Kiran Kumar

Kiran Kumar is an Indian screen and theatre actor. He has worked in numerous Hindi, Bhojpuri and Gujarati television and film productions.[1] His latest work in drama is Charlie 2.[2]

Kiran Kumar
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Kiran Kumar in March 2013
Born
Deepak Dhar

(1953-10-20) 20 October 1953 (age 67)
EducationFilm and Television Institute of India, Daly College Indore
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1960–present
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Spouse(s)Sushma Verma
Children2
Parent(s)Jeevan (Father)
RelativesBhushan Jeevan (Brother) Nikki Jeevan, Rikki Ugra (Sisters)

Personal lifeEdit

Kiran Kumar is the son of the celebrated film actor Jeevan and is married to Sushma Verma, a former actress, with whom he has two children. The son Shaurya is in the process of being launched as an actor and has worked with David Dhawan, Abbas Mustan, Indra Kumar and Imtiaz Ali as an assistant director; the daughter Srishti works in fashion as a stylist and consultant.

Kiran comes from an aristocratic Kashmiri Pandit family; his great-grandfather was a nobleman who governed the Gilgit Agency as its Wazir-e-Wazarat.[3] He is a follower of Sai Baba and has a production house named after the saint - Sainama Visions.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

FilmsEdit

He attended Daly College, a boarding school in Indore, enrolled at R.D. National College in Bandra, Mumbai, and later joined the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. He was known as "Deepak Dhar" in Film and Television Institute of India among his friends.[3] As a young boy, the film industry was drawn to him, partly because of his father's association with it.[citation needed] Kumar starred in Do Boond Pani in 1971 and went on to play the lead roles in several more movies. Kumar saw his career suffer with the release of movies like Jangal Mein Mangal, among others; however, despite this "slump", Kumar started to work in Gujarati movies, where he quickly attained a cult following,[citation needed] and the title "The Bachhan of Gujarati Cinema. Rakesh Roshan's Khudgarz got him back to Hindi cinema, in which negative roles in films like Tezaab and Khuda Gawah won him accolades as an antihero.

TelevisionEdit

One of his first television series was with Cinevistas (Sunil Mehta, Prem Kishen). He has since established himself as a Television star in the Television industry in series such as: Zindagi, Ghutan,[4] Sahil,Manzil, Grihasti, Katha Sagar, Aur Phir ek Din, Papa, Miilee, Chhajje Chajje Ka Pyar and more.

At one point he was in the process of starting a production house called Sainama Visions,[citation needed] for which the pilot episode of Aashiana was filmed.

Recently, he has been honoured with the life membership of the International Film and Television Club of the Asian Academy of Film & Television.

Currently one of the highest-paid actors on Indian TV, Kiran was last seen on the silver screen in Dharma's Brothers, along with Akshay Kumar, Jackie Shroff and Siddharth Malhotra. Before that, he played Anees Khan in Born Free Production's Bobby Jasoos. Soham Shah's next release with Sanjay Dutt Sher, (This film is currently stuck in the cans due to Dutt's recent incarceration.) also stars Kiran as the lead antagonist. Apart from social awareness ads and smaller independent cinema, he is actively involved in various philanthropic projects working with children's rights organisations and cancer awareness projects.

He is a member of Cine and Television Artists association and its core committee. He assisted with the organization of the Star CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa, a televised event that brought the entire Hindi film and Television industry together to perform and raise funds for CINTAA.

His credibility and professionalism are testament of his long standing innings in the Film and TV fraternity. With over 6800 episodes on TV, 550 Hindi movies and roughly 80 regional movies, in 43 years, his contribution to the entertainment industry remains rather large and all inclusive.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1960 Love in Simla
1963 Pyar Kya To Darna Kya
1970 Inspector
1971 Do Boond Pani
1972 Bindiya Aur Bandook
1972 Jangal Mein Mangal Rajesh
1973 Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar Sunil Mehta
1973 Jalte Badan Kiran
1973 Chalaak Amar
1974 Thokar Shyamu
1974 Apradhi Inspector Shankar
1974 Azad Mohabbat
("Free Love")
Actor
1974 Anjaan Raahen Gautam
1974 Mr. Romeo Suresh Saxena
1974 Raja Kaka
1974 Gaal Gulabi Nain Sharabi Main leading role Taxi driver
1976 Raees
1976 Bhoola Bhatka Ram Shivprasad Khanna
1977 Kulvadhu
1977 Abhi To Jee Lein Deepak
1977 Pandit Aur Pathan Inspector Anand
1979 Ashaati Beej
1980 Dhamaka
1980 Teen Ekkey
1981 Garvi Naar Gujaratan
1981 Jagya Tyathi Sawaar
1982 Kanchan Aur Ganga
1983 Kaise Kaise Log Verma
1984 Zakhmi Sher
1986 Maut Ke Saudagar
1986 Yeh Preet Na Hogi Kam
1986 Karamdaata Street dancer in song
   "Pyar tujhse hi kiya"
1987 Daraar
1987 Khudgarz Sudhir
1987 Kudrat Ka Kanoon Inspector Pandey
1988 Kab Tak Chup Rahungi
1988 Qatil Inspector Shyam Verma
1988 Zinda Jala Doonga
1988 Falak (The Sky) Bagga
1988 Khatron Ke Khiladi
1988 Zulm Ko Jala Doonga Dharamdas
1988 Ganga Tere Desh Mein Zalim Singh
1988 Hero Hiralal Prem Kumar
1988 Tezaab Lotiya Pathan
1988 Agnee Sheru Menghi
1988 Rama O Rama Sahoo dada
1989 Kala Bazaar Jaggan Dhamaliya
1989 Mahaadev Umesh Heera
1989 Main Tera Dushman Inspector Kiran Kumar
1989 Hum Bhi Insaan Hain
1989 Jurrat Raja
1989 Boss
1989 Ghabrahat
1989 Khooni Murdaa
("Deadly Corpse")
Ranjeet
1989 Na-Insaafi Numbari Kaalia
1989 Dost Nagendra S. Singh
1989 Lashkar Sangram "Sanga" Singh
1990 Atishbaz Tony "Tiger" Gonsalves
1990 Khatarnaak Jaunpuriya
1990 Maha-Sangram Vishwaraj "Vishwa"
1990 Zahreelay Taneja
1990 C.I.D. Roshan Lala
1990 Chor Pe Mor Dhanpat Inderjeet Garodia "D.I.G."
1990 Aaj Ka Arjun Lakhan
1990 Agneekaal D.S.P. Anand Saxena
1990 Thanedaar Thakur Azghar Singh
1990 Baaghi: A Rebel for Love Colonel D.N. Sood
1990 Apmaan Ki Aag Kailash
1991 Hag Toofan
1991 Sau Crore
1991 Shankara Kehar Singh
1991 Roohani Taaqat
1991 Patthar Ke Phool Karim Khan
1991 Aaj Ka Samson Karan Singh
1991 Khoon Ka Karz Ramesh "Robin"
1991 Paap Ki Aandhi Gorakh-Bade
1991 Police Ki Jung(Telugu Film in Hindi Dubbed) Main Villain
1991 Pyar Ka Mahendra Behl (Raj's Father)
1991 Inspector Balram Sayed Mohammad Shah
1991 Do Matwale Kasturi
1991 Henna Ashraf
1991 Shiv Ram
1991 Rupaye Dus Karod
1991 Jeevan Daata Shivram/Vishwaraj Singh
1992 Radha Ka Sangam
1992 Daulat Ki Jung Rana
1992 Kumar
1992 Parda Hai Parda John Honai
1992 Tilak
1992 Khuda Gawah Pasha
1992 Dada Bhairav Singh
1992 Vishwatma Naagdansh Jurhad
1992 Adharm Jaggan Verma
1992 Kapoor — Sarita's husband
1992 Basanti Tangewali
1992 Jaan Se Pyaara Jagtap Singh
1992 Bol Radha Bol Inspector Dholakia
1992 Mashooq Shankar Kumar
1992 Angaar Anwar Khan
1992 Zamana
1992 Anaam Hyder Ali
1993 Rani Aur Maharani
1993 Tikka
1993 Pehchaan Yogi Shankar
1993 Bedardi Kanhaiya/K.K./Kanya
1993 Aag Ka Toofan Sher Singh
1993 Pyar Rajkumar Chauhan
1993 Zakhmo Ka Hisaab Dhaneshwar
1993 Kohra IGP Suryakant Sharma/Mr. John
1993 Ki Shatranj Dhogra
1993 Game Qamaal Khan
1993 Gurudev Bhola Pandey
1993 Phoolan Hasina Ramkali
1993 Baaghi Sultana
1993 Platform Inspector Joshi
1993 Inteqam
1993 Police Wala Tejeshwar Choudhury
1993 Chor Aur Chaand Inspector Vivek
1993 Khoon Ka Sindoor
1993 Boy Friend
1993 Aulad Ke Dushman Raghva
1993 Shatranj Prajapati
1993 Kasam Teri Kasam
1994 Sholay Aur Toofan
1994 Juaari
1994 Gopalaa Mahamaya B. Singh
1994 Karan Billa
1994 Aag Aur Chingari
1994 Eena Meena Deeka Bhujang
1994 Ganga Aur Ranga Police Commissioner
1994 Sangdil Sanam Shankar Dayal Khurana
1994 Madhosh
1994 Kanoon Police Commissioner Kiran Shroff
1994 Anjaam Inspector Arjun Singh
1994 Dilbar Defending Lawyer
1994 Jazbaat
1994 Amaanat Rajeshwar/Lankeshwar
1994 Nazar Ke Samne Advocate Sangram Singh Sahni
1995 Fauj Dhurjan Singh
1995 Bewafa Sanam Jailer Ram Prasad Shukla
1995 Guneghar Habibullah
1995 Sauda Pradeep Singh
1995 Hathkadi DIG Vijaykumar
1995 Gaddaar Economics Professor Nag
1995 Veer Police Inspector Amar Mukhtar
1995 Ke Avtaar Dhamu Dada
1996 Army Jailer Raghuvir Singh
1996 Jurmana Police Commissioner
1996 English Babu Desi Mem Bheema Khalasi
1996 Vishwasghaat Advocate Chhadha
1996 Aur Nagina
1996 Himmat Kundan
1996 Zordaar Fox
1996 Rangbaaz Minister
1996 Sapoot Shamsher
1996 Ajay Chote Raja Ranbir
1997 Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya Aatish Khan
1997 Kaalia
1997 Judge Mujrim D.V.M.
1997 Dil Ke Jharoke Main Heera Pratap
1997 Auzaar Bhai G
1997 Dil Kitna Nadan Hai
1997 Do Ankhen Barah Hath
1997 Ek Phool Teen Kante
1997 Loha Police Commissioner
1997 Krishna Arjun Rana
1997 Qahar Nageshwar Patel (Velji's brother)
1998 Zanjeer
1998 Devta
1998 Phool Bane Patthar ACP Jaspal Choudhary
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Akash Khanna
1998 Yamraaj Officer Hamid Khan
1998 Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Terrorist leader (Special appearance)
1998 Kudrat Vijay's uncle
1999 Aaag Hi Aag Police Commissioner
1999 Benaam Jagral
1999 Sarfarosh-E-Hind Ranjit Singh
1999 Dracula Abdullah
1999 Gair Sampat
2000 Bechainee Swami Prakash Anand
2000 Apradhi Kaun MLA Malhotra
2000 Bhutini
2000 Jwalamukhi Inspector (Special Appearance)
2000 Daaku Dilruba
2000 Daku Kali Bhawani
2000 Daku Maharani
2000 Jallad No. 1 Inspector Arjun
2000 Khooni Shikanja
2000 Daku Ramkali
2000 Dhadkan Anjali's father
2000 Woh Bewafa Thi
2000 Shikari Arjun Singh
2000 Daldu Chorayu Dhire Dhire directed by Jiten Purohit
2001 Hadh: Life on the Edge of Death Dalal
2001 Chehra Maut Ka
2001 Bhooka Sher
2001 Maharaani Inspector Jagjit Singh
2001 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Mahendra Pratap Khanna (Rahul's dad)
2001 Aaj Ka Gunda
2001 Hum Deewane Pyar Ke Aslambhai
2001 Inteqam Inspector Madhukar Shende
2001 Rupa Rani Ramkali
2001 Galiyon Ka Badshah
2001 Jagira
2001 Qatil Haseeno Ka Police Inspector
2001 Zakhmi Sherni
2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke
2001 Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta Khurana
2001 Dial 100 Bajaj
2001 Moksha: Salvation Head lawyer
2002 Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal Mr. Kapur
2002 Ek Aur Visphot Subedar Bhuta Singh
2002 Junoon
2002 Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage Pratap Dholakia
2002 Yeh Hai Jalwa Club Owner's elder brother
2002 Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Mr. Khanna
2002 Border Kashmir
2002 Gangobai
2002 Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Police Inspector
2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Murat Mittal
2003 Dabdaba Rajpal Singh
2003 Oops! Mr. Rai
2003 Surya Thakur's brother
2003 Humein Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya
   Chupke Chupke
Surendra Nath
2003 LOC: Kargil Col. Bawa, 17 JAT
2004 Agni Pankh Shamsher Singh Shekawat
2004 Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin Inspector
2004 Julie Wadhawan
2004 AK 47
2005 Ho Jaata Hai Pyaar Balwant Roy
2005 Chand Sa Roshan Chehra Heroine's Father
2005 Revati
2005 Chetna: The Excitement Jairaj Mittal
2005 Dosti: Friends Forever Thapar
2006 Sandwich Balbir Singh
2007 Janam Janam Ke Saath
2008 Mr. White Mr. Black
2008 Love Has No Language Mr. Roy
2009 Modh
2009 Aisi Deewangi SP Jaidev Rana
2009 Aseema: Beyond Boundaries
2010 Barood : (The Fire) – A Love Story Ajmaira
2011 The Great Scientist
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Chauhan
2011 Haunted House Zombie
2011 With Love, Delhi! Khanna
2012 Om Allah
2013 Akaash Vani Vani's father
2014 Bobby Jasoos Anees Khan
2015 Ishq Ka Manjan Doctor
2015 Brothers Peter
2015 Sallu Ki Shaadi Sallu's father
2016 Keep Safe Distance Politician
2017* Sher Villain Unreleased
2017 Dosti Zindabad

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Notes
1986 Katha Sagar DD National
Karan the joker
1988 Dharam Yuddh
1994-1995 Aasmaan Se Aagay
1996 Saahil Saahil DD Metro
1997 Ghutan Mr. Bedi DD National
Bombay Blue Mahmood
1999 Shapath Zee TV
Aur Phir Ek Din Star Plus
Papa B4U
2002 Aryamaan Mahaan Hoshin (Aryamaan's guru) DD National
Kittie Party Manoviraj Zee TV
2003 Karan The Detective Karan Detective DD National
Saara Akaash AOC Suraj Singh Star Plus
Ehsaas DD National
Aandhi Diwan Singh Zee TV
2004 Zameen Se Aassman Tak Balraj Thakur Sahara One
2005-2006 Miilee Vishal Rastogi Star Plus
2006 Agneepath Vishal Mehra DD National
Vaidehi Harshvardhan "Harsh" Jaisingh Sony TV
Viraasat Raman Lamba STAR One
2007-2009 Maryada Veer Pratap Singh DD National
2008 Waaris Ganesh Shetty Zee TV
Grihasti Balraj Khurana Star Plus
2011 Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar Avtaar Sehgal Sony TV
Lakhon Mein Ek Star Plus
2016-2017 Sanyukt Govardhan Mehta Zee TV
2017-2019 Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai Jaiprakash Sony TV
2018 Prithvi Vallabh Sabuktigin

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Filmfare Award for Best Performance in Negative Role (1992) (nominated for Khuda Gawah)[5]
  • Mayor's Award, for Ghutan[3]
  • Mayor's Award, for Aur Phir ek Din[3]
  • Zee TV Award for favourite Father For Sanyukt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In the limelight: Seasoned actor Kiran Kumar talks of the many shades of his career". The Hindu. 13 November 2008. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ "CHARLIE 2 Hindi Play/Drama". www.mumbaitheatreguide.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "An Interview with Kiran Kumar". Archived from the original on 29 October 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2006.
  4. ^ Larger than life characters are not part of his script : Kiran Kumar | Indian Television Dot Com Archived 29 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine. Indiantelevision.com (22 August 2002). Retrieved on 2017-04-12.
  5. ^ "Kiran Kumar:Awards". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2006.

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