Brijendra Kala is an Indian film actor.[1][2] Known for his subtle portrayals of characters rooted in reality,[3] he gained attention for his small roles in mainstream cinema.[4]

Brijendra Kala
OccupationActor, screenwriter

Early lifeEdit

Brijendra spent his childhood in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh where his father worked in a veterinary hospital.[5] His family belongs to Pauri, Garhwal in Uttarakhand.[5][6]

Brijendra has worked in theatre as an actor for more than 17 years. He applied[when?] to the National School of Drama's Repertory, but by the time the intimation regarding his interview reached his address, the batch was full. Later, he applied for the Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts Repertory in Delhi, but did not get in. Kala was involved with local theatre groups in his home city before he moved to Mumbai in 1992 to try his luck in Hindi films. In Mumbai screenwriter Achala Ashar, took him under their wings and he assisted them in screenwriting.[citation needed]

He wrote the dialogues for several TV shows produced by Ekta Kapoor, including Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. His acting debut came much later, Kala had to wait until 2003, when he was cast in a tiny role as a newspaper vendor in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Haasil, whom he has known since their "struggling days".[7]

Kala was rated as one of the current cinema's most popular scene-stealers.[4] His memorable appearance as a shabbily dressed uncle in Rajat Kapoor's Ankhon Dekhi (2013) earned him praise and roles in over a dozen movies.[8]


Year Film Role Notes
2019 Gone Kesh Alok
Bharat Chacha
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Chaubey
2018 PK Lele A Salesman Mr Lele
Zero Pandey
FryDay Thief
Batti Gul Meter Chalu Deendayal Juyal
Bioscopewala Bhola
Love per Square Foot T. C. Mishra released on Netflix
Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain Batti [9]
Udanchhoo Kal Bhairav (Lawyer)
2017 Panchlait Chhadidaar Aganu Mahto
Dhh Hindi teacher Gujarati film
Qarib Qarib Singlle Hotel Receiptionist
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Sugandha's Uncle
Tubelight Shopkeeper
Jolly LLB 2 Dubey Ji
Running Shaadi Uncle of Ram Bharose
2016 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Commentator Shukla [4]
Rustom Head constable Tukaram
2015 Dolly Ki Doli Sub Inspector Khan
Meeruthiya Gangsters Jayantilal Jain
Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho Lawyer
Guddu Rangeela Caretaker
Chidiya Suraj
2014 Identity Card Ek Lifeline Constable
Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi Babaji
PK Idol seller
Youngistaan Kulfi/Alcohol Vendor
Bhoothnath Returns Manager of Heaven
Ankhon Dekhi Mama Ji
2013 Bajatey Raho Bagga
Jolly LLB Jolly's Fellow Lawyer Shown in Opening Scene
2012 Future to Bright Hai Ji Baramdutt
Myoho Mr. Malhotra
Jannat 2 Dadda – Assistant of ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi (Randeep Hooda)
Paan Singh Tomar Press Reporter
Agneepath Muneem
2011 Shwet Activist
Jo Dooba So Paar Dr. Sharma
Chalo Dilli Train Ticket Collector
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Salman Bhai (Wedding Planner)
Utt Pataang Dolu
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Police Inspector
Pappu Can't Dance Saala Nagesh
Dus Tola Abdul Chai-Wala
Karthik Calling Karthik Executive – Telephone Exchange
10ml Love
2009 Saluun Bada Babu
Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi?
Aloo Chaat
2008 Dasvidaniya Shiraaz
Mithya Police Inspector – Shyaam
2007 Jab We Met Taxi Driver
2006 Ahista Ahista P.C.O. Owner
Gafla Stock Broker
2005 Bunty Aur Babli
Shabd Rama Kant
Raghu Romeo TV Director
2003 Haasil Newspaper Vendor


  1. ^ Pereira, Priyanka (3 April 2012). "Hero by Character". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  2. ^ "'शुभ मंगल सावधान' में आपको गुदगुदाएंगे उत्तराखंड के ताऊ- Amarujala". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "'ट्यूबलाइट' में क्या है सलमान खान का 'सीक्रेट', एक्टर ने खोला राज- Amarujala". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Gaekwad, Manish. "How Brijendra Kala steals the scene each and every time". Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "brijendra kala of uttarakhand comes with movie tubelight | Uttaranchal Today". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. ^ @rajyaSameeksha. "Uttarakhand News: Brijendra kala played a fantastic role in bollywood upcoming movie". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Know Your Actor". The Indian Express. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  8. ^ Jha, Aditya Mani (15 December 2017). "Let there be Panchlait". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  9. ^ Pandolin (25 December 2017). "Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain -wins the best feature film award at HBO's South Asian International Film Festival, New York. | Pandolin". Pandolin. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

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