Nalneesh Neel

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Nalneesh Neel
Born (1987-10-13) 13 October 1987 (age 31)
Alma materBharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lucknow
Years active2010–present
OrganisationSRS Entertainment

Nalneesh Neel (born 13 October 1987) 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][2] and III Smoking Barrels.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Neel was born on 13 October 1984 in his maternal home at village Miyanpur Sanwat, Banda in Shahjahanpur[4] District of Uttar Pradesh. After completing his high school and intermediate education from Ram Dulari Inter College,[5] Bisalpur, he acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from Govt. P. G. Collage[6] 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[4] to join the theatre group of actor Rajpal Yadav. He also met Coronation Art & Theater[7] 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[8] 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.

Personal Life[edit]

Nalneesh Neel belongs to a middle class family from a village Uttar Pradesh. He has one brother and two sisters. He spemt most of his childhood at his maternal home in Bilsalpur and had to change school several times. He is very fond of music and loves to play Guitar in his leisure time. Gymnastics has been his favourite sport since childhood and he still depends largely on it for his fitness.

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.[3] He has played an important role in upcoming Bollywood film Manikarnika. Bhor[9][10][11][12][2] and Chhichhore are two of his upcoming ventures.[when?]. Nalneesh Neel will share big screen with Big B in Shoojit Sircar's next Gulabo Sitabo[13]

Besides acting in film, Neel worked on many short films such as the Ram Gopal Varma-directed The Foreigner,[14] award-winning short film Achhe Din[15] and Umeed[16]

Naleesh Neel has worked in two ad campaigns on the Indian economy Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, 5 rs ki maut,[17] The case video Must Go On[18] and the NGO advertisement No to Violence, Yes to Love.[19] He has also worked for television commercials like SAMCO[20] Kisan Pipe[21] with Amitabh Bachchan.[21] and Cello Pen Maxtreme[22].

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[23] based on Harishankar Parsai’s story.


Year Film Character Director Language
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Dog thief Sachin Yardi Hindi
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[16] Shop owner Prem Singh
Achchhe Din[15] Abhishek Aron Mitr
2017 Raees Lalji Rahul Dholakia
Fukrey Returns Mangu Mrighdeep Lamba
The Foreigner[14] Plumber Ram Gopal Varma
2018 Sanju Sanju's fan Rajkumar Hirani
III Smoking Barrels[3] Ikram Sanjib Dey Multilingual
2019 Manikarnika Teer Singh Krish Hindi
Chhichhore Pandu Nitesh Tiwari

Upcoming films[edit]

Year Film Language Character Director
Upcoming Bhor[24][2] Hindi Chamku Kamakhya Narayan Singh
The Tenant Kamble Sushrut Jain
School Chalega Beggar Ameet Prajapati
Color Black Babu Bhai Anand VRS Tomar
Sab Kushal Mangal Haricharan Karan Kashyap[25]
Gulabo Sitabo[26] Hindi Shoojit Sircar

Awards and nominations[edit]

Neel won Critic's Choice Best Actor (Male) for his role in Achchhe Din[15] 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.


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

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