Sharad Kelkar

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Sharad Kelkar
Sharad Kelkar at Zee Rishtey Awards 2012.jpg
Kelkar at the Zee Rishtey Awards in 2012
Born7 October 1976 (1976-10-07) (age 45)[1]
(m. 2005)

Sharad Kelkar (born 7 October 1976)[1] is an Indian actor who appears in mainly Hindi films, Marathi films and also in television serials. He is known as the Hindi voice of Prabhas as Bahubali in the Baahubali franchise. Kelkar has performed in television series, web series, and Indian cinema including Bollywood, Marathi, Tollywood, Kolywood industries.[citation needed]

Early and personal life[edit]

Kelkar hails from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.[2]

Kelkar married his co-star Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar on 3 June 2005.[3] They both have participated in Nach Baliye 2.[citation needed]


Kelkar was a Grasim Mr. India finalist.[citation needed] In 2004, he made his television debut with the show Aakrosh which aired on Doordarshan.[citation needed]

His wife Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar is a television actress who has appeared in Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar as Chandni / Devika in a negative role. Together, in 2006 the couple also appeared on the dance reality show Nach Baliye 2.

In 2007, Kelkar hosted Rock-N-Roll Family along with former Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 contestant Mauli Dave.[4] Kelkar was host of the show Pati Patni Aur Woh on NDTV Imagine in 2009. Then he appeared as Thakur Digvijay Singh Bhadoria in Bairi Piya which earned him critical acclaim for his performance.[5] In 2010, he participated in reality comedy TV series, Comedy Circus Mahasangram (2010) paired with Bharti Singh and Paresh Ganatra.[6] In 2011, Kelkar played a grey character role of Satya in Uttaran he entered the show along with Harsha Khandeparkar who played his sister in the show. His role lasted for about six months in the show. Kelkar was also part of Marath film Chinu where he played the hero to the female protagonist who plays the title role of Chinu. In 2012, he replaced Mohnish Behl as Dr. Ashutosh in the serial Kuch Toh Log Kahenge which aired on Sony Entertainment Television India. From 2010 to 2013, he presented a crime show, Shaitaan - A Criminal Mind.

In 2013, Kelkar was offered a role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela where he plays the role of a possessive elder brother. Then in 2014, he was seen in Lai Bhaari where he played Sangram the main antagonist. The film became the highest-grossing Marathi film.[7] In 2015, he was seen in Hero and did a special appearance for a single song in A Paying Ghost.

From September 2015 to April 2016, Kelkar was seen as Agent Raghav Sinha in his crime and mystery thriller Agent Raghav - Crime Branch which aired on &TV. He describes his role as "Here's a guy who is suave and dapper, with an IQ that can give even the most intelligent and shrewd criminal a run for his money. He can do things that very few can - read people's minds and use deductive reasoning. I haven't played such a character or taken up a crime series like this before. Besides, the premise of the show was unique and I couldn't let it go.".[8] In 2016 he was seen in Mohenjo Daro, Rocky Handsome which released on 25 March 2016. In the same year, he also did his Telugu Debut through Sardaar Gabbar Singh where he played the main antagonist Bhairav Singh.

In 2017, he was seen in Indian television show Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai as Rishabh Singh Shekhari. He also played the main antagonist Dhauli in Sanjay Dutt starrer Bhoomi. He also appeared in Irada as Paddy F Sharma a business tycoon. He also acted in Sangharsh Yatra Biopic of late Gopinath Munde a famous politician in Maharashtra. He did guest appearances in movies like Guest in London and Baadshaho. He also debuted as a producer for Marathi film Idak : The Goat which was screened at the Cannes festival.

In 2018, he acted in three Marathi films Rakshas, Madhuri, and Youngraad. He was also seen in a Music video Majbooriyan.[citation needed]

In 2019, he did his debut short film Through Purple. He also did his digital debut web series through The Family Man, an Amazon prime series. Then he was seen in Housefull 4 where he played as Suryabhan/Michael Bhai one of the antagonists. His another web-series Rangbaaz phirse (season 2) released in December 2019.

In 2020 January, he played the role of Chatrapati Shivaji maharaj in the film Tanhaji. He also appeared in Laxmii where playing a transgender for the first time,[9] he was appreciated for his performance. Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost praised the portrayal of Laxmii by Sharad Kelkar calling it a matured performance.[10] He was also seen in ZEE5 series Black Widows opposite Mona Singh in December 2020

In 2021, he played the role of a military officer in the film Bhuj: The Pride of India.

In 2022, he will be debuting in Tamil through Ayalaan. Also he will be Debuting as a Lead Actor through Hindi film Deja vu. He is reported to be doing a Historical character in the film pavan khind playing a maratha warrior. He is also playing a role in the film oh my dog. He has some upcoming films and web series which are awaiting release, some are in post production.



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year(s) Film Role Language Notes
2004 Hulchul Dr. "Sattu" Satyendra Mishra(Voice Dubbed) Hindi Cameo appearance
2005 Uttarayan Young Raghu Marathi
2012 1920: Evil Returns Amar/Evil Spirit (Bollywood Debut) Hindi Cameo
Chinu Raj Marathi
2013 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Khanji Sanera Hindi Cameo
2014 Lai Bhaari Sangram Marathi
2015 Hero Dheeraj Mathur Hindi
A Paying Ghost Marathi Special Appearance in the song "Go Go Govinda"
2016 Mohenjo Daro Surjan Hindi
Rocky Handsome ACP Dilip Sangodkar Hindi
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Raja Bhairon Singh Telugu Telugu Debut
2017 Irada Paddy F Sharma Hindi
Sangharsh Yatra Gopinath Munde Marathi
Guest Iin London CODE Company Owner Hindi Guest Appearance
Bhoomi Dhauli Hindi
Baadshaho Inspector Durjan Hindi Cameo Appearance
2018 Rakshas Avinash Marathi
Youngraad Senapati
Madhuri Dr. Tushar
2019 Purple Mohit Hindi Short film SONY LIV
Housefull 4 Suryabhan/Micheal Bhai
2020 Tanhaji Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
London Confidential Tanmay Kulkarni (special appearance) Hindi ZEE5
Laxmii Laxmii Hindi Disney+Hotstar release
Darbaan Anukul Hindi ZEE5
2021 Bhuj: The Pride of India Military Officer Ram Karan "RK" Nair Hindi Released On Disney+ Hotstar
2022 Deja vu TBA Hinglish Waiting for release
Pavan Khind TBA Marathi Post production
Ayalaan TBA Tamil Tamil Debut, Post production
Oh my Dog TBA Hindi Post production


Films that have not yet been released Denotes not yet been released
Year Show Role Notes
2004 Aakrosh
Bhabhi Advocate Kunal
Raat Hone Ko Hai Neel Episode 93 - Episode 96
C.I.D. Rocky
2005 Inspector Jehan
2005 - 2007 Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka Rudra Raizada
2005 - 2009 Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar Nahar Singh / Swami Amritanand
2006 Nach Baliye 2 Contestant
2007 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 Host
Rock-N-Roll Family
2009 Pati Patni Aur Woh
2009 - 2010 Bairi Piya Thakur Digvijay Singh Bhadoria / Ranveer
2010 Sarvggun Sampanna Abhay
2010 - 2012 Comedy Circus Mahasangram Contestant
2011 Uttaran Satyaveer Singh
2012 - 2013 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dr. Ashutosh Mathur
Shaitaan - A Criminal Mind Host
2015 - 2016 Agent Raghav - Crime Branch Agent Raghav Sinha
2017 CinePlay - Stage on Screen Paraag Story - Boichek
Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai Rishabh Singh Shekhari
2019 Kitchen Champion 5 Contestant Episode 45
2021 Case Files - With Sharad Kelkar Host

Web series[edit]

Year Name Role Platform
2019 The Family Man Arvind Amazon Prime Video
Rangbaaz Phir Se Raja Phogat ZEE5
2020 Special OPS Surya - IB Officer Hotstar
2021 The Family Man 2 Arvind Amazon Prime Video
Black Widows Jatin Mehrotra[11] ZEE5
2022 The Family Man 3 Arvind Amazon Prime Video
Untitled TBA ZEE5

Music videos[edit]

Year(s) Song Role Singer(s) Genre Co-Stars
2018 Majbooriyan Agent Vikram Soham Naik and Antara Mitra Romantic Swati Vatssa

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Hollywood films[edit]

Film Title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Jason Clarke Malcolm Hindi English 2014 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy Lee Pace Ronan the Accuser Hindi English 2014 2014 Released as Brahmand Ke Boss (ब्रह्मांड के रक्षक) for the title of the Hindi dubbed version and he was credited in the Hindi dub credits for the DVD release.
Captain Marvel Lee Pace Ronan the Accuser Hindi English 2019 2019
Furious 7 Jason Statham Deckard Shaw Hindi English 2015 2015
The Fate of the Furious Jason Statham Deckard Shaw Hindi English 2017 2017
Exodus: Gods and Kings Joel Edgerton Ramesses II Hindi English 2014 2014
Mad Max: Fury Road Tom Hardy Max Rockatansky Hindi English 2015 2015
X-Men: Apocalypse Oscar Isaac En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse Hindi English 2016 2016
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Vin Diesel Xander Cage Hindi English 2017 2017 Ninad Kamat dubbed this character in previous movie.
Hobbs & Shaw Jason Statham Deckard Shaw Hindi English 2019 2019

South Indian films[edit]

Film Title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Himself Bharon Singh Hindi Telugu 2016 2016
Baahubali: The Beginning[12] Prabhas Amrendra Baahubali, Mahendra Baahubali/Shiva Hindi Telugu 2015 2015 Performed alongside Tamannaah Bhatia who voiced herself as Avanthika and Neeti Mathur who voiced Anushka Shetty as Devasena in Hindi.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Prabhas Amrendra Baahubali, Mahendra Baahubali/Shiva Hindi Telugu 2017 2017 Performed alongside Tamannaah Bhatia who voiced herself as Avanthika and Smita Malhotra who voiced Anushka Shetty as Devasena in Hindi.

Web Series[edit]

Film Title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
The Legend of Hanuman Himself Narrator/Ravana Hindi 2021


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "{{Webarchive|url= |date=8 December 2019 }}". Archived from the original on 8 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ "I did think about why I was not even nominated: Sharad Kelkar". 2 December 2007. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ Chaubey, Pranita (3 June 2021). "On 16th Wedding Anniversary, Sharad Kelkar Posts Throwback With Wife Keerti". NDTV. Retrieved 4 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Zee TV presents Rock N Roll Family". 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Sharad Kelkar offered Balaji's Bairi Piya". Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Comedy Circus Mahasangram begins". The Times of India. 6 February 2010. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Zee Marathi premieres 'Lai Bhaari' – the highest grossing Marathi movie – ZEE Entertainment Corporate Website". Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  8. ^ "How Sharad Kelkar became Agent Raghav". The Times of India. 6 September 2015. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Sharad Kelkar: I don't want to be just a hero, I want to play different characters - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. ^ M. M. Vetticad, Anna (10 November 2020). "Laxmii movie review: Akshay Kumar's torturous acting and loud storytelling drown out every good intention in the script". Firstpost. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Black Widows: Meet The Characters of the Upcoming Revenge Drama Series". ZEE5 News. 26 August 2020. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Meet Baahubali's voice!". Archived from the original on 26 June 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Zee Gold Awards 2010 winners".

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