Sanjay Mishra (actor)

Sanjay Mishra (born 1963) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and television.[2] An alumnus of National School of Drama, he made his acting debut in the 1995 film Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!. Later films include Rajkumar (1996) and Satya (1998). He also appeared as Apple Singh, an "icon" used by ESPN Star Sports during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.[3][4] In 2015, he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ankhon Dekhi.[5]

Sanjay Mishra
Sanjay Mishra in 2012
Born1963 (age 5556)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, director
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Kiran Mishra
ChildrenPal Mishra (Daughter)
Lamha Mishra (Daughter)

Early life and background

He studied in Varanasi in Kendriya Vidyalaya BHU. Mishra joined the National School of Drama and graduated in 1989.[6]

Career

Early career

He did many commercials and small movie roles before he got the opportunity to stand with Amitabh Bachchan in a Mirinda commercial. In 1991, on his first day of shooting the television series Chanakya, he reportedly took 28 takes. The director left him with an assistant director so that he could rehearse for the shoot. His first released movie was Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! in 1995 in which he played a small part as a harmonium player.[2]

Television actor and comedian

He later acted in Satya and Dil Se.., which helped him in securing the role of Shukla, a corrupt Paan-loving employee, in the famous television sitcom Office Office. In the next few years, he acted mainly in TV serials before moving to films exclusively. He left television serials in 2005 after he got recognition for his role in Bunty Aur Babli and Apna Sapna Money Money.[2]

Mishra is known for his comedic roles, although he has played more serious roles in films such as Zameen, Charas, Plan, Satya, and All the Best:Fun Begins.

Film actor

In 2006, he acted in and gained fame from the back-to-back hit films Golmaal: Fun Unlimited and Dhamaal. Over the next few years, he appeared in small roles in many multi-starer big banner films before getting nationwide popularity for his role as RGV in All the Best: Fun Begins and Phas Gaye Re Obama. Phas Gaye Re Obama was a serious comedy based on the recession. He is currently directing a movie named Pranaam Walekum, to be released in January 2016, as well as Dhama Choukdhi, which also stars Dipraj Rana and model Rozlyn Khan. Besides working in the Hindi film industry, he has also acted in Bhojpuri cinema. His only Bhojpuri release until date is Rang Li Chunariya Tere Naam.

In 2014, he played the critically acclaimed role of a male protagonist in the film Ankhon Dekhi, directed by Rajat Kapoor. Mishra won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role as Bauji, the protagonist of the film.[6] His dialogue "Dhondu, Just Chill" and comic timing in All the Best gained him wide recognition. His latest release Ankhon Dekhi proved him as a serious actor. His movies Bhoothnath Returns, Kick and Dum Laga Ke Haisha all brought positive reviews. In the previous year, 2013, he also acted as leading actor in the film Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga. Until date, he has worked mainly in Hindi, as well as Telugu, Bhojpuri and Punjabi.

His films Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Dilwale and many small budget films released in 2015, all brought him accolades. During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, he did a commercial called Mauka Mauka.

In 2017 he worked in Mangal Ho, Golmaal Again, and Newton movies.

He is lead actor (hero) in 2018 released the Hindi movie Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain which shows the love story of a mature couple. His upcoming project is a short film Masoom (proposed name) which will be shot in the location of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Awards

Year Award Film
2016 Best Actor Award at Indian Film Festival Los Angeles Masaan
2016 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor Masaan Nominated
2015 Jagran Film Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role
2014 Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics) Ankhon Dekhi [7] Won
Jagran Film Awards for Best Actor (Male) Ankhon Dekhi
Star Screen Awards- Best Actor-Sanjay Mishra Ankhon Dekhi
2010 Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female) Phas Gaye Re Obama Won
Apsara Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role Phas Gaye Re Obama Nominated
Indian TV Honours Golden Globe Awards 2011

Filmography

Key
Denotes films / dramas that are not yet released
YearFilmRole Notes
2019 Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Fufa Ji Post-production
Waah Zindagi Grandfather Ramkaran Post-production
Coat Mohan Releasing in November
P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar Mr. Inquiry Releasing in October
Jabariya Jodi Duniya Lal Yadav
Booo Sabki Phategi Nainsukh webseries
Milan Talkies Usman Bhai
Rakkhosh Kumar John
Total Dhamaal Jonny
2018 Ekkees Tareekh Shubh Muhurat Girdhari Lal Sharma
Kaamyaab
FryDay Manchanda
Bhaiaji SuperhitDr. Gyan Prakash Buddisagar[8]
Nine Hours In MumbaiBhola Bhai
BRINAKhekram
Mangal HoUdhaar De
Angrezi Mein Kehte HainYashwant Batra
2017Muskurahatein (J S Randhawa)Dr. Yakub Ansari
Golmaal AgainBabli Bhai
NewtonSpecial Appearance
BaadshahoTikla
Guest Iin LondonQureshi
Kadvi HawaHedu[9]
Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana
Brina
Rakkhosh
Anaarkali of AarahVC Sahab
Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain
Jolly LLB 2Retired Policeman
Prakash Electrician
2016Shor Se Shuruaat
GandhigiriBakait Singh
Exotic Bride
Yeh Hai Lollipop
BaaghiBlind Driver
Great Grand MastiAntakshari Baba
Global Baba
Santa Banta Pvt LtdAkbar Allahabadi
2015DilwaleOscar Bhai
SankarabharanamBhai Saab
Prem Ratan Dhan PayoGuruji/Ravan
Shaadi Abhi Baaki Hai
Hogaya Dimaagh Ka DahiAshique Ali
Meeruthiya GangstersMama
Thoda Lutf Thoda IshqNeta Ji
Second Hand HusbandLawyer
UvaaVyakul ji, Hindi Teacher
Miss Tanakpur Haazir HoPandit
Kick 2
MasaanPandit Vidyadhar Pathak
Baankey Ki Crazy BaraatKanaiya
Dhondooss Just Chill
Dum Laga Ke HaishaChandra Prakash Tiwari
Chal Guru Ho Jaa Shuru
Objection My GodChitra/Gupt
2014Zed Plus (2014 film)Hidayatulla
Spark (2014 film)
KickRamavtaar Rathi (Senior Inspector)
Chal BhaagTata Singh
Bhoothnath ReturnsGabdi Kumar
Lucky KabootarBabaji
Ankhon DekhiRaje Bauji
Gollu Aur PappuCameraman
2013BossTrilok
War Chhod Na YaarCommander Khan
Ammaa ki boliRukmi
Phata Poster Nikla HeroJogi
Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi
Singh Sahab the GreatMurli
Choron Ki BaaraatBhaiya Ji
Just U & Me
Jolly LLBRam Gopal Varma
Saare Jahaan Se MehngaPuttan Pal
2012BumbooVincent Gomes
Be CarefulRam Khilawan Tiwari/Lobo
Delhi SafariMarela
Khiladi 786Jeevannlal Praanlal D'costa
Son of SardaarClub Owner
Hum Tum ShabanaMunna Military (Manoj Tyage)
JokerRaja
2011Chatur Singh Two StarLallanpur
Chala Mussaddi... Office OfficeShukla
Bin Bulaye BaraatiHazari
Satrangee ParachuteDaroga Pratap Sin
Utt PataangBolu
Kushal Mangal
Shaadii Ke Liiye Loan
Kya Karein Kya Na Karein
2010Phas Gaye Re ObamaBhai Sahab
Toonpur Ka Super HeroShyam
Golmaal 3Daga
The CampBoss
Mar Jawan Gur KhakeMishra
ChaseHaricharan Dubey
Pappu Can't Dance SaalaFast Food Vendor/owner
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?Watchman
Hello DarlingDead Body
2009Thanks MaaYusuf Charsi
Naughty at 40
Meri PadosanVijay 'Viju' Pundit
Kya Time Hai Yaar
Khallballi!: Fun UnlimitedProducer
All the Best: Fun BeginsRGV (Raghunandandas Goverdhandas Vakavle)
Love KhichdiTambe
Sankat CityLingam
Meri PadosanVijay Kumar
Ek: The Power of OneAdvocate Parminder 'Pammi' Singh
Aloo ChaatChhadami
JugaadBakshi Jugaad
2008Golmaal ReturnsSubodh Mehra
Roadside RomeoChhainu (voice)
C KkompanyYadav
God Tussi Great HoMurari
TashanMisir
Krazzy 4Traffic Inspector Dayanand Dubey
One Two ThreePinto - Yadav's goon
Rama Rama Kya Hai DramaMishra
Halla BolSanjay Mishra
2007WelcomePandit
DhamaalBabu Bhai
Bombay to Goa (2007 film)Cameraman
Rangli Chunariya Tere NaamDaya Shankar
Anwar
GuruChhaganbhai (Guru's senior in Turkey)
2006Apna Sapna Money MoneyThe real Sarju Maharaj Banerswala
GolmaalBabli
Tom, Dick, and Harry
Pyare Mohan
2005Bunty Aur BabliQ. Q. Qureshi
Tango CharlieFriend
Bluffmaster!Jassi
2004PlanJaggi
CharasBlind man
2003Amma
ZameenFareed
2002Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum KaheinInspector Pandey
SaathiyaBrij
ChhalRaja
2001AlbelaGabru
Bagawat Ek Jung
2000JungJaggi
Phir Bhi Dil Hai HindustaniBomb Squad
Jwalamukhi
1998WajoodKanchan (camera operator)
Dil Se..Terrorist
SatyaVitthal Manjrekar
1996Rajkumar
1995Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!Harmonium Man

Television

Year TV SeriesRoleNotes
1991 Chanakya (TV series) NipunakDD National
1995 Sorry Meri Lorry
1996 Kabhi Paas Kabhi Fail
Naya Daur
1997 Hum Bambai Nai Jayenge
1998 Bhawron Ne Phool Khilaya
Just Mohhabbat
1999 Gharwali Baharwali
Break Ke Baad
Hip Hip Hurray
2000 Office Office ShuklaSAB TV
2001 Aahat
2002 Ram Khilawan And Family
Line of Control
2003 Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai
Woh Dus Din
2004 Naya Office Office
Baat Ek Raat Ki
2005 Mohalla Mohabbat Wala
CID
2008 Lapataganj
Comedy Circus

Director

YearFilm/TV SeriesProducer
2015 Pranaam WalekumBhushan Sharma, Sandip Kapoor
Dhama Choukdhi

References

  1. https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/A-happy-homecoming-for-Sanjay-Mishra/articleshow/47105641.cms
  2. Kumar, Anuj (20 March 2014). "Man of real character" via www.thehindu.com.
  3. "ESPN adopts Apple Singh as the face of the channel". Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  4. "Politics of comedy". Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  5. "Sanjay Mishra on why he takes up every role that comes his way". The Indian Express. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  6. "Playing lead is a big responsibility: Sanjay Mishra". The Indian Express. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  7. "60th Britannia Filmfare Awards 2014: Complete list of winners". The Times of India. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  8. "Sunny Deol's Bhaiyyaji Superhit finally gets a release date, will hit theatres on October 19 | Bollywood News". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  9. "Reality Check". The Indian Express. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
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