Suresh Oberoi (born 17 December 1946) is an Indian character actor. He is the father of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. He was born in Quetta, Balochistan, and is a recipient of the 1987 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He started his career in radio shows, modelling and later moving to Bollywood, making him a popular character actor in the 1980s and much of the 1990s.
Suresh Oberoi at Vivek Oberoi's wedding reception
|Born||17 December 1946|
Quetta, Baluchistan, British India (now Balochistan, Pakistan)
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Known for||Character Actor, Poetry,|
Voice & Diction
|Spouse(s)||Yashodhara Oberoi (1974-present)|
|Parent(s)||Anand Sarup Oberoi (father)|
Kartar Devi (mother)
|Relatives||Akshay Oberoi (nephew)|
|Awards||National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
1986 Mirch Masala - Mukhi
Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Best Supporting Actor Award
1988 Mirch Masala - Mukhi
Oberoi was born to Anand Sarup Oberoi, a Khatri and Kartar Devi on 17 December 1946 in Quetta, then Baluchistan Province of pre-partitioned British India. Within a year due to partition, the family along with four brothers and sisters moved to India, and later relocated to Hyderabad state where his family established a chain of medical stores. Oberoi attended St. George's Grammar School in Hyderabad and was active in sports. He was a Tennis and swimming champion, later winning the President’s Award as a Boy Scout. After his father’s death when he was just out of high school, Oberoi, along with his brother, continued running his pharmacy chain. He is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English, Telugu and Tamil.
In the early 1970s, due to his interest in acting and a good voice, he gained entry into radio shows and stage plays, prompting him to attend the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Suresh Oberoi, prior to joining the Acting Institute, met Yashodhara who was from Tamil Nadu and the couple got married in Madras in 1974. In 1976 future Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was born and the couple relocated to Mumbai.
Modelling and radio showsEdit
In his early Mumbai years, his prior radio show experience and his well received voice kept him going and his contacts with advertising agencies led to him being picked up as a model for Charminar cigarettes and Lifebuoy soaps, making him one of the leading models by late 1970s.
In late 1977 he made his debut with Jeevan Mukt. He did lead roles in films like Ek Baar Phir in 1980, but the film was not commercially successful. Later he was part of the radio program Mukaddar Ka Sikandar.Then he accepted character roles in Kartavya, Ek Baar Kaho, Surraksha, Khanjar between 1979-80 which were commercially successful.
He gained recognition nationally for his supporting role as a Police Inspector Sharma in the 1980 film Phir Wahi Raat starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead, which was both critically acclaimed film and commercially successful. It was this Danny Denzongpa directed film Phir Wahi Raat , which laid foundation of him being cast as Police Inspector in many of his films in the future.
In 1981, then he got opportunity to do Laawaris, which fetched him a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor in Supporting Role. Some of his performances, as small supporting roles which made a huge impact, came in films like Namak Halal, Kaamchor, Vidhata. After these small roles, he received offer to star in lead role in B. R. Chopra's Mazdoor co-starring with Dilip Kumar. His best performance as character actor came in Awaaz, a 1984 film directed by Shakti Samanta starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead, where he played Police Inspector Amit Gupta. He received nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Ghar Ek Mandir.
Since 1984, he regularly kept getting good character roles in films like Ek Nai Paheli, Kanoon Kya Karega, Sharabi, Aeitbaar, Bepanaah, Jawab.He received National Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Mirch Masala in 1985. His performances in films like Palay Khan, Dacait, Telugu film Marana Mrudangam, Tezaab, Do Qaidi, Parinda, Mujrim, Aaj Ka Arjun, Pyar Ka Devta, Tiranga, Anari, Vijaypath, Masoom, Raja Hindustani, Soldier, Safari, Gadar Ek Prem Katha, Lajja, Pyar Tune Kya Kiya and 23 March 1931 Shaheed were appreciated by the audience.
Thereafter till the early 2000s appeared on average in four to five films per year. He has made over 135 films. He recited a few couplets in the song "Dil Mein Phir Aaj Teri" with Anuradha Paudwal for the film Yaadon Ka Mausam (1990).
Suresh Oberoi married Yashodara, eight years his junior, in Madras on August 1, 1974. The couple's first son is the Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, born in 1976 and a daughter Meghna Oberoi born a few years later. His wife Yashodara is from the Coimbatore region in Tamil Nadu and belongs to the Palayakottai Pattakarar family of Kangeyam, in present-day Erode district. His brother Krishan Oberoi's son Akshay Oberoi is also a Bollywood actor.
In addition to acting and singing, he was also the host of the show Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai on Zee TV for his clear voice and diction. Besides all of the above, he writes "romantic and philosophical poetry".
|2019||Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi||Peshwa Bajirao II|
|2009||World Cupp 2011||Coach|
|2009||Karma Aur Holi||Shekhar|
|2005||Socha Na Tha||Nirmal Oberoi|
|2003||Talaash: The Hunt Begins...||Babu, Arjun's Father|
|2002||Raat Ke Saudagar|
|2002||Deewangee||Mr. Bhullar, Public Prosecutor|
|2002||23rd March 1931: Shaheed||Gaoler Chaddha|
|2001||Shirdi Sai Baba|
|2001||Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya||Mr. Jaiswal, Ria's Father|
|2001||Moksha: Salvation||Mr. Sehgal, Vikram's father|
|2001||Hum Ho Gaye Aapke||Mr. Oberoi, Rishi's father|
|2001||Gadar: Ek Prem Katha||Taya|
|2001||Dal: The Gang||Bhaktavar Singh/Major Balwant Sahni|
|1999||Safari||Mr. Ajit Aggarwal, Anjali's father|
|1998||Surviving Sabu||Sadru||Short film|
|1998||Puraido: Unmei no toki||Justice, Dr. Radhabinod Pal||Hindi/English/Japanese film, made in Japan|
|1998||Khote Sikkey||Pukhraj Mahadevan|
|1998||Aakrosh: Cyclone Of Anger||Mahendra Pratap Gujral/Suraj Singh|
|1998||2001: Do Hazaar Ek||Mr. Amirchand|
|1997||Suraj||Police commissioner Ramakant|
|1997||Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhutha||IG Suryakant Verma|
|1997||Lahu Ke Do Rang||Dharma Shikari|
|1996||Raja Hindustani||Mr. Sehgal, Aarti's Father|
|1996||Masoom(1996 film)||Vikram Singh|
|1996||Himmat||Blind lottery seller|
|1996||Ajay||Raja Brijraj Singh|
|1995||Raghuveer||Ravi Varma, Commando|
|1995||Meri Mohabbat Mera Naseeba|
|1995||Diya Aur Toofan||Dr. Vijay Mehra|
|1995||Dilbar||DCP Sridhar Atmaram Verma|
|1994||Vijaypath||Inspector Rajesh Saxena|
|1994||Gopi Kishen||Rajeshwar Choudhary|
|1994||Dilbar||DCP Sridhar Atmaram Verma|
|1993||Khoon Ka Sindoor|
|1993||Anari||Bhai Raja Vikram Singh (Nandini's eldest brother)|
|1993||Aansoo Bane Angaarey|
|1992||Zindagi Ek Juaa||CBI Officer Suresh Chandra Bhatnagar|
|1992||Kis Mein Kitna Hai Dum|
|1992||Dil Ka Kya Kasoor||Rajesh Saxena|
|1992||Apradhi||Satyaprakash V. Nath|
|1991||Pyar Ka Devta||Inspector Arun|
|1991||Numbri Aadmi||ACP Vijay Pratap|
|1991||Kasam Kali Ki|
|1991||Jeene Ki Sazaa||Dr. Santosh|
|1991||Jaan Ki Kasam||Kumar|
|1991||Inspector Dhanush||Com. Avinash||with Kannada Super Star Dr. Vishnuvardhan|
|1990||Sailaab||Police Inspector Ranjit Kapoor|
|1990||C.I.D.||Major Brijmohan Verma|
|1990||Aaj Ka Arjun||Mohan|
|1989||Tujhe Nahin Chhodunga|
|1989||Mujrim||Police Inspector Gokhale|
|1989||Manika, une vie plus tard||Rajit Sharma||French film|
|1989||Kasam Suhag Ki||Inspector Dildaar Dawood|
|1989||Do Qaidi||Inspector Amar Sinha||as Suresh Uberoi|
|1989||Apna Desh Paraye Log|
|1988||Tezaab||Inspector Gagan Singh|
|1988||Shoorveer||Dr. S. Malhotra|
|1988||Mohabbat Ke Dushman||Abu Bhai, Special Appearance|
|1988||Marana Mrudangam||Vasant Dada||Telugu film|
|1988||Khoon Baha Ganga Mein|
|1988||Bhai Ka Dushman Bhai|
|1987||Thikana||Police Inspector Ranbir Singh|
|1987||Tera Karam Mera Dharam|
|1987||Saat Saal Baad||Deepak Khanna|
|1987||Naam O Nishaan||Zorawar 'Zavar'|
|1987||Dil Tujh Ko Diya||Ashok A. Sahni|
|1986||Palay Khan||Dr. Ramkrishna Sinha|
|1986||Main Balwan||Anil, Tony's Father|
|1986||Jwala||Dr. Dev Dutt|
|1986||Bhai Ka Dushman Bhai|
|1986||Aag Aur Shola||Aarti's mamaji|
|1985||Ramkali||Inspector Dilip Singh|
|1985||Raahi Badal Gaye||Dr. Mehra|
|1985||Phul Debi||Bikram Malla||Bengali movie|
|1985||Mirch Masala||Mukhi||Won 1987 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor,|
1988 Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Best Supporting Actor Award
|1985||Kahani Phoolvati Ki|
|1985||Jawab||Inspector J. S. Sharma|
|1985||Ek Daku Shaher Mein||Rakesh Pratap Singh|
|1985||Dekha Pyar Tumhara||Inspector Ranjeet Mullick|
|1984||Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye|
|1984||Mujhe Shakti Do|
|1984||Kanoon Kya Karega||Lawyer, Advocate Gautam Mehra|
|1984||Grahasthi||Captain Deepak Verma|
|1984||Ghar Ek Mandir||Nominated 1985 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|1984||Ek Nai Paheli||Avinash||as Suresh Uberoi|
|1984||Ek Din Bahu Ka|
|1984||Awaaz||Inspector Amit Gupta|
|1983||Rishta Kagaz Ka||Dr. Ravi Kaul|
|1983||Jeena Hai Pyar Mein|
|1982||Vidhaata||Inspector Pratap Singh||Special Appearance|
|1982||Tumhare Bina||Robin Dutt|
|1982||Teri Meri Kahani||Ajay Verma||TV film|
|1982||Taqdeer Ka Badshah|
|1982||Patthar Ki Lakeer|
|1982||Namak Halaal||Bhim Singh|
|1982||Johny I Love You||Suraj Singh|
|1981||Saajan Ki Saheli||Suresh Oberoi|
|1981||Main Aur Mera Hathi||Teja|
|1981||Lawaaris||Ram Singh||Nominated 1982 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|1980||Phir Wohi Raat||Police Inspector|
|1980||Ek Baar Phir||Mahender Kumar|
|1980||Ek Baar Kaho|
|1979||Kala Patthar||Navy Officer|
|1977||Jeevan Mukt||Debut film|
|Title||Character(s)||Original voice(s)||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year Release||Dub Year Release||Notes|
|The Lion King||Mufasa||James Earl Jones||Hindi||English||1994||1995|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Best Supporting Actor||Mirch Masala||Mukhi||1987||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Ghar Ek Mandir||Rahim||1985||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Mirch Masala||Mukhi||1988||Won|
- 1988 BFJA Awards[permanent dead link]
- "Vivek Oberoi makes his dad's birthday special". Oneindia Entertainment. Mid-Day.
- Suresh Oberoi visits city
- "Suresh Oberoi, ek baar phir..." TOI. Times of India.
- "Songs of Suresh Oberoi". Gomolo. Archived from the original on 2012-08-04.
- "Looking for fresh pastures". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Biography of Suresh Oberoi". Archived from the original on 1 August 2012.
- "Story of Simba – The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Our Goodwill Ambassadors". World Psychiatric Association official website. Retrieved 2018-03-20.