Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy (born Ronit Bose Roy, 11 October 1965) is an Indian actor, known for his works in Indian television and Indian film industry. Roy has earned numerous accolades in his career including a Filmfare Award,[1] two Screen Awards, five ITA Awards and six Indian Telly Awards.

Ronit Roy
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Ronit Roy at Sound of Music Play Premiere
Born (1965-10-11) 11 October 1965 (age 54)
Nagpur, India
OccupationActor, businessman
Years active1984–present
Known for
Spouse(s)Neelam Roy (2003 - present)
RelativesRohit Roy (brother)
AwardsFull list

Early life and backgroundEdit

Ronit Roy with brother Rohit Roy at Zee Rishtey Awards 2011.

Roy was born on 11 October 1965 in Nagpur in a Bengali family.[2] He is the eldest son of businessman, Brotin Bose Roy and Dolly Roy.[3] His younger brother, Rohit Roy is also a TV actor. Ronit Roy spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[4] 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.[5] 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 experience at all different levels, Ronit's work ranged from dish-washing and cleaning to serving tables and bar-tending.[6]

Acting careerEdit

TV careerEdit

Ronit received a call from Balaji Telefilms to offer him a part in the television serial Kammal.[7] Due to the lack of any appealing movie offers, he accepted the offer. Before Kammal got started, Balaji Telefilms also offered Ronit for Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Rishabh Bajaj, a ruthless yet suave middle aged business tycoon. Roy'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.[8]

From 2009 to 2011 he played the role of Dharamraj in NDTV Imagine's Bandini, 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.

Ronit Roy at Adaalat's 400 episodes celebration.

In 2010 he starred in Sony TV's popular courtroom drama show Adaalat as K.D. Pathak, a sharp unique lawyer who only fights for the truth.

He returned in the drama genre in 2014 with Balaji Telefilms's Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar as Dr. Nachiket Khanna, alias Neil K opposite Pallavi Kulkarni.

In 2016, he starred in Adaalat (season 2) where he reprised his character from the previous season.

Film careerEdit

Roy made his debut in Hindi film industry with Jaan Tere Naam (1992) which was a commercial success. He starred with Aditya Pancholi and Kishori Shahane in Bomb Blast (1993).[9] which was also a commercial success.

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 accolades. Roy's performance was ranked among 100 greatest performances of the decade list by Film Companion.[10]

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.

In 2013, he played main antagonist in the Akshay Kumar starrer BOSS and in 2014 he appeared in 2 States in which his performance received much appreciation.[11]

He has also shared screen with Hrithik Roshan playing the role of an antagonist in the 2017 thriller Kaabil.[12]

In 2017 he made his debut in Telugu film industry with N.T.R Jr. starrer Jai Lava Kusa, where he played the role of main antagonist Sarkar.[13]

He has also appeared in movies like Machine (2017), Lucknow Central (2017) and Loveyatri (2018).[14]

Digital careerEdit

In 2018, Roy made his digital debut in an ALTBalaji's Web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain along with Mona Singh and Gurdeep Kohli.

In 2019, he starred in an Indian crime thriller web series Hostages.

Business ventureEdit

Roy 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.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Roy with his wife Neelam Roy

Roy was married to a woman named Joanna and they have a daughter Ona (born 1991) but separated in 1997.[16] On 25 December 2003, he married actress and model Neelam Singh who later bore him a daughter Aador (born May 2005) and son Agastya (born October 2007).[5]


  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[17]
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
Munna Michael Michael
Lucknow Central Raja Shrivastava
2018 Loveyatri Sam Patel "Sameer"
Thugs of Hindostan Mirza Sikander Baig
2020 Hungama 2 TBA
2020 Shamshera   TBA Filming
2020 Bhoomi   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 [18]
2000 Suraag 1 episode [19]
1999 Nagin Ronit
2002–2003 Kammal Swayam
2002–2008 Kasautii Zindagi Kay Rishabh Bajaj [20]
2002-2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani [21]
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 [22]
2006–2009 Kasamh Se Aparajit Deb [21]
2007 Kayamath Inder Shah
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Bhishma [23]
2009–2011 Bandini Dharamraj Mahyavanshi [24]
2010–2015 Adaalat Advocate K.D. Pathak [25][26]
2014–2015 Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar Dr. Neil K/ Nachiket Khanna [27]
2016 Adaalat (season 2) Advocate K.D. Pathak
2016 24 (Season 2) Roy Guest [28]
2019 Naagin 3 Rohit Mehra Guest (To promote Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2)
2019 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Advocate Rajat Singh
2019 Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke SP Prithvi Singh Cameo; to promote Hostages [29]

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; 2019 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



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.[30] However, he got bail within few hours and was released.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Filmfare winners of the year 2011". Filmfare Awards.
  2. ^ "Birthday Special: A look back at Ronit Roy's journey, that's worth penning down in golden words". The Indian Express. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Rohit Roy remembers his late father; elder brother Ronit says 'you have me'". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ "I don't want to be back-stabbed anymore: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Ronit Roy Biography". Ronit Roy (official fan page).
  6. ^ "Ronit Roy About". India Forums. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  7. ^ "I don't want to insult TV industry. It's like my mother: Ronit Roy". Hindustan Times. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  8. ^ Rao, Soumya. "A show where 'nothing is what it seems to be': Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra on web series 'Hostages'". Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Ronit Roy Biography". Ronit Roy (official fan page).
  10. ^ "100 Greatest Performances of the Decade". 100 Greatest Performances of the Decade. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  11. ^ Boss Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Boss by Times of India, retrieved 11 May 2020
  12. ^ Kaabil Review {4/5}: Hrithik has what it takes to be Kaabil, retrieved 11 May 2020
  13. ^ "Ronit Roy to play antagonist in Jai Lava Kusa". NDTV. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Lucknow Central Movie Review: Farhan Akhtar Can't Rock On Behind Bars". Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Ace Security and Protection". Ace Security and Protection.
  16. ^ "Ronit Roy opens up about his strained relationship with eldest daughter". India Today. Ist. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Ronit, the bad dad". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  18. ^ "Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again: Ronit Roy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Ronit Roy: Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Ronit Roy: I have lost so much in my life". Rediff. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  21. ^ a b "Ram Kapoor is like my younger brother: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  22. ^ "How things change..." The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 July 2008.
  23. ^ "Ronit Roy: Nervous about playing Bhishma". Rediff. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  24. ^ "My moustache is a national issue: Ronit". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  25. ^ "Ronit Roy:TV's bankable star". Forbes India. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  26. ^ "Ronit Roy to be back as lawyer K D Pathak with Adaalat Season 2". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  27. ^ "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar to go on air tomorrow". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  28. ^ "Ronit Roy joins the cast of Anil Kapoor's 24". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  29. ^ "yeh-rishtey-hain-pyaar-ke-actors-welcome-ronit-roy-on-board-the-show". 15 June 2019.
  30. ^ "Television actor Ronit Roy arrested for rash driving". The Times of India. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

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