Yashpal Sharma (actor)

Yashpal Sharma is an Indian Bollywood actor and theatre artist. He is best known for his role as Randhir Singh in Sudhir Mishra's 2003 Hindi movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, apart from Lagaan (2001), Gangaajal (2003), Ab Tak Chhappan (2004), Apaharan (2005), Singh is Kinng (2008), Aarakshan (2011) and Rowdy Rathore (2012). He played Kuwar Singh in Zee's Mera Naam Karegi Roshan. Yashpal is also a stage actor and appears in live plays. He formerly starred in Zee's Neeli Chhatri Waale. The Haryanvi film Pagdi The Honour was awarded with "62nd National Film Awards".

Yashpal Sharma
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s)Pratibha Sharma

Early life and education

He was born and brought up in a lower-middle-class family in Hisar in the state of Haryana. His father, Premchand Sharma, was employed in Haryana Government in the Public Works Department (PWD) - Irrigation Branch (now Irrigation & W.R. Department Haryana). Yashpal Sharma used to live in "Canal Colony" on Rajgarh Road in Hisar City with his family. His brother Ghansham Sharma recognised his talent and always supported him for his acting pursuits. Since childhood, he was interested in acting and used to actively organise and participate in Ramlila during Dasara (also called Navaratri) festivals.[1]

He graduated from the National School of Drama, Mandi House, New Delhi in 1994,[2] the lead role of his theatre play franchise (Koi Baat Chale) with writer and director Shri Ramji Bali.[3]


After his graduation he joined the National School of Drama Repertory Company in Delhi, where he worked for about two years before moving to Mumbai in 1997.[2]

His first big break was Govind Nihlani's film, Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998), which gave him a chance to act alongside Jaya Bachchan and Nandita Das. He also started appearing in commercial films, like Shool and Arjun Pandit. However, it was the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan (2001) which brought him to the limelight, and thereafter he appeared in Gangajal (2003) and Ab Tak Chhappan. He has been a regular in films of Shyam Benegal and Prakash Jha and continues to work as a stage actor in Mumbai.[2][4]

In 2010, he acted in Rage productions' bilingual play, One on One[5] and the play Lakeerein, written by Gulzar and directed by Salim Arif, opposite actor, Lubna Salim.[6]

He made his television debut with Mera Naam Karegi Roshan on Zee TV in 2010. Then he played a cameo role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV in 2011. He is returning on television in a lead role as Bhagwandas with Neeli Chhatri Waale on Zee TV in 2014. His upcoming film as lead is Das Capital, directed by Rajen Kothari.

He briefly appeared in a short documentary The Facebook Generation, produced by Blue Strike Productions and Dev Samaj Modern School and directed by Sahil Bhardwaj. The film competed in the Reel to Real film making competition at Harmony 2012 organised by The Global Education and Leadership Foundation and was among the top 10 finalists.


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa Laltu (Brati's comrade)
Shool Lalan Singh
Arjun Pandit Shiva
2000 Pukar Major Katar Singh
Bawandar Sarju
2001 Aalavandhan / Abhay The Kashmiri terrorist Hindi - Tamil bilingual
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Batsman/gang leader
Avgat Inspector A. Tadlapurkar Marathi
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Lakha
2002 Gunaah Parshuram
2003 Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost Rudra Pratap Singh
Chameli DCP K.P. Singh
Dhoop Inspector Ram Singh Malik
Amma Raghunath
Dum Babu Kasai
Gangaajal Sunder Yadav Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi Randhir Singh
2004 Asambhav Randit Parmar
Ab Tak Chhappan Sub-Inspector Imtiaz Siiddiqui
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet Shankar Singh
D Shabbir
Yahaan Shakil Ahmed
Amu Gobind
Apaharan Gaya Singh
2006 Bas Ek Pal Swamy
2007 Khanna & Iyer
Aaja Nachle
Lakshyam Section Shankar Telugu
Anwar S.P. Tiwari
Risk Arbaaz Bin Jamal
2008 Tashan ACP Kuldeep Singh Hooda
Deshdrohi Baba Qadum
Welcome to Sajjanpur Ramsingh
Singh Is Kinng Pankaj Udaas
2009 Sankat City Pachisia
Well Done Abba! Ramiyya - Police constable
2010 Mumbai Cutting
Lamhaa Rauf
Road, Movie Waterlord
Yeh Sunday Kyun Aata Hai
2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi Bade
Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande Malik
Monica Public Prosecutor Mathur
Chamki Chameli[7]
2012 Jal
Rowdy Rathore Inspector Vishal Sharma
Sooper Se Ooper
Gangs of Wasseypur Singer in a band
Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal
The Facebook Generation
2013 Ajoba Marathi film
Geetiyan Dogri film
2014 Jatt James Bond Bant Mistri Punjabi film
Manjunath Golu Goyal
2015 Aisa Yeh Jahaan Nalia Kai
Mukhtiar Chadha Punjabi film
2016 Sardaar Ji 2 Punjabi film
Chinese Bhassad Voot Originals
Bahniman Assamese
2017 Hameer Hameer Gujarati Film
Toofan Singh Arvind Ram Punjabi Film
Panchlait TBA
Game Over[8] Pandurang Kadam
Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai
2017 Journey of Bhangover
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu
S. P. Chauhan Jai Singh
2019 Family of Thakurganj
Fagun Haway Zamsed Bangladeshi Film


Year Name Role Notes
2001 Serial Killer Jaspal
2010 Mera Naam Karegi Roshan
2011 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Don Rana
2014 Neeli Chhatri Waale

Short films

Year Film Role Notes
2016 Moksha Asif security guard WWI Films[9]
2016 Sanyog
2017 Carbon Bhai selling oxygen Long Short Films[10]
2017 Mukti General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi


2018 Kaagpanth Iqbal

Awards and nominations


  1. "Sena harming Marathis' interests: Yashpal". The Tribune. 16 February 2010.
  2. "Bollywood actor keeps his love for theatre intact". The Tribune. 5 January 2010.
  3. "Thunderous applause in Delhi for the remarkable play 'Koi Baat Chale'". www.santabanta.com.
  4. "Being bad is hard work". The Hindu. 23 September 2010.
  5. "Kasab's trial goes on-stage". MiD DAY. 26 January 2010.
  6. A play'ful' eve for Lucknow 2010, 1 December. The Times of India
  7. Subhash K. Jha (8 September 2006). "Yashpal Sharma turns a good guy on screen". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009.
  8. "'Murder 2' singer Mohammed Irfan releases another romantic tic track 'O Re Jaana'". The Times of India. 4 October 2017. Archived from the original on 20 July 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  9. "Moksha-Award winning short film |ft Yashpal Sharma". WWI Films on YouTube. 18 September 2016.
  10. "Carbon|Jackky Bhagnani|Yashpal Sharma | Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films". LongShortFilms on YouTube. 21 August 2017.
  11. "Mukti| Short film |Milind Soman | Yashpal Sharma". SonyLIV Films on YouTube. 14 August 2017.
  12. "alyranafilms". alyranafilms. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
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