Sumeet Raghvan is an actor & singer based in Mumbai, India, known for his performances on stage, television, film & Internet.

He is famous for his subtle, polished & of comic acting, exemplified through his iconic role of Dr. Sahil in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai.

Born in 1971 to Tamil-Kannadiga parents & brought up in the prominently Maharashtrian neighbourhood of Kurla in Mumbai, Sumeet has been acting since he was eight years old.

He is one of the very few actors who excel in the diverse mediums with equal ease.

In his career spanning more than 35 years, Sumeet has appeared on stage, worked in films & ad-films, played roles in television serials, participated in reality singing shows, dubbed for Hollywood movies, anchored live events & hosted an internet show.

His versatility is further evident from the fact that he has worked in both Hindi & Marathi languages!

He began his journey as a child artist on television in the 80’s. His portrayal of the adventurous boy Faster Fene won him many ardent little fans (& many old ones too!).

He was still vacillating between acting or singing as career, when winning the Most Promising Child Actor award for his first play ‘Mala Bhet Havi Ho’ sealed the decision in favour of acting.

The big break came in form of the popular ‘Rang Umalatya Manache’ (1990) with Pradeep Welankar & Vandana Gupte. This Marathi play produced by the famed Chandralekha of Mohan Wagh was a peak into the mind of an adolescent boy, & Sumeet played the part to perfection.

Many successful stage roles followed, amongst them were some with eminent Marathi theatre personalities like Prabhakar Panshikar, Srikant Moghe & Asha Kale.

In the first years of the 2000’s, Sumeet shuffled between television & stage, working in popular serials like ‘Had Kar di’, ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’ & ‘Sanjeevani’. With the airing of ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’, Sumeet Raghvan became a household name. His effortless delivery of comic punches in this domestic comedy brought him fame & critical acclaim.

The iconic ‘Rose Darling’ ad-film added to his popularity amongst television audience. His winning personality has made him a preferred face in witty advertisements & he has appeared in more than 300 ad films. From 2009 to 2013, Sumeet hosted a popular internet show called Jai Hind.

Right from his childhood Sumeet loved singing. He took his lessons in Hindustani Classical Music from the revered Pt. Vasantrao Kulkarni
& later from the well known singer Shri. Suresh Wadkar.

In the course of his career, acting took precedence over singing, but in 2007 Sumeet participated in a Celebrity singing show Idea Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, putting his musical talents to work. He reached the final, won the hearts of audience & went on to be a part of many more music reality shows
like ‘Star ya Rockstar’ & ‘Shava Shava’, of which he was the winner.

His forays into movies began in later half of that decade. In 2008, ‘U Me & Hum’ with Ajay Devgan & Kajol was released & his acting prowess was quickly noticed by Bollywood.

He has since worked in four more films, including ‘My Name is Khan’ with Shah Rukh Khan & the 2014 thriller ‘Holiday’, in which he plays a dashing cop.

He came to Marathi films a little late. His first Marathi film ‘Sandook’, a period drama set in the 40s, released in July 2015.

Sumeet feels that with the advent of smaller meaningful movie projects, his kind of actors are sure to find their own space. In 2012 he took a daring decision to take a break from television, where he felt the creativity glaringly missing from the scripts, to go back to stage.

His comeback vehicle ‘Lekure Udand Jhali’ is a classic written by the legendary Prof.Vasant Kanetkar.

The lead roles are played by Sumeet & his wife Chinmayee, whom he had met 20 years ago while working together for another play ‘Jwalamukhi’. The play has 8 songs & Sumeet had worked hard to get the melodies right.

Sumeet & Chinmayee are blessed with two kids. The elder boy Neerad is a pianist & wants to make a mark in the field of music. Younger daughter Deeya is an aspiring Cinematographer.