Ronit Roy

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Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy with brother Rohit Roy at Zee Rishtey Awards 2011 cropped.jpg
Born Ronit Bose Roy
(1965-10-11) 11 October 1965 (age 48)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor, Businessman
Years active 1984 – Present
Spouse(s) Neelam Singh (2003 – Present)
Relatives Rohit Roy ( Brother )

Ronit Roy (Bengali: রনিত রায়, Marathi: रॉनित रॉय, Hindi: रॉनात रॉय) is an Indian film and television actor, known for his portrayal of Rishabh Bajaj, Mihir Virani and Aparajit Deb. He currently acts in the Hindi TV serial Adaalat as KD Pathak. The actor also owns a security business, providing security to Bollywood stars and production houses.

Early life and background[edit]

Ronit Roy was born 11 October 1965 in Nagpur.[1] He is the eldest son of businessman Brothindranath and Dolly Bose Roy, with his younger brother another TV actor in India, Rohit Roy. Ronit spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[1] Not having been introduced to acting, Roy pursued hotel management. After completion of his studies, he moved to Mumbai and stayed at the residence of filmmaker Subhash Ghai.[2] While Roy was keen to work in film industry, Subhash Ghai persuaded him to not to pursue it due to the difficulties associated with it. Ronit worked as a management trainee at Mumbai's Sea Rock Hotel. To have experience at all different levels, Ronit's work ranged from dish-washing and cleaning, to serving tables and bar-tending. He played the lead role in "Jaan Tere Naam" (1992) which was a commercial success. [2]

Acting career[edit]

2010–present[edit]

After his success with TV, Ronit featured in more Bollywood movies in supporting roles. In 2010 he starred in the critical acclaimed film Udaan, his work was much praised and won him many best supporting actor awards. Udaan brought Ronit back to the movie scene. He next starred in films like Anurag Kashyap's That Girl in Yellow Boots, Karan Johar's Student of the Year, Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, Sanjay Gupta's Shootout at Wadala produced by Ekta Kapoor, and Anurag Kashyap's Ugly. More recently, he appeared in Akshay Kumar starrer "BOSS" and Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States in which his role was much appreciated".

TV career[edit]

Ronit received a call from Balaji Telefilms to offer him a part in the television serial Kammal. Due to lack of any appealing movie offers, he accepted the offer from Balaji Telefilms. Before Kammal got started, Balaji Telefilms also offered Ronit an 8-week cameo in Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Rishabh Bajaj. Rishabh Bajaj was a totally ruthless, yet suave and styling middle aged business tycoon. Ronit acting as Mr.Bajaj was so confident and impressive to the audience, that Balaji Telefilms decided to make Ronit a permanent part of Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which had made him a star in the eyes of the world; because of his well performance as Mr. Bajaj the Balaji Telefilms selected him to play the role of Mihir Virani in the serial kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi. Ronit has did many roles in his Television career, some are fiction and some are non-fiction reality shows which made him play many kind of chararacters, which are playing as a fiction role in the serials like Kammal, Kavyanjali, Sarkarr, Kasamh Se, Suraag he had essayed the role of Dharamraj in NDTV Imagine's Bandini (2009-2011). He has also, participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance reality show in 2007 and another show, Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008 as a contestant. He even hosted the Kitchen Champions in 2010 which was on Colors TV. He currently stars in SET's courtroom drama Adaalat as KD Pathak, a sharp unique lawyer who only fights for the truth on Sony TV.

Business venture[edit]

Ronit owns Ace Security and Protection agency. It currently caters to Bollywood actors like Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan, also to Indian Premier League ex-Chairman and ex-Commissioner Lalit Modi and his son Ruchir Modi. Some of the movie projects that Ace Security and Protection have also lent their services to are Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Yaadein, Na Tum Jano Na Hum, Saathiya, and Armaan.[3]

Personal life[edit]

On 25 December 2003, Ronit was married to actress and model Neelam Singh. Ronit is the father of three – two daughters and one son. His eldest daughter Ona (from his previous marriage) was born in 1991, and is currently residing in the US. In May 2005, his and Neelam's first child, daughter Aador was born. In October 2007, their son, Agasthya Bose Roy was born.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1984 Dushmanon Ka Dushman
1992 Jaan Tere Naam Sunil Lead Role
1993 15 August
Sainik Vijay Ghai
Tehqiqaat Ramesh
Bomb Blast
1995 Bansodhar Bengali Film
Hulchul Karan
1996 Jurmana Sanjay Saxena
Megha Prakash
Army Gavin
Daanveer Vishal Srivastav
2000 Glamour Girl Sunil Verma
2001 Hum Deewane Pyar Ke Vijay Chatterjee
Khatron Ke Khiladi
2003 Shesh Bongsodar (Last Descendant) Bongsodar A Bangladeshi film in Bengali Language
2005 Nishan – The Target
Kisna: The Warrior Poet Jimmy Special Appearance
2009 Luck by Chance Himself Guest Appearance
2010 Pankh Peter D'Cunha
Udaan Bhairav Singh Winner- Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2011 That Girl in Yellow Boots Cameo
2012 Midnight's Children Ahmed Sinai[4]
Student of the Year Coach Karan Shah
2013 Shootout at Wadala Raja Tambat
Boss Ayushman Thakur
2014 2 States Vikram Malhotra
Ugly Shaumik Bose
Guddu Rangeela

Television[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1997 Bombay Blue Dillip Bhatt Cameo
1999 Baat Ban Jaye 1 Episode
2000 Suraag 1 Episode
2001 Nagin Ronit
2002–03 Kammal Swayam
2002–08 Kasautii Zindagi Kay Rishabh Bajaj Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2004)

Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2005) (2006)

2002–08 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2003) (2004)
2003 Ssshhhh...Koi Hai 1 Episode
2004 Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko Ishan Masand
2004 Vikraal Aur Gabraal 1 Episode
2004 Krisshna Arjun Anna / Vijay 1 Episode
2005 Kavyanjali Mayank Nanda Cameo
2005 Sarkarr Kunal Veer Pratap Singh
2007 Kasamh Se Aparajit Deb Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (2007)
2007 Kayamath Inder Shah
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Devvrat-Bhishma
2009–11 Bandini Dharamraj Mahyavanshi Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2009)

Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2010)

2010–present Adaalat Advocate K D Pathak Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2012)

(Currently working)

2011 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Himself Special appearance

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2007 Koffee with Karan (season 2) Guest appearance
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant
2008 Yeh Hain Jalwa Contestant
2008 Ticket to Bollywood Dance performance
2008 Aajaa Mahi Vay Judge
2009 Begum's Drawing Room Guest appearance
2010 Kitchen Champion Host Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Anchor (2010)
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest appearance

Awards[edit]

  • Roy has won several popular as well as jury awards in Indian Telly awards, HITA, and other popular award shows, for categories like Best Actor, Best Actor in Negative role, Television Personality of the Year, and TV Star of the Decade.
  • The following is the list of awards received by Ronit Roy.
Year Award Category For The Show/Film Character
2003 'Indian Television Academy Awards' ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani
'STAR Parivaar Awards' Favorite Pati
2004 'Indian Telly Awards' Best Actor in a Supporting Role(Male) Kasautii Zindagii Kay Risabh Bajaj
'Indian Television Academy Awards' ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani
'STAR Parivaar Awards' Favorite Pita
'Kalakar Awards' Best Actor(Popular)
2005 'STAR Parivaar Awards' Favorite Pita Kasautii Zindagii Kay Risabh Bajaj
2006 'STAR Parivaar Awards' Favorite Sasur Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani
'Indian Telly Awards' Best TV Personality
2007 'STAR Parivaar Awards' Favorite Sasur
'STAR Parivaar Awards' Favorite Pita Kasautii Zindagii Kay Risabh Bajaj
'Sansui Television Awards' Sansui Television Personality Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani
'Indian Telly Awards' Best Actor in a Negative Role(Male)[6] Kasamh Se Aparijit Deb
2008 'Star Parivaar Awards' Favorite Sasur Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani
'The Global Indian TV Honours 2008' Best Actor (Male)
'Sansui Television Awards' Best Actor(Jury)
2009 'Indian Telly Awards' Telly Award for Best Actor(Popular)[7] Bandini Dharamraj Mahyavanshi
'Indian Television Academy Awards' Best Actor(Jury)
2010 '3rd Boroplus Gold Awards' Best Actor(Jury)
'Indian Telly Awards' Best Actor of The Decade[8] Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani
'Indian Television Academy Awards' ITA Milestone Award
2011 'New Talent Awards' Best New Host Kitchen Champion Himself(Host)
'BIG Television Awards' Veer Character-Male(Fiction) Adaalat K D Pathak
'4th Boroplus Gold Awards' Stellar Performance of The Year(Male)
'56th Filmfare Awards' Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor Udaan Bhairav Singh
'Star Screen Awards' Screen Award for Best Villain
'The Global Indian Film and Television Honours' Best Actor in a Negative Role
'Zee Cine Awards' Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
2012 'Indian Telly Awards' Best Television Personality(Male) Adaalat K D Pathak
2014 'Garv Indian TV Awards'[9] Best Actor of The Decade Kasautii Zindagii Kay Rishab Bajaj

Controversy[edit]

On 27 October 2011, Ronit Roy was arrested by Mumbai police for rash and negligent driving, after he was involved in a road accident in the Amboli suburb of Mumbai. He was returning from a Diwali party when his high speeding Mercedes car hit a Wagon-R injuring people, one of whom was seriously hurt.[10] However, he got bail after a few hours and was released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I don’t want to be back-stabbed anymore: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ronit Roy Biography". Ronit Roy (official fan page). 
  3. ^ "Ace Security and Protection". Ace Security and Protection. 
  4. ^ "Ronit, the bad dad". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (31 January 2011). "'Udaan' Tops Filmfare Awards". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Seventh Indian Telly Awards > Winners List". Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Ninth Indian Telly Awards > Winners". Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Tenth Indian Telly Awards". Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.telehungama.com/showthread.php?tid=1223.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "'Television actor Ronit Roy arrested for rash driving'". Times of India. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 

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