Sunny Pawar

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Sunny Pawar
Born 8 March 2010
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Child Actor
Years active 2018–present

Sunny Pawar is an Indian child actor.[1]

He is best known for his role as a younger Saroo Brierley in Garth Davis's Lion[2] a 2016 Australian biographical film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies with Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, and Nicole Kidman.[3] Pawar was cast in this movie while attending Air India Modern School in Mumbai and living in a modest neighborhood of Kalina, which several media outlets described as a slum. He was cast out of 2,000 other students at the age of 6.[4]

Pawar earned critical praise for his performance in Lion and also won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 7th AACTA Awards. After the movie was released, he made several television appearances on American talk shows, including The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. He also was present at the 2017 Oscars as well as the Golden Globes.

In 2017 he was given the Rising Star Award at The Asian Awards. [5]

Pawar returned to his home in India after attending the award ceremonies and plans to pursue his acting career while also continuing his education. Presently Sunny is all set to enter Marathi silver screen with his upcoming film A B C Directed By Ramkumar Shedge, He is playing the title role of Hari in this film.[6][7]


Year Film Role Notes
2016 Lion[8] younger Saroo Brierley Debut Film
2017 Love Sonia Bang Bang
2018 Sacred Games Ganesh Gaitonde


  1. ^ "Lion child actor Sunny Pawar arrives in Mumbai to a royal welcome". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Lion 2016". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Five things you might not know about 'Lion' actor Sunny Pawar". Timesofindia. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ Sachdeva, Charnamrit. "Lion actor Sunny Pawar, eight, is welcomed back to his slum home in Mumbai, where he is now hailed a superstar after the excitement of the Oscars". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
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  8. ^ "Lion 2016". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 22 March 2017.

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