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Anupam Shyam (born Anupam Shyam Saikia on 20 September 1957[1]) is an Indian film and television actor, who usually plays villainous roles. He is well known for his role of Thakur Sajjan Singh in the STAR Plus TV series Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya (2009).[2][3] Apart from that, he has worked in films like Lajja, Nayak, Dubai Return, Parzania, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005), Shakti: The Power, Bandit Queen, in the internationally acclaimed movie Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and acted in numerous international films set in India.[1]

Anupam Shyam Thakur
Anupam Shyam Ojha.jpg
Anupam Shyam at a private function
Born (1957-09-20) 20 September 1957 (age 61)
Other namesThakur Sajjan Singh
Years active1993–present


Personal lifeEdit

Anupam Shyam Ojha is a native of Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh.,[2] and an alumnus of Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lucknow, where he studied from 1983 to 1985. He also supported Anna Hazare's movement held on 27 December 2011 [4]




  1. ^ a b "Absolut screen magic". The Hindu. 18 December 2004.
  2. ^ a b "'Pratigya' Has Made Me a Household Name: Anupam Pratapgarh". Outlook. 27 October 2010. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010.
  3. ^ "The bad guys on tube". Deccan Chronicle. 13 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Alumni: A". B-Positive website. Archived from the original on 30 January 2011.
  5. ^ "UNICEF and partners present gripping tele-series focused on social issues in India". UNICEF. 7 April 2008.

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