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.
Shekhar Kapur 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.
Anurag Kashyap & 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.