diploma in International Business from Swinburne University of Technology. However, he didn’t get Masters degree because he couldn’t complete 25,000 words thesis required by the university.
|Date of Birth
|1 July 1975
|47 Years (as on August 2022)
|Place of Birth
|Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
|Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
|Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh
|Sheiling House School, Kanpur
|1) Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi
2) Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Post Graduate Diploma in International Business
|Hobbies and Favorites Stuff
|Reading, Writing, Theatre
|Favorite Actor Bollywood
|Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irrfan Khan
|Favorite Actor Hollywood
|Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis
Table of Contents
- Who is Amit Sial?
- Amit Sial Biography
- Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
- Family and Relatives
- Affairs and Dating Information
- Debut and Career
- Awards and Nominations
- Amit Sial Interview
- Facts about Amit Sial
- Salary and Net Worth
- Social Media Accounts
Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
Amit Sial is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 67kgs. He has got black eyes and wheatish complexion. If we look at his body measurements, his chest is 40 inches, waist is 32 inches and biceps are 14 inches. He has got great screen presence and charismatic personality.
Family and Relatives
Amit Sial’s parents name is not known but do we know that his father used to run a leather business, mother was a librarian and his younger brother is a Chartered Accountant. In an interview, Amit disclosed that when he was in 8th standard her mother pushed him towards dramatics and extra curricular activities. By the time, Sial reached in college he became more obsessed towards theatre, seeing his extreme inclination towards acting as a career intimidated his parents. However, somewhere in the back of their mind, they also knew that Amit is not a guy who can do good in academics therefore they had no option but to support his dream.
Affairs and Dating Information
Amit Sial has dated girlfriend now wife ‘Aanchal Sial’, currently they are staying together in Mumbai and enjoying happy married life.
Debut and Career
Amit Sial was fond of acting since childhood. He used to participate in school and college plays. While pursuing graduation in Delhi he joined Barry John theatre and tried his hands on acting, lighting, camera and whatever opportunity he got there.
After finishing bachelors, he went to Melbourne for further studies and joined english theatre. In Melbourne, he met Randeep Hooda and they became friends. After staying in Australia for 5 years, he came back to Delhi and started his Food Venture in partnership with a friend. Meanwhile, Randeep Hooda told him about the opportunity in a film directed by Tanuja Chandra.
Amit went to Mumbai and auditioned for the role. While returning back to his rented flat in Malad, he got a call from Tanuja who told him to lose some weight. Since Amit was new in the industry he didn’t understand why he was told to lose weight, therefore, he called Randeep and asked him the same. Randeep Hooda told him, that he has got the lead role in the film and teased him for being dumb and not getting the hint.
That is how Amit Sial made his debut as ‘Ali Siddiqui’ in English feature film ‘Hope and a little Sugar‘, directed by Tanuja Chandra. The movie was released in 2006 but didn’t do very well at the box office.
Later Amit became a part of several Bollywood films such as:-
- Peter Gaya Kaam Se (2010)
- Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
- Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)
- Coffin Maker (2013)
- Issaq (2013)
- Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi (2014)
- Titli (2015)
- Charlie K Chakker Mein (2015)
- Guddu Rangeela (2015)
- Raid (2018)
- Bombaria (2019)
- Son Chiriya (2019)
- Aafat-e-Ishq (2021)
However, these films didn’t give Amit that fame and recognition which he received through OTT. In 2017, Amit’s role as Devender Mishra in Inside Edge garnered a lot of appreciation and he became one of the popular choices of production houses when casting for OTT platforms.
In 2018, Amit signed 3 web series such as Damaged, Mirzapur and Smoke. With his talent and subtle acting he proved why directors and producers bet on him. During this era, some other actors who were garnering attention on the web were Rasika Duggal, Gulshan Deviah, Tisca Chopra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajesh Telang, Kirti Kulhari, Amit Sadh, Radhika Apte, Aahna Kumra, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shweta Tripathi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Vineet Kumar Singh and several other actors from theatre and non-theatre background.
Since 2019, he appeared in web series such as Jamtara Sabka Number Ayega, Ranbaaz Phirse and Hostages, which proved his mettle on the web. By now, Amit Sial has become the popular choice of producers for the lead role, therefore, he started getting calls for narration of the upcoming series.
Sial, who already had an Insatiable appetite for challenging roles signed 3 web series in a lead role for Sony Liv platform. These web series are The Simple Murder (2020), Kathmandu Connection (2021) and Maharani (2021). Among these three, Maharani became a huge hit and watched over a million times.
Seeing the success of Maharani, makers of the series decided to bring its second season, which will start streaming from 25th August 2022 on Sony Liv platform.
Awards and Nominations
In 2021, Amit Sial was nominated for the Filmfare OTT Awards under the category of ‘Best Supporting Actor‘ in Maharani.
Amit Sial Interview
Facts about Amit Sial
- Amit Sial used to sing casually and participated in a singing contest in college, seeing more serious and talented singers he dropped the idea of becoming a singer.
- He enrolled at the Swinburne University of Technology without discussing his family, when he asked for the fees from his family, they got angry but later helped him.
- Sial was pushed into Dramatics, Theatre and Extra curricular activities by his mother.
- He got scolded by Tanuja Chandra for reaching late at the audition of his first film.
- His debut film released after 4 long years didn’t stay in theatre for long.
- He doesn’t like to be called successful, said Sial in an interview.
- He is a good friend of Randeep Hooda, whom he first met in Melbourne, Australia.
- After coming back from Melbourne, he helped in his father’s business but didn’t find it interesting enough to continue it.
- Amit started his food venture in partnership with a friend at Delhi, however, he left the business and moved to Mumbai to fulfil his dream of becoming an actor.
- Amit’s account is handled by Jelly Bean Entertainment and her manager’s name is Panchali Chakraverty.
- He used to run away from the auditions of Ad films.
Salary and Net Worth
Based on Amit Sial’s experience and brand value, his net worth is estimated at around 3-4 crore Indian rupees. Reportedly, Amit charges somewhere between 35-40 thousand rupees per day for a Web Series project.