Rajesh Khattar

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rajesh khattar
राजेश खट्टर
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Khattar in 2012
Native name राजेश खट्टर (Hindi)
ਰਾਜੇਸ਼ ਖੱਤਰ (Punjabi)
Born Delhi, India
Occupation Actor, Voice actor, Story/screen play Writer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s)
Vandana Sajnani (m.2008-present)
Children Ishaan Khattar

Rajesh Khattar (Hindi: राजेश खट्टर, Rājēśa Khaṭṭar, born 24 September in Delhi) is an Indian actor, story/screenwriter and voice-dubbing artist who is fluent in the English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages.

As a film actor, he has acted in many Hindi films; he has also starred in English and other language films. He has acted in blockbuster hits like 'Don' directed by Farhan Akhtar Khiladi 786, produced by Akshay Kumar Race 2, directed by Abbas Mustan Gang of Ghosts directed by Satish Kaushik "Action Jackson" directed by Prabhudeva Ek MAin Aur Ek Tu produced by Karan Johar and Screen Excellence in Cinema Award Winner Manjunath. directed by Sandeep Verma Internationally he has worked in a British TV Movie Sharpe's Peril directed by Tom Clegg starring Sean Bean .. Soon He will be seen in the 9th season of French TV show FAS PAS CI FAS PAS CA directed by Cathey Verney Also in the offing is a German Movie in 1st half of 2017 ..The principal shoot for the same is over On TV he has played prominent roles in hugely successful shows such as 'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi' 'Kumkum" 'Left Right Left' & many more .He has won Indian Television Academy awards for his performance in serial Kumkum & Left Right Left Currently he can be seen on Sony TV show BEYHADH as Ashwin Mehrotra

As a Hindi voice-dubbing artist, he has dubbed over many Hollywood celebrities: Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr., The Rock, Nicolas Cage, Lambert Wilson, Michael Fassbender and many more.[1]

He is the father of young debutante actor Ishaan Khattar and the step-father of well-known actor Shahid Kapoor.

Film career[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film title Role Language Notes
1992 Nagin Aur Lootere Inspector Nagesh/Rajnikant Hindi
1993 Aaina Additional Role Hindi
1999 Sooryavansham Amitabh Bachchan's son Hindi
2003 Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century Film Director Hindi
2006 Don Singhania Hindi
2007 The Train: Some Lines Shoulder Never Be Crossed... Hindi
2008 Sharpe's Peril Subedar Pillai English TV Movie
2008 Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Bittu Hindi Serial on Star Plus
2009 Jai Veeru: Friends Forever CBI officer Hindi
2009 Radio: Love on Air Vivan's Boss Hindi
Punjabi
Gujarati
English
2010 Prince Sherry Hindi
2010 Chase DIG Ranveer Tyagi Hindi
2010 Hello Darling Boss Hindi
2011 Kaccha Limboo a family friend Hindi
2011 Men Will Be Men Special Appearance Hindi
2011 Damadamm! Rajan Mehra Hindi
2011 Don 2 Singhania Hindi
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Mr. Shah Hindi
2012 Diary of a Butterfly Xavier Hindi
2012 Rakhtbeej Dabral Hindi
2012 Khiladi 786 Inspector Jugnu Singh Hindi
2013 Race 2 Vikram Thapar Hindi
2014 Manjunath Raina Hindi
2014 Action Jackson Unknown Hindi
2015 Ranviir The Marshal Rana Hindi

Dubbing career[edit]

For many years, Khattar has given his colorful voice to dub more than 100 foreign films in Hindi, dubbing over various Hollywood stars from American films and other celebrities from other foreign films including South Indian ones. Rajesh is best known for his Hindi voice as Captain Jack Sparrow, Iron Man, Ghost Rider and Shrek.[2]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live-action television[edit]

Title Actor Role Dub Language Original Language Episodes Original Airdate Dubbed Airdate Notes
Man vs. Wild Bear Grylls Himself Hindi English 76 (including specials) 3/10/2006-
11/29/2011
Unknown Reality TV series

Live-action films[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Payanam Nagarjuna Akkineni Major Raveendra Hindi Tamil
Telugu
2011 2011 The title for the Hindi dub was known as: "Mere Hindustan Ki Kasam – Gaganam", and the character was renamed to Nagarzun. The Hindi dub also aired on SET Max on Television for India.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Joe Morton Miles Bennett Dyson Hindi English 1991 2004
Home Alone 3 Olek Krupa Peter Beaupre Hindi English 1997  ????
The Mask of Zorro Antonio Banderas Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
(First dub)
Hindi English 1998 1998
The Legend of Zorro Antonio Banderas Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro Hindi English
Spanish
2005 2005 Performed alongside Rajesh Jolly who voiced Nick Chinlund as Jacob McGivens in Hindi.
The Bone Collector Gary Swanson Alan Rubin Hindi English 1999 2010 Performed alongside Meghana Erande who voiced Angelina Jolie's role as Police Officer Amelia Donaghy for the 2010 TV Hindi-dubbed version.
Hellboy Doug Jones Abe Sapien
(First dub)
Hindi English 2004 2004 Sanket Mhatre was hired to dub this role by UTV Action. Performed alongside Rajesh Jolly who voiced Ron Perlman as Hellboy, Viraj Adhav who voiced Rupert Evans as John Myers in Hindi.
The Mummy Oded Fehr
Corey Johnson
Ardeth Bay
American expedition
Narration
Hindi English 1999 1999
Romeo Must Die Jet Lee Barber Hindi English 2000 2000 The Hindi dub is titled: "Inteqaam Ki Aag".
Shaft Samuel L. Jackson John Shaft Hindi English 2000 2000
Swordfish Hugh Jackman Stanley Jobson Hindi English 2001 2001
Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre Lionel Abelanski Simmonet Hindi French 2001 2001
Ocean's Eleven Andy García Terry Benedict Hindi English 2001 2001
The One Jason Statham MVA Agent Evan Funsch Hindi English 2001 2001
Evolution Ted Levine Brigadier General Russell Woodman Hindi English 2001 2001
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Unknown actor Unknown character
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2001 2002 Performed alongside an unknown Hindi dubbing artist who voiced Elijah Wood's role as Frodo Baggins, Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Liv Tyler as Arwen Undómiel and Deepika Joshi-Shah in the Hindi dubbed version. Deepika has died on 27 January 2012. He participated in the first Hindi dub. On Christmas of 2011, UTV Action aired a second dub produced in-house by UTV Software Communications.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Unknown actor Unknown character
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2002 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Unknown actor Unknown character
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2003 2004
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Unknown actor Unknown character Hindi English 2012 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Unknown actor Unknown character Hindi English 2013 2013
The Guru Michael McKean Dwain Hindi English 2002 2002
Men in Black II Johnny Knoxville Scrad & Charlie Hindi English 2002 2002
The Rundown Dwayne Johnson Beck Hindi English 2003 2003 Only one Hindi dubbed version was made and it was also aired on UTV Action.
X-Men 2 Alan Cumming Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler Hindi English 2003 2003
X-Men: First Class Michael Fassbender Erik Lensherr/Magneto Hindi English
German
Russian
French
2011 2011
X-Men: Days of Future Past Michael Fassbender Young Erik Lensherr/Magneto Hindi English
German
Russian
French
2014 2014
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Gerard Butler Terry Sheridan Hindi English 2003 2003 Performed alongside Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the Hindi dubbed version.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Justin Theroux Seamus O'Grady Hindi English 2003 2003 The original Hindi dub has also aired on Sony Max.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Naseeruddin Shah Captain Nemo Hindi English 2003 2003 Although Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian actor starring in an English-language film, he didn't dub over his own character in Hindi for unknown reasons, so Rajesh was chosen to Hindi-dub his character instead.
Timeline Lambert Wilson Lord Arnaut Hindi English 2003 2003
Shanghai Knights Thomas Fisher Artie Doyle Hindi English 2003 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow Hindi English 2003 2003 For the Indian audience these movies are renamed in Hindi as Samander Ke Lootere. Rajesh performed these movies alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Rajesh Jolly who voiced Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa in Hindi.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow Hindi English 2006 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow Hindi English 2007 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow Hindi English 2011 2011 Hindi dubbed version is renamed in Hindi as Samander Ke Lootere: Ek Anjaan Rahasya
The Matrix Reloaded[3] Lambert Wilson The Merovingian Hindi English 2003 2003 Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Keanu Reeves as Thomas A. Anderson/Neo and Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity
The Matrix Revolutions Lambert Wilson The Merovingian Hindi English 2003 2003
Van Helsing Hugh Jackman Gabriel Van Helsing
(First dub)
Hindi English 2004 2004 Voiced him for the Theatrical and Home media releases. Pawan Kalra dubbed him for the 2006 TV Hindi-dubbed version.
Catwoman Lambert Wilson Georges Hedare Hindi English 2004 2004
Walking Tall Dwayne Johnson Christopher "Chris" Vaughn, Jr. Hindi English 2004 2004
Spider-Man 2 Dylan Baker Dr. Curt Connors Hindi English 2004 2004 An Unknown Actor dubbed this role in third movie. Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson in the Hindi dubbed version.
Alien vs. Predator Raoul Bova Sebastian De Rosa Hindi English 2004 2004
King Kong Jack Black Carl Denham Hindi English 2005 2005 Performed alongside Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow.
The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage Edward Malus Hindi English 2006 2006
300 David Wenham Dilios
Narration
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2007 2007 Performed alongside Vikrant Chaturvedi who voiced Rodrigo Santoro's character as King Xerxes. There was another Hindi dub produced by Main Frame Software Communications and that featured an entirely different Hindi dubbing voice cast, which that aired on UTV Action on 27 November 2010.
300: Rise of an Empire David Wenham Dilios Hindi English 2014 2014
National Treasure 2 Nicolas Cage Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Gates Hindi English 2007 2007
The Incredible Hulk Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2008 2008 The character appeared in Cameo appearance.
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2008 2008 Performed alongside Rajesh Jolly who voiced Terrence Howard as Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S..
Iron Man 2 Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2010 2010 Performed alongside Rajesh Jolly who voiced Don Cheadle as Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S..
Iron Man 3 Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2013 2013
Get Smart The Rock Agent 23 Hindi English 2008 2008
Tooth Fairy The Rock Derek Thompson Hindi English 2010 2010
Gulliver's Travels Jack Black Lemuel Gulliver Hindi English 2010 2010
Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2007 2007 There was another Hindi dub produced by Main Frame Software Communications for UTV Action and that featured an entirely different Hindi dubbing voice cast for the UTV Action Hindi dub, which that aired around 2010.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2012 2012
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Richard Coyle Tus
Narration
Hindi English 2010 2010 Performed alongside Yudhvir Dahiya who voiced Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan, Kabir Bedi who voiced Ben Kingsley's role as Nizam, and Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Gemma Arterton's role as Princess Tamina in the Hindi dubbed version. Only one Hindi dub was made and this one also aired on UTV Action. Rajesh was also the writer for the Hindi dubbed version of this film.
2012 John Cusack Jackson Curtis Hindi English 2009 2009
The Da Vinci Code Tom Hanks Robert Langdon Hindi English
French
2006 2006
Angels & Demons Tom Hanks Robert Langdon Hindi English
Italian
Latin
German
Swiss German
French
Spanish
Polish
2009 2009
Casino Royale Mads Mikkelsen Le Chiffre Hindi English 2006 2006
Skyfall Ralph Fiennes Gareth Mallory Hindi English 2012 2012 Rajesh's name was mentioned on the Hindi dub credits of the DVD release of the film, also containing the Tamil, Telugu, Russian and Ukrainian credits.[4]
Beowulf Ray Winstone Beowulf Hindi English 2007 2007
Transformers John Turturro Agent Simmons Hindi English 2007 2007 Performed alongside Saumya Daan who voiced Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes and Parminder Ghumman who voiced Megatron, replacing Hugo Weaving's voice in the Hindi dubbed version.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen John Turturro Agent Simmons Hindi English 2009 2009
Transformers: Dark of the Moon John Turturro Agent Simmons Hindi English 2011 2011 Performed alongside other actors in the Hindi dubbed version such as Saumya Daan who voiced Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, Akshay Kumar who voiced Optimus Prime replacing Peter Cullen's voice and Parminder Ghumman who voiced Megatron, replacing Hugo Weaving's voice.
Shoot 'Em Up Clive Owen Mr. Smith Hindi English 2007 2007
Sex and the City Chris Noth John James "Mr. Big" Preston Hindi English 2008 2008
Sex and the City 2 Chris Noth John James "Mr. Big" Preston Hindi English 2010 2010
The Taking of Pelham 123 John Turturro Camonetti Hindi English 2009 2009
The Tourist Johnny Depp Frank Tupelo / Alexander Pearce Hindi English 2010 2010
Kick-Ass Nicolas Cage Damon Macready/Big Daddy Hindi English 2010 2011
Johnny English Reborn Dominic West Simon Ambrose Hindi English 2011 2011
John Carter Dominic West Sab Than Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris
Captain America: The First Avenger Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2011 2011 Tony Stark appeared in The Avengers movie trailer attached after the end credits of this movie which was dubbed by Rajesh Khattar.
The Avengers Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S., Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk and Shakti Singh who dubbed Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Hindi.
The Dark Knight Rises Ben Mendelsohn Mr. Daggett Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Hindi.
The Amazing Spider-Man Irrfan Khan Dr. Rajit Ratha Hindi English 2012 2012 Although Irrfan Khan is an Indian actor starring in an English-language film, he didn't dub over his own character in Hindi for unknown reasons, so Rajesh was chosen to Hindi-dub his character instead.
Prometheus Michael Fassbender David Hindi English 2012 2012
Alex Pandian Karthi Alex Pandian Hindi Tamil 2013 2013 Released under the same name when it was released dubbed into Hindi. The title for the Telugu dub was known as: Bad Boy.
Resident Evil James Purefoy Spence Parks Hindi English 2002 2002
Avengers: Age of Ultron Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2015 2015 Performed alongside Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk, Shakti Singh who dubbed Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision, Shailendra Pandey who voiced James Spader as Ultron in Hindi.
Goosebumps Jack Black R.L. Stine Hindi English 2015 2015
Gambler no.1 Nagarjuna Akkineni Ramesh /'Rummy' Hindi Telugu 2010 2011
Captain America: Civil War Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark/Iron Man Hindi English 2016 2016 Performing alongside Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as Vision, Varun Dhawan who voiced Chris Evans (actor) as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Rajesh Jolly whoh voiced Don Cheadle as Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
10 Endrathukulla Vikram Anonymous driver Hindi Tamil 2015 2015
The Jungle Book Giancarlo Esposito Akela Hindi English 2016 2016

Animated films[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Shrek Mike Myers Shrek Hindi English 2001 2001 Performed alongside Amar Babaria who voiced Eddie Murphy as Donkey and Kishore Bhatt who voiced Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots in Hindi dubbed version.
Shrek 2 Mike Myers Shrek Hindi English 2004 2004
Shrek the Third Mike Myers Shrek Hindi English 2007 2007
Shrek Forever After Mike Myers Shrek Hindi English 2010 2010
Shrek the Halls Mike Myers Shrek Hindi English 2007 2007
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Simon Pegg Buck Hindi English 2009 2009
Ice Age: Continental Drift Simon Pegg Buck Hindi English 2012 2012 This character made a cameo appearance. Performed alongside Mona Ghosh Shetty in the Hindi dubbed version.
Monsters vs. Aliens Hugh Laurie Dr. Cockroach Hindi English 2009 2009
Rio Carlos Ponce Marcel Hindi English 2011 2011 Performed alongside Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey who voiced various characters in the Hindi dubbed version.
Rio 2 Unknown Unknown Hindi English 2014 2014
The Adventures of Tintin Daniel Craig Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine/Red Rackham Hindi English 2011 2011
The Croods Nicolas Cage Grug Crood Hindi English 2013 2013
Epic Blake Anderson Dagda Hindi English 2013 2013 Performed alongside Nachiket Dighe who also voiced two characters which were Nod and Mub in the Hindi dubbed version.
Turbo Bill Hader Guy Gagné Hindi English 2013 2013

Production staff[edit]

Original content[edit]

Live-action films[edit]

Film title Staff role Studio Language Year Release Notes
Fun 2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century Writer Eagle Hindi 2003

Dubbed content[edit]

Live-action films[edit]

Film title Staff role Studio picture Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Lion of the Desert Writer Sound & Vision India Hindi English 1981 2004 Hindi Script and dubbing was praised by many critics.
Kung Fu Hustle Writer Sound & Vision India Hindi Cantonese Chinese 2004 2005 He did not dub for any character in the Hindi dubbed version, but he has written the script in Hindi for the dub.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Writer Sound & Vision India Hindi English 2010 2010 He was also the Hindi dubbing voice for Richard Coyle's role as Tus and was the Narrator of the Hindi dub.
Salt Writer Sound & Vision India Hindi English 2010 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I too may get my SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE soon - bollywood news". glamsham.com. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Raising their voice". Hindustan Times. 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  3. ^ "A Grade Dubbing Actor-Rajesh Khattar". Hindi Dubbing Stars. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Skyfall Dubbing Cast - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian". YouTube.com. 2014-06-21. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 

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