Darshan Kumar

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Darshan Kumaar
Darshan at 61st Filmfare Awards.jpg
Kumar at the 61st Filmfare Awards function
Darshan Gandas

Other namesDarshan Kumaar
Darshan Gandas
Years active2003–present

Darshan Gandas, known by his stage name Darshan Kumar, is an Indian actor who appears primarily in Hindi films. He made his debut with the film Mary Kom (2014), opposite Priyanka Chopra, as a male lead.[1][2] He is best known for the 2022 film, The Kashmir Files, in which he starred as a young student from a Kashmiri Pandit family.


Kumar comes from a Hindu Jat family[3] at Kishangarh Village Mehrauli in South Delhi.[4] At the age of 24, he moved to Mumbai and worked with Sahej theatre group for five years.[5][6]


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

Also, he worked in TV series Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, playing Shukracharya, the guru of the demons.[7][8] Kumar's first movie was NH10, with Anushka Sharma but, it was Mary Kom, with Priyanka Chopra that was released first.[9][10]



Year Shows Role Ref.
2008–2010 Chotti Bahu Purab
2010–2012 Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo Mridang Lall
2011–2014 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Shukracharya [11]
2012 Havan


Year Movies Role Notes
2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Friend
2003 Tere Naam Kanak Sharma
2014 Mary Kom Onler Kom [12]
2015 NH10 Satbir Nominated—Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role

Won—IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role[13]

2016 Sarbjit Awais Sheikh
2017 Mirza Juuliet Mirza
A Gentleman Yakub Sabri
2018 Baaghi 2 Shekhar Salgaonkar
2019 PM Narendra Modi Television reporter
2021 Toofaan Dharmesh Patil Amazon Prime Video film
Special appearance[14]
2022 The Kashmir Files Krishna Pandit
2022 Dhokha: Round D Corner ACP Harishchandra Malik

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2019 Parchhayee Leo [15]
2019- 2021 The Family Man Major Sameer [16]
2020 Avrodh the Siege Within Major Raunaq Gautam
Aashram SI Ujagar Singh


  1. ^ "Does Darshan Kumar Look Like Johnny Depp?". Indian Express. IndiaWest.Com. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Darshan Kumar: Won't be overshadowed by Priyanka Chopra in 'Mary Kom'". IBN Live. 17 August 2014. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Darshan Kumar says he is the hero of 'Mary Kom' | India Insight". 5 September 2014. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  4. ^ Chouhan, Shashank (4 September 2014). "Darshan Kumar says he is the hero of 'Mary Kom'". India Insight. Reuters Blog. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Darshan Kumar's on-screen dreams". The Hindu. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ Subhash K Jha (8 September 2014). "Meet Priyanka Chopra's screen husband from 'Mary Kom' — Darshan Kumar". DNA India. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  7. ^ Apporva Shripathi (7 August 2014). "Meet Mary Kom's reel husband". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  8. ^ "'Mary Kom' Debut is Dream Come True: Darshan Kumar". IndiaWest.com. 12 August 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "'Mary Kom' actor Darshan Kumar plays Anushka Sharma's love interest in 'NH10′". Indian Express. BollywoodHungama.com. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Devon Ke Dev Mahadev at Star TV". Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  12. ^ "'Mary Kom' star Darshan Kumar seen as the 'ideal' husband, says it feels good". IBN Live. 23 September 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Darshan Kumar plays a grey character in NH10". Indian Express. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Darshan Kumaar joins 'Toofan' as antagonist". dailyexcelsior. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Darshan Kumaar Roped In For ZEE5 Original Web Series Parchhayee". Zee Tv. 4 June 2019. Archived from the original on 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  16. ^ "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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