Darsheel was born on March 9, 1996 in Mumbai, India. His unforgettable acting debut was as Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi, a dyslexic child, in the 2007 film Taare Zameen Par. His performance as a struggling student and son, with dyslexia, has bagged him numerous awards and much critical and public accolades. After Taare Zameen Par, Safary starred in Priyadarshan's Bumm Bumm Bole (2010), Satyajit Bhatkal's action superhero movie, Zokkomon (2011), and Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children (2012).
As of now, Safary is the winner of Filmfare Critics Best Actor Award (2008), Star Screen Best Child Artist and Special Jury Awards (2008), and Zee Cine Critics' Choice Best Actor and Most Promising Child Artist Debut Awards (2008).
Did you know?
- Darsheel was nominated for 2008 Filmfare Best Actor Award.
- He starred in Jhalak Dikhlaa Ja 5, as a contestant and came in at 7th place.
- He aspires to become a businessman or a jewelry designer.
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