29 August 1967 |
|Education||Industrial Electronics Engineer|
voicing artiste (Multilingual)
Voice Co-Ordinator for All Languages
Vinod Kulkarni (Hindi: विनोद कुलकर्णी Vinōda Kulakarṇī, born 29 August 1967 in Mumbai) is an Indian actor, director, voicing artiste and voice co-ordinator, who specialises for dubbing International productions into the Hindi language. He can speak English, Hindi and Marathi. He owns a Proprietorship Company "Sanhil Creations".
He has voiced over 10,000 commercials.
He is a veteran actor of Hindi & Marathi stage, films and serials, as well. He has performed many memorable characters. Marathi Plays : Sangeet Santa Gora Kumbhar, Doosara Saamana, Natasamraat, He Vayach Asa Asata, Shadayantra, Khalanaayak, Aamhi Bighadalo, Bhole Dambis, Vaatrat Mele, Paaul Khuna, Kimayagaar, etc. Hindi Stage : Pratibimb Ka Chakkar (Adapted from Shakespeare's Comedy Of Errors), Buddha Sathiya Gaya, etc. English Play : Risky Turn, etc. Marathi Serials : Bandini, Damini, Char Divas Sasuche, Nana O Nana, Saata Janmachya Gaathi, Aparadhi Koan, Uchapati, Tere Gharchya Samor, Gangubai Non Matric, 1760 Sasubai, Nanda, Guinny Pig, Shortcut, Tu Jeevala Guntawave, etc. Hindi Serials : Hum Paanch, Tu Tu Main Main, Haddh Kar Di, Padosan, Chutki Baja Ke, Professor Pyarelal, Aflaatoon, The Trap, Gumraah, Baap Numberi Beta Dus Numberi, Tauba Meri Tauba, Maano Ya Na Maano, Saaya, Gilli Danda, etc. Marathi Films : Vajeer, Navara Maaza Navasacha, Ideachi Kalpana, Guru Paurnima, etc. Hindi Films : Kaalicharan, Aaj Ka Ravan, Sanyasi Mera Naam, Billa No. 786, Lafangey Parindey, Ramgarh Ki Ramkali, Purani Qabar, Sabase Badi Ganga Ki Saugandh, Jungle Hero, Main Phir Aaoongi, Meri Pyari Bindu, etc. English Films : Split Wide Open. TV Commercials/Ads :- Acted As a Dance Master in Colgate Maxfresh Gel Toothpaste; Acted As A Protagonist in Bharat Nirman Metro & Urban Films; Acted As A Protagonist in Sony Max 2 Launch Ad; Acted in Evershine Builders ad n Public Service Commission's Family Planning ad; etc. Recent Ads :- Quiker, Aaj Tak. Directed 2 Independent Ads through Yadnya Associates for Chandukaka Saraf Jwellers.
Upcoming Films :- "Jawani Janeman" (Marathi) - Comedy Villain
Viacom 18 Media's New Untitled Film (Marathi) - Major Role.
Live action films
|Vajeer||Journalist Vichare||Marathi||Important role|
|1999||Split Wide Open||Gangster 1||Hindi
|Sanyasi mera naam||Pandit||Hindi||Major role|
|2000||Aaj Ka Ravan||Subhash||Hindi||Important role|
|Billa No 786||Tukaram||Hindi||Important role|
|Ramgarh ki Ramkali||Villain||Hindi||Major role|
|Sabse badi Ganga ki Saugandh||Constable Badbola||Hindi||Important role|
|Purani Qabar||Pahalaram, Doojaram, Teejaram||Hindi||Major Triple role|
|Main Phir Aaoongi||Inspector||Hindi||Important role|
|Jungle Hero||Jyotshi||Hindi||Important role|
|Navara Maaza Navasacha||Friendly Appearance (Inspector)||Marathi||Important role|
|Ideachi Kalpana||Friendly Appearance (Watchman)||Cameo|
|Lafangey Parindey||Inspector Pawar||Hindi||Important role|
|Guru Pournima||Guest Appearance (Bank Manager)||Marathi||Important role|
|2017||Meri Pyari Bindu||Bathroom Man||Hindi||Cameo|
|Aladdin||Genie, Sultan, Iyago||Hindi|
|Mickey Mouse Club House||Goofy||HIndi|
|Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries||Sylvester||Hindi|
|Hercules||Hedies & Pain||Hindi|
|Ed, Edd & Eddie||Eddie||Hindi|
|Powepuff Girls||Professor Utonium, Mayor, Bossman||Hindi|
|2010-present||Roll No 21||Kans||Hindi||Cartoon Network|
|2009||Little Krishna||Aghasura||Hindi||13||Nickelodeon India|||
|2016||Haddi My Buddy||Haddi||Hindi, English|
|2017-present||Baahubali: The Lost Legends||Pradhan Guru||Hindi
|13||Amazon Prime Video|
|2007||Return of Hanuman||Scientish Jwalamukhi||Hindi|
|2012||Krishna Aur Kans||Trinavert||Hindi||Villain|
|Aladdin||Genie, Sultan, Iyago||Hindi||Major Roles|
|Pocahontas||General Ratcliff||HIndi||Main Villain|
|Jungle Book||Baloo, Kaa||Hindi||Major Roles|
|Boss Baby||Francis-e-Francis||Hindi||Main Villain|
Vinod Kulkarni has started his career in 1986, when he dubbed for International productions such as Popeye and Genie from Aladdin, which started his fame. At the time, there were fewer contenders and recognition came far easier. "We were all stars then, " he recalls. "But unlike me, others would feel awkward when asked to audition for voices or imitate animals. So not many came forward." as he spoke.
Live action television
|Title||Actor||Role||Dub Language||Original Language||Episodes||Original airdate||Dubbed airdate||Notes|
|Pawn Stars||Old Man||Hindi|
|Duck Dynasty||Phil Robertson||Himself||Hindi||English||68||3/21/2012-Current||2013(?)-Current||Reality television series that airs on History TV18 in India.|
|Goosebumps||Annick Obonsawin (voice)
Cathal J. Dodd (voice)
|Slappy the Dummy||Hindi||English||74 (Dubbed 5)||10/27/1995-
|5/15/2006-2009||Aired on Jetix India dubbed in Hindi.
(Now known as Disney XD India.) This actor has dubbed for Slappy in all episodes he appeared in.
|Program title||Original voice(s)||Character(s)||Dub Language||Original Language||Number of Episodes||Original airdate||Dubbed airdate||Notes|
|DuckTales||Terry McGovern||Launchpad McQuack||Hindi||English||100||9/18/1987-
|SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||-||Unknown character||Hindi||English||24||9/11/1993-
|Dubbed by Sound & Vision India and it aired on Cartoon Network India and aired on 4 January 1999, which was the day when the channel started providing content in the Hindi-dubbed format.|
|The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries||Joe Alaskey||Sylvester||Hindi||English||52||9/9/1995-12/18/2002|
|The Powerpuff Girls||Tom Kane
|2000-2005||Vinod voiced three characters in the Hindi dub. Aired on Cartoon Network India.|
|Ed, Edd n Eddy||Samuel Vincent||Edd||Hindi||English||69 (131 segments)||1/4/1999-11/8/2009||8/22/1999-2009|
|Courage the Cowardly Dog||Howard Hoffman (pilot)
Marty Grabstein (series)
|Courage the Cowardly Dog
|Batman: The Animated Series||Mark Hamill||The Joker||Hindi||English||95||9/5/1992-
|Aired on Cartoon Network India much later after the original airing.|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Mr. Lawrence||Plankton||Hindi||English||194 (Dubbed All)||5/1/1999-Current||Unknown||Vinod dubbed for Plankton in all episodes he appeared in.|
|Dragon Tales||Eli Gabay||Quetzal||Hindi||English||96 (Dubbed ??))||9/6/1999-11/25/2005||2005||Premiered on Cartoon Network India around 2005.|
|Program title||Original Japanese voice||Character||Dub Language||Episodes||Original airdate||Dubbed airdate||Notes|
|Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli||Masaru Ikeda||Alexander/Sikandar||Hindi||52||10/2/1989–10 October 1990||1993–1994||The Hindi dub title of the series was just called: "The Jungle Book" and the name "Alexander" was known as "Sikandar" (or "Sikander" as the alternative spelling). It has aired on Doordarshan and on DD National.|
Live action films
|Film title||Actor(s)||Character(s)||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year release||Dub Year release||Notes|
|Space Jam||Bill Farmer||Sylvester the Cat (voice)||Hindi||English||1996||Unknown||Live Action/Animated hybrid film.|
|Stuart Little||Nathan Lane||Snowbell (voice)||Hindi||English||1999||1999|
|Stuart Little 2||Nathan Lane||Snowbell (voice)||Hindi||English||2002||2002|
|Daredevil||Ben Affleck||Matt Murdock / Daredevil||Hindi||English||2003||2003||Performed alongside Parminder Ghumman who voiced Michael Clarke Duncan as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin, Kishore Bhatt who voiced David Keith and Joe Pantoliano as Jack Murdock and Ben Urich, Prasad Barve who voiced Scott Terra as Young Matt in Hindi.|
|Planet of the Apes||Tim Roth||General Thade||Hindi||English||2001||2001|
|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Toby Jones||Dobby (voice)||Hindi||English||2002||2003|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Toby Jones||Dobby (voice)||Hindi||English||2011||2011|
|The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Ken Stott (voice)||Trufflehunter||Hindi||English||2008||2008||Vinod's name was mentioned on the Hindi dub credits of the DVD release of the film.|
|2012||Woody Harrelson||Charlie Frost||Hindi||English||2010||2010|
|Robocop||Patrick Garrow||Antonie Wallon||Hindi||English||2014||2014||Performed alongside Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellers, Mayur Vyas who voiced Michael K. Williams as Jack Lewis in Hindi.|
|Inception||Michael Caine||Professor Stephen Miles
|Hindi||English||2010||2013||Voiced for this character produced in-house by UTV Software Communications for UTV Action due to a policy implemented, even though Main Frame Software Communications is owned by the same company that made the original Hindi dub. It is unknown who voiced this character in the first dub.|
|The Mask of Zorro||Anthony Hopkins||Diego De La Vega
|Hindi||English||1998||Aired by UTV Action.|
|The Last Samurai||Timothy Spall||Simon Graham||Hindi||English||2003||2003||Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Captain Nathan Algren in Hindi.|
|Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||Simon McBurney||Attlee||Hindi||English||2015||2015||Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Hindi.|
|Batman (1989 film)||Jack Nicholson||The Joker
|Hindi||English||1989||Aired by UTV Action. Lalit Agarwal dubbed this role in previous dubbing.|
|Batman Forever||Jim Carrey||Edward Nygma/The Riddler
|Goosebumps (film)||Jack Black||Slappy the Dummy||Hindi||English||2015||2015||Vinod is very well-known for dubbing this character since the Goosebumps (TV series) aired on Disney XD.|
|The Legend of Hercules||Scott Adkins||King Amphitryon||Hindi||English||2014||2014|
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