Kiran Karmarkar

Kiran Karmarkar is an Indian television, film and theatre actor. He is popularly known for his portrayal of the character Om Agarwal in the television saga Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii (2000 - 2008) that aired on Star Plus.[1]

Kiran Karmarkar
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Spouse(s)Rinku Dhawan


Karmarkar started his acting career through Marathi theatre Dinmaam in 1989[2] and later various cameos on television and commercial advertisements he appeared in his debut marathi film Name Nishpaap with legendary marathi actor Yashwant dutt, Vivek Apte, Suhas Joshi. His first major role came in the show Ghar Ek Mandir directed by Ekta Kapoor.[1] He became popular for his role of Om Agarwal opposite actress Sakshi Tanwar in the show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. The show aired on Star Plus and started in 2000. After the script killed the character, Karmarkar was no longer seen in it. But due to later changes in the script, the character was retrieved and he was seen playing the same role in 2007.[3] He then went on to play various roles in TV shows. His 2006 role in the show Saarathi was of a business tycoon, inspired by Sabeer Bhatia.[4] In 2012, he joined the popular show Uttaran playing a negative role of Tej Singh.[5]

Karmarkar also secured small roles in Bollywood film. He has also played roles in Marathi films and plays. In 2006, he was seen playing a comedy role opposite actress Bhavana Balsavar in the play Merra Naam Joker. The play was directed by Shubha Khote.[6] He played the lead role in the Hindi play Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai...! opposite Shefali Shah in the year 2010. The play was directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni.[7] For his role in the film Kshanokshani he also won the Maharashtra State Film Award.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Karmarkar is married to actress Rinku Karmarkar née Dhawan[1] who played his sister in the show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii.[9][10]

The couple separated in 2017 after 15 years of marriage and filed for divorced in 2019. The duo have one son.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Medium Notes
1995 Mano Ya Na Mano Tv series
1995 Padosan TV series
1996 Itihaas TV series Aired on Doordarshan
2000 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Om Agarwal / Rishab Rai chaudhry TV series Aired on Star Plus
2004 Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum Raju's father Film
2004 Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko[11] Nishchay Kapoor TV series
2006 Saarrthi[12] Bhujang Ahuja TV series Aired on Star Plus
Guest appearance
2006 Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan Sudhanshu TV series Aired on Star Plus
2006 Kachche Dhage Play
2006 Merra Naam Joker[13] Play
2007 Comedy Circus[14] Contestant TV series
2007 Just Married Film
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki[15] Shantanu TV series Aired on 9X
2009 Kshanokshani Chief Minister Film Marathi language
2010 Raajneeti SP Sharma Film
2010 Aaghaat Dr. Deshpande Film Marathi language
2010 Pankh Film
Salim Aarif Play
Humsafar Play
Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai...! Play
Shaadi Ki Home Delivery Play
2011 Zindagi Kahe – Smile Please[16] TV series Aired on Life OK
2012 Chakravyuh Home Minister Film
2012 Shanghai Film
2012 Aarohi Gosht Tighanchi Film Marathi language
2012-2013 Uttaran[17] Tej Singh Bundela TV series Aired on Colors TV
2013 Pune 52 Film Marathi language
2013 Badalte Rishton Ki Daastan[18] TV series Aired on Zee TV
2015 Shasan Film Marathi language
2016 Tamanna (TV series) Deepak Solanki TV series Aired on STAR PLUS
2016 Family Katta Film Marathi language
2017 Dhhai Kilo Prem Pankaj TV series Aired on STAR PLUS
2017 Rudram Mr. Makhija TV series Marathi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Unnithan, Chitra (20 September 2007). "I never plan anything in life:Kiran". Times of India. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  2. ^ "The Who's Who of Mahaabhaarat".
  3. ^ "Kiran's back in Kahaani Ghar Ghar ki". Telly Chakkar. 21 September 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Kiran Karmarkar does a Sabeer Bhatia". DNA. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  5. ^ Jambhekar, Shruti (19 December 2012). "TV baddies take their shows to new heights in 2012". Times of India. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Kiran Karmarkar's comedy act". Mumbai Theatre Guide. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ Sharma, Aditi (14 August 2010). "Peek into the lives of Mr & Mrs Singh". Mid Day. Mumbai. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  8. ^ "I hope TV fans will like my comedy - Kiran Karmarkar". 16 December 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  9. ^ Shyam, Kavita (19 September 2007). "Floor-Bored!". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  10. ^ Hazarika, Sneha (24 February 2006). "Reality shows!". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Television is a woman dominated industry". 19 March 2004. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Kiran Karmarkar to do a cameo in Saarrthi". Telly Chakkar. 9 January 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Convalescing Kiran takes on extra work". Telly Chakkar. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Catch the eliminated jodis on Comedy Circus tonight". Telly Chakkar. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Kiran 'Om' Karmarkar to play father to Ronit Roy?". Telly Chakkar. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Kiran Karmarkar opines lack of promotion is harming Zindagi Kahe Smile Please". Telly Chakkar. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Kiran Karmarkar to enter Uttaran". Telly Chakkar. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  18. ^ {Balraj Asthana} "Recreating magic of Khela with Badalte Rishton". Times of India. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

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