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The Real Story of Anupama's Vanraj Shah: Sudhanshu Pandey

Vanraj Shah is back is a very well-known dialogue of our favourite Sudhanshu Pandey who is currently portraying the role of Vanraj Shah in Anupama Serial on Star plus. Anupama serial is certainly one of the most trending shows all over the country and his excellent acting is winning our hearts.

His fans are always inquisitive to know about his personal life and all the battles he has won to reach this magnificent fame. So, we at Kraze are here to give you all the insights into how Sudhanshu Pandey portrays the role of Vanraj Shah.

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Sudhanshu Pandey was born on 22nd August 1974 and hails from Uttarakhand. He started his journey as a singer with his band called ‘A Band of Boys’ in the early 2000’s. After his band split, Sudhanshu ventured into acting. He is a really good singer and we saw his skills on Ravivar with Star Parivar as well.

Vanraj Shah in Anupama serial
Sudhanshu Pandey, a well known Indian Television actor.

Career as an Actor

He started his career in modelling and then debuted as the main villain in Billa II (2012) a Tamil movie. He ventured into many roles on television with shows like Kanyadaan, Seeyasat, Ek Veer ki Ardas Veera, and many more. He played pivotal roles in Singh is King, Murder2, Khiladi 420, Singham, and recently in Jersey. He is currently seen as an arrogant, cunning man yet a caring father and respectful son Vanraj Shah in Anupama Serial.

Personal Life

He is married to Mona Pandey and they have two lovely kids; Nirvaan and Vivaan Pandey. The actor got married in an Arya Samaj ceremony in December 1996. Mona is a homemaker and he mentioned in an interview that his wife Mona is no less than Anupama.

Vanraj shah aka Sudhanshu Pandey's real family
Vanraj Shah's real family.

Sudhanshu Pandey as Vanraj Shah

He claimed in ITA Awards that despite being in the industry for many years and working in a number of films and serials, Vanraj Shah’s character has helped him get recognition by the Indian audience. In an interview with Pinkvilla, he answered everyone who criticized Vanraj Shah, "Some people are very quick to judge Vanraj but I sit back and smile because I know that these people will turn around and say, 'yaar, ye itna bura aadmi nahi hai.' That is the beauty of this character, it's multi-dimensional.”

In an interview with Koimoi, he explained how Anupama actor Sudhanshu Pandey was the first choice for Vanraj Shah’s role, “Not many know that Rajan (Shahi), who is an old friend of mine, came to me with the show even before he had finalised it with the channel. He even went to an extent that only if I said yes, will he make the show. So all this means a lot.” he explained.

Vanraj Shah aka Sudhanshu Pandey in Anupama serial
Vanraj Shah from Anupama serial


According to some sources, there were rumours of a rift between Sudhanshu and Rupali Ganguly during the shoot of Anupama Serial. Later, he stated in interviews that there was no truth to it and that it was just a professional disagreement. Also, fans claimed that he never tags Rupali on Instagram to which he laughed and said “I think I need to tag someone relevant with the pictures”.

Sudhanshu and Rupali as Vanraj and Anupama in Anupama serial
Vanraj and Anupama celebrating Janmashtami

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Sudhanshu Pandey has a huge fan following amongst youngsters too as he is so fit at such an age and also an inspiration to many. He has around 2M followers on Instagram and posts some cool and entertaining reels along with his co-stars like Madalsa Sharma(Kavya), and Muskan Bamne( Pakhi).

He shares an amazing bond with his co-star Gaurav Khanna(Anuj Kapadia), Aashish Mehrotra(Paritosh), and others too.

True to say that Sudhanshu has played Vanraj Shah very well and it is always a delight to watch him onscreen and fans are always eager to see his next move in the show.

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