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Parmeet Sethi

Actor, Film producer, Director, Writer

Parmeet Sethi is an Indian film actor, director and writer.

Personal life

He married a film and television actress Archana Puran Singh, on 30 June 1992. They have two sons Aaryamann and Ayushmaan. He is the cousin of TV actress Niki Aneja Walia.

Career

Sethi received his first claim to fame with the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), in which he played the character of Kuljeet, an arrogant alpha male betrothed to the heroine Simran (Kajol) and competes with Raj the protagonist played by Shah Rukh Khan.He later starred in Diljale (1996) as Captain Ranveer with Ajay Devgn and Sonali Bendre. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Punjabi movie Des Hoyaa Pardes.
He shot to fame in his TV career when he was chosen for the main lead in the Dubai-based TV serial called Dastaan in the mid 1990s. The role in it was highly appreciated amongst the masses. In 2004 he starred in Israeli movie Turn Left at the End of the World as a father of repatriants family from India.
In 2010, he tried his first directorial venture, Yash Raj’s Badmaash Company starring Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Meiyang Chang, which was a success at box office earning 350 million Indian rupees whereas its budget was 130 million Indian rupees. Parmeet wrote its entire script with dialogues in just six days.
He has also directed the Indian sitcom television series Sumit Sambhal Lega along with Deven Bhojani and Shashant Shah.

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