Prior to his Bollywood career, Samir was an investment banker with one of the bulge bracket firms on Wall Street in New York, before coming back to India to start modeling. He has attended acting courses in New York and Los Angeles.
Soni made his debut in the Hindi serial Samandar based on Navy officers. In 1996, he appeared as Ashok Mathur in Doordarshan’s A Mouthful Of Sky, based on Ashok Banker’s script and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. He made his film debut opposite actress Mamta Kulkarni in China Gate (1998), though it was followed by forgettable cameos in films.
In 2003, Samir shot to fame by appearing in the film Baghban and played lead roles in Basti and Kahan Ho Tum. In that same year, Soni also worked in the popular television series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin that aired on Sony. In 2004, he worked in another popular show on Sony channel called Saaksshi.
Soni featured as one of the contestants in the reality television show Bigg Boss 4 in 2010. He was evicted from the house a week prior to the grand finale.
Through modeling, he met his ex-spouse, Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar. The two were married for six months before they divorced. He also dated late model, Nafisa Joseph.
On 24 January 2011, he married former actress Neelam Kothari.
Films Done By Samir Soni
- 1995 Samandar (TV show) Navy officer
- 1996 A Mouthful of Sky Ashok Mathur
- 1998 China Gate Uditanshu Tandon
- 2001 Lajja Manish
- 2002 Kabhie Tum Kabhie Hum Sameer Shastri
- 2003 Dance Like A Man Vishal
- 2003 Kahan Ho Tum Jai
- 2003 Basti Ramesh “Rama” Kulkarni
- 2003 Baghban Sanjay Malhotra, Raj’s second son
- 2004 Dil Kya Chahta Hai Ram
- 2005 Kumkum Yash Thakur
- 2006 Vivah Sunil Bajpayee, Anupam Khair’s older Son
- 2008 Cracking The Code Host
- 2008 Fashion Rahul Arora, a designer, Janet’s best friend and later on husband and biggest supporter and well wisher of Meghana
- 2010 I Hate Luv Storys Veer Kapoor
- 2013 I, Me Aur Main Cameo
- 2016 Chalk n Duster Sunil Thakur
- 2018 Batti Gul Meter Chalu SPTL Head
- 2019 Student of the Year 2 Principal
- 2020 Films that are not yet released Mumbai Saga Rajant ‘Raja’ Shankar Filming
Television Done By Samir Soni
- 1999-2000 Hello Friends Samir Zee TV
- 2003 – 2005 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Purab Mehra Sony TV
- 2004 Saaksshi Shekhar Sengupta Sony TV
- 2005 Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Advocate Yash Thakur Star Plus
- 2010 Bigg Boss 4 Contestant Colors TV
- 2011 – 2013 Parichay Advocate Kunal Chopra
- 2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai – Mera Saaya Vijay (Episode 14) &TV
- 2017 Bewafaa sii Wafaa Sumer Singh Bajaj Alt Balaji
- 2019 Puncch Beat Rajbir Chaudhary Alt Balaji
Awards and nominations Received By Samir Soni
- 2012 Parichay Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won
- 2012 Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actor (Jury) Won
- 2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won
- 2012 People’s Choice Awards India Favourite Drama Actor Nominated