Murali Sharma

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Murli Sharma
Sharma in 2013
Born (1972-08-09) 9 August 1972 (age 44)
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Alma mater Roshan Taneja Acting School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996 - Present
Spouse(s) Ashwini Kalsekar
Awards Nandi Awards

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.[1][2][3][4][5] Sharma has starred in over sixty feature films, including Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam cinema.[6][7] 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.[2][3]

In contemporary cinema, he has appeared in critically and commercially successful films such as Maqbool (2003), Main Hoon Na (2004), Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), Apaharan (2005), Black Friday (2007), Golmaal Returns (2008), Chal Chala Chal (2009), Dabangg (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), OMG: Oh My God! (2012), Chakravyuh (2012), Baby (2015), Badlapur (2015), Dharam Sankat Mein (2015), ABCD 2 (2015), and Dilwale (2015).[8] Sharma has appeared in Telugu super hits such as Athidi (2007), for which he received the state Nandi Award for Best Villain,[9] Kantri (2008), Oosaravelli (2011), Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012), Yevadu (2013), Gopala Gopala (2015), and Bhale Bhale Magadivoy (2015).

Personal life[edit]

Murli Sharma was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. His mother tongue is Telugu.[10] 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.[11][12][13]


Murli Sharma achieved widespread recognition for playing the role of Captain Khan in the 2004 Bollywood superhit movie Main Hoon Na alongside Shahrukh Khan. By 2007, he further established himself by playing important roles in Dhol, Dhamaal, Black Friday in Hindi and Athithi, Kanthri in Telugu. He received a Nandi Award for his dual role of Kaiser/Ajay Shastri in Athithi in 2007. He also made a special appearance in 2008 Bollywood flick Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. He received acclaim for his roles in Golmaal Returns and Sunday. In 2009, he worked with R. Madhavan on 13B, a Tamil/Hindi/Telugu psychological thriller, in which he played a cop. He played supporting roles in big ticket flicks like Dabangg, Tees Maar Khan and Golmaal 3 in Hindi. 2011 proved to be a memorable year for Murli Sharma as he teamed up yet again with Rohit Shetty for Singham starring Ajay Devgn. Singham became both critically and commercially successful, standing out as one of the highest-grossing films of the year. He also played supporting roles in Oosaravelli, starring Jr. NTR and Dhoni in Telugu. He simultaneously applied himself both to the Hindi and Telugu film industries by playing crucial roles in films like OMG: Oh My God! alongside Mithun Chakraborthy and Paresh Rawal in Bollywood and Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum as Reddyappa/Chakravarthy alongside Rana Daggubati in Tollywood with those being his major releases in the year 2012. In the same year, he ventured into Malayalam cinema for the first time in his career by starring next to Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in Karma Yodha. 2013 too, became a successful year as he worked in films of four languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi. 2015 could be marked as a watershed year for the actor as he achieved global success with major roles in Gopala Gopala, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy and Dharam Sankat Mein. He also played crucial roles in Badlapur and ABCD 2 furthering his fan and support base. He also acted in a Tamil movie in that year, Paayum Puli (2015 film), spreading his reach across all languages and helping him achieve a pan India appeal. He also played cameos in Dilwale and Baby while proving his mettle in pulling off comic roles in the latter mentioned. Sharma also made a guest appearance in critically acclaimed film Gour Hari Dastaan by Anant Mahadevan without charging any remuneration. In 2016, Sharma has achieved furthermore success by appearing in movies like Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Jai Gangajal, Savithri, Sanam Teri Kasam and Wazir in all important roles.


1) Murli Sharma is fluent in 6 languages in all which include Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati.

2) In the 2015 Tollywood hit Gopala Gopala starring Daggubati Venkatesh and Pawan Kalyan, which is the remake of 2011 Hindi film OMG: Oh My God!, he played the role of an honest lawyer (originally portrayed by Om Puri). Ironically, he himself played the role of a corrupt politician in the original flick.

3) He is an avid reader and likes to spend his time reading books.

4) He made a guest appearance in the 2015 biographical movie Gour Hari Dastaan by Anant Mahadevan without charging any fee expressing love for the project and wanting to be a part of it.


He received the Nandi Award for the Best Villain in 2007 for Athidhi.


Title Year Language Role Notes
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar 2002 Hindi
Maqbool 2003 Hindi Devsare
Market 2003 Hindi
Dhoop 2003 Hindi Colonel Rathore
Main Hoon Na 2004 Hindi Khan
Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam 2004 Hindi Eunuch at band stand
Karam 2005 Hindi Kaif
Mangal Pandey: The Rising 2005 Hindi Sheikh Paltu
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena 2005 Hindi Bakra - target
Apaharan 2005 Hindi Muralidhar
Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow 2005 Hindi Sekhar
Chocolate 2005 Hindi
Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera 2006 Hindi Dinesh
The Memsahib 2006 Kishore Sinh Thakker
Rockin Meera 2006 Prem
Fight Club – Members Only 2006 Hindi
Buddha Mar Gaya 2006 Hindi Rohan Alexander
Dhamaal 2007 Hindi Inspector Kulkarni (Crime Branch)
Dhol 2007 Hindi Zicomo
Athidi 2007 Telugu Kaiser/Ajay Sastry
Ek Dasttak 2007
Black Friday 2007 Hindi
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag 2007 Hindi
Kantri 2008 Telugu
Sunday 2008 Hindi
One Two Three 2008 Hindi MM Munde
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na 2008 Hindi Inspector (special appearance)
Golmaal Returns 2008 Hindi M.D Sawant
Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye 2009
Chal Chala Chal 2009 Hindi Gajendra Singh
13B: Fear Has a New Address 2009 Tamil/Hindi Inspector Shiva
Saluun 2009 Sipahi Ji
Rokkkit 2010
Shaapit 2010 Hindi Kaaya's Father (Mr.Shekhawat)
Lamhaa 2010 Hindi News Reporter
Dabangg 2010 Hindi ACP Malik
Golmaal 3 2010 Hindi Inspector Dhande
Tees Maar Khan 2010 Hindi Agent-Mukherjee
Oosaravelli 2011 Telugu Chota Gangleader
Singham 2011 Hindi SP Patkar
Chatur Singh Two Star 2011 Hindi Tony
Dhoni 2011 Tamil/Telugu Ghani Bhai
Mr. Nookayya 2012 Telugu Kidnapper
Aalaap 2012 Hindi Naxalite
Choron Ki Baraat 2012
Ajintha 2012 Marathi Mukhiya
Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal 2012 Hindi Hanumant Singh
OMG: Oh My God! 2012 Hindi Laxman Mishra
Chakravyuh 2012 Hindi Naga
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum 2012 Telugu Reddappa
Karma Yodha 2012 Malayalam Khais Khanna
Hungame pe Hungama 2013 Hindi
Platform No. 6 2013 Telugu
Pattathu Yaanai 2013 Tamil Marudhamuthu
Zindagi 50-50 2013 Hindi Inspector Ramakant Rangoji Pawar
Yevadu 2013 Telugu Durani
Ramachari Veedo pedda gudachari 2013 Telugu Commissioner Chadda (villain)
Arrambam 2013 Tamil film Durani
Vijay Aso 2013 Marathi MLA
Poshter Boyz 2014 Marathi Government Officer
Anjaan 2014 Tamil film Johnny
Paayum Puli 2015 Tamil film Lal
Gopala Gopala 2015 Telugu Akbar Bhai
Baby 2015 Hindi Mr. Gupta
Badlapur 2015 Hindi Michael Bhai
Dharam Sankat Mein 2015 Hindi
Black Home 2015 Hindi
ABCD 2 2015 Hindi Shetty
Dilwale 2015 Hindi
Bhale Bhale Magadivoy 2015 Telugu Panduranga Rao
Guru 2016 Marathi
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha 2016 Telugu David Bhai
Savithri 2016 Telugu
Babu Bangaram 2016 Telugu
Wazir 2016 Hindi
Jai Gangajal 2016 Hindi Munna Mardani
Ghantaa 2016 Marathi
Devi 2016 Tamil
Sanam Teri Kasam 2016 Hindi
Hyper 2016 Telugu Gaja
Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu 2016 Telugu
Ninnu Kori 2017 Telugu


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