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‘The White Tiger’ Actor Adarsh Gourav Wins Rising Star Award at Asian World Film Festival

Adarsh Gourav, the Indian actor who was seen in the dark drama film The White Tiger, was conferred with the Snow Leopard Rising Star Award by the Asian World Film Festival during the Closing Night Gala Awards Ceremony on March 15.

The sixth Annual Asian World film festival was held virtually owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The jury panel consisted of Oscar-nominated producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), Oscar-winning screenwriter David Seidler (The King’s Speech), award-winning director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Big Little Lies), director Lulu Wang, actor Lucy Liu, director Tabrez Noorani and several others.

Gourav was also recently nominated for the British Academy Film Awards in the best leading actor category and Film Independent Spirit Awards in the best male lead category for essaying the role of Balram Halwai in The White Tiger.

The White Tiger starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao in supporting roles was directed by Ramin Bahrani.It is based on Aravind Adiga’s book of the same name, which won the 40th Man Booker Prize. Chopra Jonas was one of the executive producers of the film, which was released globally on Netflix on January 22. The film has been nominated for the 93rd Oscars award under the best-adapted screenplay category.


An alumnus of The Drama School in Mumbai, Gourav is also a trained Hindustani singer. Gourav has been acting since his teenage in many TV and digital advertisement campaigns. He made his acting debut in the Karan Johar directorial My Name is Khan, and starred as the younger version of Shah Rukh Khan. He has also acted in Anurag Kashyap’s Madly, thriller drama Rukh alongside Manoj Bajpayee and Sridevi-starrer crime thriller Mom.

Gourav has also been part of popular web series such as Leila, Die Trying and Hostel Daze. He has also worked with legendary musicians such as Illayaraja and Sukhwinder Singh as a playback singer for Hindi films Black and White and Chal Chalein.