21 September 1972 (Age 45)
|Years active||1996 - Present|
Murali Sharma is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Bollywood, Tollywood, and television. He is widely known for portraying a cop on screen and is considered one of the finest character artistes of his generation across the country. Sharma has starred in over sixty feature films, including Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam cinema. Sharma gained wide recognition in television with Doordarshan's Paltan in which he plays the lead role of Col. R.S. Sajwan. Sharma has appeared in various soap operas such as Guns and Roses, Siddanth, Laagi Tujhse Lagan, Mahayagya, Viraasat, Zindhagi Teri Meri Kahani, Rishtey, Humne lee hain shapath, and Rangeela Ratan Sisodia.
Murali Sharma was born in Mumbai, His mother tongue is Telugu and belongs to a Telugu Brahmin family. He completed his bachelor's degree, and studied acting at the Roshan Taneja Acting School in Mumbai. He is married to actress Ashwini Kalsekar and lives in Mumbai, and Hyderabad. He has two brothers who reside in Mumbai and Bangalore. He is an avid reader. He is fluent in 5 Indian languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Gujarati.
Murli Sharma appeared as Captain Khan in the 2004 Bollywood movie Main Hoon Na alongside Shahrukh Khan. In 2007, he had roles in the Hindi movies Dhol, Dhamaal, Black Friday, and the Telugu movies Athithi and Kanthri. He received a Nandi Award for his dual role of Kaiser/Ajay Shastri in Athithi. In 2008, he made an appearance in the Bollywood film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na and appeared in Golmaal Returns and Sunday.
In 2011, Sharma had supporting roles in Singham, Oosaravelli, starring Jr. NTR and Dhoni in Telugu. He continued to work in Hindi and Telugu, and in 2012 he had his first role in a Malayalam film, the commercially successful Karma Yodha. In 2013 he also worked in the Tamil and Marathi film industries.
In 2015, he had larger roles in Gopala Gopala and Bhale Bhale Magadivoy. He also worked in Badlapur, ABCD 2, and the Tamil movie Paayum Puli. In 2016, he appeared in Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Savithri, Sanam Teri Kasam and Wazir.He also did main role in DJ (Duvvada Jagannatham (2017)), in 2018 Agnyaathavaasi and Vijetha
|2002||Dil Vil Pyar Vyar||Hindi|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Khan||Hindi|
|Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam||Eunuch at band stand||Hindi|
|Mangal Pandey: The Rising||Sheikh Paltu||Hindi|
|Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena||Bakra - target||Hindi|
|Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Sekhar||Hindi|
|2006||Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera||Dinesh||Hindi|
|The Memsahib||Kishore Sinh Thakker|
|Fight Club – Members Only||Hindi|
|Buddha Mar Gaya||Rohan Alexander||Hindi|
|2007||Dhamaal||Inspector Kulkarni (Crime Branch)||Hindi|
|Athidi||Kaiser/Ajay Sastry||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Villain|
|Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Hindi|
|One Two Three||MM Munde||Hindi|
|Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na||Inspector (special appearance)||Hindi|
|Golmaal Returns||M.D Sawant||Hindi|
|2009||Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye|
|Chal Chala Chal||Gajendra Singh||Hindi|
|13B: Fear Has a New Address||Inspector Shiva||Tamil/Hindi|
|Shaapit||Kaaya's Father (Mr.Shekhawat)||Hindi|
|Golmaal 3||Inspector Dhande||Hindi|
|Tees Maar Khan||Agent-Mukherjee||Hindi|
|Chatur Singh Two Star||Tony||Hindi|
|Choron Ki Baraat|
|Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal||Hanumant Singh||Hindi|
|OMG: Oh My God!||Laxman Mishra||Hindi|
|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Reddappa||Telugu|
|Karma Yodha||Khais Khanna||Malayalam|
|2013||Hungame pe Hungama||Hindi|
|Platform No. 6||Telugu|
|Zindagi 50-50||Inspector Ramakant Rangoji Pawar||Hindi|
|Ramachari Veedo pedda gudachari||Commissioner Chadda (villain)||Telugu|
|2014||Poshter Boyz||Cabinet Minister in State Government||Marathi|
|2015||Paayum Puli||Lal||Tamil film|
|Gopala Gopala||Akbar Bhai||Telugu|
|Dharam Sankat Mein||Hindi|
|Bhale Bhale Magadivoy||Panduranga Rao||Telugu|
|Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha||David Bhai||Telugu|
|Sri Sri||J. K. Bharadwaj||Telugu|
|Jai Gangajal||Munna Mardani||Hindi|
|Sanam Teri Kasam||Police Officer||Hindi|
|Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu||Priya's father||Telugu|
|Yuddham Sharanam||Jaidev "JD" Sashtri||Telugu|
|Ninnu Kori||Pallavi's father||Telugu|
|Poster Boys||Health Minister||Hindi|
|Golmaal Again||Insp. Dande||Hindi|
|Prematho Mee Karthik||Kathik's father||Telugu|
|Bhaagamathie||Shakthi’s elder brother||Telugu
|Touch Chesi Chudu||Commissioner of Police||Telugu|
|Happy Wedding||Akshara's father||Telugu|
|Brand Babu||Diamond Babu's father||Telugu|
|Sailaja Reddy Alludu||Chaitanya's father||Telugu|
|Ee Maaya Peremito||Pramod Jain||Telugu|
|Devadas||Police officer Sharma||Telugu|
|N. T. R.||Aluri Chakrapani||Telugu||Filming|
|Padi Padi Leche Manasu||Telugu||Filming|
- "Murli Sharma is the most demanded actor in South film industry".
- S. RAVI. "Poised for the big innings". The Hindu.
- Y. Sunita Chowdhary. "Striving to entertain". The Hindu.
- "Murli Sharma does a guest appearance in the film 'Gaur Hari Dastan' without any remuneration!". The Times of India.
- Just Bollywood. "Murli Sharma".
- "B-Town demand Murali Sharma in cop role". The Times of India.
- "Mahie Gill, Murali Sharma, Deepak Dobriyal are some of the new-age villains in Bollywood". timesofindia-economictimes.
- "Murli Sharma goes multi-lingual for 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya'". Times Of India.
- "Murli Sharma and wife Ashwini in Poshter Boyz". The Indian Express. 25 July 2014.
- vishnupriya bhandaram. "One shade darker". The Hindu.
- "Indian Television Dot Com - "If I had a chocolate face, I would have been driving a Ford Ikon and doing three Balaji shows; two on Star Plus and one on Sony" : Murli Sharma". Indian Television Dot Com. 11 August 2004.
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