Chunky Pandey

Other names of Chunky Pandey: Suyash 'Chunky' Pandey
Birthday: 26-09-1962
Age: 56
Star sign: Libra
Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey’s career graph provides for interesting reading, with all its ups and downs and twists and turns. For the sake of records, he has an impressive list of over 80 films against his name and in 2015 has achieved a silver jubilee in his filmy career, but these figures can hardly convey the vicissitudes that his career had to go through. It would be best to look at his career in three distinct phases – the initial phase when he entered the industry and within a short time got noticed for his roles, (although not really in lead ones); the second phase when he suffered from the frustration at not being able to break the jinx in Bollywood of being cast in successful lead roles, and deciding to foray into Bangladeshi cinema; and the last and most recent phase when he decided to try his fortune once again in Bollywood, and still continuing his efforts in the rather changed circumstances compared to his initial years there. It may be difficult to pass judgement on which of these phases has been his most successful one, as they were all in different circumstances and at different periods. In an isolated manner, may be his Bangladeshi phase was the most successful, as all his films there were in lead roles, and he had been able to build up a good fan base which was quite overawed by a Bollywood star “condescending” to work in their midst, although all this happening without his being able to speak a word of Bengali. More rationally, his first phase was perhaps the most eventful and successful too, with his bagging the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his “Tezaab”. At the same time from a personal perspective it must have been a disappointment for him as he did not get many lead roles. He did act in several films like “Aag Hi Aag” released in 1987, having Dharmendra & Mousumi in the lead; followed in 1988 by two Dharmendra starrers “Paap Ki Duniya” and “Khatron Ke Khiladi” ; “Ghar Ka Chiraag” in 1989 with Rajesh Khanna and finally “Mitti Aur Sona” in the same year where he at last got a lead role. The irony is that with the advent of new generation actors like the Shahrukh Khans and Amir Khans he could not come into the lime light, and continued to fester as the aide or friend to the main heroes like Rajesh Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Govinda etc. Even in hits like “ Aankhen” the limelight was on Govinda although they formed an equally creditable pair. In his return phase in 2003, after the sojourn in Bangladesh, he made a determined effort to claw back into a niche position, but ended up with mixed results. Starting off with minor roles and some good acting, though in bizarre movies of Ram Gopal Varma, he could ultimately make a mark with “ Housefull”, appearing both in the original and the sequel, both of which were hits, offering some solace and hope of better times to come.
Chirag Paswan Hindi Actor

Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan had made his Bollywood debut as a leading man opposite Kangna Ranaut (known for films like Queen, Tanu Weds Manu and Fashion). He acted with Kangana in ‘Miley Naa Miley Hum’’ and had disappeared from Bollywood He had left his career in Bollywood and become a politician like his father. Had he stayed in Bollywood and worked in some more movies, he could have easily won many loyal fans because of his stellar looks and likeable personality. When he took film career seriously, he stayed away from political circles and never even went to his hometown Bihar. But as the film had flopped, he never looked again for any chances to become a hero. Bollywood is an established entertainment industry that has produced blockbuster after blockbuster over the years. It is also home to some of the most handsome actors. Chirag Paswan might have wanted to achieve both successes and even emerge as a good looking hero, and his career almost looked like a Shahid Kapoor starrer Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’. Working with Kangna was a memorable experience for him. In the film, he played a tennis player and had taken training for almost eight months to perfect the body-language as an actor. He was a fan of Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan when he made his debut as hero. Over the years, there has been a change in his personality and presence even. Today, he is back to his native as an elected representative of Lok Sabha. He is perhaps the youngest member of Lok Sabha today and is learning to take up the issue of his village as a Member of Parliament. Born on October 31, 1982, he is the son of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who has been active in politics since 1977. He is also a famous fashion designer. Since he was a son of famous Indian politician, people were very keen to watch his development as a hero. He was keen to carve a niche for himself in Bollywood but as the film did not work for his career, he disappeared after one film. No doubt he is one film wonder in Bollywood.

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