March 12, 1968|
Film and Theatre actor|
|Awards||Best Actor at the 4th Sakhalin International Film Festival, Russia|
Neeraj began his film acting career in 1997 where he appeared in the National Award winning film The Last Vision, directed by A.K. Bir and produced by NFDC-India. Neeraj has trained briefly in a host of traditional martial arts and dance forms to equip himself for his work as an actor in theatre and films.
In 2013, he made his re-entry with Ship of Theseus, playing the lead in one of the three stories. Ship of Theseus won several prestigious International film awards and also the National Film Award for Best Feature Film for that year. Neeraj's performance was widely applauded and fetched him several nominations and awards including the Best Actor award at the International competition section of the 4th Sakhalin International Film Festival in Russia. He then appeared as the lead villain in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015) directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Yashraj Films. Thereafter, he played one of the pivotal roles in Meghna Gulzar's Talvar (2015) which was written and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj. Neeraj was nominated for both these performances at the film awards. Kabi has also enacted the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2014 Television series Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India created by Rajya Sabha TV, and directed by Shyam Benegal.
—Neeraj Kabi’s choices have a theatre connect,.
In 1996, Neeraj started his own theatre company "Pravah " an theatre practitioner and acting teacher.
- Best Actor at the 4th Sakhalin International Film Festival, Russia, in the International competition section in 2014 for his performance in Ship of Theseus.
- Best Actor [Jury Special Mention] for his performance in the internationally acclaimed and celebrated film Ship of Theseus in recognition of Cinematic Excellence at the 4th Jagran Film Festival, 2013
- In May 2015, the NBC honoured Neeraj Kabi with the Newsmakers Achievers' Award for Best Actor for his silent and steady contribution to Indian theatre and cinema
- Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at the IBNLive Movie Awards 2016
- Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at the Zee Cine Awards 2016
- Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role (Readers Choice) for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at the Stardust Awards 2016
- Nominated for most promising newcomer (Male) for Ship of Theseus at the 20th Annual Screen Awards 2015
- Nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role for Talvar at the 11th Sony Guild Awards 2015
|Year||Film||Role||Director||Awards and Nominations|
|1997||The Last Vision (Shesha Drishti)||Sangram (lead)||A.K. Bir||National Award for Best film|
|2012||Ship of Theseus||Maitreya||Anand Gandhi||Best Actor at the 4th Sakhalin International Film Festival, Russia
Best Actor [Jury Special Mention] at the 4th Jagran Film Festival, 2013
Nominated for most promising newcomer (Male) at the 20th Annual Screen Awards 2015
|2013||Monsoon Shootout||Inspector Khan||Amit Kumar||Nominated for Golden Camera award at Cannes Film Festival
Nominated for Audience Choice Award at Chicago International Film Festival
|2014||Gandhi of the Month||Mr. Giri||Kranti Kanade|
|2015||Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!||Dr. Guha/Yang Guang||Dibakar Banerjee||Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role at the IBNLive Movie Awards 2016
Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role at the Zee Cine Awards 2016
Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role (Readers Choice) at the Stardust Awards 2016
|2015||Talvar||Dr. Tandon||Meghna Gulzar||Nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role at the 11th Sony Guild Awards 2015|
|2015||35 mm (short film)||Guru||Chandan Roy Sanyal|
|2017||Viceroy's House||Mahatma Gandhi||Gurinder Chadha|
|2017||Once Again (post-production)||Amar||Kanval Sethi|
|2017||Gali Guliyan||Liakat||Dipesh Jain||Finalists at Sundance screenwriting lab, 2015
Won the Grand Jury Prize at MAMI Film Festival, 2017
|2017||Tabeer (post-production)||Lieutenant General||Nirang Desai|
|2017||The Hungry||Arun Kumar||Bornila Chatterjee|
|2017||The Field (post-production)||Siddharth Sinha||Rohit Batra|
|2018||Hichki||Prof Wadia||Siddharth Malhotra||2018||Manto||/>|
|2014||Samvidhaan||Mahatma Gandhi||Shyam Benegal||Rajya Sabha TV|
|2018||Sacred Games||DCP Parulkar||Anurag Kashyap
|1998||Macbeth||William Shakespeare||Banquo, English Doctor||Salim Ghouse - Phoenix Players|
|2000||Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead||Tom Stoppard||Hamlet||The Company Theatre|
|2000||Love is the best remedy||Moliere||Sganarelle||Jean Jacques Bellot (from France)|
|2001||The game of love and chance||Marivaux||Harlequin||Rene Migliaccio (from USA)|
|2003||Lady with Lapdog (play adaptation)||Anton Chekov||Gurov and Chekov||Atul Kumar (The Company Theatre)|
|2004||Salome||Oscar Wilde||King Herod||Gil Alon (from Israel)|
|2004||Aham||Experimental work by 13 young workshop actors||-||Neeraj Kabi|
|2005||Hamlet||William Shakespeare and Harivansh Rai Bachchan||-||Neeraj Kabi|
|2010||Hedda Gabler||Henrik Ibsen||Tesman||Rehaan Engineer / The Company Theatre|
|2013||Gates to India song||Marguerite Duras||Peter Morgan||Eric Vigner (from France)|
|2017||The Father||Florian Zeller||Pierre||Naseeruddin Shah / Motley|
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- "I am hungry for good work: 'Talvar' actor Neeraj Kabi". The Indian Express. 6 September 2015.
- Sangeetha Devi Dundoo. "The monk and the producer". The Hindu.
- Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (2013-08-03). "The monk and the producer". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
- "'I don't want to be easily recognised when I come on screen'". The Indian Express. 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
- "Neeraj Kabi's choices have a theatre connect". dna. 2018-07-04. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
- Korablinov, Alexander (2014-09-02). "Ship of Theseus wins Grand Prix at Sakhalin film festival". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
- "Curtains fall on 4th Jagran Film Festival". mid-day. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2018-08-07.