Sanjay Mishra

Sanjay Mishra (born 1963) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and Television. An alumnus of National School of Drama, He made his acting debut with the 1995 film Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!. He then followed it up with hits such as Rajkumar (1996) and Satya (1998). He has appeared as Apple Singh, an "icon" used by ESPN Star Sports during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. In 2015, He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ankhon Dekhi. Sanjay was born in 1963 into a Hindu family in Patna, Bihar. On his birth famous actor Biswajeet was there to give him his blessings. His father, Shambhu Nath Mishra, was a journalist. He did his schooling in Varanasi in Kendriya Vidyalaya, BHU Campus. After finishing his bachelor's degree, he joined National School of Drama and graduated in 1989.


He did many commercials and small movie roles before he got the opportunity to stand with Amitabh Bachchan in a Mirinda commercial. On his first day of shoot for Television series Chanakya in 1991. He reportedly took 28 take. Director left him with an assistant director so that he can 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.

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. For next few years he acted mainly in TV serials before moving to films completely. He left Television Serials in 2005 after he got recognition for his role in Bunty Aur Babli and Apna Sapna Money Money.

Though Mishra had serious roles in films like Zameen, Charas, Plan and Satya yet he is known for his comic acts.

In 2006, he acted in two back to back hit films Golmaal: Fun Unlimited and Dhamaal and gained fame. 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 Hindi film industry, he has also acted in Bhojpuri cinema. His only Bhojpuri release till date is Rang Li Chunariya Tere Naam.

In 2014, he played critically acclaimed role of 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. His dialogue "Dhondu Just Chill" and hilarious 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 bought positive reviews. In previous year 2013, he also acted as leading actor in film Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga.

He has established himself as one the most intellectual and versatile actor with his different genre of acting. His forthcoming releases are Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Dilwale (2015 film) and many small budget films.

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