Famous Casting Director -turned Director Dinesh Sudarshan Soi has been blessed with a little baby girl who has been named “Maesha Soi’’. No doubt this name is lovely, feminine sounding, and super sweet like her newborn adorable daughter.
The Star Director who is now also a proud father and is completely overjoyed and feels like the luckiest parent in the world. He made it official via a post on Instagram along with a super sweet caption about the arrival of her little angel. In an interview, he adorably mentioned, “Maesha Soi is the love of my life”.
Dinesh Sudarshan Soi is one of the biggest names in the casting circuit of Bollywood; he is deeply respected in the entertainment industry. Let’s have a look at his defining turns and journey in his life; he is one of the few casting directors to seamlessly transition to many different segments in the entertainment industry, including theatre, music, acting, modeling, television, films. Born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, and brought up in Mohali, Dinesh Sudarshan Soi’s journey is full of clarity, hard work, and persistence! Keep reading!
The fame and name is part of the business, but before Dinesh Sudarshan Soi shaped his career in this competitive glamour industry, he had his fair share of struggles before tasting success. Whether it was academics, sports or flair for creativity, Indian Film Director and Award-winning Casting Director Dinesh Sudarshan Soi always made sure to put his artistic vision ahead of anything else. From a very young age he started building interpersonal skills and was completely enthralled with all the glitz and glamour of the industry.
Around 2002, Dinesh Sudarshan Soi started contributing in the field of education as a mentor for commerce background students. He took a personal interest in the mentoring relationship and was always willing to share his knowledge on subjects like Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies. Dinesh Sudarshan Soi hails from a solid educational background having done ACCA (I), M.com, and MBA. His teaching tenure lasted 5 years (2002 – 2007). Dinesh Sudarshan Soi dedicated his free time to more artistic pursuits while he was not teaching. He was actively involved with collegiate theatre and fashion shows. In 2002, he also decided to make productive use of his time by collaborating and joining hands with directors to understand the nitty-gritty behind the glamour world as a casting director.
In 2007, winning the coveted main title of Mr. India North brought a turning point in his life. That winning moment uplifted him and gave him an instant boost of motivation, to follow his deepest, most heartfelt dream and he then soberly started thinking to move to Mumbai to explore his abundance passion for performing. Dinesh Soi was neither born into film family nor harboured Bollywood dreams, he just wanted to explore unexplored creative paths. He moved to Mumbai – Dream City in 2008, the first big project that led him into the acting field was with TV serial Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya which aired on STAR Plus, it was a huge hit. While doing that show, Dinesh Soi got an idea about opening a firm related to casting in Mumbai also, as he was already involved in casting before coming to Mumbai. He decided to renovate his pre-existing casting firm named DS Creations and began his casting journey in the city synonymous with the ‘City of Dreams’.
Dinesh Sudarshan Soi decided to explore the Casting field and gave it a completely new definition. Everything started getting better for him around 2010 starting year, he started getting noticed for his commendable work in relation to casting. By the year 2017, he had done the casting for the most amounts of music videos. From 2002 to 2017, Dinesh Sudarshan Soi proved his worth on numerous occasions, consistently as a successful casting director. Setting the record for being the Finest Casting Director in Asia Book of Records by flourishingly casting 5000 projects, which consist of short films, TV shows, commercials, print shoots, feature films, documentaries, and international films.
From receiving India Book of Records in 2017 to getting the Asia Book of Records in 2019, Dinesh Sudarshan Soi truly understands the industry. Asia Book of Records has given him the title ‘Finest Casting Director’ and mentioned his name in the category of ”maximum castings” in the world. He also holds the record with Bravo’s International Book of World Records for Maximum castings. In June 2019, he got started as a director for a romantic music video titled ‘Tum Kaho Toh’. This song was associated with Zee Music Company and got tremendous love from the public; it was trending for 4 days and was very well accepted by the audience. It was starting of his direction venture; after that super hit music video, he did back -to -back music and took a major leap in his career as a music video director. He also got awarded as Best Debutant Director at 6th Darshnik Mumbai Press – Media Awards 2019 and is one among IMDb’s top contributors and first & the only Casting Director to get IMDb’s Top Contributor Trophy from CEO of IMDb Mr. Col Needham.
Casting Director turned Director Dinesh Sudarshan Soi also directed music video ‘Hey Girl’, featuring Jannat Zubair Rahmani (Indian film and television actress). The song was again on trending for 5 days and gained massive attention. He is best known for giving back to back hit music videos like Jatti, Tera Naa, Dil Tune Toda Hai and many others. You can also see him coming up with more music videos titling Mausam, Teriyan Akhiyaan, Aldo, Sohna Sohna Munda, Lalla Lalla Lori, Hifaazat, Ban Sajna, Khojun Main Tujhko, Kya Karun, Yaariyan Dildaariyan, Sorry, Chhan Jeha Mukda to name a few. Dinesh is now fully involved in direction and will be seen directing more music videos, also is planning to come up with one exciting web series and two movies. Once everything is confirmed and sorted, you guys will be updated about it through social media or his website www.dscreations.in. Meanwhile, you can check out his website, so you don’t miss any updates regarding genuine castings. His Casting & Celebrity Booking firm is being handled by his wife Sonia Malhotra Soi and partner Gaurav Sharma whereas his social media accounts been taken care of by Digital expert Sahil Gahalyan.