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Ronit Roy (born Ronit Bose Roy, 11 October 1965) is an Indian actor, known for his portrayal of Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi in Bandini, K.D. Pathak in Adaalat, Rishabh Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Neil Khanna in Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar. He is currently portraying Rajat Singh in the show Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki.

Ronit Roy
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Ronit Roy
Born (1965-10-11) 11 October 1965 (age 53)
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActor, Businessman
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Neelam Roy (2003–present)
RelativesRohit Roy (Brother)


Early life and backgroundEdit

He is the eldest son of businessman, Brotin Bose Roy and Dolly Roy[1]. His younger brother, Rohit Roy is also a TV actor. Ronit Roy spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[2] This is where he did his schooling with the father of Ayush Sarkar, teenage actor. After his schooling, Roy pursued hotel management. After completion of his studies, he moved to Mumbai and stayed at the residence of filmmaker Subhash Ghai.[3] While Roy was keen to work in the film industry, Subhash Ghai persuaded him, not to pursue it due to the difficulties associated with it. Ronit worked as a management trainee at Mumbai's Sea Rock Hotel. To have experienced at all different levels, Ronit's work ranged from dish-washing and cleaning to serving tables and bar-tending. He played the lead role in Jaan Tere Naam (1992) which was a commercial success. He starred with Aditya Pancholi and Kishori Shahane in Bomb Blast (1993).[3]

Acting careerEdit

TV careerEdit

Ronit received a call from Balaji Telefilms to offer him a part in the television serial Kammal. Due to the lack of any appealing movie offers, he accepted the offer. Before Kammal got started, Balaji Telefilms also offered Ronit an 8-week cameo in Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Rishabh Bajaj, a ruthless yet suave middle aged business tycoon. Ronit's impressive performance as Mr.Bajaj made him popular and landed him in Balaji Telefilms' Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Mihir Virani, replacing Amar Upadhyay. He played the role of Dharamraj in NDTV Imagine's Bandini (2009-2011), which won him accolades for his astonishing portrayal of a crude and ruthless diamond merchant who is never defeated. He has also participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance reality show in 2007, and another show, Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008 as a contestant. He hosted the Kitchen Champions in 2010 which was on Colors TV. He also starred in SET's courtroom drama Adaalat as K.D. Pathak, a sharp unique lawyer who only fights for the truth on Sony TV. He returned in the drama genre with Balaji Telefilms's Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar as Dr.Nachiket Khanna, alias Neil K.


After his success on TV, Ronit featured in more Bollywood movies in supporting roles. In 2010, he starred in the critically acclaimed film Udaan; his work was much praised and won him many best supporting actor awards. Udaan brought Ronit back to the movie scene. He next starred in films such as Anurag Kashyap's That Girl in Yellow Boots, Karan Johar's Student of the Year, Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, Sanjay Gupta's Shootout at Wadala (produced by Ekta Kapoor), and Anurag Kashyap's Ugly. Most recently, he appeared in the Akshay Kumar starrer BOSS and the Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States in which his performance received much appreciation. He has also shared screen with Hrithik Roshan playing the role of an antagonist in the 2017 thriller Kaabil. He is currently doing ALTBalaji's Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain along with Mona Singh and Gurdeep Kohli.

Business ventureEdit

Ronit owns Ace Security and Protection agency. It currently caters to Bollywood actors such as Salman Khan, Amitabh Bacchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan; also to Indian Premier League ex-Chairman and ex-Commissioner Lalit Modi and his son Ruchir Modi. Some of the movie projects that Ace Security and Protection have also lent their services to are Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Yaadein, Na Tum Jano Na Hum, Saathiya, and Armaan.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

On 25 December 2003, Ronit married actress and model Neelam Singh. Ronit is the father of three children – two daughters and one son. His elder daughter Ona (from his previous marriage) was born in 1991, and currently resides in the US. In May 2005, his and Neelam's first child, daughter Aador, was born. In October 2007, their son, Agastya Roy was born.[3]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1992 Jaan Tere Naam Sunil
1993 15 August Vikram
Gaata Rahe Mera Dil Dilip S. Naik Unreleased
Sainik Vijay Ghai
Tahqiqaat Ramesh
Bomb Blast
1995 Bansodhar Bengali film
Jai Maa Vaishnav Devi
Hulchul Karan
Rock Dancer Rakesh
1996 Jurmana Sanjay Saxena
Megha Prakash
Army Gavin
Daanveer Vishal Srivastav
1999 Jaalsaaz Rakesh
Agni Shikha Prodipta Roy Bengali film
2000 Glamour Girl Sunil Verma
2001 Hum Deewane Pyar Ke Vijay Chatterjee
Khatron Ke Khiladi Bambass
2003 Shesh Bongsodar (Last Descendant) Bongsodar Bangladeshi film in Bengali language
2003 Roktobondhon Joy Bengali Film
2005 Nishan – The Target
Kisna: The Warrior Poet Jimmy Cameo appearance
2009 Luck by Chance Himself Cameo appearance
2010 Pankh Peter D'Cunha Cameo
Udaan Bhairav Singh Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2011 That Girl in Yellow Boots Cameo appearance
2012 Midnight's Children Ahmed Sinai[5]
Student of the Year Coach Karan Shah
2013 Shootout at Wadala Inspector Raja Ambat
Boss Ayushman Thakur
2014 2 States Vikram Malhotra Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Ugly Shaumik Bose
2015 Guddu Rangeela Billu Pehelwan Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
2016 Dongari ka Raja Mansoor Ali
2017 Kaabil Madhavrao Shellar
Sarkar 3 Gokul Satam
Machine Balraj Thapar
Jai Lava Kusa Sarkar Telugu film[6]
Munna Michael Michael
Lucknow Central Raja Shrivastava
2018 Loveyatri Sam Patel "Sameer"
Thugs of Hindostan Mirza Sikander Baig
2019 Arjun Patiala   IPS officer Amarjeet Singh Gill Post-production[7]
2020 Shamshera   TBA Filming
2020 JR 25   TBA Filming, Tamil Debut


Fiction showsEdit

  Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast
Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
1997 Bombay Blue Dillip Bhatt Cameo
1999 Baat Ban Jaye 1 episode [8]
2000 Suraag 1 episode [9]
1999 Nagin Ronit
2002–2003 Kammal Swayam
2002–2008 Kasautii Zindagi Kay Rishabh Ronit Bajaj [10]
2003–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani [11]
2003 Ssshhhh...Koi Hai Episodic Role
2004 Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko Ishan Masand
2004 Vikraal Aur Gabraal Episodic Role
2004 Krisshna Arjun Anna / Vijay Episodic Role
2005 Kkavyanjali Mayank Nanda Cameo
2005 Sarrkkar - Risshton Ki Ankahi Kahani Kunal Vir Pratap Singh [12]
2006-2009 Kasamh Se Aparajit Deb [11]
2007 Kayamath Inder Shah
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Bhishma [13]
2009–2011 Bandini Dharamraj Mahyavanshi [14]
2010–2015; 2016 Adaalat Advocate K D Pathak [15][16]
2014–2015 Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar Dr. Nachiket Khanna/ Dr.Neil K [17]
2016 24 (Season 2) Roy Guest [18]
2019 Naagin 3 Rohit Mehra Guest (To promote Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2)
2019 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Rajat Singh
2019 Hostages SP Prithvi Singh Lead Role
2019 Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke SP Prithvi Singh Cameo; to promote Hostages [19]

Non-Fiction / Reality showsEdit

Year Show Role Notes
2007 Koffee with Karan (season 2) Guest appearance
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant
2008 Yeh Hain Jalwa Contestant
2008 Ticket to Bollywood Dance performance
2008 Aajaa Mahi Vay Judge
2009 Begum's Drawing Room Guest appearance
2010 Kitchen Champion Host Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Anchor (2010)
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest appearance to promote Boss
2015 Deal Ya No Deal Host
2017 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest appearance

Web seriesEdit

Year Show Role Notes
2018 Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Rohit Mehra
2019 Hostages Prithvi Singh

Dubbing rolesEdit

Live action filmsEdit

Film Title Actor(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
Dumbo Colin Farrell Holt Farrier Hindi English 2019 2019


Ronit Roy won the Best Actor in a Negative Role Awards at Star Screen Awards and Zee Cine Awards for his role of an oppressive father in the movie Udaan (2010). He also won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for same.[20]

In 2019 Power Brands honored Ronit with “Power Brand: Industry Trendsetter” at BFJA (Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards)[21]

Year Award Category Show/Film
2003 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama (Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay & Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (tie)
2004 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role(Male) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Popular)
Apsara Awards Best TV Actor
Kalakar Awards Best Actor (Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2005 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Jury) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
2006 Indian Telly Awards Best TV Personality Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
2007 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Jury) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male)[22] Kasamh Se
2009 Indian Telly Awards Telly Award for Best Actor(Popular)[23] Bandini
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Jury)
2010 Zee Gold Awards Best Actor (Jury)
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor of The Decade[24] Kasautii Zindagii Kay &
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award
BIG Television Awards Veer Character-Male(Fiction) Adaalat
Zee Gold Awards Stellar Performance of The Year (Male)
56th Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor Udaan
Star Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Villain
Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
UTV Movies Jeeyo Bollywood Award[25] Best Actor in a Negative Role
The Global Indian Film &TV Honours[26] Best Performance In a Negative Role
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Television Personality(Male) Adaalat
2015 Star Guild Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
2016 Star Screen Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Guddu Rangeela


On 27 October 2011, Ronit Roy was arrested by Mumbai police for rash and negligent driving, after he was involved in a road accident in the Amboli suburb of Mumbai. He was returning from a Diwali party when his high speeding Mercedes car hit a Wagon-R injuring people, one of whom was seriously hurt.[27] However, he got bail within few hours and was released.


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  2. ^ "I don't want to be back-stabbed anymore: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Ronit Roy Biography". Ronit Roy (official fan page).
  4. ^ "Ace Security and Protection". Ace Security and Protection.
  5. ^ "Ronit, the bad dad". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Ronit Roy to play antagonist in Jai Lava Kusa". NDTV. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  7. ^ "FIRST LOOK: Turban clad Ronit Roy looks a tough cop in his Arjun Patiala avatar". Times Now News.
  8. ^ "Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again: Ronit Roy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Ronit Roy: Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Ronit Roy: I have lost so much in my life". Rediff. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Ram Kapoor is like my younger brother: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  12. ^ "How things change..." The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 8 July 2008.
  13. ^ "Ronit Roy: Nervous about playing Bhishma". Rediff. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  14. ^ "My moustache is a national issue: Ronit". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  15. ^ "Ronit Roy:TV's bankable star". Forbes India. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Ronit Roy to be back as lawyer K D Pathak with Adaalat Season 2". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar to go on air tomorrow". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Ronit Roy joins the cast of Anil Kapoor's 24". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  19. ^ "yeh-rishtey-hain-pyaar-ke-actors-welcome-ronit-roy-on-board-the-show".
  20. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (31 January 2011). "'Udaan' Tops Filmfare Awards". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  21. ^
  22. ^ "The Seventh Indian Telly Awards > Winners List". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  23. ^ "The Ninth Indian Telly Awards > Winners". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  24. ^ "The Tenth Indian Telly Awards". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  25. ^
  26. ^ The Global Indian Film &TV Honours
  27. ^ "'Television actor Ronit Roy arrested for rash driving'". Times of India. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

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