Anshuman Jha

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Anshuman Jha
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Anshuman Jha
Born (1986-03-15) 15 March 1986 (age 32)
OccupationFilm Actor, Theatre actor and Theatre Director
Years active2003–present

Anshuman Jha is an Indian film and theatre actor best known for his work in Love Sex Aur Dhokha.[1] He has been rated as one of the "Top Ten Bollywood Actors of 2010" by Rediff.[2] His performance in his last five releases - 2014 release Yeh Hai Bakrapur, the 2015 release X: Past Is Present, the 2016 release Chauranga, the 2017 release Mona Darling & the 2018 release Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (film) have been widely applauded by critics and audiences alike.[3]

He turned Producer with his film Mona Darling under his banner First Ray Films. He did his schooling from Manava Bharati India International School New Delhi, and graduated with a degree in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He also has a diploma in Acting from Barry John's Imago School of Acting. He was also voted as the "Advertising Face of the Year 2011" by CNBC-TV18's Storyboard.[4] He was also be seen as the Lead Character of "Bhola" in the Biggest Bollywood Musical of India - Jhumroo - at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon from February 2016 to March 2017.

Career[edit]

He began his theatre journey as a 13-year-old by coming to Mumbai from Delhi for Summertime Acting Workshops At Prithvi Theatre. Soon, he made his debut as a professional stage actor in a host of children's plays such as "Jhagrapoor" and "Lalchi" at Prithvi Theatre as a 15-year-old. Jha finished the Diploma Acting Course from Barry John's Academy as a 17-year-old, the youngest ever to have passed out of the course then. He was then cast by Barry John (theatre director) in his play "Its All About Money Honey" in 2002. Jha shifted his base to Mumbai as an 18-year-old and graduated from St. Xavier's College. During these three years he worked in a host of experimental and non-experimental plays with directors like Quasar Padamsee, Joy Fernandes and Jaimini Pathak. He was assisting Subhash Ghai for a period of three years, during which he acted and directed plays such as Mr. Kolpert. His devised play Dirty Talk[5] was directed by Nayantara Roy. It was India's representation at Contact-World Theatre Festival in 2010 at Manchester, UK. His most recent play is Ramu Ramanathan's classic "The Boy Who Stopped Smiling" where he plays the lead character.[6]

Anshuman Jha made his feature film debut as a lead actor in Ekta Kapoor and Dibakar Banerjee's Love Sex Aur Dhokha. He has done a select high-profile endorsements for Red Label and Pepsi. He also endorsed Tata Sky from 2011–12.[7] He was seen in a series of adverts for the same "Poochne mein kya jaata hain" campaign. His second release was Kismat Love Paisa Dilli (KLPD) in 2012 and though the film tanked, he was hailed as the most entertaining thing in the film as Nunna by Filmfare.[8] He had one release in 2013 in Boyss Toh Boyss Hain, in which he played the protagonist of a Sardar alongside Raj Kumar and Manu Rishi. His performance was applauded in the critically acclaimed film Yeh Hai Bakrapur, released on 9 May.[9] He gave a commendable performance in his recent release Mona Darling.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Films Role Notes Director
2010 Love Sex Aur Dhokha[10] Rahul Lead actor Dibakar Banerjee
2012 Kismat Love Paisa Dilli KLPD[11][12] Nunna Second lead actor Sanjay Khanduri
2013 Boyss Toh Boyss Hain[13][14] Karan Pal Singh Lead actor Amit Vats Chouhan
2014 Yeh Hai Bakrapur[15] Jaffar Lead Actor Janaki Vishwanathan
2014 Fugly Cheeni Special Appearance Kabir Sadanand
2015 X: Past Is Present[16] K Lead Actor Hemant Gaba,Raja Sen, Nalan Kumarasamy
2016 Chauranga[17] Raghu Ensemble Bikas Mishra
2017 Mona Darling[18] Wiki Lead Actor Shashi Sudigala
2017 Pagla Ghoda[19] Himadri Lead Actor Bikas Mishra
2018 Pari Student Guest Appearance Prosit Roy
2018 Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain Jugnoo Lead Actor Harish Vyas

Commercials[edit]

Year Product Director Notes
2010 Brooke Bond Red Label Shoojit Sircar With Anupam Kher
2010 Chocolibe Sanjay Shetty Babloo
2011 Pepsi Prasoon Pandey With Kevin Pietersen
2011 Tata Sky Vivek Kakkad Tank Film
2011 Tata Sky Vivek Kakkad Bank Robbery Film
2011 Tata Sky Vivek Kakkad Watchdog Film
2011 KBC Teaser Amit Kumar Aam Aadmi with Amitabh Bachchan
2011 Anmol Veg Munchies Bhavesh Kapadia Corcoise Films
2011 I-CAN Rajesh Sathi Keroscene Films
2013 VICKS Manoj Pillai Chrome Pictures
2015 Big Basket Shekhar Kamble Coconut Films with Shah Rukh Khan
2016 OLX Subodh Menon Coconut Films
2017 OLA Subodh Menon Coconut Films
2017 Edelwiess Ram Madhvani Equinox Films with Irrfan Khan
2018 ICICI Prudential Subodh Menon Coconut Films

Direction[edit]

Year Film Notes Director
2007 Black and White Chief Assistant Director Subhash Ghai
2008 Paying Guests Chief Assistant Director Paritosh Painter
2009 Peter Gaya Kaam Se Associate Director John Owen
2014 Kaanchi Creative Assistant Director Subhash Ghai

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nirali Dixit-Hathi, 18 March 2010 [1]. The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ Raja Sen, 31 December 2010 [2] Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Rediff. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ Times of India 8 May 2014 [3]. Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  4. ^ Anuradha Sen Gupta, 24 December 2011 [4]. CNBC. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  5. ^ MTG editorial,[5][permanent dead link].Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  6. ^ Mid Day 20 May 2014 [6]. Mid Day. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  7. ^ Malini Agarwal 6 December 2011 [7]. MissMalini. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  8. ^ Rachit Gupta, 7 October 2012 [8]. Filmfare. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  9. ^ Hindustan Times 6 May 2014 [9]. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  10. ^ Mayank Shekhar 20 March 2010 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-12.. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  11. ^ Dibyojyoti Baksi, 23 December 2011 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-19.. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  12. ^ Sonali Joshi Pitale, 28 August 2012 [10]. Mid Day. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  13. ^ Piyali Dasgupta 28 October 2011 [11]. Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  14. ^ Parag Maniar,10 July 2013 [12]. Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  15. ^ Shankaran Malini 19 February 2012 [13]. Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  16. ^ Piyali Dasgupta Delhi Times 12 August 2013 [14]. Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  17. ^ Hitlist Team 13 April 2013 [15]. Mid Day. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  18. ^ "First Look of India's first social media thriller Mona_Darling gives spooky vibes, see pics". The Indian Express. 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  19. ^ "Pagla Ghoda Relevant in today's times". The Indian Express. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017-05-30.

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