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Shekhar Suman
Suman in 2010
Born (1962-12-07) 7 December 1962 (age 52)
Kadam Kuan, Patna, Bihar, India[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Alka Suman
Children 2

Shekhar Suman (born 7 December 1962)[1] is an Indian film actor, television personality and a singer. [2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Shekhar Suman married Alka Kapur on 4 May 1984, and has a son, Adhyayan Suman a Bollywood film actor.[4][5][6][7] An older son, Aayush, died of a heart ailment at age 11.[8]


On television, he was featured in the shows Dekh Bhai Dekh, Reporter, Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar, Wah janab, Chote Babu, Andaz, Amar Prem 'Aaha', Vilayati Babu, Movers n Shakers, Simply Shekhar and Carry On Shekhar. The last three were primarily modelled on and adapted from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He hosted Film Deewane The Great Indian Comedy Show on Star One until February 2006 and appeared in some episodes of Dial One aur Jeeto on Sahara TV. He also did quiz shows including Nilaam Ghar on Zee TV and He-Man on Star One. He also hosted the Poll Khol show on STAR News for five years, which was a satire on Indian politics.

He was one of the judges of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge along with Navjot Singh Sidhu. This programme, a stand-up comedy contest, was the first of its kind on Indian television. However, Shekhar quit after the end of the third season due to differences with Sidhu. He became the judge of a rival comedy program Comedy Circus. He also hosted the show Jab Khelo SAB Khelo on SAB TV. He can be seen on Sony TV as a participant in Jhalak Dikhlaja.

He made his singing debut with a music album named Kuch Khwaab Aise, a collection of eight love ballads whose music was composed by Aadesh Shrivastava and lyrics written by Shyam Raj. In December 2009, he appeared as a participant on a reality TV series, Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka based on past life regression.[9][10][11]

He has also appeared as a judge in the reality TV show Lux Perfect Bride.

Suman has directed a feature film called Heartless with his son in the lead role.[12]


Year Film Role
2014 Heartless Doctor (also director)
2011 Chaloo Movie Police Sherkhan
2004 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Anand Mathur
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Guru (Shyam's friend)
1993 Professor Ki Padosan Photographer Vinod
1989 Tridev Journalist Shrikant Verma
1988 Kharidar
1987 Sansar Peter Fernandes
1987 Yaatna
1986 Anubhav Ramesh
1986 Naache Mayuri
1985 Rehguzar
1984 Utsav Charudutt


Title Role Channel
Dam Dama Dam Sarju/Chichi/Sonu/Karan Zee TV
Dekh Bhai Dekh Sameer Diwan DD Metro
Ek Raja Ek Rani Ajay Kapoor DD Metro / Zee TV
Andaz Anand Zee TV
Aaha Shekhar Zee TV
Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar Anand Sinha Home TV
Hera Pheri Ajay Premi STAR Plus
Main Anari Tu Anari Azaad Bihari DD Metro
Made in India[13] Host DD National
Reporter Sameer DD National
Simply Shekhar Host Zee TV
Tedhi Baat Shekhar Ke Saath Various characters SAB TV
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Judge STAR One
Laugh India Laugh Judge Life OK
Movers & Shakers Masala Markey Host SAB TV
Bombay Blue Inspector Marathe Channel 4
"Comedy Superstar" Judge Sab TV


Shekhar Suman won the Best Actor Aashirwad award for Ek Raja Ek Rani.


External links[edit]

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 03:22:25 -0700

In this episode, TV actor Shekhar Suman gives his take on the Battle for Bihar. Travelling to his hometown Patna, he walks us through the key issues for the elections in his inimitable style. The politically conscious the actor speaks his mind and also ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:33:45 -0700

Film and TV actor Shekhar Suman was recently in the city as part of a play Ek Mulaqaat, where he played the protagonist. READ: Deepti Naval, Shekhar Suman to celebrate love on stage. Suman learnt acting and stagecraft from Delhi. "I worked as an actor ...
Economic Times
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:56:13 -0700

NEW DELHI: Anytime is good for political satire, according to actor-director Shekhar Suman, who had become a household name in the 1990s with his television shows like "Movers and Shakers" and "Poll Khol" that took a dig on politics among other social ...

Bollywood Helpline

Bollywood Helpline
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 01:21:16 -0700

When we meet the talented TV and Bollywood personality Shekhar Suman, it takes us back to TV's one and only, Movers and Shakers. The actor, with his ready wit and comic timing, is definitely a delight to talk with. On currently being one of the judges ...

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Catch News
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:35:21 -0700

Be it Shekhar Suman or Raju Shrivastav, everybody loves Lalu Prasad Yadav. Or at least they love to copy his quirky Bihari accent, his ridiculously good sense of humour, and his trials with English. This controversial former chief minister of Bihar ...


Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:48:45 -0700

New Delhi: Actress Kalki Koechlin will be opening the Old World Theatre Festival with her English play 'The Living Room', on October 10, here. The 90-minute play, written and directed by the 'Dev D' actress, will be staged at The Stein Auditorium ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:11:15 -0700

With an undercurrent of pathos running through the production, the appeal of the production enhanced with featuring of Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman in lead roles. In fact, a few months ago we have witnessed “Ek Thee Amrita” written by one of our ...


Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:52:30 -0700

The channel has roped in actor and television personality Shekhar Suman as the storyteller for the new show. Suman will take viewers on a journey of Hindi cinema and will present intriguing stories behind well-known movie hits, undiscovered facts about ...

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