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.
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Spouse(s)||Neelam Roy (2003–present)|
|Relatives||Rohit Roy (Brother)|
Early life and backgroundEdit
He is the eldest son of businessman, Brotin Bose Roy and Dolly Roy. His younger brother, Rohit Roy is also a TV actor. Ronit Roy spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 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. 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).
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.
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.
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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1992||Jaan Tere Naam||Sunil|
|Gaata Rahe Mera Dil||Dilip S. Naik||Unreleased|
|Jai Maa Vaishnav Devi|
|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|
|2005||Nishan – The Target|
|Kisna: The Warrior Poet||Jimmy||Cameo appearance|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Udaan||Bhairav Singh||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2011||That Girl in Yellow Boots||Cameo appearance|
|2012||Midnight's Children||Ahmed Sinai|
|Student of the Year||Coach Karan Shah|
|2013||Shootout at Wadala||Inspector Raja Ambat|
|2014||2 States||Vikram Malhotra||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2015||Guddu Rangeela||Billu Pehelwan||Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role|
|2016||Dongari ka Raja||Mansoor Ali|
|Sarkar 3||Gokul Satam|
|Jai Lava Kusa||Sarkar||Telugu film|
|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|
|2020||JR 25||TBA||Filming, Tamil Debut|
|Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast|
|1997||Bombay Blue||Dillip Bhatt||Cameo|
|1999||Baat Ban Jaye||1 episode|||
|2002–2008||Kasautii Zindagi Kay||Rishabh Ronit Bajaj|||
|2003–2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Mihir Virani|||
|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||Sarrkkar - Risshton Ki Ankahi Kahani||Kunal Vir Pratap Singh|||
|2006-2009||Kasamh Se||Aparajit Deb|||
|2008||Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki||Bhishma|||
|2010–2015; 2016||Adaalat||Advocate K D Pathak|||
|2014–2015||Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar||Dr. Nachiket Khanna/ Dr.Neil K|||
|2016||24 (Season 2)||Roy||Guest|||
|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|||
Non-Fiction / Reality showsEdit
|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|
|2018||Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain||Rohit Mehra|
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.
In 2019 Power Brands honored Ronit with “Power Brand: Industry Trendsetter” at BFJA (Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards)
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. However, he got bail within few hours and was released.
- "Rohit Roy remembers his late father; elder brother Ronit says 'you have me' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
- "I don't want to be back-stabbed anymore: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Ronit Roy Biography". Ronit Roy (official fan page).
- "Ace Security and Protection". Ace Security and Protection.
- "Ronit, the bad dad". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "Ronit Roy to play antagonist in Jai Lava Kusa". NDTV. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- "FIRST LOOK: Turban clad Ronit Roy looks a tough cop in his Arjun Patiala avatar". Times Now News.
- "Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again: Ronit Roy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Ronit Roy: Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Ronit Roy: I have lost so much in my life". Rediff. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Ram Kapoor is like my younger brother: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- "How things change..." The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 8 July 2008.
- "Ronit Roy: Nervous about playing Bhishma". Rediff. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
- "My moustache is a national issue: Ronit". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
- "Ronit Roy:TV's bankable star". Forbes India. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- "Ronit Roy to be back as lawyer K D Pathak with Adaalat Season 2". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar to go on air tomorrow". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- "Ronit Roy joins the cast of Anil Kapoor's 24". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Bhushan, Nyay (31 January 2011). "'Udaan' Tops Filmfare Awards". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- "The Seventh Indian Telly Awards > Winners List". Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "The Ninth Indian Telly Awards > Winners". Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "The Tenth Indian Telly Awards". Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- The Global Indian Film &TV Honours
- "'Television actor Ronit Roy arrested for rash driving'". Times of India. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.