Pramod Moutho is an eminent film and television actor who acted in more than 200 films and various television shows in India. He was born as Pramod Sharma from a Punjabi Brahmin in Kapurthala. He got his last name Moutho during his college days since he was known for playing mouth organ, so his friends usually called him as Moutho. He studied at NJSA Government College in Kapurthala. He initiated his career by doing stage plays and he even got a diploma in the Department of Indian Theatre.
Initially, he worked as a freelance stage actor in Delhi and Punjab. In 1972, one of the actors in the National Youth Festival backed out and he was asked to replace him two days before the final day. Since then, he has done amateur theatre and later, he moved to Delhi to try his luck in acting. He attended the National School of Drama Repertory Company in Delhi. He was the very first non-trained NSD actor who acted on stage for the Repertory. For the whole eight years, the brilliant actor has done almost all types of roles. In 1989, he moved to Mumbai after receiving an offer from the popular screenwriter and director,
to bagged the role of Shaktar in the historical drama series, Chanakya on DD National.
Subsequently, he entered the film industry. He was given a small role in Pooja Bhatt’s debut film, Daddy in 1989. His major break came from the blockbuster Bollywood action thriller film, Khalnayak by
in 1993. He was launched as a new villain and received praises for his performance as Roshan Mahanta in the film. Later, he became notable as the most sought after villains in the film industry. Later, he appeared as the brother of Mama Thakur (played by
) in another hit film, Dilwale. Since then, he has acted in films like Mafia, Loafer, Qila, Hero Hindustani, Agniputra, Deewane, Shikari, Indian, Jodi No. 1, Basti, Dev,
, Dark Rainbow, 28 January Good Morning India 2009 and a lot more.
He also continued his journey in television and appeared in the Punjabi serials like Supne Te Parchhaven and Buniyad. He also donned a Punjabi Teleplay entitled, Bebasi. In the early 2000, he played as Fyomancho, the main villain in the superhero series,
– The Magic Starts Now on Doordarshan channel. In 2010, he acted as a mentally disturbed doctor in the drama series, Maan Rahe Tera Pitaah on Sony Entertainment Television. From 2010 up to the present, he played as Mr. Avatramani in the popular courtroom drama series, Adaalat. He also played as the father of Jasveer (played by
) on Jay Productions’ Rab Se Sohna Isshq which was aired on Zee TV.
Some of the popular stage plays to his credit are Hewers of Coal, Shuturmurg, Nayak Katha, Chhatrian, Surya Ki Antim Kiran se Surya Ki Pehli Kiran Tak and more.
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Pramod Sharma is an Indian film and TV serial actor. He was born in 1955 at Amritsar.
He started by acting in stage plays during his study in NSJA Government College. He used to play mouth organ and so his friends named him Moutho. From then on, he was known as Pramod Moutho. He did his Diploma from the Department of Indian Theatre. In 1972, during National Youth Festival when one of the actors backed out at the nick of the time, Pramod was told to fill in his shoes. He had only two days to practice before the event. After doing such small roles in theaters, he moved to Delhi to get big opportunities.
He worked with National School of Drama Repertory Company there. Then, he shifted to Mumbai to find roles in movies. In 1989, he was offered a role in Chanakya. He did few smaller roles, and his big break came in 1993 with the film Khalnayak. During the audition of that role, Pramod had his marriage as well. That was a week of mixed emotions for him. He played the villain role in that movie. Soon he became one of the most sought villains in the Industry. In 1994, he got a role in Dilwale.
Some of the other hits include
Raja Hindustani, Gadar,
Jodha Akbar, Lahore. He has acted in 120 movies. Then he jumped to small screens by doing roles in the serials such as Junior G, Adaalat, Rab Se Sona Ishq and many more. He also plays the role of a mentally disturbed doctor in Maan Rahe tera..Pitaah.