Nalneesh Neel

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Nalneesh Neel
Nalneesh Neel in 2021.jpg
Neel in 2021
Born13 October 1984 (1984-10-13) (age 36)
Alma materBharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lucknow
Years active2010–present
Known forThe White Tiger
III Smoking Barrels
Gulabo Sitabo
Fukrey Returns
Shuddh Desi Romance

Nalneesh Neel is an Indian actor who has acted in various Bollywood and Hollywood films. He is best known for his roles in The White Tiger, III Smoking Barrels,[2] Chhichhore, Gulabo Sitabo, Bhor,[3] Fukrey Returns, Raees,[4][5] and Shuddh Desi Romance.

Early life[edit]

Neel was born in Bisalpur Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh.[1] After completing his study he moved to Shahjahanpur, where he started doing theatre under the guidance of his mentor Dalip Anand.[1] He played characters in several plays.


Neel has appeared in Bhor, Raees, Fukrey Returns, Shuddh Desi Romance, Chhichhore and Gulabo Sitabo.[6][7] He won the Best Performance in the Negative Role at the Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival, Boston[3] in 2020 for his role in the film Bhor.[5][8] He made is Hollywood debut with The White Tiger[9][10] directed by Ramin Bahrani. He was highly praised for playing the role of a vitiligo lips in the film.

Neel has acted in various short films including The Foreigner,[11] Acche Din[12] and Umeed[13]

Neel appeared in various advertising campaigns concerning the Indian economy: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, 5rs ki maut,[14] The case video Must Go On[15] and the NGO advertisement No to Violence, Yes to Love.[16] and commercials including SAMCO[17] Kisan Pipe[18] and Cello Pen Maxtreme.[19]

Neel regularly performs in the theater under his own production SRS Entertainment. He is currently performing in the short solo play Ek Haseena Paanch Diwane[20] based on Harishankar Parsai’s story.



Year Film Role Language Ref.
2013 Shudh Desi Romance Tara's suitor Hindi
2016 Acche Din Abhishek Hindi
2017 Raees Lalji Hindi
Fukrey Returns Mangu Hindi
The Foreigner Plumber Hindi
2018 III Smoking Barrels Ikram Multilingual [2]
2019 Manikarnika Teer Singh Hindi
Chhichhore Pandu Hindi
2020 Sab Kushal Mangal Haricharan Hindi
Gulabo Sitabo Sheikhu Hindi
2021 The White Tiger Vitiligo Hindi, English
2021 Bhor Chamku Hindi[5][21]

Upcoming films[edit]

Film Language Character Director Ref.
The Tenant Hindi Kamble Sushrut Jain [citation needed]
Color Black Hindi Babu Bhai Anand VRS Tomar [citation needed]

Awards and Nominations[3][edit]

Neel won Critic's Choice Best Actor (Male) for his role in Achchhe Din[12] at Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival in Mumbai.

In 2020, Nalneesh Neel won the award for Best Performance in A Negative his character of Chamku in the film Bhor at the Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival of Boston.[22][23]


  1. ^ a b c Shukla, Eshwari (23 August 2019). नलनीश नील: गांव से आकर बॉलीवुड में हीरो बनने का सफर [Nalneesh Neel: Journey from village to become a hero in Bollywood]. (in Hindi). Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Seta, Keyur. "III Smoking Barrels review – Witness the dark side of India's otherwise beautiful Northeast". Cinestaan. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Bhor Movie Review | Bhor Movie Streaming on MX Player | Award Winning Bhor Film Review | Must Watch, retrieved 2 March 2021
  4. ^ AFP (1 April 2019). "Sushant to reunite with 'Shudh Desi...' actor". Siliconeer. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Khan, Murtaza Ali (2 November 2018). "A new dawn for Nalneesh Neel". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Nalneesh Neel filmography". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  7. ^ World, Republic. "'Gulabo Sitabo' and other popular movies Nalneesh Neel has appeared in". Republic World. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Sushant Singh Rajput to reunite with Shuddh Desi Romance co-star Nalneesh Neel".
  9. ^ "Nalneesh Neel in The White Tiger".
  10. ^ "The White Tiger review".
  11. ^ RGV (7 July 2017), Ram Gopal Varma's The Foreigner | A Taruna Khanagwal Short Film | RGVTalkies, retrieved 14 November 2018
  12. ^ a b LargeShortFilms (15 November 2016), 'Acche Din', first runner up at The Mumbai Film Festival, retrieved 14 November 2018
  13. ^ Pocket Films - Indian Short Films (16 March 2016), Short Film - Hope (Umeed) - A heart breaking story of a grandfather, retrieved 14 November 2018
  14. ^ OH! BC (9 November 2015), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo |Indian Economy Revealed | 5 rs ki maut|, retrieved 14 November 2018
  15. ^ iCONGOtv (30 April 2016), The case video must go on, retrieved 14 November 2018
  16. ^ Breakthrough India (13 November 2018), No to violence, yes to love | Breakthrough India, retrieved 23 November 2018
  17. ^ Samco Securities (10 October 2018), EyeTum Baba Ka Darbar | Margin_Trading | SAMCO | TVC, retrieved 14 November 2018
  18. ^ kisan classic (3 May 2018), kisan pipe, retrieved 14 November 2018
  19. ^ "Cello Pens | Maxtreme" – via
  20. ^ "Ek Haseena Paanch Deewane-Play | LBB". LBB, Mumbai. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Sushant Singh Rajput to reunite with THIS Shudh Desi Romance co-star". Bollywood Life. 1 April 2019.
  22. ^ Saxena, Deep (27 November 2020). "International award brings new 'bhor' for Nalneesh!". Hindustan Times.
  23. ^ Shukla, Abhishek (26 November 2020). "The award-winning act was inspired by Hollywood legends: Nalneesh Neel". The Times of India.

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