Kelkar at the premiere of 7 Hours To Go
|Native name||शरद केळकर|
7 October 1976 |
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Occupation||Actor Anchor Model Voice Over Artist Television Presenter Writer|
|Height||6ft. 3 in|
|Spouse(s)||Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar (June 2005 – present )|
|Children||1 Daughter ( Kesha Kelkar )|
Sharad Kelkar (Marathi: शरद केळकर) is a popular Indian Bollywood and Indian television celebrity. He started his career as a gym instructor followed by modeling then he made his first television debut through Aakrosh which was aired on Doordarshan back in 1980s.
Sharad did a huge number of Television shows and films including Marathi and Bollywood. His movies was highest grossed with some fantastic critical responses. He also won a number of awards for his roles.
Early life and education
Sharad Kelkar lost his father at a very young age. Since then his mother and elder sister became his strengths. Sharad hails from the city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh from Marathi family. He has an MBA in Marketing from Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore.
After completing education, Sharad started teaching physical education. When he got a chance to come to Mumbai on a seven-day visit, for the first time, he got to know about Grasim Mr India 2002 almost on the last day. On an impulse, he participated in the ramp show. At that time he had a part-time job with Airtel, besides working as a gym instructor at Jiwaji Club in Gwalior. Sharad started modelling within one month and has done about 25 ramp shows.
Sharad Kelkar was a Grasim Mr. India finalist. In 2004, he made his television debut with the show "Aakrosh" which aired on "Doordarshan". Sharad was host of the show Pati Patni Aur Woh (TV series) on Imagine TV in 2009.
In 2007, Sharad hosted Rock-N-Roll Family along with former Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 contestant Mauli Dave. Then he appeared as Thakur Digvijay Singh Bhadoria in Bairi Piya which earned him critical acclaim for his performance. Sharad was also part of Marathi film Chinu where he played the hero to the female protagonist who plays the title role of Chinu. In 2010, he participated in reality comedy TV series, Comedy Circus Mahasangram (2010) paired with Bharti Singh and Paresh Ganatra. In 2012, he replaced Mohnish Behl as Dr. Ashutosh in the serial Kuch Toh Log Kahenge which aired on Sony Entertainment Television India. His wife Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar is also a television actress who appeared in Saat Phere as Chandni / Devika in a negative role. Together, in 2006 the couple also appeared on the dance reality show Nach Baliye 2.
Since September 2015, Sharad is seen as Agent Raghav in his new crime and mystery thriller "Agent Raghav - Crime Branch " which airs 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.". He apppeared in Rocky Handsome which released on 25 March 2016.
Sharad Kelkar is happily married his co-star Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar on 3rd June, 2005. Sharad and Keerti participated in "Nach Baliye 2". The couple have a daughter named Kesha born in February 2014. Their daughter's name was given under their names KeSha.
|2004||Hulchul||Advocate's Son- Cameo||Hindi|
|2012||1920: Evil Returns||Amar/Evil Spirit, Jaidev's Childhood Friend- Extended Cameo||Hindi|
|2013||Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela||Khanji Sanera- Leela's Brother- Extended Cameo||Hindi|
|2014||Lai Bhaari||Sangram, Mauli's First Cousin||Marathi|
|2015||Hero||Dheeraj Mathur, Radha's Brother||Hindi|
|2015||A Paying Ghost||Guest Appearance||Marathi|
|2016||Sangharsh Yatra||Gopinath Munde||Marathi|
|2016||Rocky Handsome||ACP Dilip Sangodkar||Hindi|
|2016||Sardaar Gabbar Singh||Raja Bhairava Singh||Telugu|
|Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast|
|Film Title||Actor||Character||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year release||Dub Year release||Notes|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Unknown||Unknown||Hindi||English||2014||2014|
|Guardians of the Galaxy (film)||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.|
|Baahubali: The Beginning||Prabhas||Shiv||Hindi||Telugu||2015||2015|||
|Mad Max: Fury Road||Tom Hardy||Max Rockatansky||Hindi||English||2015||2015|
|Exodus: Gods and Kings||Joel Edgerton||Ramesses II||Hindi||English||2014||2014|
|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|
- "I did think about why I was not even nominated: Sharad Kelkar". tellychakkar.com. 2 December 2007.
- "Zee TV presents Rock N Roll Family". indiantelevision.com. 8 March 2008.
- "Sharad Kelkar offered Balaji's Bairi Piya".
- "Comedy Circus Mahasangram begins". The Times of India. 6 February 2010.
- "How Sharad Kelkar became Agent Raghav". The Times of India. Sep 6, 2015.
- "Sharad Kelkar to do cameo in 'Sher-E-Punjab...'". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 Feb 2017.
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