Darshan Kumar

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Darshan Kumar
Darshan at 61st Filmfare Awards.jpg
Kumar at 61st Filmfare Awards function
Other namesDarshan Kumaar
Darshan Gandas
Years active2010–present

Darshan Kumar is an Indian actor who appears primarily in Bollywood films. He made his debut with the film Mary Kom (2014), opposite Priyanka Chopra, as a male lead.[1][2] He also appeared in the 2003 Salman Khan starrer movie Tere Naam as one of the friends of Radhe.


Kumar was born in a Hindu family based in a small village of Delhi.[3] At the age of 24, he moved to Mumbai and worked with Sahej theatre group for five years,[4] and later with Motley Productions where he met and learned from Naseeruddin Shah for the next ten years.[5]


Kumar was asked to audition for the film Mary Kom by the casting director of the film.

Also, he worked in TV serial DEVO K DEV MAHADEV, playing Shukracharya the guru of the demon.[6][7] Kumar's first movie was NH10, with Anushka Sharma but, it was Mary Kom, with Priyanka Chopra that was released first.[8][9]



Year Shows Role Notes
2012 Havan
2011- 2014 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Shukracharya [10]
2010- 2012 Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo Mridang Lall
2008- 2010 Chotti Bahu Purab


Year Movies Role Notes
2003 Tere Naam Kanak Sharma
2014 Mary Kom Onler Kom [11]
2015 NH10 Satbir [12]
2016 Sarbjit Awais Sheikh
2017 Mirza Juuliet Mirza
A Gentleman Yakub Sabri
2018 Baaghi 2 Shekhar Salgaonkar
2019 PM Narendra Modi Television Reporter

Web Series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 Parchhayee Leo ZEE5 [13]
2019 The Family Man Sameer Prime Video [14]


  1. ^ "Does Darshan Kumar Look Like Johnny Depp?". Indian Express. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Darshan Kumar: Won't be overshadowed by Priyanka Chopra in 'Mary Kom'". IBN Live. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ Reuturs.com
  4. ^ "Darshan Kumar's on-screen dreams". The Hindu. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  5. ^ Subhash K Jha (8 September 2014). "Meet Priyanka Chopra's screen husband from 'Mary Kom' — Darshan Kumar". DNA India. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ Apporva Shripathi (7 August 2014). "Meet Mary Kom's reel husband". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  7. ^ "'Mary Kom' Debut is Dream Come True: Darshan Kumar". 12 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  8. ^ "After Priyanka, Darshan Kumar plays Anushka's love interest!". The Free Press Journal. 14 August 2014. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  9. ^ "'Mary Kom' actor Darshan Kumar plays Anushka Sharma's love interest in 'NH10′". Indian Express. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  10. ^ Devon Ke Dev Mahadev at Star TV
  11. ^ "'Mary Kom' star Darshan Kumar seen as the 'ideal' husband, says it feels good". IBN Live. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Darshan Kumar plays a grey character in NH10". Indian Express. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Darshan Kumaar Roped In For ZEE5 Original Web Series Parchhayee". Zee Tv. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  14. ^ "The Family Man Cast: Who plays whom in Manoj Bajpayee's upcoming Amazon Prime original series". GQ India. 11 September 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.

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