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Shekhar Suman
Shekhar Suman at Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Bash
Suman at Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Bash
Born (1962-12-07) December 7, 1962 (age 51)
Kadam Kuan, Patna, Bihar, India[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985-present
Spouse(s) Alka Suman
Children 2

Shekhar Suman (born December 7, 1962) is an Indian film actor and a television personality. He has also been featured as a singer on a music album.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Shekhar Suman married Alka Kapur on May 4, 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
1987 Sansar Peter Fernandes
1986 Anubhav Ramesh
1986 Naache Mayuri
1985 Rehguzar -
1984 Utsav Charudutt


Title Role Channel
Comedy Circus - Kaante Ki Takkar Judge Sony TV
Comedy Circus - Mahasangram
Comedy Circus 2
Comedy Circus 20 – 20
Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo
Dam Dama Dam Sarju/Chichi/Sonu/Karan Zee TV
Dekh Bhai Dekh Sameer Diwan DD National / Sony TV
Dekh India Dekh Judge Sony TV
Ek Raja Ek Rani Ajay Kapoor DD National / Zee TV
Hera Pheri Ajay Premi STAR Plus
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Contestant Sony TV
Made in India[13] Host DD National
Simply Shekhar Host Zee TV
Tedhi Baat Shekhar Ke Saath SAB TV
The Great Indian Comedy Show Judge STAR One
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge STAR One
Laugh India Laugh Life OK
Movers & Shakers Masala Markey Host SAB TV


External links[edit]

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38 news items

Times of India
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:34:28 -0700

Shekhar Suman recited Sahir's shayari with full flair and perfection. Deepti Naval played the softspoken, petite Amrita Pritam with so much ease that it became impossible to believe that this was her theatre debut. Both Shekhar and Deepti are friends ...


Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:17:54 -0700

Adding another feather in its cap, MY FM announced an exclusive show with veteran Indian film actor and TV personality Shekhar Suman called 'The Shekhar Suman Show'. The show by Shekhar Suman will go on air in the primetime evening slot of ...


Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:53:56 -0700

The play Ek Mulaqat based on the Amrita Pritam-Sahir Ludhianvi love story, starring Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman, has just opened to full houses and standing ovations. Pic/Narendra Dangiya/NCPA. Today, comedies and musicals are popular, but there ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:58:27 -0700

... where they fell in love with each other's minds more than anything else. Over an exclusive conversation with Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman, we bring you how they got to playing these legendary figures and the uncanny connection they had with them.


Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:22:30 -0700

Read on to know about the most sensuous leading ladies you have ever seen in Bollywood. Born as Karenjit Kaur Vohra, the adult film actress is popular by her stage name Sunny Leone. The Indo-Canadian and American actress was named Penthouse Pet ...

Parda Phash

Parda Phash
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Mumbai: Since the beginning of his career in 2008 with Haal-e-Dil, Adhyayan Suman has been amongst those actors who believe in working with all their heart without hoping for the best results. His tendency helped him in the very beginning of his career ...

Bollywood Life

Bollywood Life
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:33:45 -0700

Samad, who has previously worked for Shah Rukh Khan and Shekhar Suman, claims that he has never faced such a problem with anyone else. “I have worked for celebrities before, but no one tried to dupe me. In fact, Shekharji gave me my payment upfront ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:33:45 -0700

Amrita, played by Deepti Naval, is sitting all alone on her terrace when Sahir (Shekhar Suman) arrives unannounced. She is happy to meet him and together they go about talking of a life that they did not spend together. The what if questions are asked ...

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