Name: Gulshan Devaiah
Birthdate: 28th of May, 1978
Biography: Gulshan Devaiah, the Bollywood actor was born on the 28th of May in the year 1978 in the city of Bangalore, India. Both his mother Pushpalatha and father Sri Devaiah were retired officers who used to work in BEL, an abbreviation for Bharat Electronics Ltd. Both his father and mother were involved in drama, light music, literature and various other activities and both of them actually encouraged Gulshan from a very ripe age, to go about these activities.
He pursued his primary education from the prestigious Cluny Convent situated in Bangalore. He completed his high school studies from St. Joseph’s Indian High School and later on he graduated in PU from the BEL Pre-University College. Soon enough during the time between 1997 and 2000, Gulshan enrolled himself in the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology in Bangalore and there he got is Bachelor’s Degree in the field of fashion designing. He had been involved with the fashion industry for a time duration of almost ten years. He also used to teach at the Bangalore’s Wigan and Leigh College.
During his school life, Gulshan used to take active participation in the various dramas and skits which came his way and by the time he moved to Mumbai he had already made a name for himself as an actor in and around Bangalore’s English theatre circuits. One of his most commendable play was “Butter and Mashed Bananas”which was staged at Harami Theatre. The cast for this particular play consisted of Vinod Ravindran, Gulshan Devaiah and Vivek Madan.
One of Gulshan’s first film was the Bejoy Nambiar directed 2011 Hindi thriller flick titled ‘Shaitan’. The cast consisted of Sonali Sachdev, Sheetal Menon, Kirti Kulhari, Neil Bhoopalam, Shiv Pandit, Pawan Malhotra, Kalki Koechlin, Rajit Kapur and Rajeev Khandelwal. Here Gulshan played the negative role of an eccentric character byy the name of Karan KC Chaudhary. Next up he did a cameo as a drug peddler called Ricky in Rohan Sippy’s Hindi crime film ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ starring Govind Namdeo, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi, Rana Daggubati, Bipasha Basu and Abhishek Bachchan.
He had even starred in Anurag Kashyap’s 2011 thriller film ‘The Girl in Yellow Boots’, starring Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles. Here Gulshan played the character role of a person by the name of Chittiappa Siddanna Gowda. He even played an important role in Vivek Agnihotri’s erotic thriller, ‘Hate Story’ starring Paoli Dam and Nikhil Dwivedi.
One of his upcoming films include the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed ‘Ramleela’ starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. This film would be released on the 15th of November, 2013.
Gulshan Devaiah’s filmography includes ‘The Girl in Yellow Boots’ (2010), ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ (2011), ‘Shaitan’ (2011), ‘Hate Story’ (2012), ‘Peddlers’ (2012), ‘Vaasu’ (2013) and ‘Ramleela’ (2013).