Dinesh Sudarshan Soi, a brand name in casting, hails from a solid educational background, a rarity in the industry. As it’s called destiny, and destiny definitely had something else planned for this academically inclined man. Always appreciated for his apt casting instead of tag of big movies, Dinesh Sudarshan Soi has casted more than 2000 projects as a Casting Director which include feature films (Bollywood, Pollywood, Marathi & South), festival films, short movies, documentaries, many a popular TV shows, music videos, commercials and print shoots, making him amongest one of the most wanted men, when it comes to Casting.
Born on May 17, 1984 at a small town Kalanaur in district Gurdaspur of Punjab, to a Punjabi Hindu Kshatriya family but brought up in Mohali as his parents who were teachers at Government Schools over there took the transfer to Mohali due to terrorism prevailing in the nearby areas. He took his primary education at Bright Public School, Mohali. Secondary Education at Sant Ishar Singh School and Senior Secondary Education from Govt. Senior Secondary School, Sector 35 D, Chandigarh. After doing his B.Com, he did M.Com from Punjab University, MBA from Symbiosis, Pune and ACCA (l) through Correspondence from UK and also worked as a professor in his own Institute Agnihotri Institute Of Commerce.
His journey from Mohali to Mumbai happened incidentally and interestingly. Dinesh Sudarshan Soi belongs to a well educated, respectable Radha Soami family residing at Mohali, where parents are retired government teachers. Sister Mrs. Jyoti Agnihotri (FCA, CS, M.Com, MBA, UGC, M.Phil is a Professor and brother in law (FCA, DISA, MBA) is into practise of Chartered Accountancy. Elder brother Mr. Deepak Soi is working as Manager in one of the top pharmaceutical companies of India and sister in law Mrs. Jyoti Soi is Science teacher at Government school, Mohali only.
In his youth he was inclined towards acting, modelling and media field since 1999. He won prizes Mr. & Mrs. CIPA Chandigarh (2004) at various cultural programmes and he was winner of Mr. India North 2007. In 2008 he came to Mumbai. He appeared in the TV show Mann Kee Awaaz – Pratigya on Star Plus as an actor. That was his first and last daily soap. Being in Mumbai, in 2009, he started considering casting as a profession, and has worked on more than 2000 projects including feature films, festival films, short films, TV shows, commercials and music videos. He is a director of Ds Creations Entertainment Private Limited.
When it comes to casting, its movies only which attract him, but during his journey Dinesh has casted many a TV shows as well like Bharat Ek Darshan on Zee TV, Code Red on Colors, Bhanwar on Sony TV and many shows for Sahara One and Doordarshan like Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai, Haunted Nights, Masakali, Phir Jeene Ki Tammanna Hai, Kismat Connection, Chupaun Kaise Laaga Chunri Mein Daag, Command Force etc.,
Known for movies like Jatt Airways, Jatts In Golmaal, Mr. & Mrs. 420, Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho, Cinema Choopista Mava, Ranviir The Marshal and Mohalla Assi and the list is really long which makes him at par.
Very busy in his own world, Dinesh Sudarshan Soi has formed his company DS Creations Entertainment Private Limited, and the professional team under him cast for so many good projects at one time which seems a good news for actors who always keep positive hopes from him. After spending quite a handsome time in the entertainment industry, he has realized that its quality which matters not the quantity. To attain a benchmark in casting and deliver some good projects in future which will entertain the mass, is his motto.