Kiran Kumar (born Deepak Dhar; 20 October 1953) 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
Kiran Kumar in March 2013
Born
Deepak Dhar

(1953-10-20) 20 October 1953 (age 70)
EducationFilm and Television Institute of India, Daly College Indore
OccupationActor
Years active1960–present
ParentJeevan (father)

Personal life edit

Kumar 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 son of veteran actor Jeevan.

Career edit

Films edit

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] 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. 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.

Television edit

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

Kiran made his most recent film appearance in Brothers, alongside 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.

Filmography edit

Year Film Role
1960 Love in Simla
1963 Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya
1970 Inspector
1971 Do Boond Pani Mohan Kaul
1972 Bindiya Aur Bandook
Jangal Mein Mangal Rajesh
1973 Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar Sunil Mehta
Jalte Badan Kiran
Chalaak Amar
1974 Thokar Shyamu
Apradhi Inspector Shankar
Azad Mohabbat
Anjaan Raahen Gautam
Mr. Romeo Suresh Saxena
Raja Kaka
Gaal Gulabi Nain Sharabi Main leading role Taxi driver
1976 Raees
Bhoola Bhatka Ram Shivprasad Khanna
1977 Kulvadhu
Abhi To Jee Lein Deepak
Pandit Aur Pathan Inspector Anand
1978 Laadli As a hero in Punjabi movie
1979 Ashaati Beej
1980 Dhamaka
Teen Ekkey
1981 Garvi Naar Gujaratan
Jagya Tyathi Sawaar
1982 Kanchan Aur Ganga
1983 Kaise Kaise Log Verma
1984 Zakhmi Sher
1986 Maut Ke Saudagar
Yeh Preet Na Hogi Kam
Karamdaata Street dancer in song "Pyar tujhse hi kiya"
1987 Daraar
Khudgarz Sudhir
Kudrat Ka Kanoon Inspector Pandey
1988 Kab Tak Chup Rahungi
Qatil Inspector Shyam Verma
Zinda Jala Doonga
Falak (The Sky) Bagga
Khatron Ke Khiladi
Zulm Ko Jala Doonga Dharamdas
Ganga Tere Desh Mein Zalim Singh
Hero Hiralal Prem Kumar
Tezaab Lotiya Pathan
Agnee Sheru Menghi
Rama O Rama Sahoo dada
1989 Kala Bazaar Jaggan Dhamaliya
Mahaadev Umesh Heera
Main Tera Dushman Inspector Kiran Kumar
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain
Jurrat Raja
Boss
Ghabrahat
Khooni Murdaa Ranjeet
Na-Insaafi Numbari Kaalia
Dost Nagendra S. Singh
Paanch Paapi[5] Nagnath
Lashkar Sangram "Sanga" Singh
1990 Atishbaz Tony "Tiger" Gonsalves
Khatarnaak Jaunpuriya
Maha-Sangram Vishwaraj "Vishwa"
Zahreelay Taneja
C.I.D. Roshan Lala
Chor Pe Mor Dhanpat Inderjeet Garodia "D.I.G."
Aaj Ka Arjun Lakhan
Agneekaal D.S.P. Anand Saxena
Thanedaar Thakur Azghar Singh
Baaghi: A Rebel for Love Colonel D.N. Sood
Apmaan Ki Aag Kailash
1991 Hag Toofan
Sau Crore
Shankara Kehar Singh
Roohani Taaqat
Patthar Ke Phool Karim Khan
Aaj Ka Samson Karan Singh
Khoon Ka Karz Ramesh "Robin"
Paap Ki Aandhi Gorakh-Bade
Police Ki Jung Main Villain
Afsana Pyar Ka Mahendra Behl (Raj's Father)
Inspector Balram Sayed Mohammad Shah
Do Matwale Kasturi
Henna Ashraf
Shiv Ram
Rupaye Dus Karod
Jeevan Daata Shivram/Vishwaraj Singh
1992 Lambu Dada Bhairav Singh
Radha Ka Sangam
Daulat Ki Jung Rana
Parda Hai Parda John Honai
Tilak
Khuda Gawah Pasha
Dada Bhairav Singh
Vishwatma Naagdansh Jurhad
Adharm Jaggan Verma
Basanti Tangewali Kapoor — Sarita's husband
Jaan Se Pyaara Jagtap Singh
Bol Radha Bol Inspector Dholakia
Mashooq Shankar Kumar
Angaar Anwar Khan
Zamana
Anaam Hyder Ali
1993 Rani Aur Maharani Tikka
Pehchaan Yogi Shankar
Bedardi Kanhaiya/K.K./Kanya
Aag Ka Toofan Sher Singh
Pyar Rajkumar Chauhan
Zakhmo Ka Hisaab Dhaneshwar
Kohra IGP Suryakant Sharma/Mr. John
Ki Shatranj Dhogra
Game Qamaal Khan
Gurudev Bhola Pandey
Phoolan Hasina Ramkali
Baaghi Sultana
Platform Inspector Joshi
Inteqam
Police Wala Tejeshwar Choudhury
Chor Aur Chaand Inspector Vivek
Khoon Ka Sindoor Raj Kumar
Boy Friend
Aulad Ke Dushman Raghva
Shatranj Prajapati
Kasam Teri Kasam
1994 Sholay Aur Toofan
Juaari
Gopalaa Mahamaya B. Singh
Karan Billa
Aag Aur Chingari
Eena Meena Deeka Bhujang
Ganga Aur Ranga Police Commissioner
Sangdil Sanam Shankar Dayal Khurana
Madhosh
Kanoon Police Commissioner Kiran Shroff
Anjaam Inspector Arjun Singh
Dilbar Defending Lawyer
Jazbaat
Amaanat Rajeshwar/Lankeshwar
Nazar Ke Samne Advocate Sangram Singh Sahni
1995 Fauj Dhurjan Singh
Bewafa Sanam Jailer Ram Prasad Shukla
Guneghar Habibullah
Sauda Pradeep Singh
Hathkadi DIG Vijaykumar
Gaddaar Economics Professor Nag
Veer Police Inspector Amar Mukhtar
Ke Avtaar Dhamu Dada
1996 Army Jailer Raghuvir Singh
Jurmana Police Commissioner
English Babu Desi Mem Bheema Khalasi
Vishwasghaat Advocate Chhadha
Aur Nagina
Himmat Kundan
Zordaar Fox
Rangbaaz Minister
Sapoot Shamsher
Ajay Chote Raja Ranbir
1997 Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya Aatish Khan
Kaalia
Judge Mujrim D.V.M.
Dil Ke Jharoke Main Heera Pratap
Auzaar Bhai G
Dil Kitna Nadan Hai
Do Ankhen Barah Hath
Ek Phool Teen Kante
Loha Police Commissioner
Krishna Arjun Rana
Qahar Nageshwar Patel (Velji's brother)
1998 Zanjeer
Devta
Phool Bane Patthar ACP Jaspal Choudhary
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Akash Khanna
Yamraaj Officer Hamid Khan
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Terrorist leader (Special appearance)
Kudrat Vijay's uncle
1999 Teri Mohabbat Ke Naam Chief Police Inspector Vijay Singh
Aaag Hi Aag Police Commissioner
Benaam Jagral
Sarfarosh-E-Hind Ranjit Singh
Dracula Abdullah
Gair Sampat
2000 Bechainee Swami Prakash Anand
Apradhi Kaun MLA Malhotra
Bhutini
Jwalamukhi Inspector (Special Appearance)
Daaku Dilruba
Daku Kali Bhawani
Daku Maharani
Jallad No. 1 Inspector Arjun
Khooni Shikanja
Daku Ramkali
Dhadkan Anjali's father
Woh Bewafa Thi
Shikari Arjun Singh
Daldu Chorayu Dhire Dhire
2001 Hadh: Life on the Edge of Death Dalal
Chehra Maut Ka
Bhooka Sher
Maharaani Inspector Jagjit Singh
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Mahendra Pratap Khanna (Rahul's dad)
Aaj Ka Gunda
Hum Deewane Pyar Ke Aslambhai
Inteqam Inspector Madhukar Shende
Rupa Rani Ramkali
Galiyon Ka Badshah
Jagira
Qatil Haseeno Ka Police Inspector
Zakhmi Sherni
Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke
Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta Khurana
Dial 100 Bajaj
Moksha: Salvation Head lawyer
2002 Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal Mr. Kapur
Ek Aur Visphot Subedar Bhuta Singh
Junoon
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage Pratap Dholakia
Yeh Hai Jalwa Club Owner's elder brother
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Mr. Khanna
Border Kashmir
Gangobai
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Police Inspector
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Murat Mittal
2003 Dabdaba Rajpal Singh
Oops! Mr. Rai
Surya Thakur's brother
Humein Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya Chupke Chupke Surendra Nath
LOC: Kargil Col. Bawa, 17 JAT
2004 Agni Pankh Shamsher Singh Shekawat
Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin Inspector
Julie Wadhawan
AK 47
2005 Ho Jaata Hai Pyaar Balwant Roy
Chand Sa Roshan Chehra Heroine's Father
Revati
Chetna: The Excitement Jairaj Mittal
Dosti: Friends Forever Thapar
2006 Sandwich Balbir Singh
2007 Janam Janam Ke Saath
2008 Mr. White Mr. Black
Love Has No Language Mr. Roy
2009 Modh
Aisi Deewangi SP Jaidev Rana
Aseema: Beyond Boundaries
2010 Barood : (The Fire) – A Love Story Ajmaira
2011 The Great Scientist
Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Chauhan
Haunted House Zombie
With Love, Delhi! Khanna
2012 Om Allah
2013 Akaash Vani Vani's father
2014 Bobby Jasoos Anees Khan
2015 Ishq Ka Manjan Doctor
Brothers Peter
Sallu Ki Shaadi Sallu's father
Dikri Ne Na Koi Desho Pardesh (Gujarati)
2017* Sher Villain
2019 Have Thase Baap Re K. K.
Marrne Bhi Do Yaron Rajkiran's Father
Dosti Zindabad
Keep Safe Distance Somnath
2021 Nyay: The Justice
2022 The Broken News Radhe Shyam Bansal[6]
Attack K. V. Singh
Balli Vs Birju Balli
Hawayein Aditya's Father
Maarrich Commissioner Prasad
Prem Yuddh
2023 Bholaa IG Jayant Malik
Sukhee Col. V.K.Gill, Sukhee's father

Television edit

List of television shows and roles
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
2011-2012 Mangalsutra - Ek Maryada DD National
2016-2017 Sanyukt Govardhan Mehta Zee TV
2017-2019 Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai Jaiprakash Maheshwari Sony TV
2018 Prithvi Vallabh Sabuktigin

Awards and nominations edit

  • Filmfare Award for Best Performance in Negative Role (1992) (nominated for Khuda Gawah)[7]
  • Mayor's Award, for Ghutan[3]
  • Mayor's Award, for Aur Phir ek Din[3]

References edit

  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. ^ "Paanch Paapi Story and Cast". Cinemaazi.
  6. ^ "Sonali Bendre to make OTT debut with 'The Broken News' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Kiran Kumar:Awards". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2006.

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