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7 December 1962|
Patna, Bihar, India
|Spouse(s)||Alka Suman (1983 - Present)|
Shekhar Suman (born 7 December 1962) is an Indian film actor, anchor, producer, director, and singer . He is currently a part of Saat Phero Ki Hera Pherie, playing the role of Bhupi Tandon on SAB TV.
Shekhar Suman married Alka Suman on 4 May 1983, and has a son, Adhyayan Suman a Bollywood film actor. An older son, Aayush, died of a heart ailment at age 11. 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.
He has also appeared as a judge in the reality TV show Lux Perfect Bride.
|2014||Heartless||Doctor (also director)|
|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|
|1989||Tridev||Journalist Shrikant Verma|
|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|
|Vilayati Babu||Shanty||DD National|
|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||Host||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|
- Won Best Actor Aashirwad award for Ek Raja Ek Rani.
- Won Best Anchor for Movers And Shakers at 1st ITA Awards
- Won Best Anchor for Carry on Shekhar at 3rd Indian Telly Awards
- Won Bollywood Movie Award for Best Comedian Chor Machaye Shor
- "Shekhar Suman: The siege within". The Times of India. 5 January 2003. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
- "Sachin Tendulkar at the music launch of Heartless in Mumbai – The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Pained and hurt that Sonu, Sunidhi backstabbed me: Shekhar Suman – The Times of India". The Times of India.
- The Times of India http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-02-07/news-interviews/47090554_1_medical-thriller-adhyayan-shekhar-suman. Missing or empty
- "Best of Bollywood, South Cinema, TV and Celebs | MSN India". Entertainment.in.msn.com. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
- "Sachin Tendulkar rubs shoulders with Bollywood stars - Emirates 24|7". Emirates247.com. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
- "Shekhar Suman's 'Heartless' dedicated to elder son". Indian Express. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
- "Want to know your past?". The Times of India. 4 December 2009.
- "Raaz Pichley Janam Ka to peep into celebs' past". India Today. 25 November 2009.
- "Want to know about past life?". Hindustan Times. 21 November 2009. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009.
- "Shekhar Suman turns director with 'Heartless'". Indian Express. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
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