Murali Sharma (born 9 August 1972) is an Indian actor who works predominently in Telugu and Hindi films. Sharma has starred in over 130 feature films including Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Marathi cinema.
|Born||9 August 1972 (age 51)|
Sharma gained wide recognition in television with Doordarshan's Paltan in which he plays the lead role of Col. R.S. Sajwan. Sharma has appeared in various soap operas such as Guns and Roses, Siddanth, Laagi Tujhse Lagan, Mahayagya, Viraasat, Zindhagi Teri Meri Kahani, Rishtey, Humne lee hain shapath, and Rangeela Ratan Sisodia.
Early and personal life edit
Murali Sharma was born on 9 August 1972 in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh and was brought up in Mumbai. His father, Vrijbhushan Sharma is a Marathi, while his mother Padma Sharma is Telugu and comes from Guntur. Sharma calls himself a "Bombaywala". He completed his bachelor's degree, and studied acting at the Roshan Taneja Acting School in Mumbai.[failed verification] He is married to actress Ashwini Kalsekar.
Murli Sharma appeared as Captain Khan in the 2004 Bollywood movie Main Hoon Na alongside Shahrukh Khan. In 2007, he had roles in the Hindi movies Dhol, Dhamaal, Black Friday, and the Telugu movies Athidhi and Kantri. He received a Nandi Award for his dual role of Kaiser/Ajay Shastri in Athithi. In 2008, he made an appearance in the Bollywood film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na and appeared in Golmaal Returns and Sunday.
In 2011, Sharma had supporting roles in Singham, Oosaravelli, starring Jr. NTR and Dhoni in Telugu. He continued to work in Hindi and Telugu, and in 2012 he had his first role in a Malayalam film Karmayodha starring Mohanlal. In 2013 he also worked in the Tamil and Marathi film industries.
In 2015, he had larger roles in Gopala Gopala and Bhale Bhale Magadivoy. He also worked in Badlapur, ABCD 2, and the Tamil film Paayum Puli. In 2016, he appeared in Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Savithri, Sanam Teri Kasam and Wazir. He also did main role in DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham (2017), in 2018 Agnyaathavaasi and Vijetha, in 2019 Saaho, in 2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Sarileru Neekevvaru and Street Dancer 3D. He played role of Valmiki in the movie Ala Vaikunthapuramloo.
He received the Nandi Award for Best Villain in 2007 for Athidhi. He also received the Filmfare Award South and SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo in 2021. ‘New Life Theological University’ awarded Murali Sharma an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the welfare of society in 2021.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2002||Dil Vil Pyar Vyar||Hindi|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Mr. Khan|
|Masti||Eunuch at band stand|
|Black Friday||Inspector Virendra Vani aka VV Vani|
|Mangal Pandey: The Rising||Sheikh Paltu|||
|Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena||Bakra (target)|
|Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Shekhar|
|2006||Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera||Dinesh|
|The Memsahib||Kishore Thakkar|
|Rockin Meera||Prem Singh|
|Fight Club – Members Only||Police Inspector|
|Buddha Mar Gaya||Rohan Alexander|
|2007||Dhamaal||Inspector Kulkarni (Crime Branch)|
|Athidhi||Qaiser/Ajay Sastry||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Villain;Telugu Debut|
|Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Sunil|
|One Two Three||M. M. Munde|
|Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na||Airport Inspector||Special appearance|
|Golmaal Returns||M. D. Sawant|
|2009||Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye||Concertgoer|
|Chal Chala Chal||Gajendra Singh|
|13B||Inspector Shiva Naik|
|2010||Shaapit||Mr. Shekhawat (Kaaya's father)|
|Golmaal 3||Inspector Mohan Dande|
|Tees Maar Khan||Agent Mr. Mukherjee|
|Singham||DSP Satyam Patkar||Hindi|
|Chatur Singh Two Star||Tony||Hindi|
|Dhoni||Ghani Bhai||Tamil||Tamil Debut|
|2012||Mr. Nookayya||Shajahan Bismil||Telugu|
|Choron Ki Baraat|
|Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal||Hanumant Singh||Hindi|
|OMG – Oh My God!||Laxman Mishra|
|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Reddappa||Telugu|
|Karmayodha||Khais Khanna||Malayalam||Malayalam Debut|
|2013||Platform No. 6||Telugu|
|Zindagi 50-50||Inspector Ramakant Rangoji Pawar||Hindi|
|Ramachari Veedo Pedda Gudachari||Commissioner Chaddha||Telugu|
|2014||Poshter Boyz||Cabinet Minister in State Government|
|Yevadu||ACP K. Ashok Verma IPS||Telugu|
|Gopala Gopala||Akbar Bhai||Telugu|
|Bhale Bhale Magadivoy||Panduranga Rao||Telugu|
|Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha||David Bhai||Telugu|
|Sri Sri||J. K. Bharadwaj|
|Jai Gangaajal||Munna Mardani|
|Aatadukundam Raa||Vijay Rao||Telugu|
|Tutak Tutak Tutiya||Hindi|
|Sanam Teri Kasam||Police Officer|
|Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu||Priya's father|
|Mister||Sri Veera Narasimha Rayalu|
|DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham||Purushottam|
|Yuddham Sharanam||Jaidev "JD" Shastri|
|Ninnu Kori||Chandramouli (Pallavi's father)|
|Poster Boys||Health Minister||Hindi|
|Golmaal Again||Inspector Mohan Dande|
|Prematho Mee Karthik||Karthik's father|
|Touch Chesi Chudu||Police Commissioner|
|Vijetha||K. Srinivas Rao|
|Happy Wedding||Akshara's father|
|Brand Babu||Diamond Babu's father|
|Shailaja Reddy Alludu||Chaitanya's father|
|Ee Maaya Peremito||Pramod Jain|
|Devadas||Police Officer Sharma|
|Padi Padi Leche Manasu||Prakash Cherukuri|
|2019||NTR: Kathanayakudu||Aluri Chakrapani|
|One Day: Justice Delivered||Dr. Ajay||Hindi|
|Kennedy Club||Mukesh Rathore||Tamil|
|Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene||Tharun||Telugu|
|Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL||Chakravarthy|
|Prati Roju Pandage||Dhamodhar|
|2020||Sarileru Neekevvaru||Army General|
|Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo||Valmiki||SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu|
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu
|Street Dancer 3D||UK Cop||Hindi|
|HIT: The First Case||Ibrahim||Telugu|
|Jathi Ratnalu||Sports Minister Chanakya|
|Chaavu Kaburu Challaga||Sekhar Samuel|
|Paagal||MLA Raja Reddy "Raji"|
|Most Eligible Bachelor||Vibha's father|
|Varudu Kaavalenu||Bhoomi's father|
|Shyam Singha Roy||Lawyer Krishnamurthy|
|Major||Commander Shera Singh||Telugu|
|Bheemla Nayak||CI Kodanda Ram|||
|Stand Up Rahul||Prakash|
|Cirkus||Dr. Roy Jamnadas||Hindi|
|2023||Veera Simha Reddy||Jayaram||Telugu|
|Mr. King||Seetha Rama Raju|
|Kabzaa||CM Veer Bahaddur||Kannada||Kannada Debut|
|Vinaro Bhagyamu Vishnu Katha||Sharma||Telugu|
|Ravanasura||DIG Narasimha Murthy|
|Kushi||Chadarangam Srinivasa Rao||Telugu|
|Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty||Polishetty Phanindra|
|Tiger Nageswara Rao||DSP Vishwanath Sastry|
|Yaariyan 2||Raajlaxmi's father||Hindi|
|My Name Is Shruthi||ACP Ranjith||Telugu|
|1997-98||Raja Aur Rancho||Episodic|
|1997||Ghar Jamai||Doctor Salim|
|2002||Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha||Shukrant|
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