|Kiran Kumar Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1953|
Kiran Kumar is a is a well distinguished Hindi, Rajasthani, and Gujarati film and serial actor. He is known to be the son of legendary actor Jeevan and the great-grandson of the Vazir-e-Vazarat of Gilgit. Kiran’s intense passion for film earned him the title ‘The Bachhan of Gujarati Cinema.’ Kiran is also noted for his essential portrayal in many hit films like Khudgarz (1987), Tezaab (1988), Khuda Gawah (1992), Chalaak (1973), Do Matwale (1991), Love Has No Language (2008), and Bobby Jasoos (2014). He is also distinguished for starring in several TV shows such as Zindagi (1987), Ghutan (1997), Sahil, Grihasti (2008-2009), Katha Sagar (1986), Aur Phir Ek Din (1999), Papa (1996), Miilee (2005), Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar (2011), and Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai.
Kiran has also won several awards for his devoted acting skills such as 2 Mayor’s Award, and a Zee TV Award.
Bombay, Bombay State, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Kiran studied at the Daly College in Indore. He later joined R.D. National College which is in Bandra, Mumbai. After that, Kiran went on to study at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.
- Father – Jeevan (Actor)
- Siblings – Bhushan Jeevan (Brother) (Actor), Nikki Jeevan (Sister), Rikki Ugra (Sister)
6 ft or 183 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kiran has dated –
- Rekha – Kiran was believed to have been engaged to veteran actress Rekha. However, no comments had been made on the rumors by the duo.
- Mallika Sarabhai – Actress Mallika Sarabhai and Kiran were rumored to have been engaged to each other for a short while. Despite the strong rumors, the two never came forth to talk about the kind of relationship they had with one another.
- Sushma Verma – Gujarati actress Sushma Verma and Kiran Kumar tied the knot in the past. The couple has two children, a girl name Shristi Kumar who is a designer and a son named Shaurya Kumar who is a film director by profession.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt & Pepper
However, he prefers to dye his hair in shades of black and dark brown.
- Thick mustache
- Often wears spectacles
- Due to his age, he has cheek wrinkles
Best Known For
- Being cast as Sudhir in Khudgarz (1987), Lotiya Pathan in Tezaab (1988), Pasha in Khuda Gawah (1992), Amar in Chalaak (1973), Kasturi in Do Matwale (1991), Mr. Roy in Love Has No Language (2008), and Anees Khan in Bobby Jasoos (2014)
- Starring in several TV shows such as Zindagi (1987), Ghutan (1997), Sahil, Grihasti (2008-2009), Katha Sagar (1986), Aur Phir Ek Din (1999), Papa (1996), Miilee (2005), Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar (2011), and Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai
- Being the son of veteran actor Jeevan
- Winning 2 Mayor’s Awards and a Zee TV Award until 2019
Kiran made his debut theatrical film appearance in the comedy movie Love In Simla in 1960.
First TV Show
He made his first TV show appearance in Sunil Mehta’s Prem Kishan.
Kiran Kumar Favorite Things
- Set Of Clothing – Grey flannel trousers with a dark blue blazer and a light blue shirt with a maroon silk tie and a handkerchief
Source – Indian Television
Kiran Kumar Facts
- He was born into a family of rich heritage.
- His great grandfather once governed the city of Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan.
- Kiran was raised in Bombay State, which was one the largest states of India in the ’50s.
- During his childhood days, he aspired to become an engine driver.
- Kiran spent his schooling days as a boarder at the Daly College, Indore.
- He developed an immense passion for film at a very early age as he would often accompany his father Jeevan who was known as the ultimate villain in the Bollywood industry.
- Kiran’s paternal grandfather passed away when his father was 3 years old, and his paternal grandmother died just as she had given birth to Jeevan.
- He firmly believes in the teachings of Sai Baba.
- In the past, he founded the production house Sainama Visions.
- Until March 2019, Kiran had appeared in an astounding 7000 plus television episodes, more than 550 Hindi films, and more than 80 regional films.
- In an interview with Indian Television in 2002, Kiran stated that he was one of the highest paid actors in the industry.
- Kiran received the privilege to be a lifetime member with the International Film and Television Club of the Asian Academy of Film & Television in the past.
- In the past, he was selected to be a committee member of the Cine And TV Artistes’ Association.
- During his time at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, his friends had nicknamed him ‘Dipak Dhar.’
- He was to be featured as the main rival of actor Sanjay Dutt in the film Sher. However, due to Sanjay’s imprisonment, the film was not released even as of March 2019.
- Kiran is notably known for his humanitarian deeds as he supports several child welfare organizations and cancer awareness campaigns.
- He started appearing in Gujarati films after he had not attained much success in Hindi movies during the ’70s. Later, he was titled as ‘The Bachhan of Gujarati Cinema’. However, in 1987, he once again made his mark in Hindi films after starring as Sudhir in Director Rakesh Roshan’s film Khudgarz.
- In 1992, he was nominated at the Filmfare award for “Best Performance in Negative Role” for his character as Pasha in Khuda Gawah.
- He enjoys going for massages every now and then.
- Kiran is a huge cricket fan.
- He looked up to actor V.K. Sharma for inspiration and guidance.
- He is not active on social media.
Featured Image by Deccan Chronicle