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Shekhar Suman
Born 7 December 1962, Patna, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985 - present

Shekhar Suman (born 7 December 1962, Patna, India) is an Indian film actor and a television personality. His son Adhyayan Suman is a Bollywood film actor.


Early life

He was born in a Kayashth family. His grandfather was the first Advocate-General of Bihar and his father, Dr.Phani Bhushan Prasad, is an eminent surgeon in Bihar.


He started his Bollywood career with the film Utsav opposite Rekha in september 1985. He worked with top most actresses of their time like Madhuri Dixit, Dimple Kapadia and Juhi Chawla but he did not enjoy much commercial success. He is credited in the film 'Utsav' on IMDB as 'Charudatta" Shekhar Suman.

Though not very successful in films he rose to become the first superstar of Indian television and achieved huge success after the shows Dekh Bhai Dekh Reporter Wah janab Andaz Amar Prem Movers n Shakers Carry On shekhar Simply Shekhar. They were primarily modelled on and adapted from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He hosted Flim Deewane The Great Indian Comedy Show on Star One till February 2006 and did some episodes of Dial One aur Jeeto on Sahara TV. Prior to this he did quiz shows like Nilaam Ghar on Zee Television and He-Man on Star One. He also hosted a show on Star News, Poll Khol For Five Years which was a satire on the current political scenario in India.

Apart from this, he was one of the judges of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge along with Navjot Singh Sidhu, a former cricketer. This programme, a stand-up comedy contest, was the first of its kind on Indian television. However Shekhar quit after the end of the third season due to differences with Sidhu. He was replaced by Shatrughan Sinha (a former Bollywood actor, parliamentarian, minister) in the fourth season. He went ahead and became the judge of a rival comedy program 'Comedy Circus', which is one of the several shows which sprang up along the lines of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, to replicate its success and capitalize on the huge demand for comedy oriented television shows.

He is the father of Adhyayan Suman, who is an actor in Indian Cinema. Shekhar Suman has also featured in numerous Indian advertisements like BPL Washing Machine,Coke, Tide, Polar Fans, Priyagold Magic Gold Biscuits, Daawat Basmati Rice, etc.

Recently, he made his debut in singing, with a music album named 'Kuch Khwaab Aise' . His new album is a collection of eight love ballads whose music has been composed by Aadesh Srivastava and lyrics written by Shyam Raj. It features the Brazilian Kingfisher model - Bruna. The entire choreography, designing and direction of the music video has been done by Rajiv Goswami. In December 2009, he appeared as a participant on a reality TV series, Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka based on past life regression [1][2][3]. He has also appeared as a judge in reality TV show aired on Star TV titled as "Lux Perfect Bride". currently he is working in Vinod Pandeys Flim "Chalu Movies Inc" Anand Mahendroo's "Dekh Bhai Dekh" and "Awake" with his own son Adhyayan Suman. This is the first flim produced by his production company "Windmill Entertainment "PVT LTD" to be directed by Rohit Jugraj.

Television Serials

  • Chhote Babu
  • Amar Prem
  • Andaz
  • Bid Bid Boom
  • Bombay Blue
  • Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
  • Comedy Circus
  • Dekh Bhai Dekh
  • Dial One Aur Jeeto
  • Dum Dama Dum :- Two brothers Sarju (Shekhar Suman) and Birju (Lakshmikant Berde) come to city from the village to find a job. But what they don't know that in the city their look alike Chichi (Shekhar Suman) and Chintoo (Lakshmikant Berde) lives. The modern day comedy of errors with a hilarious situation creates every time when they come across by each others relatives and friends.
  • Ek Raja Ek Rani :- Ajay Kapoor (Shekhar Suman) is a wealthy millionaire who is in search of love of his life. His search comes to an end when he meets Shweta Mehra (Bhairavi Raichura). The two falls in love but they have to clear all the hurdles to be together.
  • Film Deewane
  • Geet Gaata Chal
  • Great Indian Comedy Show
  • Main (STAR PLUS)
  • He-Man
  • Hera Pheri :- A cunning Ajay Premi (Shekhar Suman) and his wife Rashmi Premi ( Rakhi Tandon ) are in debt , suddenly Ajay received a message from lawyer Batterywala (Asrani) that his elder brother Vijay Premi died in an accident , but leaves all his property to him and to his younger brother Sanjay Premi (Rohit Roy) , who is missing for years. The only condition is that Ajay get his share of money when he and Sanjay will be present at the same time otherwise all the money will goes to Sanjay. Then Ajay and Rashmi tries every con to get the money.
  • Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar
  • Made in India
  • Movers & Shakers
  • Nilaam Gharr
  • Poll Khol
  • Reporter
  • Simply Shekhar
  • The Great Indian Laughter Challenge
  • Wah Janaab
  • Wilaytee Babu
  • Tedhi Baat Shekhar Ke Saath


Year Film Character Played
2009 One Fine Monday
2009 Dhaan
2004 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Anand Mathur
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Guru (Shyam's friend)
1994 Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se Police Inspector Mohan
1993 Professor Ki Padosan Vinod
1991 Ranbhoomi Dr. Paresh
1991 Jaan Pechaan Raja
1990 Pati Parmeshwar -
1989 Tridev Journalist Shrikant Verma
1989 Anjaane Rishte Anil Trivedi
1989 Tere Bina Kya Jeena -
1989 Kaanoon Ki Awaaz -
1989 Tujhe Nahin Chhodunga -
1988 Jaan Pe Khel Kar -
1988 Insaaf Ki Manzil -
1988 Kharidar -
1988 Woh Phir Aayegi -
1987 Sansar Peter Fernandes
1986 Anubhav -
1986 Manav Hatya -
1986 Naache Mayuri -
1985 Rehguzar -
1984 Utsav Manjunath Shekhar Suman


Shekhar contested parliamentary elections 2009 from 36 Patna sahib Constituency for the Indian National Congress party against the BJP's Shatrughan Sinha.


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