Aditya Srivastava

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Aditya Srivastava
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Srivastava during Press Conference at Le Meridien, Delhi
  • Actor
  • voice-over artist
  • television producer
Years active1992–present
Known forSenior Inspector Abhijeet in the TV series, C.I.D.; Badshah Khan in Black Friday
Notable work
C.I.D. ,
Black Friday,
Spouse(s)Manasi Srivastava

Aditya Srivastava is a theater artist, and, Indian film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Senior Inspector Abhijeet in India's longest-running television police procedural C.I.D.. He has also portrayed pivotal roles in the Bollywood films Satya, Gulaal, Lakshya, Paanch, Black Friday, Kaalo, Super 30 and Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jana Hai joining CIF among others.


While pursuing graduation from Allahabad University, Aditya Srivastava did theatre plays at Sangeet Samiti,[1] Civil lines, Allahabad. To hone his skills and pursue a career in acting, he moved to Delhi in 1989 and was involved in mostly theatre work at Sri Ram Center Of Performing Arts. Spotted by Shekhar Kapoor, he got his first break in the movie Bandit Queen, where he played Puttilal. After this he moved to Mumbai in 1995. He did many voice overs for promos and advertisements. He also played pivotal episodic roles in Byomkesh Bakshi, Rishtey and Aahat. Naya Daur, 9 Malabar Hill and Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti had him in full-fledged and prominent roles. He took a break from television in 1997 to do films.

He was later offered C.I.D. in 1999, after B. P. Singh noticed him in Satya[2] for playing a cop, after Ashutosh Gowariker left to pursue direction. Although he had played as a criminal Paresh in the C.I.D. episode "The Case of the Stolen Gun" by then. Initially reluctant, he signed in for just 26 episodes, which however extended later. His first C.I.D. episode as a cop was "The Case of the Stolen Dynamite". He, today, is one of the pillars of the show.

Meanwhile, he also did many films. He played Murgi, a guitarist in Anurag Kashyap's Paanch, which was shot in 2001, and was never released, but got him approval as an actor by the film fraternity when Paanch was shown as the closing film in Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema in 2005.[3] He was offered to play the male lead in Hansal Mehta's Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, but the role was later given to Manoj Bajpayee, leaving him to play another important character in the same movie named Tito, a Dubai returned entrepreneur. He even provided finance for the making of this movie, so kind of co-produced it. His first film as in playing the single male protagonist, Dil se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai,[4] though it was a commercial failure, as the production house decided to release it sans promotions, it fetched him appreciation by critics for his performance. Kaalo is another movie with him in lead. He suffered from a shoulder injury in a bus accident during the shoots of Kaalo.[5]

Internationally, he is more known for his work in films like Dil Se.., Mohandas, Dansh, Satya,[6] Matrubhoomi, Black Friday[7] and Gulaal, all of which ran successfully across the International Film Festivals Circuit and had him as critically acclaimed parallel lead. He did many other films and made his presence known in each one of them, as claimed by critics. He prefers non-conventional cinema as it brings depth to his acting, as said by him in an interview.

Aditya Srivastava has also shown his presence in south Indian Cinema playing important roles in movies like Aalwar and Naalai. His first Tamil film was Naalai (2006). He is also among those actors whose names are mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records and for shooting the longest uncut sequence, which was in an episode named The Inheritance,[8] of his show CID.

A song was recorded for a C.I.D. episode (aired on 21 January 2012), which was a lullaby sung by Aditya Srivastava and his fellow actors Shivaji Satam and Dayanand Shetty. Aditya Srivastava, Shivaji Satam, Dayanand Shetty and Narendra Gupta also appeared in Kaun Banega Crorepati 2014[9] to raise money for charity.

After a hiatus owing to his tight schedule in the television industry, he is back to the big screen. As for 2016, his movies Julie 2 and Brina are due to release.



Year Film Role
1994 Bandit Queen Puttilal
1996 Sanshodhan Chunni Singh
1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
1998 Satya Inspector Khandilkar
1998 Dil Se.. Terrorist
2000 Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! Tito
2002 Saathiya Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Aditya
2003 Paanch Murgi
2003 Mudda - The Issue Harpool Singh
2003 Matrubhoomi Raghu's Uncle
2004 Ek Hasina Thi Advocate Kamlesh Mathur
2004 Lakshya Lt. Col. Pradeep
2004 Deewar Eijaz
2005 Dansh Dr. John Sanga
2006 Naalai Nair's Employee
2006 Darwaaza Bandh Rakho Inspector
2006 Dil Se Pooch ... Kidhar Jaana Hai Avinash Srivastava
2007 Aalwar Inspector
2007 Black Friday Badshah Khan / Nasir Khan
2007 Raakh Yusuf
2009 Gulaal Karan Singh
2009 Mohandas Advocate Harshvardhan Soni
2010 Kaalo Sameer
2017 Julie 2 ACP Devdutt
2018 Karim Mohammed Narrator
2019 Super 30 Lallan Singh
2019 Raat Akeli Hai Anuj


Year Show Role Notes
1992–1994 Dera
1993–1994 Shesh Prashna
1993–1997 Byomkesh Bakshi (TV series) (Episode: Kahen Kavi Kalidas) Madhumoy Sur[10]
1997–1998 9 Malabar Hill
1998 Saturday Suspense - Kya Main Pagal Hoon ? Episode 46
1998 Saturday Suspense - Paheli Episode 48
1999-2018 C.I.D. Senior Inspector Abhijeet
1998–1999 Rishtey Rashid Gul and Vijay
1999–2000 Star Bestsellers
2004 Raat Hone Ko Hai - Lifeline : Part 1 - Part 4 Pramod (Episode 49 - Episode 52)
2005 CID: Special Bureau Senior Inspector Abhijeet
2007 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Guest Appearance As Shivaji Satam's Friend
2011–14 Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti
2011 Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur Guest appearance
2012 Adaalat Senior Inspector Abhijeet
2012 CID Viruddh Adaalat Senior Inspector Abhijeet
2014 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Senior Inspector Abhijeet
2014 Kaun Banega Crorepati (Season 8) Guest appearance
2016 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest appearance
2019 CIF Inspector Ashfaq Ali Khan


  1. ^ "Sangam City (Allahabad) & Indian Film Industry". CNN iReport.
  2. ^ "Chasing criminals, cracking cases". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  3. ^ Kumar, Anuj (1 August 2012). "On the mark" – via
  4. ^ "Dil Se PoochKidhar Jaana Hai set to release on 15 Dec". Bollywood Hungama. 2 December 2006. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. ^ "When an accident threatened 'Kaalo' - Bollywood Movie News". Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Aditya Shrivastava bio". Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Men power galore in BLACK FRIDAY - bollywood news :".
  8. ^ "The Inheritance/C.I.D. 111". 7 November 2004 – via
  9. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan reveals CID team's funny side on Kaun Banega Crorepati". Times of India. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
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