Puneet Issar is a prominent Indian actor and brilliant director. He was born on November 6, 1959 to film director, Sudesh Issar. He was married to Deepali, sister of popular actor, Satyajeet Puri. They have two children namely, Nivriti and Siddhant. Besides being a trained actor, he is also a professor of speech, method acting and diction. He also learnt mixed martial arts and he was skilled in wrestling, kung-fu, karate and boxing.

Puneet was first seen in the Bollywood action comedy film, Coolie which stars Amitabh Bachchan in 1983. One of the action scene in this film requires him to punch Amitabh Bachchan and the punch accidentally falls into his abdomen which injures him severely. Although Amitabh understand that things like that can happen while on shoot, many people blamed Puneet for the incident and he admitted that he encounter some difficulties in bagging roles in films because of the notoriety of the said incident. Moving on, the actor was usually acted as a villain in most of his films during the 80s and 90s including the Prem Shakti, Zakhmi Aurat, Teja, Jagruti, Palay Khan, Kal Ki Aawaz and more. He was also part of the Mohanlal starrer films, Pingami and Yodha and also in Salman Khan’s films like Chandramukhi, suriyavanshi and Sanam Bewafa. He played as a villain in the film Aashant which stars Akshay Kumar and also in Ram Jaane with Shahrukh Khan. He also played as Subedar Ratan Singh in the box-office Bollywood war film, Border. He bagged the role of Anand in the Hindi feature film, Purana Mandir in 1984 and in 1987, he appeared in the Bollywood version of Superman. During the 80’s, Puneet has done various Horror films including Tehkhana. In 1997, he got the opportunity to act in the mythological film, Suryaputra Shanidev. He was also starred in films like Krrish, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Aryan, Partner and a lot more in year 2000s. In 2008, he essayed the role of Anguli Mala in the multilingual feature film, Gautama Buddha; a film based on the life of the Buddha. Puneett also acted in various Punjabi films including the Rab Ne Banayian Jodiyan. Puneet has donned more than 150 Hindi films and a hundred regional films.

In 1988, he played as Duryodhana in the epic series, Mahabharat under the direction of Ravi Chopra. His performance in the show gained him more fame and popularity. He, along with other casts toured around India to perform live shows about the epic during the 90s. He was also starred in television serials like Sahil, Vikram Aur Betaal, Junoon and more. Puneet appeared in more than 1800 episodes in television. Puneet was also part of SAB TV’s Left Right Left. He also played as Lord Parshurama in the latest mythological drama series, Mahabharat in 2013. Recently, he joined the reality show, Bigg Boss on Colors TV.

In 2004, he directed the action film, Garv: Pride and Honour which stars Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty. The film was Above Average in the box-office. In 2011, he also directed the Bollywood film, I Am Singh which is based on the stories about the Sikh immigrants in U.S. after the September 11 attack.
Puneet signed as the Brand Ambassador of the Paras Lubricants Ltd in 2013.

Rajendra Gupta

Rajendra Gupta is a veteran Indian director, theatre, film and television actor. He was hailed from Panipat, Haryana, India and studied at Kurukshetra University. His father runs a textile business but Rajendra is more focused in working on theatre. He met Veena, his wife-to-be in Indore while he’s doing a play in college. But Veena’s parents are not in favor of their marriage so the two leave Bhopal and got married. They now have a daughter named, Ravee Gupta who works as an actress as well. In year 1972, Rajendra attended National School of Drama in New Delhi.In 1985, Rajendra’s family shifted to Mumbai and he initiated his career in television. During the 80s, he appeared in television serials like Nukkad, Intezaar, Bharat Ek Khoj and Kahan Gaye Woh Log. Few years after moving to Mumbai, he acted in his first film, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin as Vice-Chancellor Asthana in 1987. A year later, he was featured in the Hindi film, Main Zinda Hoon; a film that won the Best Film on Social Issues award at the 36th National Film Award. Subsequently, he bagged the role of Aslam in Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro in 1989. He has done several television serials and films. In 1990, Rajendra’s name was added in the Limca Book of Records for working on over 40 television serials. He was notably remembered as Pandit Jagannath in the fantasy series, Chandrakanta on DD National  and as Jagat Narayan, the father of Sudha (played by Manasi Joshi Roy) in the television soap, Saaya on Sony TV, where he won the RAPA award in year 2000. He also appeared in television serials like Shaktiman, Aashirwad, Raavan, Kuchh Is Tara, Ek Kahani, Hum Ladkiyan, and Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Me. He also acted as Mahaveer Singh in the very popular drama series, Balika Vadhu – Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte on Colors TV in 2009. From 2011 up to the present, Rajendra appeared in the main lead role as Kesari Narayan on SAB TV’s comedy show, Chidiya Ghar. Also in 2011, he played the same role as Pandit Jagannath, a Ramal master in the fantasy series, Kahaani Chandrakanta Ki on Sahara One.Rajendra also acted in a bunch of prominent films like Jaan Se Pyaara, Tarpan, Bhai, Daava, Benaam, Dil Kya Kare, Laado, and Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya. Among all the films the he donned, he stated that he is proud to be part of the 1989 Indian film, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro and the box-office epic sports drama film, Lagaan in 2001. He also worked on critically acclaimed films like the 2005 Shonali Bose’ film, Amu; the action crime drama film, Sehar and the biographical film, Guru in 2007. He was also part of the British comedy drama film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2012 and his latest film, Bobby Jasoos in 2014.He works as the actor-director of stage plays like Sarphire and Jaheez Hatyare, Sooraj Ki Antim Kiran Se Sooraj Ke Pehle Kiran Tak and Dikhti…Khoob Ho!

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Rajendra Gupta Hindi Actor