Saurabh Shukla Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Saurabh Shukla Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 82 kg
Date of Birth March 5, 1963
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Spouse Barnali Ray Shukla

Saurabh Shukla is an Indian actor and director who has primarily worked in Hindi language films and plays and has acquired cult status for both his comedic as well as villainous roles. For portraying the quirky character of Justice Sunderlal Tripathi in the 2013 legal comedy film Jolly LLB, he won the “Best Supporting Actor” award at the prestigious National Film Awards ceremony in 2014.

Born Name

Saurabh Shukla

Nick Name

Saurabh

Saurabh Shukla during an event in November 2014
Saurabh Shukla during an event in November 2014 (Suyash.dwivedi / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Saurabh completed his primary and secondary schooling from local institutions in Delhi. He then graduated from the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University.

Occupation

Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – Shatrughan Shukla (Classical Vocalist, Former ‘Head of Department’ of Music and Fine Arts at Delhi University)
  • Mother – Jogamaya Shukla (India’s first female Tabla player) (d. 2019)
  • Siblings – He has an older brother who is a commerce teacher and musician.

Build

Large

Height

5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm

Weight

82 kg or 181 lbs

Saurabh Shukla in a selfie as seen in March 2017
Saurabh Shukla in a selfie as seen in March 2017 (Saurabh Shukla / Twitter)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Saurabh has dated –

  1. Barnali Ray Shukla

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Saurabh Shukla as seen in March 2011
Saurabh Shukla as seen in March 2011 (FilmiTadka / www.filmitadka.in / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Distinctive Features

  • Semi-bald head
  • Stocky frame
  • Sports a goatee
  • Puffy cheeks

Brand Endorsements

Saurabh has appeared in the TV commercials for brands such as –

  • Junglee Rummy
  • Fastac Tablets
  • Q-Coril Anti Cough Syrup

Saurabh Shukla Favorite Things

  • Sport – Table Tennis
  • Play – The Good Doctor
  • Playwright – Arthur Miller
  • Fictional Character – Eddie Carbone in the play A View from the bridge
  • Novel/Short Story – Zorba the Greek (1946)
  • Poet – Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
  • Theatre Director – Ranjeet Kapoor
  • ActorNaseeruddin Shah
  • Food – Chole Bhature

SourceRediff, MumbaiTheatreGuide.com

Saurabh Shukla at the screening of Sonata in April 2014
Saurabh Shukla at the screening of Sonata in April 2014 (Bollywood Hungama / BollywoodHungama.com / CC BY-3.0)

Saurabh Shukla Facts

  1. He was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, but his family moved to Delhi when he was just 2 years old.
  2. Saurabh grew up in a family of movie buffs. His whole family had made it a point to watch an English film every Sunday morning. Growing up, he and his older brother were allowed to watch up to 4 films a week. He has credited his parents’ free hand and indulgence as a major source of inspiration towards acting and film-making.
  3. His professional acting career began in 1984 when he joined a theatre group named Sakshi in the Mandi House area in New Delhi. He worked with the group till 1991, performing roles in plays such as A View From The Bridge, Look Back in Anger, Ghashiram Kotwal, and Hayvadan.
  4. In 1991, he joined the renowned institution National School of Drama’s professional wing, NSD Repertory Company, and worked there as an actor for almost 2 years.
  5. He got his first acting role in 1992 when noted film director Shekhar Kapur carved out a special role for him in the controversial movie Bandit Queen. Seema Biswas, who played the lead role in the film, was his colleague at the NSD Repertory Company.
  6. Saurabh’s breakthrough as an actor came in 1998 when he portrayed the memorable gangster character of Kallu Mama in the cult classic crime film Satya. He also co-wrote the script for the film which won him the Star Screen Award for “Best Screenplay”.
  7. He is also a songwriter and has penned the lyrics for songs from films such as Mixed Doubles (2006), Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (2010), and I am 24 (2010).
  8. During his days as a struggling actor, in the mid-90s, he used to share a room with future Bollywood film directors Vijay Krishna Acharya and Tigmanshu Dhulia, and actor Manoj Bajpayee.
  9. In an interview, Saurabh has revealed that he lost interest in acting for a good while because he was only getting offered peripheral roles in commercial films, whereas, he felt that he would be cast for meaty roles in realistic films after the success of Satya.

Featured Image by Bollywood Hungama / BollywoodHungama.com / CC BY-3.0

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