Tej Sapru (born 5 January 1955) is an Indian actor. He is the son of D. K. Sapru and Hemvati, both of whom were actors in the Hindi film industry. He has appeared in a number of Bollywood films of between the 1980s and 2010s, including Gupt, Mohra, Sirf Tum and Saajan.[1][2] He is also known for his roles in popular television series such as Qubool Hai, Saat Phere, Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and The Zee Horror Show.

Tej Sapru
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Tej Sapru in 2011
Born (1955-01-05) 5 January 1955 (age 67)
OccupationActor
Years active1979 – present
Spouse(s)Dhanlaxmi Sapru
Parent(s)
RelativesPriti Sapru (sister),
Reema Rakesh Nath (sister)

Tej's sisters, the actress Priti Sapru and the screenwriter Reema Rakesh Nath, are well-known names in Punjabi and Hindi cinema.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Played
1979 Surakshaa Jackson 'Jackie'
1981 Laaparwaah
1982 Rajput Jaipal Singh's Nephew
Sambandh Shakti Singh
1983 Dard-e-Dil Baanke
1984 Laal Chooda Jagirdar Jarnail P. Singh
1985 Patthar Dil Mahendra Singh
Aandhi-Toofan Balbir's man
Karm Yudh Rakesh Saxena
Yudh Goga (Danny's man)
Insaaf Main Karoonga Captain Yunus
1986 Insaaf Ki Awaaz
Anjaam Amar
Main Balwaan CBi Inspector Ranjit Kapoor
1987 Aag Hi Aag Jeeva
Sitapur Ki Geeta Teju
1988 Kanwarlal Jhaanga
Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga Tejinder
Aakhri Muqabla
1989 Main Tera Dushman Kaalu
Sachai Ki Taqat Tony Fernandes
Kahan Hai Kanoon Bakya
Purani Haveli Vikram
Mujrim Lucky
Jung Baaz Tej
Tridev Goga
Kanoon Apna Apna Prakash K. Kanhaiyalal
1990 Naag Nagin Vikram
Majboor Tejaa
Izzatdaar Kubba
Kali Ganga Jagga
Aaj Ke Shahenshah Police Inspector
Zimmedaaar Jagpal
Thanedaar Peter
Muqaddar Ka Badshaah Manik Singh
1991 Ajooba Prince Udham Singh
Karz Chukana Hai Kailash, Cashier
Pratikar Raghu Srivastav
Kaun Kare Kurbanie Tej Singh
Saajan Veera,Local Goon
1992 Saatwan Aasman Mahesh, Stunt Biker
Inteha Pyar Ki Raja,The Goon
Insaan Bana Shaitaan Mahesh
Vishwatma Bada Nilu
Raat Inspector
Adharm Pratap Verma
Isi Ka Naam Zindagi Vijay
Jeena Marna Tere Sang Gulati
1993 Muqabla Police Inspector Waghmare
Sangram Jagdish Singh Rana
Police Wala
Jeevan Ki Shatranj Babu
Gurudev Moti Pandey
Gardish Billa's Henchman
Chandra Mukhi Ghunga
1994 Kashmeeram (Malayalam) Abbas Qureshi
Dulaara Professor Akash Verma
Andaz Bhola,Terrorist
Saajan Ka Ghar Teja
Ekka Raja Rani Aslam Billa
Mohra Irfan
1995 Haathkadi Police Inspector Prabhakar
1995 Kismat Dara
Savyasachi (Kannada)
Ravan Raaj: A True Story Madanlal
Aksharam (Malayalam) Ramji
Kattumarakaran (Tamil) Raja Rajamanikkam
Jallad Police Inspector
1996 Rajaputhran (Malayalam) Masood Ali Malabari
Apne Dam Par Pandeyji
Maahir
Chhote Sarkar (1996 film)
Rangoli (Kannada)
1997 Gupt: The Hidden Truth Jailor
Lahoo Ke Do Rang Chinnu Shikari
Tarazu Inspector Kulkarni
Daadagiri Rangeela Ratan
Hameshaa Banwari
Mohabbat (1997 film) Dr R.C. Goyal
1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Inspector Prithvi Sinha
Do Numbri Tera
Sher-E-Hindustan 2nd son of Choudhary
Mafia Raaj Police Inspector Ghag
1999 Sirf Tum Nirmal
2000 Rahasya
Sultaan Police Inspector V V Rokade
Baaghi Randir Kanojia
Billa No. 786 Kaalu Ragda
Gaja Gamini Tansen
2001 Officer Police Officer Pradhan
Khatron Ke Khiladi
2002 Inth Ka Jawab Patthar Inspector Pratap
Kranti John
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna Defence lawyer
2003 Raja Bhaiya Forest Officer
2004 Suno Sasurjee Shera's younger brother
Asambhav General
2005 Dhadkanein
2006 Alag Dr. Manke
2008 Pehli Nazar Ka Pyaar
2011 Jihne Mera Dil Luteya Pritpal Singh
2012 Rebel (Telugu) Nanu
2013 Rangeelay
2018 NOTA (Tamil) Swamiji
2020 Guns of Banaras

Television careerEdit

Sapru has acted in several daily soaps like Qubool Hai, Saat Phere, Tumhari Pakhi, Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and Palampur Express. He is known for his portrayal of Amatya Rakshas in the Dangal TV/Imagine TV historical series Chandragupta Maurya, which depicts the life of Indian emperor Chandragupta Maurya. He also played the role of Greek king Seleucus I Nicator in the Colors TV serial Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.[3][4] and the role of Chanakya in ABP News TV series Bharatvarsh in 2016. He also portrayed as Md. Ali jinnah in the television series - Pradhanmantri.

TV serialsEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Notes
2004 Hatim Pasha Star Plus
2007 Chandramukhi DD National
2007–2008 Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar Gajpratap Singh Zee TV
2009 Palampur Express MLA Sony TV
2011–2012 Chandragupta Maurya Amatya Rakshas NDTV Imagine
2012–2014 Qubool Hai Gafoor Ahmed Siddiqui  Zee TV
2013–2014 Pradhanmantri Muhammad Ali Jinnah ABP News
2013–2014 Tumhari Paakhi Rakshit Rana Life OK
2015–2016 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Seleucus I Nicator Colors TV
2016 Bharatvarsh Chanakya ABP News
2017-2018 Dil Se Dil Tak Purushotham Bhanushali Colors TV
2022 Undekhi (Season 2) Arjan Singh SonyLIV
2022 Baal Shiv Maharaj Daksh &TV
2022-present Harphoul Mohini Balwant Singh Choudhary Colors TV

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tej Sapru". imdb.com. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Tej Sapru Filmography". OneIndia. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  3. ^ The story of Emperor Ashoka comes alive on television
  4. ^ Ashoka: Five reasons to catch the TV show