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Saharsh Kumar Shukla

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Saharsh Kumar Shukla is an Indian film actor. Graduated from the Film And Televison Institute Of India, Pune. He has been working in the film industry for more than a decade now and has appeared in movies like Chhichhore, Highway, Rangoon, Raees, Love and Shukla, and Photograph.

Early life[edit]

Shukla was born on 24th September, 1983 in a small village Aihar in the district Raebareli. His father Murli Manohar Shukla is a retired medical officer and mother Malti Devi is a homemaker. He completed his high school from Ganesh Viddyalay Inter College and graduated from the Lucknow University.

After completing his graduation Shukla was aspiring to be a IAS officer, but destiny had different plans. While living in Lucknow he developed a habit of reading books on career guidance and each book had the same concept "choose the career that you like". He started questioning himself about his career choice, does he really wants to be an IAS?

This question was answered when he watched a play at Bharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts and decided to choose Acting as his career. To know more about this profession he went straight to the most popular bookstore in Ganj, and bought a book on acting. He completed reading the book within few hours of buying it and got to know everything about this profession and the institutes which will make him a professional artist like BNA, NSD, FTII. He then enrolled himself for a four-month theatre workshop at BNA, and that was how his journey started in this field. After spending 5 doing theatre in Lucknow, he then cracked the FTII entrance exam to enter the best Acting Institute in India and learned the skills from the best in the business. He did his specialization in acting from the institute and during the first year itself, he got a scholarship from FTII and the UP government.


Shukla got his first project in the movie Knock Out(2010) while studying in the FTII. He shifted to Mumbai in 2011 and got a small role in Hansal Mehta directed Shahid. He then played the role of Gangster Pujari in Anurag Kashyab directed Ugly.

He next appeared in the film Highway released in 2014, where he played the role of Goru, a member of the Mahabir's gang.[1]

He then got a small role Talvar, and then Vishal Bhardwaj, who is the writer for the film, offered him a supporting role in his next film, Rangoon, playing the role of a makeup artist. He was then offered a small role in Raees as Popatlal.

He played the lead role in Love and Shukla, currently streaming on Netflix.[2][3][4] He played many small roles in movies and short films including Tikli and Lakmi Bomb, Manto, Photograher, Iner City, The Sholay Girl.

In 2019, Shukla appeared in Chhichhore[5][6] as the character Bevda.[7] He then worked in a web series Cookies. His latest project Sir was released few months back in which he played a small role.[1]

Shukla starts 2021 with Farhad Samji directed Bachchan Pandey[8], which stars Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon in lead role.


Year Film Character Director
2010 Knock Out Shaggy Man Mani Shankar
2013 Shahid Inder Hansal Mehta.
2013 Ugly Gangster Pujari Anurag Kashyap
2014 Highway Goru Imtiaz Ali
2015 Bangistan Kaaluram Karan Anshuman
2017 Rangoon Zulfi Vishal Bhardwaj
2017 Raees Popat Rahul Dholakia
2018 Love and Shukla Manu Shukla Jatla Siddartha
2018 Tikli and Laksmi Bomb Mangatram Pichaur Aditya Kripalani
2018 Manto Mehraj Nandita Das
2018 Inner City Dulaal Singh Ashutosh Jha
2019 Photograph Zakir Bhai Ritesh Batra
2019 The Sholay Girl Saajid Aditya Sarpotdar
2019 Odd Couple Sudhir Prashant Johari
2019 Chhichhore Bevda Nitesh Tiwari
2020 Cookies Director Vijay Manish Pal Singh
2020 Sir Sabina's Driver Rohena Gera
2020 Bidi Bakda
2020 Mandali Ashish
2021 Bachchan Pandey Farhad Samji


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Saharsh Kumar Shukla: A village boy from U.P. on the Highway to Bollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  2. "'Love And Shukla' Tells A Tale Of Sex, Love & Mumbai's Lack Of Space". homegrown.co.in. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  3. Ghosh, Suktara (2018-09-12). "No Place for Love (Or a Good Man) in Netflix's 'Love and Shukla'". TheQuint. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  4. Nathan, Archana. "In 'Love and Shukla', a search for a bed of one's own in space-starved Mumbai". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  5. "Chhichhore is my gift to my sons Subhan and Sufyan says Sajid Nadiadwala". Hindustan Times. 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  6. "Chhichhore Review {3.5/5}: High on friendship", The Times of India, retrieved 2021-01-17
  7. "Saharsh Kumar Shukla - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos". BookMyShow. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  8. "Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon starrer 'Bachchan Pandey' goes on floors in Jaisalmer". DNA India. 2021-01-06. Retrieved 2021-01-16.

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