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".
Hisar, Haryana, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
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.
He graduated from the National School of Drama, Mandi House, New Delhi in 1994, the lead role of his theatre play franchise (Koi Baat Chale) with writer and director Shri Ramji Bali.
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.
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.
In 2010, he acted in Rage productions' bilingual play, One on One and the play Lakeerein, written by Gulzar and directed by Salim Arif, opposite actor, Lubna Salim.
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|
|1998||Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa||Laltu (Brati's comrade)|
|2000||Pukar||Major Katar Singh|
|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|
|2003||Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost||Rudra Pratap Singh|
|Chameli||DCP K.P. Singh|
|Dhoop||Inspector Ram Singh Malik|
|Gangaajal||Sunder Yadav||Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi||Randhir Singh|
|Ab Tak Chhappan||Sub-Inspector Imtiaz Siiddiqui|
|2005||Kisna: The Warrior Poet||Shankar Singh|
|2006||Bas Ek Pal||Swamy|
|2007||Khanna & Iyer|
|Risk||Arbaaz Bin Jamal|
|2008||Tashan||ACP Kuldeep Singh Hooda|
|Welcome to Sajjanpur||Ramsingh|
|Singh Is Kinng||Pankaj Udaas|
|Well Done Abba!||Ramiyya - Police constable|
|Yeh Sunday Kyun Aata Hai|
|2011||Yeh Saali Zindagi||Bade|
|Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande||Malik|
|Monica||Public Prosecutor Mathur|
|Rowdy Rathore||Inspector Vishal Sharma|
|Sooper Se Ooper|
|Gangs of Wasseypur||Singer in a band|
|Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal|
|The Facebook Generation|
|2014||Jatt James Bond||Bant Mistri||Punjabi film|
|2015||Aisa Yeh Jahaan||Nalia Kai|
|Mukhtiar Chadha||Punjabi film|
|2016||Sardaar Ji 2||Punjabi film|
|Chinese Bhassad||Voot Originals|
|Toofan Singh||Arvind Ram||Punjabi Film|
|Game Over||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|
|2010||Mera Naam Karegi Roshan|
|2011||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Don Rana|
|2014||Neeli Chhatri Waale|
|2016||Moksha||Asif security guard||WWI Films|
|2017||Carbon||Bhai selling oxygen||Long Short Films|
|2017||Mukti||General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi||SonyLIV|
Awards and nominations
- 2004: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Gangaajal
- 2004: Nominated: IIFA Best Performance in a Negative Role for Gangaajal
- 2004: Nominated: Screen Weekly Awards for Gangaajal
- 2004: Nominated: Zee Cine Awards for Gangaajal
- 2016: Won: Whatashort Independent International Film Festival for Moksha (Short film)
- "Sena harming Marathis' interests: Yashpal". The Tribune. 16 February 2010.
- "Bollywood actor keeps his love for theatre intact". The Tribune. 5 January 2010.
- "Thunderous applause in Delhi for the remarkable play 'Koi Baat Chale'". www.santabanta.com.
- "Being bad is hard work". The Hindu. 23 September 2010.
- "Kasab's trial goes on-stage". MiD DAY. 26 January 2010.
- A play'ful' eve for Lucknow 2010, 1 December. The Times of India
- Subhash K. Jha (8 September 2006). "Yashpal Sharma turns a good guy on screen". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009.
- "'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.
- "Moksha-Award winning short film |ft Yashpal Sharma". WWI Films on YouTube. 18 September 2016.
- "Carbon|Jackky Bhagnani|Yashpal Sharma | Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films". LongShortFilms on YouTube. 21 August 2017.
- "Mukti| Short film |Milind Soman | Yashpal Sharma". SonyLIV Films on YouTube. 14 August 2017.
- "alyranafilms". alyranafilms. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
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