| Darsheel Safary|
| March 9, 1996 (age 19) (1996-03-09) Mumbai, India|
Sheetal Safary, Mitesh Safary
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actor – Male
Taare Zameen Par, Bumm Bumm Bole, Zokkomon, Midnight's Children
Tanay Chheda, Avneet Kaur, Ziyah Vastani, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra
Darsheel Safary Wikipedia
Darsheel Safary is an Indian actor. He played the lead role in Taare Zameen Par. He was a student at Greenlawns High School.
In 2007, Safary made his acting debut in Taare Zameen Par, playing the film's protagonist Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi. Safary was discovered by script writer and creative director, Amol Gupte in late 2006 when he was looking for a male lead for Taare Zameen Par. After going through hundreds of auditions, Gupte found Safary at Shiamak Davar's dancing school, "Summer Funk". In choosing Safary, Gupte had a number of boys audition for a scene in which they would informally describe how they would "bunk" school after being given a few scenarios. He recalls, "It was a tough call. But Darsheel has the mischief in his eyes to be Ishaan. Everyone just naturally gravitated towards him."
Safary's performance as a struggling dyslexic child was praised by film critics. He won several awards for his performance. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM wrote, "Taare Zameen Par belongs to Master Darsheel Safary. A performance that makes the best of performances pale in comparison. A performance that deserves brownie points. A performance that'll always come first on your mind the moment someone mentions Taare Zameen Par. A performance that's impeccable, flawless and astounding. A performance that moves you and makes you reflect on your growing years. A performance that merits a special award!" Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN wrote, "Darsheel Safary steals your heart as Ishaan Awasthi. Darsheel is a revelation as an actor, he's spontaneous and lovable and carries this film completely on his shoulders". Other reviewers called Safary the "real star of the film" and his performance as "brilliant".
In a 2007 interview, Safary stated that his career plans may include singing, dancing, becoming a businessman or jewellery designer.
Winner2008: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – Taare Zameen Par
Nominated2008: Filmfare Best Actor Award – Taare Zameen Par
Winner2008: Zee Cine Award - Critics' Choice Best Actor – Taare Zameen Par
2008: Zee Cine Awards – Most Promising Debut (Child Artiste) – Taare Zameen Par