Sanjay Mishra (actor)

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Sanjay Mishra
Sanjay Mishra at 60th Filmfare Award (cropped).jpg
Sanjay Mishra in 2012
Born 1963 (age 53–54)
Darbhanga, Bihar
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1991–present

Sanjay Mishra (born 1963) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and television.[1] An alumnus of National School of Drama, he made his acting debut in the 1995 film Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!. Later films include Rajkumar (1996) and Satya (1998). He also appeared as Apple Singh, an "icon" used by ESPN Star Sports during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.[2][3] In 2015, he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ankhon Dekhi.[4]

Early life and background[edit]

He studied in Varanasi in Kendriya Vidyalaya BHU. Mishra joined the National School of Drama and graduated in 1989.[5]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He did many commercials and small movie roles before he got the opportunity to stand with Amitabh Bachchan in a Mirinda commercial. In 1991, on his first day of shooting the television series Chanakya, he reportedly took 28 takes. The director left him with an assistant director so that he could rehearse for the shoot. His first released movie was Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! in 1995 in which he played a small part as a harmonium player.[1]

Television actor and comedian[edit]

He later acted in Satya and Dil Se.., which helped him in securing the role of Shukla, a corrupt Paan-loving employee, in the famous television sitcom Office Office. In the next few years, he acted mainly in TV serials, before moving to films exclusively. He left television serials in 2005 after he got the recognition for his role in Bunty Aur Babli and Apna Sapna Money Money.[1]

Mishra is known for his comedic roles, although he has played more serious roles in films like Zameen, Charas, Plan, Satya, and All the Best.

Film actor[edit]

In 2006, he acted in and gained fame from the back-to-back hit films Golmaal: Fun Unlimited and Dhamaal. Over the next few years, he appeared in small roles in many multi-starer big banner films before getting nationwide popularity for his role as RGV in All the Best: Fun Begins and Phas Gaye Re Obama. Phas Gaye Re Obama was a serious comedy based on the recession. He is currently directing a movie named Pranaam Walekum, to be released in January 2016, as well as Dhama Choukdhi, which also stars Dipraj Rana and model Rozlyn Khan. Besides working in Hindi film industry, he has also acted in Bhojpuri cinema. His only Bhojpuri release till date is Rang Li Chunariya Tere Naam.

In 2014, he played critically acclaimed role of male protagonist in the film Ankhon Dekhi directed by Rajat Kapoor. Mishra won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role as Bauji, the protagonist of the film.[5] His dialogue "Dhondu, Just Chill" and hilarious comic timing in All the Best gained him wide recognition. His latest release Ankhon Dekhi proved him as a serious actor. His movies Bhoothnath Returns, Kick and Dum Laga Ke Haisha all bought positive reviews. In previous year 2013, he also acted as leading actor in film Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga. Till date, he has worked mainly in Hindi, besides Telegu, Bhojpuri and Punjabi.

He has established himself as one of the most intellectual and versatile actors with his different genre of acting. His films Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Dilwale and many small budget films released in 2015, all bought him accolades. He has established himself as one of the busiest and most talented actors in the industry. During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, he did a commercial Mauka Mauka, which made him very popular.

His upcoming film list in 2017 includes Mangal Ho.

Awards[edit]

  • Best Actor Award at Indian Film Festival Los Angeles, 2016 (Masaan)
  • Jagran Film Awards, 2015
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role
  • Sanjay Mishra (Masaan)
Filmfare Awards
  • 2014 Jagran Film Awards for Best Actor (Male) for Ankhon Dekhi

-Sanjay Mishra

Star Screen Awards
  • 2014 - Best Actor

-Sanjay Mishra (Ankhon Dekhi)

  • 2010 - Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female)

-Sanjay Mishra (Phas Gaye Re Obama)

Indian TV Honours Golden Globe Awards 2011
  • Best Actor In a Comic Role (Male/Female) - Sanjay Mishra (Phas gaye Re Obama)

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role
2017 Muskurahatein (J S Randhawa) Dr. Yakub Ansari
2017 Golmaal Again
2017 Mangal Ho Udhaar De
2017 Baadshaho
2017 Guest Iin London
2017 Kadvi Hawa
2017 Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana
2017 Brina
2017 Rakkosh
2017 Anaarkali of Aarah
2017 Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain
2017 Jolly LLB 2 Retired Policeman
2017 Prakash Electronics
2017 Anarkali Of Arrah
2017 Mangal Ho
2016 Shor Se Shuruaat
2016 Gandhigiri
2016 Exotic Bride
2016 Yeh Hai Lollipop
2016 Baaghi Blind Driver
2016 Great Grand Masti Antakshari Baba
2016 Global Baba
2016 Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Akbar Allahabadi
2015 Dilwale Oscar Bhai
2015 Shankaraabharanam
2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Ravan
2015 Shaadi Abhi Baaki Hai
2015 Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi Ashique Ali
2015 Meeruthiya Gangsters Mama
2015 Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq Neta Ji
2015 Second Hand Husband Lawyer
2015 Uvaa Vyakul ji,Hindi Teacher
2015 Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho Pandit
2015 Kick 2
2015 Fly Away Solo Masaan Pandit Vidyadhar Pathak
2015 Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat Kanaiya
2015 Dhondooss Just Chill
2015 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Chandrabhan Tiwari
2015 Chal Guru Ho Jaa Shuru
2015 Objection My God Chitra/Gupt
2014 Zed Plus (2014 film) Hidayatulla
2014 Spark (2014 film)
2014 Kick Ramavtaar Rathi (Senior Inspector)
2014 Chal Bhaag Tata Singh
2014 Bhoothnath Returns Gabdi Kumar
2014 Lucky Kabootar Babaji
2014 Ankhon Dekhi Raje Bauji
2014 Gollu Aur Pappu Cameraman
2013 Boss Trilok
2013 War Chhod Na Yaar Commander Khan
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero Jogi
2013 Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi
2013 Singh Sahab the Great Murli
2013 Choron Ki Baaraat Bhaiya Ji
2013 Ammaa Ki Boli Rukmi
2013 Just U & Me
2013 Jolly LLB Ram Gopal Varma
2013 Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga Puttan Pal
2012 Bumboo Vincent Gomes
2012 Be Careful Ram Khilawan Tiwari/Lobo
2012 Delhi Safari Marela
2012 Khiladi 786 Jeevan
2012 Son of Sardaar Club Owner
2012 Hum Tum Shabana Munna Military (Manoj Tyage)
2012 Joker Raja
2011 Chatur Singh Two Star Lallanpur
2011 Chala Mussaddi... Office Office Shukla
2011 Bin Bulaye Baraati Hazari
2011 Satrangee Parachute Daroga Pratap Sin
2011 Utt Pataang Bolu
2011 Kushal Mangal
2011 Shaadii Ke Liiye Loan
2011 Kya Karein Kya Na Karein
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Bhai Sahab
2010 Toonpur Ka Super Hero Shyam
2010 Golmaal 3 Daga
2010 The Camp Boss
2010 Mar Jawan Gur Khake Mishra
2010 Chase Haricharan Dubey
2010 Pappu Can't Dance Saala Fast Food Vendor/owner
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Watchman
2010 Hello Darling Dead Body
2009 Thanks Maa Yusuf Charsi
2009 Naughty at 40
2009 Meri Padosan Vijay 'Viju' Pundit
2009 Kya Time Hai Yaar
2009 Khallballi!: Fun Unlimited Producer
2009 All the Best: Fun Begins RGV (Raghunandandas Goverdhandas Vakavle)
2009 Love Khichdi Tambe
2009 Sankat City Lingam
2009 Meri Padosan Vijay Kumar
2009 Ek: The Power of One Advocate Parminder 'Pammi' Singh
2009 Aloo Chaat Chhadami
2009 Jugaad Bakshi Jugaad
2008 Golmaal Returns Subodh Mehra
2008 Roadside Romeo Chhainu (voice)
2008 C Kkompany Yadav
2008 God Tussi Great Ho Murari
2008 Tashan Misir
2008 Krazzy 4 Traffic Inspector Dayanand Dubey
2008 One Two Three Pinto - Yadav's goon
2008 Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama Mishra
2008 Halla Bol as Sanjay Mishra
2007 Welcome Pandit
2007 Dhamaal Babu Bhai
2007 Bombay_to_Goa_(2007_film) Cameraman
2007 Rangli Chunariya Tere Naam Daya Shankar
2007 Anwar
2007 Guru Sir
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money The real Sarju Maharaj Banerswala
2006 Golmaal Babli
2006 Tom, Dick, and Harry
2006 Pyare Mohan
2005 Bunty Aur Babli Q. Q. Qureshi
2005 Tango Charlie Friend
2005 Bluffmaster! Jassi
2004 Plan Jaggi
2004 Charas Blind man
2003 Amma
2003 Zameen Fareed
2002 Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein Inspector Pandey
2002 Saathiya Brij
2002 Chhal Raja
2001 Albela
2001 Bagawat Ek Jung
2000 Jung Jaggi
2000 Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani Bomb Squad
1999 Jwalamukhi
1998 Wajood Kanchan (camera operator)
1998 Dil Se.. Terrorist
1998 Satya Vitthal Manjrekar
1996 Rajkumar
1995 Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! Harmonium Man

Television[edit]

Year TV Series Role
1991 Chanakya (TV series)
1995 Sorry Meri Lorry
1996 Kabhi Paas Kabhi Fail
1996 Naya Daur
1997 Hum Bambai Nai Jayenge
1998 Bhawron Ne Phool Khilaya
1999 Gharwali Baharwali
1999 Break Ke Baad
1998 Just Mohhabbat
1999 Hip Hip Hurray
2000 Office Office
2002 Ram Khilawan And Family
2003 Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai
2002 Line of Control
2004 Naya Office Office
2005 Mohalla Mohabbat Wala
2001 Aahat
2001 CID
2008 Lapataganj
2003 Woh Dus Din
2008 Comedy Circus
2004 Baat Ek Raat Ki

Director[edit]

Year Film/TV Series
Pranaam Walekum
Dhama Choukdhi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/man-of-real-character/article5809655.ece
  2. ^ "ESPN adopts Apple Singh as the face of the channel". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Politics of comedy". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Sanjay Mishra on why he takes up every role that comes his way". The Indian Express. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  5. ^ a b "Playing lead is a big responsibility: Sanjay Mishra". The Indian Express. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  6. ^ "60th Britannia Filmfare Awards 2014: Complete list of winners". The Times of India. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 

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