Jay Upadhyay Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Disha Savla Upadhyay
Caste: Gujarati-Upadhyay
Hometown: Mumbai

Jay Upadhyay

Famous RolePranav Sheth (TV series: Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story, 2020)
Jay Upadhyay as Pranav Sheth
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Gujarati): Kevi Rite Jaish (2012)
Jay Upadhyay's film Kevi Rite Jaish
Awards, Honours, Achievements • 2018 (Winner): 18th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen & Stage Awards for Best Actor in Comic Role, Film Paghadi
Jay Upadhyay's award for Best Actor in comic role
• 2020 (Winner): Ideas Unlimited Awards for Best Actor
Jay Upadhyay's award for Best Actor
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 January
AgeNot Known
BirthplaceBorivali, Mumbai
Zodiac signCapricorn
SchoolSt. Francis D'Assisi High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityMalini Kishor Sanghvi College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
ReligionHinduism [1]YouTube
CasteGujarati-Upadhyay [2]YouTube
HobbiesBike Riding, Cycling, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsDisha Savla Upadhyay
Marriage Date30 December 2007 (Sunday)
Wife/SpouseDisha Savla Upadhyay (Actor)
Jay Upadhyay with his wife
ParentsFather- Arvind Upadhyay (Self-Employed)
Mother- Name Not Known
Jay Upadhyay with his parents
SiblingsSister- Mona Upadhyay Rawal
Sister- Falguni Upadhyay Pandya
Jay Upadhyay with his sisters (Mona on the right and Falguni on the left)
Style Quotient
Bike CollectionBajaj Pulsar RS200
Jay Upadhyay on his bike

Jay Upadhyay

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jay Upadhyay

  • Does Jay Upadhyay smoke?: Yes Jay Upadhyay smoking
  • Does Jay Upadhyay drink alcohol?: Yes Jay Upadhyay drinking alcohol
  • Jay Upadhyay is an Indian actor who shot to fame after his commendable performance in SonyLIV’s hit web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, directed by Hansal Mehta in 2020. Jay’s role of Pranav Sheth was loosely based on Ketan Parekh, a former stocks broker from Mumbai, who was convicted in 2008 for stock market manipulation that occurred in 1998. Jay Upadhyay in Scam 1992
  • Jay was into acting since his school days. He did his first one-act play in 8th standard and it was only then that he first realized his love for the stage. He continued working in theatre throughout his college days.
  • Jay considers Manoj Shah to be his idol. Shah is a famous theatre director, actor, and producer who owns the production company Ideas Unlimited. Jay is a part of his theatre group and has acted in many popular plays, one of them being ‘Mareez,’ based on the life of poet Mareez. Mareez is a biographical drama and has been playing at Prithvi Theatre since 2004. Jay Upadhyay in the play Mareez
  • Jay has been seen in many regional and mainstream Hindi films. His debut Gujarati film ‘Kevi Rite Jaish’ is said to have started an era of urban films in Gujarat. His film ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday’ was premiered at the BFI Southbank theatre during the London Film Festival in 2016. The film met with a really good response from the audience. Jay Upadhyay's film Tu Hai Mera Sunday
  • Jay was cast by Mukesh Chhabra for the series Scam 1992. In an interview, when he was asked about his experience with director Hansal Mehta, he said,

    Hansal sir jane jate hai serious films ke liye, but he is a prankster and a bully in a funny way. Wo aap par itna acha joke marenge ki aapko hasna aayega. He is inherently a very funny guy who is known for his serious content, which is very ironic.”

  • Jay is very good friends with his Scam 1992 co-star Pratik Gandhi and has done a lot of plays with him (mostly Gujarati plays).

    Jay Upadhyay with Pratik Gandhi in a play

    Jay Upadhyay with Pratik Gandhi in a play

  • Jay has also appeared in small roles in the popular Indian television shows such as CID and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
  • Even though Jay has done many movies and TV shows, he still considers theatre as the love of his life. According to him, every new actor should do at least 5 years of theatre and even non-actors should do theatre as it helps to improve their personality.

    Jay Upadhyay in a play with his wife

    Jay Upadhyay in a play with his wife

  • Jay predominantly works in Gujarati movies and plays.

    Jay Upadhyay in the Gujarati film 'Paghadi'

    Jay Upadhyay in the Gujarati film ‘Paghadi’

  • He considers himself lucky for being born in Mumbai. According to him, Mumbai is a melting pot where people of all cultures mix together, which is really good for an actor as he gets to experience a lot of cultural diversity.