Inder Kumar

Inder Kumar (26 August 1973 – 28 July 2017) was an Indian actor best known for playing supporting roles in Hindi films such as Wanted, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. He was last seen in the film Chhoti Si Guzaarish which was directed by Pragyesh Singh.[3] He was shooting for a film titled Phati Padi Hai Yaar at the time of his death.[4]

Inder Kumar
Inder Kumar 2016.jpg
Kumar in 2016
Born(1973-08-26)26 August 1973
Died28 July 2017(2017-07-28) (aged 43)
Resting placeVersova crematorium
NationalityIndian
EducationSt. Xavier's High School, Fort (Mumbai),
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya (Mumbai)
Alma materUdgir
OccupationModel and Actor
Years active1996–2017
AgentRajoo Kariya (mentor)
Known forPlaying the part of Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
TelevisionKyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Spouse(s)Sonal Kariya (2003-2003, 5 months),[1]
Kamaljeet Kaur (2009-2009, 2 months),[1][2]
Pallavi Sarraf (2013-2017)[2]
ChildrenKhushi (b. 2003, from first wife Sonal Kariya),
Savanna (b. 2014, from third wife Pallavi Sarraf)

Personal lifeEdit

He was born on 26 August 1973 in a Marwari family in Jaipur as Inder Kumar Saraf.[5] He studied at St. Xavier's High School, Fort and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya (both in Mumbai), and completed his graduation. His mentor in movies was film publicist Rajoo Kariya who introduced him to film producers during early days of his career. He had been married thrice. His first marriage was in 2003 with his mentor Rajoo Kariya's daughter Sonal Kariya and they separated that year after 5 months while his wife was still pregnant with his first daughter Khushi. He dated Isha Koppikar on and off for 11 years. Later he married Kamaljeet Kaur (2009) but soon split within 2 months due to irreconcilable differences. In 2013 he married Pallavi Sarraf with whom he had a daughter, Bhavana (born early 2014).[1][6]

Film careerEdit

He made his debut with 1996 film Masoom, featuring in over 20 movies in a career lasting over twenty one years.[2] He had a promising start in the 1990s with several notable films as a supporting actor such as Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye (2000), Gaja Gamini (2000), Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002) and Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002). He also appeared on television in the Star Plus serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi playing the part of Mihir Virani opposite Smriti Irani in 2002.[7][8]

His career had started to suffer when he was bedridden for five years due to a broken vertebra from helicopter fall while doing his own stunt on the set of the film Maseeha in 2002.[8] After a hiatus he returned to acting appearing in the Bengali film Agnipath in 2005 which flopped. After several flops, he attempted a comeback in 2009 with his role as Salman Khan's friend in Wanted which was a blockbuster hit.

ControversiesEdit

On 25 April 2014, Kumar was arrested by the Versova police, after a 22-year-old female model and aspiring actress registered an FIR alleging that he had raped and assaulted her with a promise of role in movies.[9] He claimed it was a consensual relationship and she was seeking revenge after he ended the fling and went back to his wife. People of Bollywood distanced themselves from him and he was left with no friends, money or career when his daughter was only 15 months old. He was charged under sections 376 (rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Under the Indian law even the consensual sex in long-term fling can be claimed as rape by the woman, as the law says "consensual sex is rape when a man knows that he is not the husband of woman", which High Court observed is misused as a form of revenge by the jilted female lover to accuse the men of rape.[10] On 9 May, the police asserted that the medical reports supported that the woman had been raped as well as assaulted. Kumar denied the allegations saying that he had a consensual relationship with the woman. His wife Pallavi defended him fiercely in public with a statement that he slipped up by having a consensual fling and during two days of incidents the claimant was freely moving in and out of her home alone in cheerful mood to order food and buy alcohol to party at home with Inder. Inder apologized for leaving his wife for a short fling and he returned to his family.[11] Subsequent to that, Kumar was granted bail on 10 June. Woman who accused him was arrested by police on 1 August 2014 in an unrelated case for robbing her sister's residence in the same locality of jewellery worth INR 10 lakh.[12][13][14][15]

DeathEdit

On 28 July 2017, Inder Kumar died after a cardiac arrest at his residence in Four Bungalows neighborhood of Andheri in Mumbai around 12.30 am and he was officially pronounced dead by 4 am.[16][17]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
1996 Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Ajay Malhotra Hindi [18]
1996 Masoom Aakash Hindi [19]
1997 Ghoonghat Vijay Hindi [20]
1998 Ek Tha Dil Ek Thi Dhadkan Amar Hindi [20]
1998 Tirchhi Topiwale Amit Mehra Hindi [21]
1998 Dand Nayak Karan Hindi [22]
2000 Baaghi Surya (Suryaprakash Vidyashankar Pandey) Hindi [23]
2000 Kunwara Ajay Hindi [24]
2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Rahul Puglia Hindi [25]
2000 Gaja Gamini Kamdev, The God Of Love Hindi [26]
2002 Maa Tujhhe Salaam Capt. Irshad Khan Hindi [27]
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Inder Saxena Hindi [28]
2002 Hathyar Amar Rane Hindi [29]
2002 Maseeha Shiva Hindi [30]
2002 Kaaboo Shankar / Tiger
2004 Ek Aur Amar Premm [31]
2005 Agnipath Bengali [32]
2006 Aryan – Unbreakable Ranjeet Singh Hindi [33]
2009 Paying Guests Murlinjknk Hindi [34]
2009 Wanted Ajay Singh Shekhawat Hindi [35]
2010 Yagam Telugu [36]
2011 Yeh Dooriyan Aditya [37]
2017 Manus Ek Mati Dancer in the song Bebo Bebo Marathi
2017 Chhoti Si Guzaarish Param Hindi [38]
2017 Who is the first wife of my father Vikas [39]
2018 Krina Hindi [citation needed]
2018 Dharasnan Bengali
2020 Its My Life Hindi

TelevisionEdit

Year Name of show Role Ref.
2001 Rangoli [40]
2002 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani [citation needed]
2013 Fear Files [citation needed]

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