Police inspector and the police officer

   Mini Biography

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   Irfan Khan plays the police inspector

Irfan Khan was bornSahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan November 30, 1962 (1962-11-30) (age 46) and brought up in Jaipur, India. He was born into a Nawab family. He was studying for his M.A. degree when he earned a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in 1984.  Khan is married to writer Sutapa Sikdar, also an NSD graduate, and they have two sons

Acting Career

After graduating in 1987, Khan moved to Mumbai, where he acted in numerous television serials like ‘Chanakya’,’Sara Jahan Hamara’ ‘Banegi Apni Baat’ and ‘Chandrakanta’ (Doordarshan), ‘Star Bestsellers’ (Star Plus), etc. He was the main villain in a series called Darr (which aired on Star Plus), where he played the role of a psycho serial killer, opposite Kay Kay Menon.

He acted in some of the episodes of Star Bestsellers (aired on Star-Plus). In one of the episodes, his role was of a parchoon shopkeeper who has a misconception that his landlord’s wife is trying to seduce him. In the other one, he played the role of an office-accountant who, after been insulted by his lady-boss, took revenge by making her mad. He also appeared in a serial called Bhanvar (aired on SET India) for two episodes. In one episode, he performed the role of a thug who somehow landed to a court, where he presented himself as a lawyer.

Theater and television kept him afloat until Mira Nair offered him a cameo in Salaam Bombay (1988) though his role was edited out in the final film.

In the 1990s he appeared in the critically acclaimed film Ek Doctor Ki Maut and Such a Long Journey (1998) and various other films which went unnoticed.

After many unsuccessful films, things changed when London-based director Asif Kapadia gave him the lead in The Warrior, an historical film completed in 11 weeks on the locals in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. In 2001 The Warrior stormed in international film festivals making Irrfan Khan a known face, world over.

In 2003 he acted in Indian born writer-director, Asvin Kumar’s short film, Road to Ladakh. After the film received rave reviews at international festivals, the film is now being made into a full length feature, again starring Irrfan Khan. That same year he played the title role in the critically acclaimed Maqbool, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

His first Bollywood main lead role came in 2005 with film Rog. Thereafter he appeared in several films either playing the leading role or a supporting role as a villain. In 2004 he won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in film Haasil.

In 2007, he appeared in the box office hits Metro, for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and The Namesake, which was a hit overseas. They were closely followed by his appearance in the international films A Mighty Heart and The Darjeeling Limited.

Even after becoming a successful actor in bollywood, he has not severed his ties with television. He used to anchor a show ‘Mano ya na mano’ (airing on Star One). He had hosted another programme called “Kya Kahen” which was on the similar lines of Mano Ya Na Mano like Superstition and Extra Sensory Perception etc.

In 2008 he featured as a narrator in an Arts Alliance production, id – Identity of the Soul. The performance is due to tour worldwide, this year tens of thousands turned out to see the event as it toured the West Bank. He also plays the police inspector in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

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                                                                                                                      saurabh-shukla

                                                                                                              Saurabh Shukla plays  Constable Srinivas 

Shukla’s family left Gorakhpur for Delhi when he was two years old. After completing his schooling, he did his graduation from Khalsa College, Delhi. His professional career began in 1984 with his entry into theatre.

Saurabh Shukla is a Star Screen Award and Zee Cine Award nominated Indian film and television actor, director and scriptwriter

Shukla began serious theatre in 1986 with roles in plays like A View From The Bridge (Arthur Miller), Look Back In Anger (John Osborne), Ghashiram Kotwal (Vijay Tendulkar) and Hayvadan. In 1991, he joined the NSD Repertoire Company – the professional wing of the National School of Drama – as actor. The next year, he got his first break when Shekhar Kapur, impressed with his work, created a role for him in Bandit Queen. Shukla also did the role of Vijay Anand’s sidekick Gopi in the 1994 Doordarshan crime drama Tehkikat. The series was directed by Karan Razdan, but Shekhar Kapur directed the first episode.

Shukla’s biggest break came when he co-wrote the script for Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 cult classic Satya and essayed the role of gangster Kallu Mama in the film. He won the Star Screen Award for Best Screenplay alongside Anurag Kashyap.

“Why do I make realistic films, like Satya? Because that’s the kind of films I like to do. Capturing reality is very difficult and challenging,” he said in a 2000 interview to Rediff.com, making it clear that his prefers realism in his scripts. In the same interview he also talked about his preferred genre of film making – black comedy:

In 2003, he wrote the screenplay for Calcutta Mail. He received his first award for this film, the Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay. In 2008, he acted in his first international film, the Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated Slumdog Millionaire, as the character Constable Srinivas.

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