Gulshan Grover is an Indian movie actor, producer and entrepreneur. He is also known with the name "Bad Man" in Bollywood for portraying mostly negative characters. He has worked in more than 400 films and many of his films were successful. He is mostly remembered for his work in 'I Am Kalam'. Also, Grover is among the first actors to have made a successful transition from Bollywood to Hollywood and international cinema. Grover has earned numerous accolades and awards for his contribution in the film industry.
Early Life of Gulshan Grover
He was born on 21st September 1955 in New Delhi, India. He received his master's degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Career of Gulshan Grover
After completing his graduation, he decided to concentrate on his passion- acting. Before entering films, he has worked in theatre. He was associated with the well-known theatre group named "Little Theatre Group". During his stint with the group, he gave many stage productions. Then he moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in movies. After reaching Mumbai, he began his formal acting training at the prestigious Actor's Studio. Later, Grover became an acting teacher at the same acting school.
He made his debut in Bollywood with the film ‘Hum Paanch’ in 1980. Then in his more than 25 years of acting career, he went on to appear in over 400 films. Some of his earlier films include Rocky (1981), Sadma (1983) Avtaar (1983), Insaaf Kaun Karega (1984), Sohni Mahiwal (1984), Aag Ke Sholay (1988) etc. Some of his recent films are I Am Kalam (2011), Agent Vinod (2012), Yaariyan (2014), Honour Killing (2014) etc.
Grover’s international projects include Marigold (2007), Desperate Endeavors, Breaking Waves (2011), Blind Ambition (2008) and Sweet Amerika (2008).
Achievements of Gulshan Grover
In 2012, Grover won the 'Searchlight Awards-Best Actor' for the movie 'I Am Kalam'.
In 2012, he won the ‘Stardust Best Actor Award’ for ‘I Am Kalam’.
In 2011, he was nominated for the title of ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘I Am Kalam’.
In 2011, he was also honoured with the ‘New York City International Film Festival Award’ as Best Actor.
In 2011, he won the ‘Best Actor Award’ at Houston Film Festival for Desperate Endeavors.
In 2010, he won PTC award for the film ‘Virsa’ as Best Supporting Actor.
In 2003, he won the ‘Giant’s Award’ in Art and Cinema.
He won the BBC Award in 2001, for contribution to Indian Cinema.
Personal Life of Gulshan Grover
Grover was married to Filomina but later the couple separated. He then tied the knot with Kashish. However according to reports this marriage too did not work out. He has two sons namely Karan Singh Grover and Sanjay Grover.
(Last Updated on : 23-01-2015)
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