Atul Srivastava is a veteran Indian actor, who is well-known for playing the supporting roles (comic) in various Hindi films and TV serials.
Atul Srivastava was born on 31 December in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He did his schooling at Baal Shiksha Niketan in Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, and Queens Anglo Sanskrit Inter College, Lucknow. He then attended the University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. In 1983, he studied at the University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He studied acting at Bharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Facebook- Atul Srivastava The Times of India
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father was a scientist. His elder brother’s name is Sanjay Srivastava. His younger brothers named Prafull Srivastava (film editor) and Mayank Srivastava (choreographer) died of COVID-19 in 2021. Atul Srivastava has one sister.
Wife & Children
On 25 May, he celebrates his wedding anniversary with Suchitra Srivastava who owns an art and craft studio named Pink Sun Studio. The couple has a son named Akshat Srivastava who works as a director, editor, and writer at the YouTube channel ‘The Viral Fever.’
He started his career as a theatre actor. He has performed in various theatre plays and radio plays. He has also directed a few Hindi theatre plays. He has acted in more than a hundred TV shows including ‘Tea Time Manoranjan’ (1994), ‘Kash-m-kash’ (1995), ‘Sorry Meri Lorry’ (1995), and ‘Gudgudee’ (1998).
He has played cameo roles in various Hindi films like ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’ (2003), ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015), ‘Stree’ (2018), ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ (2018), and ‘The Kashmir Files’ (2022).
Atul has also appeared in a few TV commercials and YouTube videos.
He is also working as an assistant professor in the Humanities department (visiting faculty) for IFTI, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
- Street Food: Paani Ke Batashe, Chaat
- Eating Place: Sharma Chaat in Hazratganj
- In his teenage, he used to visit his uncle BN Srivastava (an Indian actor) to learn the basics about acting as he wanted to make a career in acting.
- Atul is well-versed in playing the tabla.
- In an interview, while talking about the Bharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, he said,
I am a student of Prof Raj Bisaria and what I have learnt from him has been invaluable. We were some of the lucky ones that in our time, in 1984-85, we had the best teachers. We used to have guests lecturers from the National School of Drama, Delhi come and take lessons. So BNA ka bahut bada haath hai meri kala ko nikharne mein. People think that acting is an inborn talent, true, but an institute hones that skill and teaches you how to use it. That’s what BNA did to me.”
- He is very fond of reading books.
- During an interview, while remembering his old days in Lucknow, he said,
Those were such carefree days. Sharma Chaat in Hazratganj was my favourite eatery. I used to love his paani ke batashe. Aaj bhi agar mein Lucknow aata hoon toh wahan ki chaat zaroor khata hoon. Phir Hanuman Setu mera chakkar zaroor lagta tha. I was always a movie-buff. Once I went to Hanuman Setu and told Hanumanji ki aaj agar picture nahi dikhayi toh kal se darshan karne nahi aaunga.”
And seriously, my friend and I went and stood outside Gulab cinema and there someone came and tapped on my shoulder and said ‘yeh lo ticket’. I told him that I don’t have money to pay for it so he said ‘free mein jao picture dekho’. Bas phir toh main roz mandir jaane laga. Once we went to the swimming pool and there was my friend Ram, who used to study in La Martiniere, who said ki aaj picture dekhne ka mann ho raha hai. And believe me, while swimming, we saw a 10 rupees note lying near the swimming pool. Bas phir kya tha, we went straight to watch a film. Toh aisi yaadein hain Lucknow ki.”