Shekhar Suman

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Shekhar Suman
Born (1962-12-07) 7 December 1962 (age 55)
Patna, Bihar, India[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Alka Suman (1983 - Present)
Children Adhyayan Suman

Shekhar Suman (born 7 December 1962)[1] is an Indian film actor, anchor, producer, director, and singer .[2][3] He is currently a part of Saat Phero Ki Hera Pherie, playing the role of Bhupi Tandon on SAB TV.

Personal life[edit]

Shekhar Suman married Alka Suman 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] Shekhar Suman fought Loksabha Election in May 2009 and lost to BJP's Shatrughan Sinha.


On television, he debuted in a popular serial "Wah Janaab" with Kiran Juneja. It was based on Lucknow culture. Suman's TV career included popular shows like Dekh Bhai Dekh, Reporter, Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar, Chote Babu, Andaz, Amar Prem 'Aaha', Vilayati Babu, Movers n Shakers, Simply Shekhar and Carry On Shekhar. The last three were primarily modeled 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. After three seasons, he quit the show after differences with Sidhu. He has also featured as a judge of several other comedy shows such as Comedy Circus on Sony TV and Comedy Superstar on SAB TV. He also hosted the show Jab Khelo SAB Khelo on SAB TV. He also participated in the fourth season of popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa which aired on Sony TV.

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
2017 Bhoomi Arun's Friend
2014 Heartless Doctor (also director)
2011 Chaloo Police Sherkhan
2004 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Anand Mathur
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Guru (Shyam's friend)
1994 Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se Mohan Prasad
1993 Professor Ki Padosan Photographer Vinod
1991 Ranbhoomi Dr. Prakash
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
Devta Ajay DD Metro
Vilayati Babu Shanty DD National
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
Hum Dil Jod Chuke Sanam (2 episodes) Zee TV
Poll Khol Host ABP News (formerly, Star News)
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
Saat Pheron Ki Hera Pherie Bhoopi Tandon Sab TV



  1. ^ a b "Shekhar Suman: The siege within". The Times of India. 5 January 2003. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar at the music launch of Heartless in Mumbai – The Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Pained and hurt that Sonu, Sunidhi backstabbed me: Shekhar Suman – The Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ The Times of India Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  6. ^ "Best of Bollywood, South Cinema, TV and Celebs | MSN India". 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  7. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar rubs shoulders with Bollywood stars - Emirates 24|7". Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  8. ^ "Shekhar Suman's 'Heartless' dedicated to elder son". Indian Express. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  9. ^ "Want to know your past?". The Times of India. 4 December 2009.
  10. ^ "Raaz Pichley Janam Ka to peep into celebs' past". India Today. 25 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Want to know about past life?". Hindustan Times. 21 November 2009. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009.
  12. ^ "Shekhar Suman turns director with 'Heartless'". Indian Express. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  13. ^ The Badshah of Blah-Blah

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