Born: March 5, 1963
Age : 51
Birthplace : Gorakhpur
Height : 5.6
Awards : National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
When it comes to comedy, you often remember the man called Saurabh Shukla. He is a noted TV, film and theater actor, screenwriter and director, who has been known for a number of his roles in B Town. Some of his best performances for which he is known include his role in movies like Jolly LLB, Barfi, and Satya. In the year 2014, he was even applauded with a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his comic judge role in the movie Jolly LLB. Talking about his early life and background, he hails from Gorakhpur and then headed to Delhi wherein he did his schooling and graduation. He then finally headed to Mumbai to start his career in this domain.
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As far as his career is concerned he first entered into theaters where he did a number of plays, which include A View From The Bridge (Arthur Miller), Ghashiram Kotwal (Vijay Tendulkar), Hayvadan and Look Back In Anger (John Osborne). In the year 1991, he then headed to NSD and joined there as its Repertoire Company, which is basically the professional wing of NSD wherein he worked as a fulltime actor. The very next year, his efforts lend him the first break as Shekhar Kapur was impressed by his acting skills and thus offered a role in Bandit Queen. He also got the role of a sidekick of Vijay Anand in a Doordarshan based detective serial called Tehkikaat. These days you can him currently working in comic theatre plays called Tango, 3 to Jive.
One of his biggest breaks is the screenplay of Staya, which he wrote along with Ram Gopal Varma along with working in the movie in a role of gangster called Kallu Mama. This even helped him fetch the Star Screen Award for the category of Best Screenplay along with Anurag Kahyap. His love for serious roles made him choose this character, which he has said in his interview with one of the leading portals in India. He simply likes the realism in the scripts, which he collates. Besides, he even likes to write script for movies based on black comedy.
In the year 2003, he wrote a screenplay for the movie called Calcutta Mail, which helped him to get the recognition at Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay. In the year 2008, he got the chance to work in an international movie called Golden Globe and was even seen in Slumdog Millionaire in the role of a police constable Srinivas assisting Irrfan Khan. Some of his recent movies include Gunday, Gangs of Ghost, and few upcoming like Kick, Ek Tho Chance, etc. For the movie Mixed Doubles, he also gave lyrics for the movie.