Name: Ronit Roy
Born: 11 October, 1965
Marital Status: Married to Neelam Roy (2003)
Awards: Flimfare Award For Best Supporting Actor, Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards and The Global Indian Film and Television Honours For Best Actor in Negative Role, all for Udaan( 2010). He won several Indian Television Academy Awards, Kalakar Awards, Indian Telly Awards in various categories such as Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor in Negative Role.
Trivia: Ronit Roy owns a security agency of his own called Ace Security and Protection. His company has provided security to the likes of Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan. Ronit Roy’s sibling is the actor Rohit Roy known for serials like Swabhimaan and Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand.
Biography: Popularly known as “Big B” of Indian Television Industry, Ronit Roy launched in the film industry with the succesful ‘Jaan Tere Naam’ (1992). He followed with the movies like Sainik, 15 August, Tehqiqaat, Bomb Blast, Army, Hulchul which fared badly in the Box Office. He had also acted in a Bengali movie called Bansodhar in the year 1995.
Roy’s grand small screen launch came with the role of Mr. Rishab Bajaj, a classy, urbane but ruthless business mogul in Balaji Telefilm’s Kasauti Zindagi Kay (2002). The show was a huge success and overnight Roy became famous. Continuing his success stint, Roy grabbed the role of Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, another milestone of his career. Consequently he was seen in successful ventures like Kammal, Kavyanjali, Sarkarr, Kasamh Se, Suraag, C.I.D and many others. He participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance reality show in 2007 and another show, Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008. He hosted the Kitchen Champions in 2010 and essayed the role of Dharamraj in NDTV Imagine’s Bandini (2009-20011). At present, Roy’s ‘Adaalat’ in Sony Television Networks, sees him as the sharp and worthy advocate K. D. Pathak.
In Anurag Kashyap’s Udaan (2010), Roy’s portrayal as the oppressive father was critically acclaimed, fetching him several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Roy gave special appearance in 2011’s That Girl in Yellow Boots. He is also working on upcoming movies like Deepa Mehta’s ‘Midnight’s Children’, Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’ and Balaji Motion Pictures’ Shootout at Wadala.