Siddharth Shaw is an Indian actor known for his roles in Bollywood film Love Aaj Kal 2 (2020) and web drama Do Gubbare (2023).
Siddharth Shaw was born on February 12 in New Delhi. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
He is a versatile person in school and actively participates in various extracurricular activities. At the age of five, he began performing on the Delhi theater circuit. However, he would spend hours commuting between his home and school in Delhi, leaving him no time for any activities. Therefore, his parents decided to enroll him in Mayo College, Ajmer, where he was educated. There, he competed in international debate competitions, represented India in the Junior Golf Championships in South Africa, acted in various school plays, etc. He also played a variety of sports including football, hockey and cricket. When he was a student, he served as the captain of cultural activities, the captain of the golf team, and the captain of the debate team. In 2016, he organized TEDxYouth@MayoCollege.
Thereafter, he pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Delhi. After college, he acted in various theater productions before landing roles in television commercials. One day, he came across a Facebook post from the Mukesh Chabra Casting Company (MCCC), saying that casting director Mukesh Chabra was hosting a conference at the Habitat India Center in Delhi. There, Shaw auditioned and landed a role in the film Love Aaj Kal 2 (2020).
Height (approximately): 5′10″
Hair color: black
Eye Color: Black
Parents and siblings
His father, Sandip Shaw, worked for Capital Tours & Travels. His mother Ruchi Jaiswal Shaw is the founder of Ruchi’s Kitchen.
wife and children
He is unmarried.
Siddhartha Shaw started his acting journey as a theater artist. He has worked with several famous theater companies such as Stage Coach, Julia Gabriel, Asmita Theater Group and Gurgaon TH.
In 2018, he landed his first gig, shooting a comic video for WTF Radio (now called Alright). He then started appearing in commercials for various brands including Coca-Cola, BMW, Happydent and Oyo. In addition, he has also appeared in print advertisements for insurance companies such as Kotak Life, Rapido Bike Taxi and Imagesbazaar.
His film debut was in the romantic comedy Love Aaj Kal 2 (2020), in which he played Rathore.
In 2020, he made his digital debut with the crime thriller web series Paatal Lok, which was streamed on Amazon Prime. Shaw played the role of an elementary school student in two episodes of the show.
In 2021, he appeared in the short film Peeli Machli (Yellow Fish) as a B-grade photographer. He played the role of Sameer in two episodes of the Youtube series Not Dating (2021). In 2022, he will star in three episodes of Criminal Justice: Adhura Sach, the third season of the crime thriller legal web series Criminal Justice, on Hotstar Specials. In the show, he plays the role of Rahul, a partygoer. In the same year, he appeared in the TV show Dil Beats With Sukriti & Prakriti Season 4 on MTV Beats.
He can be seen in the short film Zaruri Hai (2022), conceived, developed and produced by Impulse New Delhi and AHF India Cares. The film aims to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, improve access to HIV prevention and treatment, and remove stigma against people living with HIV. It premiered at the French Union in Delhi.
In 2023, he appeared in the slice-of-life web series “Do Gubbare”, which airs on JioCinema. The play chronicles the life of Rohit traveling from Indore to Pune and settling as a tenant at the Ahobar House. Ahobar, a loving grandfather who has gone through a similar transition to adulthood, provides Rohit with invaluable guidance and ensures his journey runs smoothly.
- Movies: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
- Web Series: Mirzapur, Darkness, Floyd
- Holiday destinations: London, Sri Lanka, Bali
Facts / Trivia
- He was fascinated by acting at an early age. When he was three or four, he would come home from school and spend the afternoon acting out scenes from Bollywood movies. One of his favorite movie scenes is from the movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), in which Rahul (played by Shah Rukh Khan) returns from London and his mother (Jaya Bachchan) meets Take the Pooja Thali and approach the gate.
- Siddhartha’s father also attended Mayo College in Ajmer.
- His names also include Siddharth Shah and Siddharth Shankar Shaw.