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
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.