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Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy is an Indian TV & film actor, who mainly works in Hindi and Telugu films. He came into the limelight for playing the role of Rishabh Bajaj in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ (2001).

Wiki/Biography

Ronit Bose Roy [1]The Times of India also written as Ronit Boseroy [2]Instagram – Ronit Boseroy was born on Monday, 11 October 1965 (age 57 years; as of 2022) in Nagpur, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Libra. He spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Ronit Roy's childhood photo with his mother

Ronit Roy’s childhood photo with his mother

He did his schooling at Ankur School, Ahmedabad. He did a diploma in hotel management at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat. Later, he pursued a Bachelor of Engineering at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. [3]Adotrip [4]The Indian Express [5]LinkedIn – Ronit Roy

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 11″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Ronit Roy

Family

Ronit Roy belongs to a Bengali family. [6]The Indian Express

Parents & Siblings

His father, Brothindranath Bose Roy, was a businessman, who passed away when Ronit was too young. His mother, Dolly Bose Roy, used to work as a tuition teacher. His younger brother, Rohit Roy, is an actor, writer director, and producer.

A picture of Ronit Roy's father

A picture of Ronit Roy’s father

Ronit Roy's mother and brother

Ronit Roy’s mother and brother

Wife & Children

At a young age, he got married to Johaina Mumtaz Khan, niece of the Indian actor Dilip Kumar. Ronit and Johaina have a daughter together named Ona (born in 1991), who is a digital creator.

A picture of Ronit Roy's first wife and daughter from his first wife

A picture of Ronit Roy’s first wife and daughter from his first wife

After a few years of their marriage, the couple got divorced in 1990. A few years later, he met the Indian model and actor Neelam Singh at a friend’s party. Initially, they became friends and soon, fell in love with each other. After dating for around three and a half years, on 25 December 2003, Ronit and Neelam got married.

Ronit Roy's wedding picture with Neelam

Ronit Roy’s wedding picture with Neelam

The couple has a daughter named Aador Roy (born in May 2005), and a son named Agasthya Roy (born in October 2007).

Ronit Roy with his wife and children

Ronit Roy with his wife and children

Other Relative

His brother, Rohit Roy, is married to the Indian actress Manasi Joshi Roy who is the sister of the Indian actor Sharman Joshi.

Ronit Roy's brother with his wife and Rohit's brother-in-law Sharman Joshi

Ronit Roy’s brother, Rohit Roy with Rohit’s wife and Rohit’s brother-in-law Sharman Joshi

Career

Odd Jobs

After completing his hotel management diploma, he moved from Gujarat to Mumbai. When he arrived in Mumbai, for almost a year, he stayed at the residence of director Subhash Ghai, who was his father’s best friend. He started his career by working as an intern at Sea Rock Hotel in Mumbai. During his time there, he took on various tasks such as washing dishes, cleaning, serving tables, and working at the bar. After quitting his job at Seas Rock, he worked as an assistant director with Mukta Arts, a film production company. He then started assisting the Indian directors Sanjeev Sharma and Mansoor Khan in making ad films. Later, he worked as a bodyguard for Aamir Khan for nearly two years as he did not have any acting projects. In an interview, while talking about working with Aamir Khan, he said,

Luckily I worked for Aamir Khan for 2 years. I was his bodyguard. I started my company because I had no work. I got the opportunity to spend time with Aamir Khan, I learned what dedication and hard work are. Then, Ekta Kapoor brought two big serials in my life at that time and I am learning, this cycle continues even today.”

While he was working with Aamir, the Indian producer Ekta Kapoor offered him two popular TV serials. He also worked as a junior artist in a few Hindi films. [7]Pinkvilla

Films

Hindi

In 1992, he made his acting debut with the Hindi film ‘Jaan Tere Naam’ in which he played the role of Sunil Sharma.

Jaan Tere Naam

Jaan Tere Naam

In the same year, he appeared as a lead actor in the film ’15th August’ as Vikram Chaudhary.

15th August

15th August

He then appeared in a few other Hindi films like ‘Sainik’ (1993), ‘Hulchul’ (1995), ‘Army’ (1996), and ‘Jagannath’ (1997). However, he did not get much popularity with the films.

Sainik

Sainik

Ronit started getting recognition in Hindi films with ‘Udaan’ (2010) as Bhairav Singh.

A still from the film Udaan

A still from the film Udaan

He then did a few popular roles like Coach Karan Shah in ‘Student of the Year’ (2012), Inspector Raja Ambat in ‘Shootout at Wadala’ (2013), Vikram Malhotra in ‘2 States’ (2014), Mansoor Ali in ‘Dongari Ka Raja’ (2016), Gokul Satam in ‘Sarkar 3’ (2017), and Madhavrao Shellar in ‘Kaabil’ (2017).

Sarkar 3

Sarkar 3

Bengali

In 1999, he made his Bengali debut with the film ‘Agnishikha’ in which he played the role of Prodipta Roy.

Agnishikha

Agnishikha

In 2003, he appeared in another Bengali film ‘Roktobondhon.’

Telugu

He made his Telugu film debut with ‘Jai Lava Kusa’ (2017) as Sarkar Toropantre.

Jai Lava Kusa

Jai Lava Kusa

In 2022, he appeared in the Hindi-Telugu film ‘Liger.’

Tamil

Ronit made his Tamil debut with the Disney+ Hotstar film ‘Bhoomi’ (2021) as Richard Child.

Bhoomi

Bhoomi

Television

TV Serial

In 1997, Ronit made his TV debut with the Channel 4 TV serial ‘Bombay Blue’ in which he played the role of Dilip Bhatt.

Bombay Blue

Bombay Blue

He then appeared in a few episodes of various Hindi TV serials like ‘Baat Ban Jaye’ (1999; Zee TV), ‘Nagin’ (1999; Zee TV), ‘Suraag – The Clue’ (2000; DD National), and ‘Star Bestsellers’ (2000; Star Plus). In 2002, he got his first big break in the Hindi TV serial ‘Kammal’ (2002; Zee TV). Ronit then appeared in many popular TV serials like ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’ (2002; Star Plus), ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (2002; Star Plus), ‘Sarkarr: Rishton Ki Ankahi Kahani’ (2005; Zee TV), and ‘Kasamh Se’ (2006; Zee TV).

Kasautii Zindagi Kay

Kasautii Zindagi Kay

In 2009, he played the role of Dharamraj Mahyavanshi in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Bandini,’ which aired on NDTV Imagine.

Bandini

Bandini

He is also known for playing advocate K.D. Pathak in various seasons of Sony TV’s episodic TV serial ‘Adaalat’ (2010).

Adaalat 2

Adaalat 2

Reality Show

Contestant

Ronit has participated as a contestant in a few Hindi TV shows like ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ (2007; Colors) and ‘Yeh Hai Jalwa’ (2008; 9X).

Ronit Roy in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Ronit Roy in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Host

He has also hosted a few Hindi TV shows like ‘Kitchen Champion’ (2010; Colors), ‘Deal Ya No Deal’ (2015; And TV), and ‘Jurm Aur Jazbaat’ (2021; Shemaroo TV).

Ronit Roy in Deal Ya No Deal

Ronit Roy in Deal Ya No Deal

Web Series

Ronit Roy has acted in various Hindi web series like ‘Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain’ (2018; Zee5 and Alt Balaji), ‘Hostages’ (2019; Disney+ Hotstar), and ‘Candy’ (2021; Voot).

Hostages

Hostages

Businessman

Ronit has also started a security agency named Ace Security and Protection Agency, also known as AceSquad Security Services LLP. His agency offers security services to famous Bollywood actors such as Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aamir Khan. The agency also provides security to other renowned people like Lalit Modi, the former Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League, and his son Ruchir Modi. His security business focuses on providing professional security services to individuals, celebrities, and high-profile events. His agency offers a range of security solutions, including personal security personnel, event security management, and risk assessment services.

Ace Security and Protection Agency

Ace Security and Protection Agency

Controversies

Arrested in Rash Driving Case

In October 2011, Ronit Roy was arrested for driving recklessly and ramming into another car. He was driving his Mercedes car when it collided with another car in which a family of four was travelling near Amboli, a suburban area in Mumbai. One of the women in the other car was seriously injured in the crash. Ronit was taken to the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court, where he was granted bail after paying Rs 12,000 as a surety. The charges against him were not very serious, so he was allowed to be released on bail. According to the police, the accident happened at around 6:45 am on Linking Road near Sab TV lane. The occupants of the other car were a husband and wife, Deepak (60) and Kaanta (56), and their daughters Sneha (29) and Pooja (24). They were on their way to a picnic in the hill station of Matheran when the accident occurred. Kaanta suffered severe injuries to her back, Pooja had stitches on her head, and Deepak injured his hand. Sneha only had minor injuries. Ronit took all four of them to Kokilaben Hospital himself, and they were admitted for treatment. Ronit, who lives in the upscale Yari Road area, was driving to his brother Rohit’s house when the accident happened. Both cars were badly damaged in the collision. As a result of the incident, Ronit was arrested and charged under two sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC): Section 279 for reckless driving on a public road and Section 338 for causing serious injuries to others by endangering their lives. [8]India Today

Ronit Roy after getting a bail in rash driving case

Ronit Roy after getting a bail in rash driving case

Tiff with Co-Actors

While Ronit was working on the Hindi TV show ‘Adaalat,’ his co-star Sara shared that Ronit used to bad mouth other actors on the sets of the show. In an interview, while talking about it, Sara said,

I am a no-nonsense person. On the day of the shoot, Ronit kept saying that he was acting with a bunch of madcaps. During a particular scene, I had to look down to pause and reflect and he questioned my method of acting.”

She further said that he created hardships for his fellow actors, but they chose to ignore it. His body language and attitude were disrespectful towards others. [9]Mid-Day She said,

I knew someone had to give it back to him; the director and the production house would not tell him anything because of his big celebrity pull. I say many things that I do not remember. I can’t even recollect this actress.”

Awards

Apsara Awards

  • 2015: Best Actor in a Drama Series for the Hindi TV serial Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
  • 2018: HT India’s Most Stylish TV Personality (Male)

Kalakar Awards

  • 2003: Best TV Actor for the Hindi TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

BIG Television Awards

  • 2011: Veer Character – Male (Fiction) for the Hindi TV show Adaalat
  • 2011: Yadgaar Negative Role Character – Male for the Hindi TV serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay

Filmfare Awards

  • 2011: Best Supporting Actor for the Hindi film Udaan

Zee Cine Awards

  • 2011: Best Villain for the Hindi film Udaan

    Ronit Roy with his Zee Cine Award

    Ronit Roy with his Zee Cine Award

Indian Television Academy Awards

  • 2003: Best Actor (Popular) for the Hindi TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
  • 2004: Best Actor (Popular) for the Hindi TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
  • 2009: Best Actor – Drama for the Hindi TV serial Bandini
  • 2016: Special Award (with Rohit Roy) for the Hindi TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Indian Telly Awards

  • 2005: Best Father for the Hindi TV serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay
  • 2006: Best TV Personality
  • 2007: Best Actor in a Negative Role for the Hindi TV serial Kasamh Se
  • 2009: Best Actor in a Lead Role for the Hindi TV serial Bandini
  • 2010: Best Actor of the Decade
  • 2012: Best TV Personality

Screen Awards

  • 2011: Best Villain for the Hindi film Udaan
  • 2016: Best Villain for the Hindi film Guddu Rangeela

    Ronit Roy with his Star Screen Award

    Ronit Roy with his Star Screen Award

Zee Gold Award

  • 2010: Best Actor in a Lead Role (Jury) for the Hindi TV serial Bandini
  • 2011: Stellar Performance of The Year (Male)
  • 2019: Best Actor (OTT) for the Hindi web series Hostages

Car Collection

  • Audi Q 7
  • Audi R8 Spyder

Bike Collection

  • Triumph

    Ronit Roy with his motorcycle

    Ronit Roy with his motorcycle

Tattoo

Om with Trishul on his left bicep and Mahamrityunjay Mantra

Ronit Roy's tattoo

Ronit Roy’s tattoo

Fees

In 2022, he charged around Rs 1.25 lakh per episode for a TV serial [11]GQ India For the 2023 Hindi film ‘Bloody Daddy,’ he charged around Rs 2 crore. [12]DNA India

Favourites

  • Travelling Destination: Goa
  • Shopping Destination: New York City
  • Food: Chole-Bhature, Dal-Chawal, Red Thai Curry, Gujarati Dishes, Dahi Gobi, Galouti Kebabs
  • Restaurant(s): Saffron and Spices at the Marriott, Legacy of China
  • Cuisine(s): Indian, Thai, Chinese
  • Watch Brand: Cartier
  • Outfit: Suit, Kurta Pyjama

Facts/Trivia

  • Ronit can play various musical instruments like flute, piano, and trumpet.

    Ronit Roy playing a flute

    Ronit Roy playing the flute

  • Due to his significant contributions to the Indian television industry, he is frequently known as the “Big B of TV” or the “Amitabh Bachchan of Television.” [14]The Indian Express

    Ronit Roy and Amitabh Bachchan

    Ronit Roy and Amitabh Bachchan

  • In 2023, while he was a guest on The Kapil Sharma Show, he shared that he was once offered a role (without an audition) in the Hollywood film ‘Zero Dark.’ However, he rejected the offer as he was shooting for the Hindi film ‘Student of the Year.’ [15]Jagran
  • In his leisure time, he loves to read books and travel to different places.

    Ronit Roy during his trip

    Ronit Roy during his trip

  • During the low phase of his career, he went into depression and even became an alcoholic. At that time, Ronit Roy had no money for food and found himself in a depressive and alcoholic state. When he entered the film industry, he aspired to become a star like Rajesh Khanna. He was attracted to the glamorous lifestyle and the adoration of fans. In an interview, Ronit Roy recalled sitting at home, having a small car but no money for petrol. He would walk to his mother’s house for a meal, despite being part of a successful film. [17]Hindustan Times
  • Ronit Roy is often criticised for showing tantrums on the sets of his acting projects. While Ronit Roy was working on a TV show named ‘Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar,’ he was asked to redo a specific scene for the show. However, Ronit became very upset and got extremely angry with the team working on the show. According to sources, Ronit Roy had already filmed a special scene for the TV series. But when the scene was watched by the Indian producer Ekta Kapoor, she was not satisfied with it. As a result, she requested Ronit Roy to reshoot the scene. When Ronit Roy came to know about this, he became upset and immediately went to his dressing room, where he refused to reshoot the scene for a long time. Eventually, he returned and redid the scene. [18]Dainik Bhaskar
  • Ronit Roy loves collecting ties. He has around more than 150 ties of various brands like Zodiac, Satya Paul, Armani and Trussardi.
  • Ronit Roy frequently visits the gym to keep himself fit. He dedicates around an hour to workout, focusing on cardio exercises. In an interview, while talking about his workout, he said,

    I am bored of living an unhealthy life. I am bored of indulging in various things like alcohol, which are of no personal benefit. I run 10 kilometres a day and I don’t use lift; I take stairs in my building.”

  • He is often spotted smoking cigarettes. In an interview, he shared that he avoids smoking in front of his children. [20]The Times of India

    Ronit Roy smoking a cigarette

    Ronit Roy smoking a cigarette

  • He has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Showtime and Society.

    Ronit Roy featured on a magazine cover

    Ronit Roy featured on a magazine cover

  • He has appeared in TV commercials for various brands such as Lay’s, Vadilal, Vicks, and Pan Parag.

  • Ronit has also walked the ramp for various fashion shows.

    Ronit Roy in a fashion show

    Ronit Roy in a fashion show

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