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
. 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,
, Rock Star, Filmistaan, Raanjhanaa,
and very recently released Badlapur. Another of his film named Bangistan is waiting for release in this year.