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!
Puneet Issar Hindi Actor

Puneet Issar

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.

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Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma, a well-known actor and a director, who is very well-known in the movie 3 Idiots (2009), which is directed by Rajkumar Hirani, a movie in which the actors played their roles so well starring Aamir Khan, who is known for his amazing acting, Madhavan the chocolate boy, Mona Singh. He took up the role of a Minister, who came to attend the funeral of Shyamaldas, a rich man, a personality that has influenced the people around in a good way. A scene where the three departed friends of Aamir Khan’s role came to meet him, unknown he wasn’t the person, by name, who they had been with for the past three years. And then later coming to know that they had been wrong, for all the past years thinking he was the son of this reputed person, but the son of a worker who worked under this man. Though the role of Rakesh Sharma doesn’t stay on the scene for too long, he did make the scene look what the director was trying to show on-screen, people who were either rich or reputed visiting the funeral. Baabar (2009) a thriller movie directed by Ashu Trikha, so intense and well edited, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri, Sohum Shah. Where, the story revolves around a guy, who is brought up in a crime-laden family, who eventually grew up to be a much more feared and bad person with no intention to change himself. But then one day he comes across something, something he didn’t expect. Rakesh Sharma also played a role in this movie, in the name of Mehboob, but then he didn’t stay on-screen for too long. But what mattered was the impact that he had created in the movie. As if it were someone else, we wouldn’t have felt that same as his appearance did. The untouchable (2006) directed by Benoit Jacqout, starring Isild Le Besco, Berangere Bonvoisin, Marc Barbe where the story revolves around an actress who comes to know the truth about her father when her mother reveals that her father is an Indian. Final Solution (2004) a documentary about the communal Gujarat riots that took place in 2002 which happened because of the Godhra train incident that took place on February 27, 2002 where 58 Hindus were burnt alive on a train carriage, due to which, the riots were started in the first place that led to the death, of around 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus, also around 223 people missing, since then. The documentary consists of opinions of different people with different aspects and perspectives and different sex and age, talking about the real events that had happened and about the future it may end up to. Aftershocks: The Rough Guide to Democracy (2002), being the producer and the editor himself, an accidentally created documentary, as they were working as a relief volunteer, in the zone affected by earthquake, which is when they stumbled across this story, a documentary that took place in the outskirts of India-Pakistan border in a place called Umarsar and Julrai. This place where the lignite mines are present are trying to be sold by the GMDC, the Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation to investors and corporates with already 26% of its shares sold. The Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation which is Government controlled, has a monopoly over this region where any mining activity takes place. This is an interesting documentary as they, fortunately, bumps into the acquisition of GMDC’s survey team in Umarsar. He has done quite a lot of things apart from acting and directing. Also working in the field of camera and electrical department in the movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, being a spot boy. Also in the movie Judaai, as an assistant cameraman in the year 1997. Working as an Assistant Director or a second unit director in the movie Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai (2014) has brought him quite a lot of reputation and fame. And in the movie Ek Alag Mausam in the year 2003 directed by K. P Sasi a movie about a woman who is married to a salesman, for quite some years and then later conceiving a child after some medical test. His major works that he has done are his documentaries like Aftershocks: The Rough Guide to Democracy (2002), Final Solution (2004). Our Planet Earth (1991), Capturing Reality (2008) are the documentaries that he had been himself in, being interviewed. With Experience to cherish, time to remember and lead. He has been an important personality in the film industry and will create an impact on the upcoming generation.

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Rakesh Sharma Hindi Actor