Name: Saurabh Shukla
Birthday: 5th March, 1963
Trivia: The versatility of Saurabh Shukla ranges from television actor, director and scriptwriter.
He set his ride with serious theatre in the year 1986 with the literature famous plays including Look Back In Anger (John Osborn), A View From The Bridge (Arthur Miller), Hayvadan, Ghashiram Kotwal (Vijay Tendulkar).
Saurabh Shukla joined as an actor in NSD Repertoire Company-the professional wing of the National School Of Drama in the year 1991.
He in one of his interviews with Rediff.com declared his preferred genre as black comedy.
The comedy lover did his debut in International film Slumdog Millionare which won Golden Globe and Academy Award. There he played the character of constable Srinivas.
He has even worked with Hollywood stars like Woody Allen, Dianne Wiest and Nicholas Cage.
Awards: Saurabh Shukla put his career’s first award, the Star Screen Award alongside Anurag Kashyap for Best Screenplay for the movie Satya (1998).
He also won the Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay for the film Calcutta Mail in 2003.
Biography: The multifaceted talent house did his graduations from the Khalsa College Delhi.
The filmy dunia of Saurabh Shula launched with his break given by Shekhar Kapur in the film Bandit Queen (1994).
The biggest break of his life is Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya where he was the co-writer of the script as well as he portrayed the role of Kallu Mama, a gangster in the film.
He even worked as Vijay Anand’s close companion Gopi in Doordarshan Crime drama Tehkikaat (1994).
His filmy bag include films like Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996), Taal (1999), Kareeb (1998), Hey Ram (2000), Baadshah (1999), Mohabbatein (2000), Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar (2000), Nayak: The Real Hero (2001), Mumbai Matinee (2003), Anniyan (2005), Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Mithya (2008), Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (2007), Oh, My God (2008), Hari Puttar-A Comedy Of Terrors (2008), Slumdog Millionare (2008), Luck By Chance (2009), Tera Kya Hoga Johnny (2010), Dasvidaniya (2008), Ek Tho Chance (2009), Season’s Greetings (2009), Mirch (2010), C/O Footpath (2009), Kalpavriksh (2012), Mohalla Assi (2011), Ye Saali Zindegi (2011), Staying Alive (2012), Aarakshan (2011), Lahore (2010), Love Khichdi (2009), Narnum Kodeeswaran (2009), Utt Pataang (2011).
Saurabh has gone beyond acting and his films as a scriptwriter include Raghu Romeo (2003), Chehraa (2005), Mudda (2003), Mithya (2008), Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (2011), Salaam-e-Ishq (2007), Satya (1998).
The actor and writer also directed movies like Mudda (2003), Chehraa (2005), Raat Gayi Baat Gayi (2010), Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (2011).
His upcoming movie I M 24 presents him as the director and the screenplay writer. The film is to release on 31st August 2012 and has Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor.
It is the comedian’s talent that has helped him to earn the respect and envious position in the film industry.