Kay Kay Menon
|Kay Kay Menon|
Menon promotes Saat Uchakkey at Libas Store Mumbai, 2016
|Born||02 October 1966 (age 53)|
|🏫 Education||University of Mumbai|
|📆 Years active||1995–present|
|👩 Spouse(s)||Nivedita Bhattacharya|
Kay Kay Menon (born Krishna Kumar Menon, born 2 October 1966) is an Indian film, stage and television actor who works predominantly in Hindi cinema, and also in Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi and Telugu cinema.
He studied at the St. Josephs Boys' High School in Khadki, Pune. He passed his 10th grade in 1981. He did his Bachelors (Physics) from Mumbai University and his MBA from the Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) at the University of Pune, graduating in 1988 with a major in Marketing.
Menon's initial focus was working in the advertising industry including Kinetic Honda and Marlboro cigarette advertisements in India.
He started his career in theatre productions where he met Nivedita Bhattacharya, whom he married. His first theatre break was opposite Naseeruddin Shah in Feroz Abbas Khan's Mahatma vs Gandhi.
In the early years of his career, Menon worked on television, with roles in the TV movies Zebra 2 and Last Train To Mahakali. He was praised for his role as a young Prime Minister in the Zee TV series Pradhan Mantri (2001), directed by Ketan Mehta. In The Hindu, Sevanti Ninan wrote, "an actor to watch: Kay Kay Menon ... this unusually tall actor who plays the pradhan mantri is a major saving grace" while in The Tribune, Amita Malik commented, "excellent acting by Menon, who skilfully conveys the physical as well as mental image of the honest politician".
Menon made his big screen debut with a small role in Naseem (1995), followed in 1999 by the lead role in Bhopal Express, a movie that went mostly unnoticed. This was the first in a series of initial setbacks in Menon's film career. In the early 2000s, he starred as a wicked rock musician in Anurag Kashyap's debut movie, Paanch, which struggled with censorship and has remained unreleased. Two other movies, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Black Friday, had to wait many years for a release date. Meanwhile, his commercial films Deewar (starring Amitabh Bachchan) and Silsiilay (with Shahrukh Khan) flopped at the box office. It was only in 2005, with the eventual release of the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, but most of all with Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar, that Menon had his break. Sarkar earned him a nomination for the Best Performance in a Negative Role at the Filmfare Awards. In The Tribune, Saibal Chatterjee called him "one of Bollywood's finest actors".
In 2007, he acted in Life in a... Metro, as an adulterous husband. In 2008, he appeared in Shaurya  based on A Few Good Men . His portrayal of a ruthless army brigadier is still talked of among cinema lovers. In 2009, he starred in The Stoneman Murders where he played a police officer on the hunt for the Stoneman serial killer. He played the role of Dukki Bana in Gulaal.
His role as Khurram Mir in 2014's Haider bagged him a Filmfare and IIFA award for Best Supporting Actor. He played a very crucial role in Ghazi Attack as a Naval Captain based on an Indian Naval submarine, S21, intercepts a Pakistani submarine, PNS Ghazi, during routine surveillance and thwarts its mission of destroying INS Vikrant in 1971. He played a role as Vikram Singh in 2019's Penalty with co-actor Mohit Nain. He played a role as Himmat Singh in 2020's Special Ops - a web series for Hotstar.
- All films in Hindi unless otherwise stated.
|2019||San' 75 Pachattar||Govind|
|2018||Ek Sangaychay||Marathi film|
|2018||Baa Baaa Black Sheep||ACP Shivraj Naik|
|2018||Vodka Diaries||ACP Ashwini Dixit|
|2018||Dhaad||Ghelo||Gujarati; released 17 years after being shot|
|2017||The Ghazi Attack||Captain Ranvijay Singh||Telugu / Hindi|
|2016||A Flying Jatt||Mr. Rakesh Malhotra|
|2015||Singh Is Bliing||Mark|
|2015||Bombay Velvet||Investigative Officer Vishwas Kulkarni|
|2015||Rahasya||CBI Officer Sunil Paraskar|
|2014||Haider||Khurram Meer||International Indian Film Academy Awards for Best Performance in a Negative Role
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Male
Nominated—International Indian Film Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Screen Awards for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Nominated—Star Guild Awards for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Nominated— Stardust Awards for Best Actor in a Negative Role
|2014||Raja Natwarlal||Vardha Yadav|
|2013||Ankur Arora Murder Case||Dr. Asthana|
|2013||Udhayam NH4||Manoj Menon||Tamil film|
|2013||ABCD: Any Body Can Dance||Jehangir|
|2012||Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi||Salman|
|2012||Chaalis Chouraasi||Albert Pinto|
|2011||Bheja Fry 2||Ajit Talwar|
|2010||Benny And Babloo||Benny|
|2010||Tera Kya Hoga Johnny||Inspector Shashikant Chiple|
|2009||Aage se right||Janubhai/Baima Rashidul Kairi|
|2009||The Stoneman Murders||Sanjay Shelar|
|2008||Shaurya||Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh|
|2008||Via Darjeeling||Ankur Sharma|
|2008||Mumbai Meri Jaan||Suresh|
|2008||Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam||Haldi Hasan|
|2008||Sarkar Raj||Vishnu Nagare|
|2007||Life in a... Metro||Ranjeet||Nominated—International Indian Film Academy Awards for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Partho Sen|
|2006||Corporate||Ritesh Sahani||Nominated—GIFA Best Supporting Actor|
|2005||Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena||Kaif|
|2005||Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh||Akash|
|2005||Sarkar||Vishnu Nagare||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|2004||Black Friday||DCP Rakesh Maria||Released in theaters in 2007|
|2003||Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi||Siddharth Tyabji||Released in theaters in 2005|
|1995||Naseem||Religious fundamentalist||Debut film|
|1999||Star Bestsellers - Zebra 2||Captain Rajeev|
|1999||Star Bestsellers - Last Train to Mahakali||Sir|
|2000||Rishtey - Ward No. 6||Rajat|
|2001||Pradhan Mantri||PM Anirudh Prakash|
|2018||The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family||Vikram Ranaut|
|2020||Special OPS||Himmat Singh|
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- Ravi, Shruti (19 January 2012). "Pune is like Mumbai now, says Kay Kay Menon". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
- Gupta, Priya (30 September 2014). "Kay Kay Menon: I take my work seriously, not myself". Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- Ninan, Sevanti (22 April 2001). "Melodrama with a K". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
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- Chatterjee, Saibal (28 August 2005). "A man among boys". The Tribune. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- Shrivastava, Vipra (26 December 2014). "Seven reasons why Anurag Kashyap is the 'ugliest' filmmaker". India Today. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "2006 Filmfare Awards". Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "A Few Hindoo'd Men".
- "Masand's Verdict: Shaurya".
- "Drona reminded me of my childhood".
- "Drona makers spend a fortune on villain".
- Vijayakar, Rajiv (2009-02-20). "The Stoneman Murders (Hindi)". Screen India. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-28. Unknown parameter
- Zee Music Company, 3 Dev - Official Trailer |Karan Singh Grover, Ravi Dubey, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, retrieved 2019-01-02
- Firrkie, retrieved 2019-01-02
- T-Series, SAN 75 (Pachattar) Official Theatrical Trailer | Kay Kay Menon, Kirti Kulhari, Tom Alter | T-Series, retrieved 2019-01-02
- Oza, Nandini (January 5, 2018). "After 17 years, Gujarati film Dhaad starring Nandita Das set for release". The Week.
- "Queen and Haider rule at Filmfare awards". The National. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- Highway 203 on IMDb Search this movie on . Retrieved on 8 September 2016
- "Moving beyond art". The Telegraph. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "Hazaaron Revisited". The Telegraph. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
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