Saurabh Shukla was born at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh in the year 1963 on 5th March. He is a versatile personality who started from theater & reached to Bollywood where he tried his hands in Direction, Screenplay writing along with his Acting. At the age of two, he left Gorakhpur & moved to Delhi. He completed his schooling & later did his graduation from Khalsa College in Delhi. In 1984, he kickstarted his career as a professional with his entry into the theater.
gave him the debut role in Bandit Queen.
Earlier he did many plays & also joined NSD Repertoire Company as an actor. Satya, that was directed by Ram Gopal Verma proved to be the film in which his role could not be sidelined.
& Saurabh Shukla wrote the story of this movie. It proved to be a turning time & take him to the peak of fame by playing the role of Kallu Mama, a gangster. He also wrote the screenplay of Calcutta Mail & got Zee Cine Award. In Slumdog Millionaire, he played the role of Constable, it was an international movie that won Academy Awards & Golden Globe. For the movie Jolly LLB, he was honored with National Award for best supporting actor. He also bagged the same in Screen Awards. His style of work got a lot of acclamation. His other remarkable works can be seen in PK, Barfi & Kick to name a few.