Gulshan Grover is an Indian actor. He has worked in more than 400 films. He is referred to as the ‘Bad Man’ of the Bollywood Industry.
Gulshan Grover was born on 21 September 1955 (age 68 years; as of 2023) in New Delhi. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
He did his schooling from a government school in Delhi and went to Shri Ram College of Commerce to pursue his graduation. Later, he completed his post graduation in Commerce. Grover was inclined towards acting since childhood and enrolled himself in Actor’s Studio to receive his training in acting. He eventually became an acting teacher at the Actor’s Studio.
Height: 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Wife
Gulshan Grover belongs to a Hindu Family. He is the son of Bishambar Nath Grover and Ramrakhi Grover. He has two brothers and two sisters. His brother, Ramesh Grover, works at BSquare Technologies. His sister, Rita Grover, is an NSD graduate. His brother, Sonu Grover, is a businessman.
Gulshan Grover dated Filomina for 6 years before they tied a knot in 1998. They have a son named Sanjay Grover. The couple parted ways in 2001.
After getting divorced, he married Kashish in 2001 but the marriage lasted only for 10 months. Later, the actor was also rumoured to be engaged with the actress Somy Ali.
Gulshan started his acting career in 1980 with the film “Hum Paanch.” Subsequently, he appeared in films like “Sohni Mahiwal,” “Ram Lakhan,” ” Doodh Ka Karz,” “Saudagar,” “Vijaypath,” “Yes Boss,” and “Lajja.” In 2011, he played the role of ‘Bhati’ in the film “I am Kalam” which earned him a nomination for the National Awards for the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category.
He has featured in the music videos of the songs “Sohni Lagdi” by Sajjad Ali and “Desi Kalakaar” by Yo Yo Honey Singh.
Grover has also bagged pivotal roles in Hollywood films like “Beeper,” “Blind Ambition,” “Desperate Endeavours,” and “Prisoners Of The Sun.” He has even acted in a few Iranian, Malaysian and Canadian films. He has won the Best Actor International at New York City Film Festival & Houston Film Festival for his portrayal of an Indian Hollyman, in the film “Desperate Endeavours.”
Grover did a film titled “Boom” opposite Katrina Kaif in which they performed some intimate scenes. The scenes became a matter of controversy and, thus, were deleted later on.
- Food: Grilled Fish
- Actor: Shah Rukh Khan
- Actress: Manisha Koirala
- Film: Mughal-E-Azam
- Destination: Goa
- His hobbies include doing workout and swimming.
- Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Mazhar Khan were his batch mates at the Actor’s Studio acting school.
- Grover once had the privilege to have a royal dinner with Prince Charles in Scotland.
- Gulshan was the first choice to play the Police Inspector in the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” but the role later went to Irrfan Khan.
- Grover never took acting seriously until he started doing plays in the Little Theatre Group.
- He is the first Bollywood actor to work in a Hollywood film. In 1997, he worked for the first time in the Hollywood film titled “The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo.”
- Grover has also won many prestigious international awards including BBC Award, Giant’s Award in Art & Cinema, Stardust Best Actor Award and the New York City International Film Festival Award.
- His residence is at Woodstock, J P Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai.
- Gulshan was offered the role of Farhad Hassan in the final season of “24” (2001) but the actor denied playing the character.
- His ancestors belonged to Rawalpindi, Pakistan who later migrated to Delhi after India got Independence.
- Grover’s ex-secretary, Bhanu (brother of the popular actress Mandakini), married his ex-wife Filomina in London. She later changed her name to Meena Grover.
- Gulshan once commented about the role of ‘Kattapa’ from the film “Bahubali.” He said that Bahubali is a good film and he has liked the script for the role of Kattapa but he would have portrayed the role in a better way if he got the chance to do so.
- He is popularly known as the ‘Bad Man’ of the Bollywood Industry. Grover received this name after playing the role of ‘Kesariya Vilayati’ aka ‘Bad Man’ in the film “Ram Lakhan.” His character became so popular among the audience that he is still recognised with that name.