Kulbhushan Kharbanda



Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Kulbhushan Kharbanda is a veteran Indian film and TV actor who is associated with Bollywood and is best remembered for his role as Shaakal in the film, Shaan.

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13 May 2016Azhar
Azhar's Nanu

28 November 2014Zed Plus
Prime Minister

2 October 2014Haider
Hussain Meer

1 June 2009Tulsi
The Guru

20 March 2009Aloo Chaat
Purshottam - Nikhil's Father

11 February 2000Pukar
Military General Indian Army

7 January 2000Mela
Mantri (Minister)

19 November 1999Dillagi
Shalini's Father

27 November 1998China Gate
Maj. Kailashnath Gupta

26 June 1998Major Saab
Raja Thakur (Guest appearance)

13 June 1997Border
Bhagiram (Cook)

6 September 1996Fire

7 June 1996Loafer
Vidyapathi Kumar

5 April 1995Baazi
Commissioner Mazumdar

Public Prosecutor Mahendranath Joshi

1 July 1994Mohra
Jailer (Roma's dad)

9 July 1993Shaktiman
Rai Bahadur Laxmi Narayan

31 July 1992Bekhudi
Rohit's Father

27 March 1992Yudhpath
Inspector Bansilal 'Bansi' Choudhary

8 November 1991Banjaran
Rana Udaybhan Singh Sesodia

28 June 1991Henna
Chandni's father

8 June 1990Ghayal
Police Commissioner Ashok Pradhan

10 March 1989Hathyar
Avinash's Father

1 September 1988Yateem
Inspector. Shiv Kumar Yadav

6 May 1988Waaris
Gajjan K. Singh

16 December 1986Sheela
Raj Sahib - Dr. Seeth's Father

13 September 1985Geraftaar
Vidyanath's Lawyer (Guest Appearance)

30 August 1985Trikal
Vijay Singh Rane / Kushtoba Rane

28 June 1985Ghulami
Havaldar Gopi Dada

22 February 1985Zamana
J.D. / Jogeshwar Dayal

18 January 1985Lava
Kul Verna

18 September 1984Duniya

23 August 1984Utsav
Anonymous revolutionary

3 December 1982Arth
Inder Malhotra

3 December 1982Swami Dada
Ramu Dada / Bhagwan Seth

22 September 1982Shakti
K. D. Narang

31 July 1982Prem Rog
Chote Thakur Virendra 'Vir' Singh

13 November 1981Shama
Advocate Prakash Ghosh

12 December 1980Shaan

9 September 1980Gehrayee
Dubbing artiste.

11 November 1977Bhumika
Film producer

6 September 1976Nishaant
Policeman Patel

6 September 1975Nishant
Policeman Patel


Kulbhushan Kharbanda is a veteran Indian film and TV actor who is associated with Bollywood and is best remembered for his role as Shaakal in the film, Shaan. Born in Hassanabdal, Attock District, Kulbhushan alongwith his family moved to India after the partition took place and went on to complete his graduation from Kirori Mal College in New Delhi. He, along with his friends founded the theatre group “Abhiyaan”. He was also a part of “Yatrik”, a Delhi based bilingual theatre repertory. He made his debut in Bollywood with the drama flick Jadu Ka Shankh (1974). However, he came into limelight only after the release of Shyam Benegal’s drama film Nishant (1974). He was associated with Benegal on several other movies namely Manthan (1976), Bhumika: The Role (1977), Junoon (1978) and Kalyug (1980). Kulbhushan got recognition and is remembered even today for the antagonist Shakaal that he played in the action thriller Shaan (1980) and went on to appear in films like Ghayal (1990), Gupt (1987), Border (1987), Yes Boss (1987), Susman (1987), Naseem (1995) and Monsoon Wedding (2001). Kharbanda was also seen in art pieces such as Lagaan (2001) and Jodha Akhbar (2008). He has also acted in Punjabi movies, the latest ones being Saadi Love Story (2013) and Kirpaan – The Sword of Honour (2014) apart from working in a German film in 2009. Kulbhushan is been a very active stage actor, who was last seen in the play Atmakatha and also acted in television serials such as Shanno Ki Shaadi (2005) and Maahi Ve. His latest projects in Bollywood include appearances in Haider (2014) and Brothers (2015). Kulbhushan is married to Maheshwari Devi.

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