Kumud Mishra is a well-known name in the arena of Indian theatre, due to his versatile acting talent. He got this knack from his father, who was a stage actor too. Also, two of his teachers in Belgaum Military School of Karnataka, Mr. Pathare and Mr. Janardhan embedded the love of acting in young Kumud and inspired him a lot, with their enthusiasm in conducting various stage plays at school. 

After completion of school education, he returned home at Bhopal and attended college there to do his graduation, with History and Political Science as major subjects. But here he got the scope to work on stage with various renowned theatre personalities and acted under the guidance of the expert stage directors, like Alok Nandan, Sachin Tiwari, John Martin and Irfan Saurabh. Later, he joined Prabhat Ganguly’s ‘The Little Ballet Theatre’, on behalf of which he participated in the Festival of India, in USSR in 1989. 

Then he decided to polish his skill of acting by doing a Diploma course in Acting from National School of Drama in 1990 – ’91. Consequently, he shifted to Mumbai, to try his luck there, in 1994. Here, he rose to fame by acting in several plays; among them the most notable ones are Medha and Zoombish by Ramu Ramanathan and Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane by Manav Kaul. His superb performance in Ramu Ramanathan’s play ‘Cotton 56 Polyester 84’ has earned him Best Play Award in 2006, from META.

Moreover, he has acted in Bollywood films, like Sardari Begum, 1971, Patiala House, Rock Star, Filmistaan, Raanjhanaa, Revolver Rani and very recently released Badlapur. Another of his film named Bangistan is waiting for release in this year.
Kuldeep Pawar Hindi Actor

Kuldeep Pawar

Kuldeep Pawar was a dynamic Marathi actor who could often find the balance between comic and opposing roles and could balance between the two like a professional conjurer. Pawar was born in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. His father was a small-time actor who always used to encourage arts as a profession. Kuldeep’s grandfather used to work at an electric powerhouse, built under the rule of His Highness Shahu Maharaj. After completing his education at St.Xavier’s school and Rajaram College in Kolhapur itself, he relocated to Mumbai, to venture into Marathi films post his unsuccessful hunt for commendable work in Karad and Pune.  He was offered the part to play the character of Sambhaji by Marathi drama director Prabhakar Panshikar in “Ithe Oshadla Mrityu”. Panshikar was a former stage actor and used to own “Natyasampada” a drama and theater organization and claimed that it was Pawar’s robust voice and personality that fetched him the role of Sambhaji in his play. Pawar earned the nickname of “Daddy” after playing the role by the same name in a play titled “Rakheli”, followed by people often referring to him by it. He has played a key role in roughly 25 movies, some of which include “Jhaatyache Jaale”, “Darodekhor”, “Bin Kamacha Navra”, “Shapit” and ”Gupchup Gupchup.” He also appeared in the Jackie Shroff starred Bollywood flick “Doodh Ka Karz” in 1990. His television exposure fetched an impetus when he starred in the Sachin Pilgaonkar directed comedy serial “Tu Tu Main Main”. Kuldeep also featured in other television projects such as Paramveer, Sansaar, Damini, and Aakrosh. In the field of theater, he was cast as Aurangzeb in “Asa Hi Ek Aurangzeb”, as Tatya Tope in “Vij Mhanali Dhartil” among many others. Pawar passed away on the 24th of March due to renal failure complications, at the Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai. Kuldeep, and his wife Nilima, who is also a theater artist, have two children Aishwarya and Samrudha.

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Kunal Khemu

Kunal Khemu is an Indian actor who was involved with the acting fraternity ever since he was a little boy. He has also appeared in roughly 25 modeling assignments as a child.  Kunal was born in Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir to actor parents Ravi & Jyoti Kemmu, who were Kashmiri Pandits. His grandfather Moti Lal Kemmu is a renowned Kashmiri playwright and also a winner of the Sahitya Akademi and the Padma Shri award. He attended the Niranjanlal Dalmia High school in Mira Road, Mumbai and graduated from Amity University in Noida. His debut as a child actor came in 1987 in “Gul Gulshan Gulfam” of Doordarshan Productions. His film debut came in 1993 in Mahesh Bhatt’s “Sir.” Khemu also featured in movies such as Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Zakhm, Bhai and Raja Hindustani, as a child.  In 2005, he made his debut as an adult, in Kalyug, which was directed by Mohit Suri. Madhur Bhandarkar cast him in his 2007 flick “Traffic Signal” where he portrayed the role of a moneylender who loans money to poverty-stricken families and recovers them in a hook or crook way. He also appeared in the movie Dhol in the same year. The following year, his only release “Superstar”, failed to create much excitement at the Box Office and yielded poor returns. In 2009, he featured in Jai Veeru and Dhoondte Reh Jaoge. In 2010, director Rohit Shetty cast him in his hit comedy flick “Golmaal 3”. Consequently, he has also appeared in movies such as “Blood Money” in 2012 and “Go Goa Gone” in 2013. The latter was supposedly India’s first zombie-comedy, yet failed to make a mark at the Box Office. After a hiatus of two years, Kunal returned to the big screen with "Bhaag Johnny". Khemu also appeared in "Guddu Ki Gun" in the same year. He tied the knot with Soha Ali Khan in 2015.

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Kunal Khemu Hindi Actor