Shekhar Suman

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Shekhar Suman
Suman in 2010
Born (1962-12-07) 7 December 1962 (age 52)
Kadam Kuan, Patna, Bihar, India[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Alka Suman (1983 - Present
Children 2

Shekhar Suman (born 7 December 1962)[1] is an Indian film actor, television personality and a singer. [2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Shekhar Suman married Alka Kapur on 4 May 1983, and has a son, Adhyayan Suman a Bollywood film actor.[4][5][6][7] An older son, Aayush, died of a heart ailment at age 11.[8]


On television, he was featured in the shows Dekh Bhai Dekh, Reporter, Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar, Wah janab, Chote Babu, Andaz, Amar Prem 'Aaha', Vilayati Babu, Movers n Shakers, Simply Shekhar and Carry On Shekhar. The last three were primarily modelled on and adapted from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He hosted Film Deewane The Great Indian Comedy Show on Star One until February 2006 and appeared in some episodes of Dial One aur Jeeto on Sahara TV. He also did quiz shows including Nilaam Ghar on Zee TV and He-Man on Star One. He also hosted the Poll Khol show on STAR News for five years, which was a satire on Indian politics. In 2015, he has hosted similar type of show named Abki Bari Shekhar Bihari on Aaj Tak.

He was one of the judges of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge along with Navjot Singh Sidhu. This programme, a stand-up comedy contest, was the first of its kind on Indian television. However, Shekhar quit after the end of the third season due to differences with Sidhu. He became the judge of a rival comedy program Comedy Circus. He has also featured as a judge on another comedy show named Comedy Superstar on SAB TV. He also hosted the show Jab Khelo SAB Khelo on SAB TV. He can be seen on Sony TV as a participant in Jhalak Dikhlaja.

He made his singing debut with a music album named Kuch Khwaab Aise, a collection of eight love ballads whose music was composed by Aadesh Shrivastava and lyrics written by Shyam Raj. In December 2009, he appeared as a participant on a reality TV series, Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka based on past life regression.[9][10][11]

He has also appeared as a judge in the reality TV show Lux Perfect Bride.

Suman has directed a feature film called Heartless with his son in the lead role.[12]


Year Film Role
2014 Heartless Doctor (also director)
2011 Chaloo Movie Police Sherkhan
2004 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Anand Mathur
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Guru (Shyam's friend)
1993 Professor Ki Padosan Photographer Vinod
1989 Tridev Journalist Shrikant Verma
1988 Kharidar
1987 Sansar Peter Fernandes
1987 Yaatna
1986 Anubhav Ramesh
1986 Naache Mayuri
1985 Rehguzar
1984 Utsav Charudutt


Title Role Channel
Dam Dama Dam Sarju/Chichi/Sonu/Karan Zee TV
Dekh Bhai Dekh Sameer Diwan DD Metro
Ek Raja Ek Rani Ajay Kapoor DD Metro / Zee TV
Andaz Anand Zee TV
Aaha Shekhar Zee TV
Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar Anand Sinha Home TV
Hera Pheri Ajay Premi STAR Plus
Main Anari Tu Anari Azaad Bihari DD Metro
Made in India[13] Host DD National
Reporter Sameer DD National
Simply Shekhar Host Zee TV
Tedhi Baat Shekhar Ke Saath Various characters SAB TV
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Judge STAR One
Laugh India Laugh Judge Life OK
Movers & Shakers Masala Markey Host SAB TV
Bombay Blue Inspector Marathe Channel 4
"Comedy Superstar" Judge Sab TV
"Vilayati Babu" Shanty DD Metro


Shekhar Suman won the Best Actor Aashirwad award for Ek Raja Ek Rani.


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