Kay Kay Menon
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Kay Kay Menon (born 2 October 1966) is an Indian film, stage and television actor who works predominantly in Hindi cinema.
He studied at the St. Josephs Boys' High School in Khadki, Pune. He passed his 10th grade in 1981. He did his Bachelors (Physics) from Mumbai University and his MBA from the Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) at the University of Pune, graduating in 1988 with a major in Marketing.
In the early years of his career, Menon worked on television, with roles in the TV movies Zebra 2 and Last Train To Mahakali. He was praised for his role as a young Prime Minister in the Zee TV series Pradhan Mantri (2001), directed by Ketan Mehta. In The Hindu, Sevanti Ninan wrote, "an actor to watch: Kay Kay Menon ... this unusually tall actor who plays the pradhan mantri is a major saving grace" while in The Tribune, Amita Malik commented, "excellent acting by Menon, who skilfully conveys the physical as well as mental image of the honest politician".
Menon made his big screen debut with a small role in Naseem (1995), followed in 1999 by the lead role in Bhopal Express, a movie that went mostly unnoticed. This was the first in a series of initial setbacks in Menon's film career. In the early 2000s, he starred as a wicked rock musician in Anurag Kashyap's debut movie, Paanch, which struggled with censorship and has remained unreleased. Two other movies, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Black Friday, had to wait many years for a release date. Meanwhile, his commercial films Deewar (starring Amitabh Bachchan) and Silsiilay (with Shahrukh Khan) flopped at the box office. It was only in 2005, with the eventual release of the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, but most of all with Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar, that Menon had his break. Sarkar earned him a nomination for the Best Performance in a Negative Role at the Filmfare Awards. In The Tribune, Saibal Chatterjee called him "one of Bollywood's finest actors".
In 2007, he acted in Life in a... Metro, as an adulterous husband. In 2008, he appeared in Shaurya, and Drona.[unreliable source?] In 2009, he starred in The Stoneman Murders where he played a police officer on the hunt for the Stoneman serial killer. He played the role of Dukey Bana in Gulaal.
All films in Hindi unless otherwise stated.
|2015||Singh Is Bliing||Mark|
|2015||Bombay Velvet||Investigative Officer Vishwas Kulkarni|
|2015||Rahasya||CBI Officer Sunil Paraskar|
|2014||Haider||Khurram Meer||Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2014||Raja Natwarlal||Vardha Yadav|
|2013||Ankur Arora Murder Case||Dr. Asthana|
|2013||Udhayam NH4||Manoj Menon||Tamil|
|2013||ABCD: Any Body Can Dance||Jehangir|
|2012||Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi||Salman|
|2012||Chaalis Chouraasi||Albert Pinto|
|2011||Bheja Fry 2||Ajit Talwar|
|2010||Benny And Babloo||Benny|
|2009||Tera Kya Hoga Johnny||Inspector Shashikant Chiple||Released in theaters in 2010|
|2009||Aage se right||Janubhai/Baima Rashidul Kairi|
|2009||The Stoneman Murders||Sanjay Shelar|
|2008||Shaurya||Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh|
|2008||Via Darjeeling||Ankur Sharma|
|2008||Mumbai Meri Jaan||Suresh|
|2008||Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam||Haldi Hasan|
|2008||Sarkar Raj||Vishnu Nagare|
|2007||Life in a... Metro||Ranjeet|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Partho Sen|
|2005||Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena||Kaif|
|2005||Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh||Akash|
|2005||Sarkar||Vishnu Nagare||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|2004||Black Friday||DCP Rakesh Maria||Released in theaters in 2007|
|2003||Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi||Siddharth Tyabji||Released in theaters in 2005|
|1995||Naseem||Religious fundamentalist||Debut film|
|1999||Star Bestsellers - Zebra 2||Captain Rajeev|
|1999||Star Bestsellers - Last Train to Mahakali||Sir|
|2000||Rishtey - Ward No. 6||Rajat|
|2001||Pradhan Mantri||PM Anirudh Prakash|
- Gupta, Priya (30 September 2014). "Kay Kay Menon: I take my work seriously, not myself". Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- Ninan, Sevanti (22 April 2001). "Melodrama with a K". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- Malik, Amita (27 April 2001). "Mantris in tough competition". The Tribune. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- Chatterjee, Saibal (28 August 2005). "A man among boys". The Tribune. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- Shrivastava, Vipra (26 December 2014). "Seven reasons why Anurag Kashyap is the 'ugliest' filmmaker". India Today. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "2006 Filmfare Awards". Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- Kohli, Damanjeet (2008-11-17). "India's Bollywood set to thrive despite global economic slowdown". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2009-02-28.
- Vijayakar, Rajiv (2009-02-20). "The Stoneman Murders (Hindi)". Screen India. Retrieved 2009-02-28.
- "Queen and Haider rule at Filmfare awards". The National. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- Tera Kya Hoga Johnny at the Internet Movie Database.
- Highway 203 at the Internet Movie Database.
- "Moving beyond art". The Telegraph. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "Hazaaron Revisited". The Telegraph. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2015.