Vinod Kulkarni

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Vinod Kulkarni
विनोद कुलकर्णी
Born (1967-08-29) 29 August 1967 (age 50)
Mumbai, India
Residence Mumbai, India
Education Industrial Electronics Engineer
Occupation Actor
voicing artiste (Multilingual)
Director
Voice Co-Ordinator for All Languages
Years active 1984–Current

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.[1]

Film career[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Year Film title Role Language(s) Notes
Vajeer Journalist Vichare Marathi Important role
1999 Split Wide Open Gangster 1 Hindi
English
Important role.
Kalicharan Comedian Hindi Major role
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

Television animation[edit]

Airdate Program title Role Language Episodes Channel Notes
Aladdin Genie, Sultan, Iyago Hindi
Popeye Popeye Hindi
Mickey Mouse Club House Goofy HIndi
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries Sylvester Hindi
Batman Joker Hindi
Hercules Hedies & Pain Hindi
Ed, Edd & Eddie Eddie Hindi
Powepuff Girls Professor Utonium, Mayor, Bossman Hindi
Smurfs Gargamel Hindi
2010-present Roll No 21 Kans Hindi Cartoon Network
2009 Little Krishna Aghasura Hindi 13 Nickelodeon India [2]
2016 Haddi My Buddy Haddi Hindi, English
2017-present Baahubali: The Lost Legends Pradhan Guru Hindi
English
13 Amazon Prime Video

Animated films[edit]

Year Film title Role Language(s) Notes
2007 Return of Hanuman Scientish Jwalamukhi Hindi
2012 Krishna Aur Kans[3] Trinavert Hindi Villain
Aladdin Genie, Sultan, Iyago Hindi Major Roles
Pocahontas General Ratcliff HIndi Main Villain
Mulan Mushu Hindi Major Role
Jungle Book Baloo, Kaa Hindi Major Roles
Carz Mater Hindi Major Role
Smurfs Gargamel Hindi Main Villain
Boss Baby Francis-e-Francis Hindi Main Villain

Dubbing career[edit]

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.[4]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live action television[edit]

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-
11/16/1998
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.

Television animation[edit]

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-
11/28/1990
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron - Unknown character Hindi English 24 9/11/1993-
8/9/1995
1/4/1999-
2000
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.[5]
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries Joe Alaskey Sylvester Hindi English 52 9/9/1995-12/18/2002
The Powerpuff Girls Tom Kane
Chuck McCann
Tom Kenny
Professor Utonium
Bossman
Mayor
Hindi English 78 11/18/1998-
3/25/2005
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
Narrator
Hindi English 52 11/12/1999-11/22/2002 2000-2003
Batman: The Animated Series Mark Hamill The Joker Hindi English 95 9/5/1992-
9/15/1995
9/9/2000-
7/8/2005
Aired on Cartoon Network India much later after the original airing.
CatDog Jim Cummings Cat Hindi English 68 4/4/1998-
6/15/2004
Unknown
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.

Anime[edit]

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[6] 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[7] and on DD National.

Live action films[edit]

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.[8]
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
(Second Dub)
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
(Second Dub)
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
(Second Dub)
Hindi English 1989 Aired by UTV Action. Lalit Agarwal dubbed this role in previous dubbing.
Batman Forever Jim Carrey Edward Nygma/The Riddler
(First Dub)
Hindi English 1995 1995
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

Animated films[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meri awaaz suno – Entertainment – DNA". DNAIndia.com. 18 November 2005. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Little Krishna to debut on Nick India – May 11". Folknet.in. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Krishna Aur Kans (2012) Full Cast and credits". IMDB.com. 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Daffy speaks Hindi". Times Crest. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cartoon Network – The Indian Experience – Case Studies". icmrindia.org. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  6. ^ "Indian TV Serials – The Jungle Book – Hindi Movie". Indianmoviesfree.com. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "A romp through The Jungle Book". TheHindu.com. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian (Hindi Credits) – YouTube". YouTube.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 

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