He studied at Manav Sthali School, New Rajendra Nagar till class X and completed his schooling from Montfort Senior Secondary School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi and joined an advertising course at Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi.
He made his debut in Bollywood with Bittoo Boss (2012). However, after studying for five months, he received a modelling assignment. Thereafter he quit his studies and shifted to Mumbai, where joined acting course run by Kishore Namit Kapoor.
Pulkit shifted to Mumbai in 2005, and made his television debut in the role of Lakshya Virani in long-running television soap by Balaji Telefilms, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2006, which first got him recognition, though he quit the show in 2007.
The actor was suffering from a bad back and had to go through a lot of trouble while shooting for the daily soap. He went to Dubai to get treatment for his back.
In 2011, he appeared as the lead in choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant"s musical theatrical Taj Express. Debut in Films (2012-2014)
He made his film debut with Bittoo Boss (2012), wherein he played the role of wedding videographer from Punjab.
Though the film didn"t do well, he got noticed.
His performance in "Bittoo Boss" (2012) led to his second film, Fukrey produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film was released in June, 2013 to good reviews, and later became a sleeper hit. In 2014, he then appeared in a cameo role in Jai Ho as a police inspector.
Then he played the lead in O Teri produced by Atul Agnihotri, opposite Bilal Amrohi and Sarah Jane Dias.
In 2015, his first film was Arbaaz Khan"s Dolly Ki Doli opposite Sonam Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao. In 2016, Samrat starred in Divya Khosla Kumar"s Sanam Re opposite Yami Gautam.
The film was a hit. Samrat has also been signed on for Vicky Bhari"s Ticket To Bollywood opposite Amyra Dastur.