Ronit Roy (born Ronit Bose Roy, 11 October 1965) is an Indian actor, known for his works in Indian television and Indian film industry. Roy has earned numerous accolades in his career including a Filmfare Award, two Screen Awards, five ITA Awards and six Indian Telly Awards. He is often called the Amitabh Bachchan of television.
Ronit Roy at Sound of Music Play Premiere
|Born||11 October 1965|
|Spouse(s)||Neelam Roy (2003 - present)|
|Relatives||Rohit Roy (brother)|
Early life and background
He is the eldest son of businessman, Brotin Bose Roy and Dolly Roy. His younger brother, Rohit Roy is also a TV actor. Ronit Roy spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This is where he did his schooling with the father of Ayush Sarkar, teenage actor. After his schooling, Roy pursued hotel management. After completion of his studies, he moved to Mumbai and stayed at the residence of filmmaker Subhash Ghai. While Roy was keen to work in the film industry, Subhash Ghai persuaded him, not to pursue it due to the difficulties associated with it. Ronit worked as a management trainee at Mumbai's Sea Rock Hotel. To have experience at all different levels, Ronit's work ranged from dish-washing and cleaning to serving tables and bar-tending.
Ronit received a call from Balaji Telefilms to offer him a part in the television serial Kammal. Due to the lack of any appealing movie offers, he accepted the offer. Before Kammal got started, Balaji Telefilms also offered Ronit for Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Rishabh Bajaj, a ruthless yet suave middle aged business tycoon. Roy's impressive performance as Mr. Bajaj made him popular and landed him in Balaji Telefilms' Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Mihir Virani, replacing Amar Upadhyay.
From 2009 to 2011 he played the role of Dharamraj in NDTV Imagine's Bandini, which won him accolades for his astonishing portrayal of a crude and ruthless diamond merchant who is never defeated.
He has also participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance reality show in 2007, and another show, Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008 as a contestant. He hosted the Kitchen Champions in 2010 which was on Colors TV.
In 2016, he starred in Adaalat (season 2) where he reprised his character from the previous season.
Roy made his debut in Hindi film industry with Jaan Tere Naam (1992) which was a commercial success. He starred with Aditya Pancholi and Kishori Shahane in Bomb Blast (1993). which was also a commercial success.
After his success on TV, Ronit featured in more Bollywood movies in supporting roles. In 2010, he starred in the critically acclaimed film Udaan; his work was much praised and won him many accolades. Roy's performance was ranked among 100 greatest performances of the decade list by Film Companion.
Udaan brought Ronit back to the movie scene. He next starred in films such as Anurag Kashyap's That Girl in Yellow Boots, Karan Johar's Student of the Year, Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, Sanjay Gupta's Shootout at Wadala (produced by Ekta Kapoor), and Anurag Kashyap's Ugly.
Ronit owns Ace Security and Protection agency. It currently caters to Bollywood actors such as Salman Khan, Amitabh Bacchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan; also to Indian Premier League ex-Chairman and ex-Commissioner Lalit Modi and his son Ruchir Modi. Some of the movie projects that Ace Security and Protection have also lent their services to are Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Yaadein, Na Tum Jano Na Hum, Saathiya, and Armaan.
On 25 December 2003, Ronit married actress and model Neelam Singh. Ronit is the father of three children – two daughters and one son. His elder daughter Ona (from his previous marriage) was born in 1991, and currently resides in the US. In May 2005, his and Neelam's first child, daughter Aador, was born. In October 2007, their son, Agastya Roy was born.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1992||Jaan Tere Naam||Sunil|
|Gaata Rahe Mera Dil||Dilip S. Naik||Unreleased|
|Jai Maa Vaishnav Devi|
|Agni Shikha||Prodipta Roy||Bengali film|
|2000||Glamour Girl||Sunil Verma|
|2001||Hum Deewane Pyar Ke||Vijay Chatterjee|
|Khatron Ke Khiladi||Bambass|
|2003||Shesh Bongsodar (Last Descendant)||Bongsodar||Bangladeshi film in Bengali language|
|2005||Nishan – The Target|
|Kisna: The Warrior Poet||Jimmy||Cameo appearance|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Udaan||Bhairav Singh||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2011||That Girl in Yellow Boots||Cameo appearance|
|2012||Midnight's Children||Ahmed Sinai|
|Student of the Year||Coach Karan Shah|
|2013||Shootout at Wadala||Inspector Raja Ambat|
|2014||2 States||Vikram Malhotra||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2015||Guddu Rangeela||Billu Pehelwan||Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role|
|2016||Dongari Ka Raja||Mansoor Ali|
|Sarkar 3||Gokul Satam|
|Jai Lava Kusa||Sarkar||Telugu film|
|Lucknow Central||Raja Shrivastava|
|2018||Loveyatri||Sam Patel "Sameer"|
|Thugs of Hindostan||Mirza Sikander Baig|
|2019||Arjun Patiala||IPS officer Amarjeet Singh Gill|
||TBA||Filming, Tamil Debut|
|Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast|
|1997||Bombay Blue||Dillip Bhatt||Cameo|
|1999||Baat Ban Jaye||1 episode|
|2002–2008||Kasautii Zindagi Kay||Rishabh Bajaj|
|2003–2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Mihir Virani|
|2003||Ssshhhh...Koi Hai||Episodic Role|
|2004||Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko||Ishan Masand|
|2004||Vikraal Aur Gabraal||Episodic Role|
|2004||Krisshna Arjun||Anna / Vijay||Episodic Role|
|2005||Sarrkkar – Risshton Ki Ankahi Kahani||Kunal Vir Pratap Singh|
|2006–2009||Kasamh Se||Aparajit Deb|
|2008||Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki||Bhishma|
|2010–2015||Adaalat||Advocate K.D. Pathak|
|2014–2015||Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar||Dr. Nachiket Khanna/ Dr.Neil K|
|2016||Adaalat (season 2)||Advocate K.D. Pathak|
|2016||24 (Season 2)||Roy||Guest|
|2019||Naagin 3||Rohit Mehra||Guest (To promote Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2)|
|2019||Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki||Advocate Rajat Singh|
|2019||Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke||SP Prithvi Singh||Cameo; to promote Hostages|
Non-Fiction / Reality shows
|2007||Koffee with Karan (season 2)||Guest appearance|
|2007||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Contestant|
|2008||Yeh Hain Jalwa||Contestant|
|2008||Ticket to Bollywood||Dance performance|
|2008||Aajaa Mahi Vay||Judge|
|2009||Begum's Drawing Room||Guest appearance|
|2010||Kitchen Champion||Host||Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Anchor (2010)|
|2013||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Guest appearance to promote Boss|
|2015||Deal Ya No Deal||Host|
|2017||The Kapil Sharma Show||Guest appearance|
|2018; 2019||Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain||Rohit Mehra|
On 27 October 2011, Ronit Roy was arrested by Mumbai police for rash and negligent driving, after he was involved in a road accident in the Amboli suburb of Mumbai. He was returning from a Diwali party when his high speeding Mercedes car hit a Wagon-R injuring people, one of whom was seriously hurt. However, he got bail within few hours and was released.
- "Filmfare winners of the year 2011". Filmfare Awards.
- MumbaiAugust 26, Indo-Asian News Service; October 7, 2015UPDATED:; Ist, 2015 19:58. "I'm grateful: Ronit Roy on being called Amitabh Bachchan of television". India Today. Retrieved 19 September 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "Rohit Roy remembers his late father; elder brother Ronit says 'you have me'". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
- "I don't want to be back-stabbed anymore: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Ronit Roy Biography". Ronit Roy (official fan page).
- "Ronit Roy Biography". Ronit Roy (official fan page).
- "100 Greatest Performances of the Decade". 100 Greatest Performances of the Decade. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
- "Ronit Roy to play antagonist in Jai Lava Kusa". NDTV. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- "Ace Security and Protection". Ace Security and Protection.
- DelhiFebruary 19, India Today Web Desk New; February 19, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 20:41. "Ronit Roy opens up about his strained relationship with eldest daughter". India Today. Retrieved 30 September 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "Ronit, the bad dad". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again: Ronit Roy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Ronit Roy: Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Ronit Roy: I have lost so much in my life". Rediff. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Ram Kapoor is like my younger brother: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- "How things change..." The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 July 2008.
- "Ronit Roy: Nervous about playing Bhishma". Rediff. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
- "My moustache is a national issue: Ronit". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
- "Ronit Roy:TV's bankable star". Forbes India. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- "Ronit Roy to be back as lawyer K D Pathak with Adaalat Season 2". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar to go on air tomorrow". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- "Ronit Roy joins the cast of Anil Kapoor's 24". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Television actor Ronit Roy arrested for rash driving". The Times of India. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.