Kunal Khemu Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Kunal Khemu

Kunal Khemu is an Indian actor. He has worked as a child actor in a number of Bollywood films. Let’s delve into details about the actor’s personal and professional life.


Kunal Khemu was born on 25 May 1983 (age 40 years; as of 2023) in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India. He did his schooling from Niranjanlal Dalmia High School, Mumbai and enrolled himself in Amity University, Noida to complete his graduation. He was inclined towards acting from a very young age. He used to be a part of his school’s theatre group and won various awards for his acting in the plays.

Kunal Khemu in his childhood

Kunal Khemu in his childhood

Kunal started his career as a child artist with Doordarshan TV’s “Gul Gulshan Gulfaam” when he was just 4-year-old. In 1993, he made Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt’s “Sir.” In the 90s, Khemu rose to fame with his performances in films like “Zakhm,” “Bhai,” “Raja Hindustani,” and “Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.”

Kunal Khemu as a child actor

Kunal Khemu as a child actor

At the age of 14, he gave up acting to concentrate on his studies.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5’ 6”

Weight: 65 kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Body Measurements: Chest 40”, Waist 30”, Biceps 15”

Family, Caste & Wife

Kunal belongs to a Brahmin (Kashmiri Pandit) Hindu Family. He is the son of actor Ravi Kemmu and Jyoti Kemmu. He has a younger sister, Karishma Khemu.

Kunal Khemu with his parents and sister

Kunal Khemu with his parents and sister-in-law

Kunal Khemu with his sister

Kunal Khemu with his sister, Karishma Khemu

Kunal’s grandfather, Moti Lal Khemu, was a playwriter who had received Padma Shri and Rashtra Bhasha Prachar Samiti Award.

Kunal Khemu's grandfather

Kunal Khemu’s grandfather, Moti Lal Khemu

Kunal was into a live-in relationship with Soha Ali Khan for a year. They got married on 25 January 2015 in a private ceremony in Mumbai. The couple has a daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, who was born in September 2017.

Kunal with Soha Ali Khan

Kunal Khemu with Soha Ali Khan

Kunal Khemu with his wife and daughter

Kunal Khemu with his wife, Soha, and daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu

His father-in-law, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was an Indian cricketer. His mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore, is a former Bollywood actress.

Kunal Khemu's father in law

Kunal Khemu’s father-in-law, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Kunal Khemu's mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore

Kunal Khemu’s mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore

Kunal’s brother-in-law, Saif Ali Khan is an actor and his sister-in-law, Kareena Kapoor is an actress.

Kunal Khemu with Saif Ali Khan

Kunal Khemu with Saif Ali Khan

Kunal Khemu with kareena

Kunal Khemu with Kareena Kapoor Khan


Kunal made his debut in a lead with Mohit Suri’s “Kalyug.” Next, he portrayed the role of a money lender in Madhur Bhandarkar’s “Traffic Signal.” In 2007, he appeared in the film, “Dhol.” In 2008, he played a double role in “Superstar” and followed it by starring in “Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge,” “Jai Veeru,” and “99.”


Further, he appeared in “Golmaal 3,” “Blood Money,” “Go Goa Gone,” “Bhaag Johny,” and “Guddu Ki Gun.”


Kunal made his directorial debut with the film ‘Madgaon Express’ in 2024.

A poster of the film 'Madgaon Express' (2024)

A poster of the film ‘Madgaon Express’ (2024)


  • In 2014, Kunal got a tattoo of “Lord Shiva” on his leg and was highly criticised on social media for his act. Later, he clarified the issue saying that he did that out of devotion and not with an intention to disrespect God.

    Tattoo controversy

    Kunal Khemu’s tattoo controversy

  • In 2016, his married life with Soha Ali Khan was rumoured to be in trouble. However, the actor denied all such rumours and said that they were still a happy couple.

Car/Bike Collection

Kunal owns a Volkswagen Touareg car and an MV AGUSTA 1090 bike.

Kunal Khemu riding his bike

Kunal Khemu riding his bike

Salary/Net Worth

With a net worth of $3 million, he gets paid ₹1-2 crore per film.

Favourite Things 

  • Food: Rogan Josh, Creme Brulee, Chinese cuisine, Sizzler
  • Hobbies: travelling, cooking
  • Films: Andaz Apna Apna, Deewaar, Namak Halaal, Shahenshah, Omkara, The Matrix
  • Directors: Anurag Kashyap, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Sports: Cricket, football
  • Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar, M.S. Dhoni, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Flintoff
  • Football Teams: Brazil, Argentina, Manchester United, Real Madrid
  • Colour: black
  • Travel Destination: London, Greece
  • Restaurants: Mainland China, Yokos in Mumbai


  • Kunal is fondly called Chotu by his family and friends.
  • He resides at a flat in Sunder Villa near Linking Road, Khar, Mumbai.

    Kunal Khemu's residence in Mumbai

    Kunal Khemu’s residence in Mumbai

  • He has tattooed “Lord Shiva Tattoo” on his leg and “Om Namah Shivaya” on his back.
    Kunal Khemu's tatto on his leg

    Kunal Khemu’s tattoo on his leg

    Kunal Khemu's tattoo on his back

    Kunal Khemu’s tattoo on his back

  • Kunal belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit Family from Srinagar but later they relocated to Mumbai.
  • He drinks alcohol occasionally.
  • During an interview, he said that he would have been a musician or a writer if he hadn’t been an actor.
  • Kunal met Soha for the first time on the sets of “Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge,” and they hardly exchanged any words. Initially, he thought that they could never be friends but they came close to each other while shooting for the film, “99” and eventually got married.
  • He received a flat worth ₹9 crore, as a ‘wedding gift,’ from his mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore.


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