Name: Gulshan Grover
Born: 21st September, 1955
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Awards: He won the BBC Award in 2001, for contribution to Indian Cinema
The Giant’s Award in Art & Cinema (2003)
The Stardust Best Actor Award in 2012 for I Am Kalam
The 2011 New York City International Film Festival Award as Best Actor
The Best Actor Award at Houston Film Festival (2011) for Desperate Endeavors
PTC award for the film ‘Virsa’ as Best Supporting Actor (2010)
Biography: A veteran actor from Delhi, Grover has worked in over 400 films up till present. An immensely talented actor he is, the famed ‘baddie’ of Bollywood has made a successful switch from Bollywood to international movies even Hollywood. Although Grover has worked in international projects like Marigold (2007), Desperate Endeavors, Breaking Waves (2011), Blind Ambition (2008) and Sweet Amerika (2008), he still has managed to hold his stature in Bollywood.
His 2010 release, I Am Kalam presented an impressive performance on Grover’s part as Bhati, the kind and helpful dhaba owner encouraging the poor Kalam. The film was showcased in the Cannes film Festival and Grover was nominated in the National Film Awards (2011) in Supporting Actor category.
Grover has come about a long way since his debut in Hum Paanch (1980) and worked in numerous movies notable ones are; Arth (1981), Sadma (1982), Rocky (1981), Avtaar (1983), Ram Lakhan (1989), Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988), Mohra (1994), Raja Babu (1994), International Khiladi (1999), Earth (1998), Yes Boss (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Lajja (2002), Boom (2003), Gangster (2006), Karzzzz (2008), Knock Out (2010) and very recently a cameo in Agent Vinod (2012).
Grover has his hands full with global films like Nephilim, Prisoners of the Sun and Bollywood film Baat Ban Gayi to be released in 2013. He has also landed with a significant role in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s upcoming film ‘Bullet Raja’ along with Saif Ali Khan.
Grover holds a post graduate degree from Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce and was associated with ‘Little Theatre Group’ for a long time before launching into the Hindi film industry.