Nalneesh Neel

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Nalneesh Neel
Born (1984-10-13) 13 October 1984 (age 34)
Alma materBharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lucknow
Years active2010–present
OrganisationSRS Entertainment

Nalneesh Neel (born 13 October 1984) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He is best known for his roles in Shudh Desi Romance, Raees, Fukrey Returns, Bhor[1] and III Smoking Barrels.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Neel was born on 13 October 1984 in his maternal home at village Miyanpur Sanwat, Banda in Shahjahanpur[3] District of Uttar Pradesh. After completing his high school and intermediate education from Ram Dulari Inter College[4], Bisalpur, he acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from Govt. P. G. Collage[5] Bisalpur, affiliated to Rohilkhand University, Bareilly.

Neel was interested in photography, singing, theatre and Martial Arts from a very young age and becoming an actor was his only dream. He went to Shahjahanapur[3] to join theatre group of famous Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav. He also met Coronation Art & Theater[6] head Zarif Malik Anand. In the year 2003 he met theater artist Dilip Anand who became his theater guru later. Neel was active in Shahjahanpur theater[7] from 2003 to 2008. During this time, he launched theater group in Bisalpur with Anand’s help. With his guidance Neel prepared for Baharatendu Natya Academy (BNA) admission test and finally left his Master’s Degree studies to join BNA in 2008.

After graduating in drama from BNA, Neel was sent to pursue Film Appreciation Course from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in the year 2010.

Acting career[edit]

During his stay at Pune, Neel decided to pursue acting on screen. He shifted his base to Mumbai and started doing small roles in Bollywood films. He has appeared in films like Monsoon Shootout, Raees, Action Jackson, Fukrey Returns, Shoodh Desi Romance, Sanju and others. Neel’s work was appreciated by critic as a dumb guy in the multilingual film III Smoking Barrels.[2] He has played an important role in upcoming Bollywood film Manikarnika. Bhor[1] and Chhichhore are two of his upcoming ventures.

Besides acting on the big screen, Neel has worked on many short films like Ram Gopal Varma-directed The Foreigner,[8] award-winning short film Achhe Din[9] and Umeed[10]

Naleesh Neel has worked in two popular ad campaigns on Indian economy Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, 5 rs ki maut,[11] The case video Must Go On[12] and the NGO advertisement No to Violence, Yes to Love.[13] He has also worked for television commercials like SAMCO[14] and Kisan Pipe[15] with Amitabh Bachchan[15].

Apart from doing films Neel regularly performs in theater under his own production SRS Entertainment. He is currently performing in the fifty-five-minute long solo play Ek Haseena Paanch Diwane[16] based on Harishankar Parsai’s story.

Personal life[edit]

Neel[17] belongs to a middle-class family from a village in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He has one brother and two sisters. Fond of music, Neel plays guitar in his leisure time. Gymnastics has been his favourite sport since childhood and he still depends largely on it for his fitness. Though for his physical fitness he relies on Gymnastics, for his mental strength he depends on Sahaja Yoga.


Year Film Language Character Director
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Hindi Dog thief Sachin Yardi
Ata Pata Lapatta Bakra Rajpal Yadav
2013 Shudh Desi Romance Tara's suitor Maneesh Sharma
Monsoon Shootout Goon Amit Kumar
2014 Manjunath Panwala Sandeep A Verma
Action Jackson Prabhu Deva
2016 Veerappan Betray Ram Gopal Varma
Umeed[10] Shop owner Prem Singh
Achchhe Din[9] Abhishek Aron Mitr
2017 Raees Lalji Rahul Dholakia
Fukrey Returns Mangu Mrighdeep Lamba
The Foreigner[8] Plumber Ram Gopal Varma
2018 Sanju Sanju's fan Rajkumar Hirani
III Smoking Barrels[2] Multilingual Ikram Sanjib Dey

Upcoming films[edit]

Year Film Language Character Director
Upcoming Bhor[1] Hindi Chamku Kamakhya Narayan Singh
The Tenant Kamble Sushrut Jain
School Chalega Beggar Ameet Prajapati
Manikarnika Teer Singh Krish
Chhichhore Pandu Nitesh Tiwari
Color Black Babu Bhai Anand VRS Tomar

Awards and nominations[edit]

Neel won Critic’s Choice Best Actor (Male) for his role in Achchhe Din[9] at Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival in Mumbai. The film was declared First Runner Up at the Large Short Film category in Mami Film Festival in Mumbai.


  1. ^ a b c Khan, Murtaza Ali (2018-11-02). "A new dawn for Nalneesh Neel". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  2. ^ a b c Seta, Keyur. "III Smoking Barrels review – Witness the dark side of India's otherwise beautiful Northeast". Cinestaan. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ a b "Official Website of District Shahjahanpur | Secure, Scalable and Sugamya Website as a Service". Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  4. ^ "S.M.T. RAM DULARI INTER COLLEGE, BHAWARCOL". Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  5. ^ "Welcome Govt PG College Bisalpur Pilibhit". Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  6. ^ "Coronation Art Theatre - official". Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  7. ^ "मायानगरी में चमक बिखेर रहे शाहजहांपुर के सितारे". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  8. ^ a b RGV (2017-07-07), Ram Gopal Varma's The Foreigner | A Taruna Khanagwal Short Film | RGVTalkies, retrieved 2018-11-14
  9. ^ a b c LargeShortFilms (2016-11-15), 'Acche Din', first runner up at The Mumbai Film Festival, retrieved 2018-11-14
  10. ^ a b Pocket Films - Indian Short Films (2016-03-16), Short Film - Hope (Umeed) - A heart breaking story of a grandfather, retrieved 2018-11-14
  11. ^ OH! BC (2015-11-09), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo |Indian Economy Revealed | 5 rs ki maut|, retrieved 2018-11-14
  12. ^ iCONGOtv (2016-04-30), The case video must go on, retrieved 2018-11-14
  13. ^ Breakthrough India (2018-11-13), No to violence, yes to love | Breakthrough India, retrieved 2018-11-23
  14. ^ Samco Securities (2018-10-10), EyeTum Baba Ka Darbar | Margin_Trading | SAMCO | TVC, retrieved 2018-11-14
  15. ^ a b kisan classic (2018-05-03), kisan pipe, retrieved 2018-11-14
  16. ^ "Ek Haseena Paanch Deewane-Play | LBB". LBB, Mumbai. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  17. ^ "Nalneesh Neel". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-12-19.

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