Jim Sarbh

Unconventional Actor and Theater Artist


Known for critically-acclaimed performances in films such as Neerja and Padmaavat, Jim Sarbh is a well-known actor and a theater director.

Armed with theater experience from New York, he got his first big break with Neerja in 2016 for which he ended up receiving four awards.

Jim rose to prominence in 2018 for playing antagonist in the period drama Padmaavat and the biopic Sanju, both of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

His notable work includes Alyque Padamsee’s Death of a Salesman and Rajat Kapoor’s What's Done is Done, Raabta, House Arrest and Gangubai Kathiawadi among others.

Jim has worked in some great web series including Smoke, Made in Heaven and Rocket Boys to name a few, and has also starred in short movies like Mama’s Boy and Like Summer Like Rain.

He starred in a short movie Sometimes, I Think About Dying, which was shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Awards popularly known as Oscars in 2020.
In 2022, he played Dr. Homi Bhabha in the series Rocket Boys.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Jim won the ‘Best Male Debutant’ at Screen Awards & Zee Cine Awards and ‘Best Actor in a Negative Role’ at IIFA, Zee Cine Awards and Stardust Awards for the movie Neerja.
  • He won the ‘Best Actor in a Negative Role’ at Asiavision Awards for the movie Padmaavat.
  • Jim was listed in Forbes India’s ‘30 under 30’ list in 2015 for his contribution to the Mumbai theater industry.
  • His movie Sometimes, I Think About Dying won an award in the ‘Short Narrative’ category at Dumbo Film Festival, ‘Best Drama’ at Aspen Shortfest and ‘Best Short Screenwriting’ at Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Why Jim Sarbh ?

His natural effervescence and outspokenness led him to host Planet Healers, (a docu-series showing stories of extraordinary people who are dedicated to conserve and preserve our Mother Earth against all odds) on Discovery Channel. While he may not be a quintessential Bollywood hero but he has left a clear mark with all his work tagging him as a brilliant artist with a fabulous stage presence and authenticity to his performances.

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