Suresh Oberoi

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Suresh Oberoi
Suresh Oberoi
Suresh Oberoi at Vivek Oberoi's wedding reception
Born (1946-12-17) 17 December 1946 (age 67)
Quetta, then Balochistan Province (British India) and present day Pakistan
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present
Known for Character Actor, Poetry,
Voice & Diction
Spouse(s) Yashodhara Oberoi
Children Vivek Oberoi, Meghna Oberoi
Parents Anand Sarup Oberoi (father)
Kartar Devi (mother)
Awards National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1986 Mirch Masala - Mukhi
Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Best Supporting Actor Award
1988 Mirch Masala - Mukhi[1]

Suresh Oberoi (born Vishal Kumar Oberoi[2] on December 17, 1946)[3] is an Indian character actor. He is the father of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. He was born in Quetta, now Pakistan.[4] and is a recipient of 1987 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He started his career in Radio shows, Modelling and later moving to Bollywood making him a popular Character actor in the 80's and much of 90's.

Early life[edit]

Born to Anand Sarup Uberoi, a Punjabi Real estate business man and Kartar Devi on 17 December 1946 in Quetta, then Punjab Province (British India) and present day Pakistan . Within a year due to partition the family along with four brothers and sisters were to move to India, later relocated to Hyderabad state where his family established a chain of medical stores. Suresh Oberoi attended the St George's Grammar School in Hyderabad and was active in sports as Tennis and swimming champion, later winnng President’s Award as Boy Scout.After his father’s death when just out of high school, Suresh along with his brother continued running his pharmacy chains.[5]

Career[edit]

In early 70's His interest in acting and a good voice gained entry into radio shows and stage plays prompting him to attend the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Suresh Oberoi, prior to joining the Acting Institute,he met Yashodhara his future wife who was from Tamil Nadu and the couple married in Madras in 1974. In 1976 future Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was born and the couple relocated to Mumbai.[5]

Modelling and Radio shows[edit]

In his early Mumbai years his prior Radio show experience and his well received voice kept him going and his contacts with advertising agencies led to being picked up as model for Charminar cigarettes and Lifebuoy soaps making his one of the leading models by late 70's.

Bollywood[edit]

In late 1978 he made his major debut in Ek Baar Phir, but the film was not commercially successful. Later he was part of the radio program Mukaddar Ka Sikandar. In 1980 again he made his re-entry in Laawaris and thereafter till early 2000's he was on average four to five films per year.He has made over 135 films. He recited few couplets in the song "Dil Mein Phir Aaj Teri" with Anuradha Paudwal for film Yaadon Ka Mausam (1990).[6]

Family[edit]

Suresh Oberoi met Yashodara in Hyderabad in early 70's and later married in Madras in 1974. The couple's first son is the Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, born in 1976 and a daughter Meghna Oberoi born few years later. His wife Yashodara is originally from the Coimbatore region in Tamil Nadu and belonged to the Palayakottai Pattakarar family of Kangeyam, in present day Erode district.[5]

In addition to acting and singing, he was also the host of the show Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai on Zee TV for his clear voice and diction. Besides all of above, he writes "romantic and philosophical poetry".[7]

Awakening with Brahmakumaris program in Bangkok
Yashodhara Oberoi, Suresh Oberoi, Vivek Oberoi at Rajesh Khanna's prayer meet 08

Filmography[edit]

Acting Filmography
Year Film Role Notes
2013 Attahasa Kannada Super Star Dr.Rajkumar's Role A Kannada Film
2009 World Cupp 2011 Coach
2009 Karma Aur Holi Shekhar
2005 Socha Na Tha Nirmal Oberoi
2003 Yeh Dil
2003 Talaash... The Hunt Begins Babu, Arjun's Father
2002 Raat Ke Saudagar
2002 Deewangee Mr. Bhullar, Public Prosecutor
2002 23rd March 1931 Shaheed Gaoler Chaddha
2001 Shirdi Sai Baba
2001 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Mr. Jaiswal, Ria's Father
2001 Moksha: Salvation Mr. Sehgal, Vikram's father
2001 Lajja Raghuveer's father
2001 Kaala Mandir
2001 Hum Ho Gaye Aapke Mr. Oberoi, Rishi's father
2001 Gadar - Ek Prem Katha
2001 Dal: The Gang Bhaktavar Singh/Major Balwant Sahni
2001 Asoka Narrator
2000 Khauff Mr. Singhania
1999 Sautela
1999 Safari Mr. Ajit Aggarwal, Anjali's father
1998 Surviving Sabu Sadru Short film
1998 Soldier Pratap Singh
1998 Puraido: Unmei no toki Justice, Dr. Radhabinod Pal Hindi/English/Japanese film, made in Japan
1998 Khote Sikkey Pukhraj Mahadevan
1998 Aakrosh: Cyclone Of Anger Mahendra Pratap Gujral/Suraj Singh
1998 2001: Do Hazaar Ek Mr. Amirchand
1997 Suraj
1997 Prithvi
1997 Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhutha IG Suryakant Verma
1997 Lahu Ke Do Rang Dharma Shikari
1996 Raja Hindustani Mr. Sehgal, Aarti's Father
1996 Masoom(1996 film) Vikram Singh
1996 Jaan Vishambar
1996 Himmat Blind lottery seller
1996 Ajay Raja Brijraj Singh
1995 Suraksha
1995 Raghuveer Ravi Varma, Commando
1995 Meri Mohabbat Mera Naseeba
1995 Kismat ACP Anand
1995 Jai Vikranta Raja
1995 Diya Aur Toofan Dr. Vijay Mehra
1995 Dilbar DCP Sridhar Atmaram Verma
1995 Anokhi Chal
1994 Vijaypath Inspector Rajesh Saxena
1994 Suhaag Rai Bahadur
1994 Kranti Kshetra
1994 Gopi Kishen Rajeshwar Choudhary
1994 Dilbar DCP Sridhar Atmaram Verma
1993 Santaan Judge Sahab
1993 Pratimurti
1993 Pardesi
1993 Khoon Ka Sindoor
1993 Gardish Inspector Saini
1993 Game Inspector Pawar
1993 Dhartiputra
1993 Bhookamp
1993 Anari
1993 Aansoo Bane Angaarey
1992 Zindagi Ek Juaa CBI Officer Suresh Chandra Bhatnagar
1992 Tirangaa Rudrapratap Chouhan
1992 Kis Mein Kitna Hai Dum
1992 Indira
1992 Dil Ka Kya Kasoor Rajesh Saxena
1992 Apradhi Satyaprakash V. Nath
1992 Abhi Abhi
1991 Sadhu Sant
1991 Pucca Badmash
1991 Pyar Ka Devta Inspector Arun
1991 Numbri Aadmi ACP Vijay Pratap
1991 Kasam Kali Ki
1991 Jeene Ki Sazaa Dr. Santosh
1991 Jaan Ki Kasam Kumar
1991 Iraada
1991 Inspector Dhanush Com. Avinash with Kannada Super Star Dr. Vishnuvardhan
1991 Fateh Major Anand
1991 Deshwasi Pratap Singh
1991 Dastoor
1990 Sailaab Police Inspector Ranjit Kapoor
1990 Panchavati
1990 Kali Ganga
1990 Halaat
1990 C.I.D. Major Brijmohan Verma
1990 Aaj Ka Arjun Mohan
1989 Tujhe Nahin Chhodunga
1989 Rakhwala Ranjeet
1989 Parinda Abdul Khan
1989 Mujrim Police Inspector Gokhale
1989 Manika, une vie plus tard Rajit Sharma French film
1989 Kasam Suhag Ki Inspector Dildaar Dawood
1989 Do Qaidi Inspector Amar Sinha as Suresh Uberoi
1989 Daata Ramzan Khan
1989 Apna Desh Paraye Log
1989 Andhergardi
1989 Akhri Muqabla Bajranj
1988 Tezaab Inspector Gagan Singh
1988 Shoorveer Dr. S. Malhotra
1990 Aakhri Muqabla
1988 Mulzim Ranjit Kumar
1988 Mohabbat Ke Dushman Abu Bhai, Special Appearance
1988 Marana Mrudangam Vasant Dada Telugu film
1988 Khoon Baha Ganga Mein
1988 Kaal Chakra
1988 Dharam Yudh Kundan
1988 Bhai Ka Dushman Bhai
1987 Wahem
1987 Thikana Police Inspector Ranbir Singh
1987 Tera Karam Mera Dharam
1987 Saat Saal Baad Deepak Khanna
1987 Naam O Nishaan Zorawar 'Zavar'
1987 Itihaas Kalicharan
1987 Insaaf Mr. Agnihotri
1987 Dil Tujh Ko Diya Ashok A. Sahni
1987 Dacait Amritlal Yadav
1986 Zindagani Sudarshan, Special Appearance
1986 Triveni
1986 Swarthi
1986 Panchvati
1986 Paley Khan Dr. Ramkrishna Sinha
1986 Mazloom Vijay Singh
1986 Main Balwan Anil, Tony's Father
1986 Jwala Dr. Dev Dutt
1986 Dilwala Madanlal Sharma
1986 Bhai Ka Dushman Bhai
1986 Amma
1986 Aag Aur Shola Aarti's mamaji
1985 Surkhiyaan Shera
1985 Ramkali Inspector Dilip Singh
1985 Raahi Badal Gaye Dr. Mehra
1985 Phulan Debi
1985 Mirch Masala Mukhi Won 1987 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor,
1988 Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Best Supporting Actor Award
1985 Kahani Phoolvati Ki
1985 Jawab Inspector J. S. Sharma
1985 Grahasthi
1985 Ek Daku Shaher Mein Rakesh Pratap Singh
1985 Dekha Pyar Tumhara Inspector Ranjeet Mullick
1985 Bepanah Truck Driver
1985 Aitbaar Sagar
1984 Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye
1984 Sharaabi Abdul
1984 Mujhe Shakti Do
1984 Kanoon Kya Karega Lawyer, Advocate Gautam Mehra
1984 Grahasthi Captain Deepak Verma
1984 Ghar Ek Mandir Nominated 1985 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
1984 Gangvaa Inspector
1984 Ek Nai Paheli Avinash as Suresh Uberoi
1984 Ek Din Bahu Ka
1984 Awaaz Inspector Amit Gupta
1984 Aagaman
1983 Rishta Kagaz Ka Dr. Ravi Kaul
1983 Mazdoor Hiralal Sinha
1983 Jeena Hai Pyar Mein
1983 Hero
1983 Ghungroo Suraj
1983 Coolie Vicky Puri
1982 Vidhaata Inspector Pratap Singh, Special Appearance
1982 Tumhare Bina Robin Dutt
1982 Teri Meri Kahani Ajay Verma TV film
1982 Taqdeer Ka Badshah
1982 Patthar Ki Lakeer
1982 Namak Halaal Bhim Singh
1982 Kaamchor Suresh
1982 Johny I Love You Suraj Singh
1982 Aagman
1981 Shradhanjali Laxmi Narayan
1981 Saajan Ki Saheli Suresh Oberoi
1981 Raksha Dr. Sinha
1981 Naari
1981 Main Aur Mera Hathi Teja
1981 Lawaaris Ram Singh Nominated 1982 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
1981 Haqdaar
1980 Pyaara Dushman
1980 Phir Wohi Raat Police Inspector
1980 Morcha
1980 Khanjar Captain Usman
1980 Ek Baar Phir Mahender Kumar
1980 Ek Baar Kaho
1979 Surakshaa Captain Kapoor
1979 Kartavya Forest Officer
1979 Kala Patthar Navy Officer
1977 Jeevan Mukt Debut film

Dubbing Roles[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Film Title Character(s) Original voice(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
The Lion King Mufasa James Earl Jones Hindi English 1994 1995 [8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Film Character Year Status
Best Supporting Actor Mirch Masala Mukhi 1987 Won
Best Supporting Actor Ghar Ek Mandir Rahim 1985 Nominated
Lawaris Ram Singh 1982 Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Mirch Masala Mukhi[1] 1988 Won

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