Murali Sharma (born 9 August 1972) is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Telugu and Hindi films. He is widely known for portraying a cop on screen and is considered one of the finest character artists of his generation across the country. Sharma has starred in over sixty feature films, including Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam cinema.
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.
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 a Telugu from Guntur. Sharma calls himself a "Bombaywala." He completed his bachelor's degree, and studied acting at the Roshan Taneja Acting School in Mumbai. Sharma is an avid reader. He is fluent in five languages, Telugu, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, and Tamil.
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 Athithi and Kanthri. 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, the commercially successful Karma Yodha. 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 movie Paayum Puli. In 2016, he appeared in Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Savithri, Sanam Teri Kasam and Wazir. He also did main role in Duvvada Jagannadham (2017), in 2018 Agnyaathavaasi and Vijetha, in 2019 Saaho, in 2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramloo, Sarileru Neekevvaru and Street Dancer 3D. His role in the movie Ala Vaikuntapuramloo, as Valmiki won praise from audiences and is regarded as his career best performance.
|2002||Dil Vil Pyar Vyar||Hindi|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Khan|
|Masti||Eunuch at band stand|
|Mangal Pandey: The Rising||Sheikh Paltu|
|Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena||Bakra - target|
|Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Sekhar|
|2006||Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera||Dinesh|
|The Memsahib||Kishore Thakkar|
|Fight Club – Members Only||Police Inspector|
|Buddha Mar Gaya||Rohan Alexander|
|2007||Dhamaal||Inspector Kulkarni (Crime Branch)|
|Athidi||Kaiser/Ajay Sastry||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Villain|
|Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Sunil|
|One Two Three||MM Munde|
|Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na||Inspector (at Airport)||Special Appearance|
|Golmaal Returns||M.D Sawant|
|2009||Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye||Concertgoer|
|Chal Chala Chal||Gajendra Singh|
|2010||Shaapit||Kaaya's Father (Mr.Shekhawat)|
|Golmaal 3||Inspector Dhande|
|Tees Maar Khan||Agent-Mukherjee|
|Singham||DSP Satyam Patkar||Hindi|
|Chatur Singh Two Star||Tony||Hindi|
|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|
|Karma Yodha||Khais Khanna||Malayalam|
|2013||Hungame pe Hungama||Hindi|
|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|
|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|
|Yuddham Sharanam||Jaidev "JD" Shastri|
|Ninnu Kori||Chandramouli (Pallavi's father)|
|Poster Boys||Health Minister||Hindi|
|Golmaal Again||Insp. Dande|
|Prematho Mee Karthik||Karthik's father|
|2018||Bhaagamathie||ACP Sampath||Also shot in Tamil (bilingual)|
|Touch Chesi Chudu||Police Commissioner|
|Vijetha||K. Srinivas Rao|
|Happy Wedding||Akshara's father|
|Brand Babu||Diamond Babu's father|
|Sailaja Reddy Alludu||Chaitanya's father|
|Ee Maaya Peremito||Pramod Jain|
|Devadas||Police Officer Sharma|
|Padi Padi Leche Manasu||Prakash Cherukuri|
|2019||N. T. R.||Aluri Chakrapani|
|One Day: Justice Delivered||Dr. Ajay||Hindi|
|Kennedy Club||Mukesh Rathore||Tamil|
|Saaho||David||Telugu||Also shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil (Trilingual film)|
|Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene||Tharun|
|Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL||Chakravarthy|
|Prati Roju Pandage||Dhamodhar|
|2020||Sarileru Neekevvaru||Ajay's Brigadier|
|Street Dancer 3D||UK Cop||Hindi|
|HIT: The First Case||Ibrahim||Telugu|
|Jathi Ratnalu||Sports Minister Chanakya|
|Chaavu Kaburu Challaga||Mallika's Father-in-law|
|Most Eligible Bachelor|
|Major||Telugu-Hindi bilingual film|
|Radhe Shyam||Telugu-Hindi bilingual film|
|Shyam Singha Roy|
|1997||Ghar Jamai||Doctor Salim||Zee Tv||Guest Role Only in Episode No 41|
|1998||Saaya||Mr Malik||Sony Entertainment Television||Special Appearance from Episode 114|
- "Murali Sharma is the most demanded actor in South film industry". Archived from the original on 27 October 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
- S. RAVI. "Poised for the big innings". The Hindu.
- Y. Sunita Chowdhary. "Striving to entertain". The Hindu.
- "Murli Sharma does a guest appearance in the film 'Gaur Hari Dastan' without any remuneration!". The Times of India.
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- "B-Town demand Murali Sharma in cop role". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014.
- "Mahie Gill, Murali Sharma, Deepak Dobriyal are some of the new-age villains in Bollywood". timesofindia-economictimes.
- "Popular Tollywood actor Murali Sharma turns a year older, here's a look at his spectacular work - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
- Tanmayi, Bhawana. "Positive roles increased my age on-screen, says Murali Sharma". Telangana Today. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
- "నటుడు మురళీ శర్మకు మాతృ వియోగం!". Namasthe Telangana (in Telugu). 8 June 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
- "Indian Television Dot Com - "If I had a chocolate face, I would have been driving a Ford Ikon and doing three Balaji shows; two on Star Plus and one on Sony" : Murli Sharma". Indian Television Dot Com. 11 August 2004.
- vishnupriya bhandaram. "One shade darker". The Hindu.
- "Murli Sharma and wife Ashwini in Poshter Boyz". The Indian Express. 25 July 2014.
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