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Shekhar Suman
Actor and Famous Television Host

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Shekhar Suman

Shekhar Suman, Age 46 years, is a famous actor and TV host. He holds History (Hons) Degree from Delhi University and Diploma in acting from the Shri Ram Centre in Delhi. He has been rated Television Artiste of the Millennium by

Shekhar Suman was born on the 14th of June 1960 in Patna. His father, Dr Phani Bhushan Prasad, happens to be an eminent doctor of Bihar. His wife is Alka (Kapoor), whom he married on 4th of May 1984 after a two year courtship. They have a son, Aadhyayan. The couple sadly lost their eldest son, Aayush, in whose memory Shekhar is constructing a hospital in Patna in Bihar.

He came down to Mumbai in the early eighties. He got his first break in Shashi Kapoor's epic Utsav where he played Charudatta opposite Rekha.

Despite acting in over 30 films, with some of the leading heroines of the time, Shekhar's career graph remained static. Manav Hatya (Madhuri Dixit, 1986), Anubhav (Padmini Kolhapure, 1987), Jaan Pe Khel Kar (Juhi Chawla, 1988), Pati Parmeshwar (Sudha Chandran) (1989) were films that sank without a trace. Two years later he was labeled a flop film actor.

From the mid-90s the wheel of fortune turned. The small screen transformed him the wimp into a star, an artiste who proved his talent time again. Jaya Bachchan's television sitcom Dekh Bhai Dekh exploited Shekhar's flair for the comic and made him popular. Vinod Pandey's Reporter, in which he played the role of an intrepid journalist, propelled him to stardom. The peak came in 1998 when Shekhar was "Mr Television": he was in seven serials on a single day. 

His talk shows were Movers and Shakers on the Sony Entertainment Network, Simply Shekar on Zee Television, The Great Indian Comedy Show on Star One and some episodes for Dial One aur Jeeto on Sahara TV. In the past also he has done some quiz shows like Bid Bid Boom on Zee Television and He-Man on Star One. He also hosts a show on Star News, Poll Khol

His Filmography includes Ek Se Badhkar Ek , Chor Machaaye Shor , Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se , Professor Ki Padosan , Ranbhoomi , Jaan Pechaan , Pati Parmeshwar , Tridev , Anjaane Rishte , Tere Bina Kya Jeena , Kaanoon Ki Awaaz , Tujhe Nahin Chhodunga , Jaan Pe Khel Kar , Insaaf Ki Manzil , Kharidar , Woh Phir Aayegi , Sansar , Anubhav , Manav Hatya , Utsav .

Shekhar Suman has additionally set up a company called Seven Thirty Entertainment which will be providing software to television channels. He is also launching his own production company, Daffodils and Dreams
with a film tentatively titled Moon Lightning.

Posted by: Rajan Prakash on May 15, 2006

Last Modified on: May 29, 2006