Sanjay Mishra (born 6 October 1963) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and television. An alumnus of National School of Drama, he made his acting debut in the 1995 film Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!. Later films include Rajkumar (1996) and Satya (1998). He also appeared as Apple Singh, an "icon" used by ESPN Star Sports during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. In 2015, he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ankhon Dekhi.
Early life and background
Sanjay Mishra was born in a middle-class family living in Darbhanga, Sakri, Narayanpur, Bihar. Mishra's father Shambhu Nath Mishra was an employee at the Press Information Bureau and both his grandparents were Indian civil servant. When his father got transferred he moved to Varanasi, where he studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya BHU. Mishra joined the National School of Drama and graduated in 1989.
He did many commercials and small movie roles before he got the opportunity to stand with Amitabh Bachchan in a Mirinda commercial. In 1991, on his first day of shooting the television series Chanakya, he reportedly took 28 takes. The director left him with an assistant director so that he could rehearse for the shoot. His first released movie was Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! in 1995 in which he played a small part as a harmonium player.
Television actor and comedian
He later acted in Satya and Dil Se.., which helped him in securing the role of Shukla, a corrupt Paan-loving employee, in the famous television sitcom Office Office. In the next few years, he acted mainly in TV serials before moving to films exclusively. He left television serials in 2005 after he got recognition for his role in Bunty Aur Babli and Apna Sapna Money Money.
In 2006, he acted in and gained fame from the back-to-back hit films Golmaal: Fun Unlimited and Dhamaal. Over the next few years, he appeared in small roles in many multi-starer big banner films before getting nationwide popularity for his role as RGV in All the Best: Fun Begins and Phas Gaye Re Obama. Phas Gaye Re Obama was a serious comedy based on the recession. He directed a movie named Pranaam Walekum, which released in January 2016, as well as Dhama Choukdhi, which also starred Dipraj Rana and model Rozlyn Khan. Besides working in the Hindi film industry, he has also acted in Bhojpuri cinema. His only Bhojpuri release until date is Rang Li Chunariya Tere Naam.
In 2014, he played the critically acclaimed role of a male protagonist in the film Ankhon Dekhi, directed by Rajat Kapoor. Mishra won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role as Bauji, the protagonist of the film. His dialogue "Dhondu, Just Chill" and comic timing in All the Best gained him wide recognition. His latest release Ankhon Dekhi proved him as a serious actor. His movies Bhoothnath Returns, Kick and Dum Laga Ke Haisha all brought positive reviews. In the previous year, 2013, he also acted as leading actor in the film Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga. Until date, he has worked mainly in Hindi, as well as Telugu, Bhojpuri and Punjabi.
His films Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Dilwale and many small budget films released in 2015, all brought him accolades. During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, he did a commercial called Mauka Mauka.
In 2017 he worked in Mangal Ho, Golmaal Again, and Newton movies.
He is lead actor (hero) in 2018 released the Hindi movie Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain which shows the love story of a mature couple. His upcoming project is a short film Masoom (proposed name) which will be shot in the location of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.
|2010||Apsara Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role||Phas Gaye Re Obama||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female)||Phas Gaye Re Obama||Won|
|2014||Star Screen Awards- Best Actor-Sanjay Mishra||Ankhon Dekhi||Won|
|Jagran Film Awards for Best Actor (Male)||Ankhon Dekhi||Won|
|Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics)||Ankhon Dekhi ||Won|
|2015||Jagran Film Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role||Masaan||Won|
|2016||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor||Masaan||Nominated|
|2016||Best Actor Award at Indian Film Festival Los Angeles||Masaan||Won|
|2021||Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics)||Kaamyaab||Nominated|
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|Denotes films / dramas that are not yet released|
|2021||Jogira Sara Ra Ra||Filming|
|2020||Bahut Hua Samman||Ram Prasad aka Bakchod Baba|
|Yaara||Chaman||Released On Zee5|
|Gwalior||Shambhu Nath Mishra|
|2019||Waah Zindagi||Grandfather Ramkaran|
|P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar||Mr. Inquiry|
|Jabariya Jodi||Duniya Lal Yadav|
|Ammaa Ki Boli||Rukmi|
|Booo Sabki Phategi||Nainsukh||Web Series|
|Milan Talkies||Usman Bhai|
|2018||Ekkees Tareekh Shubh Muhurat||Girdhari Lal Sharma|
|Bhaiaji Superhit||Dr. Gyan Prakash Buddisagar|
|Nine Hours In Mumbai||Bhola Bhai|
|Mangal Ho||Udhaar De|
|Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain||Yashwant Batra|
|2017||Muskurahatein||Dr. Yakub Ansari|
|Golmaal Again||Babli Bhai|
|Guest Iin London||Qureshi|
|Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana|
|Anaarkali of Aarah||VC Sahab|
|Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain|
|Jolly LLB 2||Retired Policeman|
|2016||Shor Se Shuruaat|
|Yeh Hai Lollipop|
|Great Grand Masti||Antakshari Baba|
|Santa Banta Pvt Ltd||Akbar Allahabadi|
|Sankarabharanam||Bhai Saab||Telugu film|
|Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Guruji/Ravan|
|Shaadi Abhi Baaki Hai|
|Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi||Ashique Ali|
|Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq||Neta Ji|
|Second Hand Husband||Lawyer|
|Uvaa||Vyakul ji, Hindi Teacher|
|Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho||Pandit|
|Kick 2||Telugu-language film|
|Masaan||Pandit Vidyadhar Pathak|
|Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat||Kanaiya|
|Dhondooss Just Chill|
|Dum Laga Ke Haisha||Chandra Prakash Tiwari|
|Chal Guru Ho Jaa Shuru|
|Objection My God||Chitra/Gupt|
|2014||Zed Plus (2014 film)||Hidayatulla|
|Spark (2014 film)|
|Kick||Ramavtaar Rathi (Senior Inspector)|
|Chal Bhaag||Tata Singh|
|Bhoothnath Returns||Gabdi Kumar|
|Ankhon Dekhi||Raje Bauji|
|Gollu Aur Pappu||Cameraman|
|War Chhod Na Yaar||Commander Khan|
|Ammaa Ki Boli||Rukmi|
|Phata Poster Nikla Hero||Jogi|
|Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi|
|Singh Sahab the Great||Murli|
|Choron Ki Baaraat||Bhaiya Ji|
|Just U & Me|
|Jolly LLB||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga||Puttan Pal|
|Be Careful||Ram Khilawan Tiwari/Lobo|
|Khiladi 786||Jeevannlal Praanlal D'costa|
|Son of Sardaar||Club Owner|
|Hum Tum Shabana||Munna Military (Manoj Tyage)|
|2011||Chatur Singh Two Star||Lallanpur|
|Chala Mussaddi... Office Office||Shukla|
|Bin Bulaye Baraati||Hazari|
|Satrangee Parachute||Daroga Pratap Sin|
|Shaadii Ke Liiye Loan|
|Kya Karein Kya Na Karein|
|2010||Phas Gaye Re Obama||Bhai Sahab|
|Toonpur Ka Super Hero||Shyam|
|Mar Jawan Gur Khake||Mishra|
|Pappu Can't Dance Saala||Fast Food Vendor/owner|
|Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?||Watchman|
|Hello Darling||Dead Body|
|2009||Thanks Maa||Yusuf Charsi|
|Naughty at 40|
|Meri Padosan||Vijay 'Viju' Pundit|
|Kya Time Hai Yaar|
|Khallballi!: Fun Unlimited||Producer|
|All the Best: Fun Begins||RGV (Raghunandandas Goverdhandas Vakavle)|
|Meri Padosan||Vijay Kumar|
|Ek: The Power of One||Advocate Parminder 'Pammi' Singh|
|2008||Golmaal Returns||Subodh Mehra|
|Roadside Romeo||Chhainu (voice)|
|God Tussi Great Ho||Murari|
|Krazzy 4||Traffic Inspector Dayanand Dubey|
|One Two Three||Pinto - Yadav's goon|
|Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama||Mishra|
|Halla Bol||Sanjay Mishra|
|Dhamaal||Babu Bhai (Aatank)|
|Journey Bombay to Goa||Cameraman|
|Rangli Chunariya Tere Naam||Daya Shankar|
|Guru||Chhaganbhai (Guru's senior in Turkey)|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||The real Sarju Maharaj Banerswala|
|Tom, Dick, and Harry|
|2005||Bunty Aur Babli||Q. Q. Qureshi|
|Tango Charlie||Tarun Chauhan's friend|
|2002||Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein||Inspector Pandey|
|Bagawat Ek Jung|
|Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani||Bomb Squad|
|1998||Wajood||Kanchan (camera operator)|
|1995||Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!||Harmonium Man|
|1995||Sorry Meri Lorry|
|1996||Kabhi Paas Kabhi Fail|
|1997||Hum Bambai Nai Jayenge|
|1998||Bhawron Ne Phool Khilaya|
|Break Ke Baad|
|Hip Hip Hurray|
|2000||Office Office||Shukla||SAB TV|
|2002||Ram Khilawan And Family|
|Line of Control|
|2003||Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai|
|Woh Dus Din|
|2004||Naya Office Office|
|Baat Ek Raat Ki|
|2005||Mohalla Mohabbat Wala|
|Pranaam Walekum||Bhushan Sharma, Sandip Kapoor|
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- "Latest 'Mauka Mauka' advertisement by Star Sports ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final between India and Bangladesh". Cricket Country. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
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- Aakash Mishra (27 February 2021). "Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma commence shooting of 'Jogira Sara Ra Ra'". Republic World. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
- Prachi Arya (18 January 2021). "Director Santosh Sivan, Sham Kaushal work like a team in BTS stills from 'Mumbaikar'". Republic World. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- "Neena Gupta and Sanjay Mishra in social thriller Gwalior". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
- "Sanjay Mishra And Shikha Malhotra Speak About Their Upcoming Film 'Kanchali". ABP News. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
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