Hemant Mahaur is an Indian director, producer, writer, and actor. He is known for his roles in Hindi films including Agent Vinod (2012), Highway (2014), and Phantom (2015).
Hemant Mahaur was born on Wednesday, 18 August 1976 (age 47 years; as of 2023) in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Leo. He pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Later, he got himself enrolled in LLB; however, he dropped out midway to pursue acting. From 1994-95, attended a one-year diploma course in theatre at the Sriram Center in New Delhi. He holds a postgraduate degree in Dramatic Arts. Hemant is an alumnus of the National School of Drama in New Delhi, where he specialized in acting from 1995 to 1998.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father was employed at the Government of India. His brother’s name is Rishabh Mahaur.
He follows Hinduism.
During his college days, he interned under the theatre activists Panchanan Patak and Lalit Mohan Thapaliyal.
Hemant’s father used to take him and his mother to watch Hindi films, almost every Sunday. He grew up watching the classic films of Indian cinema, and he decided to take up acting as a profession.
Between 1989 and 1994, he performed in many plays and in theatre festivals including the Nandikar theatre festival and the Ipta festival. During his days at the National School of Drama, Hemant performed in a play, Dragon, directed by Prasanna Heggodu Vols Handle.
Hemant made his acting debut with the film “Shool” in 1999. He acted in the BAFTA award-winning and oscar nominated Hindi film ‘The Warrior’ (2001) and the National award film “Swaraj The Little Republic’ (2003). In the 2012 animated film ‘Arjun: The Worrier Prince,’ Hemant was the dubbing artist for the character of Duryodhana. He also appeared in the film ‘Agent Vinod’ in 2012.
In Ram Chandran PN’s feature film, Haal-E-Kangaal (2014), Hemant played the role of a struggling filmmaker named Lokesh Sharma.
In 2014, Hemant played the role of Kasana in the film Highway.
In 2020, Hemant acted in a Punjabi short film ‘Kabhu na Chhaade Khet.’ He played the lead role of Babu Bhai in the New York film academy’s short film ‘Sadak Chhaap.’
In 2022, he appeared in the role of Daku Somwar Singh in the web series ‘Dr. Arora,’ released on SonyLIV. The same year, Hemant appeared in ‘The Great Indian Murder,’ a Disney+ HotStar web series, produced by Ajay Devgan Films.
Hemant Mahaur is the director of an award-winning short film ‘The Kite’ in 2011, and DWAND in 2019.
Hemant wrote dialogues for the Hindi film ‘Chilam,’ followed by the story, screenplay, and dialogues for the short films ‘THE KITE’ (2011), and ‘Mayanagari.’
- Hemant Mahaur took training from Naseeruddin Shah when he was studying at the National School of Drama, New Delhi.
- In an interview, he revealed that when Hemant was a toddler, his father used to take Hemant and his wife to watch Hindi films almost every Sunday. He grew up watching all the popular Bollywood films.