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

Shekhar Suman (born 7 December 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 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
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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32 news items

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:03:45 -0700

After staging 'Ek Mulaqat' in Mumbai, Shekhar Suman is all set to bring his play on the story of the unrequited love of Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam to the capital. The actor is overwhelmed by the response his portrayal of Sahir has received, and ...


Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:21 -0700

The event saw guests cheering and singing along as the honored couples took to the stage and shook a leg with their respective spouses. Apart from Shekhar Suman, Sylvie, Sachin Khurana, Vandana Vadhera, Mukesh Tyagi, Meenakhi Dutt, Sonal Jindal ...
Mumbai Mirror
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:45:00 -0700

Unrequited love and the magic of poetry is at the heart of Ek Mulaqaat, a Hindi play by Saif Hyder Hasan. Veteran actors Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman play out the love story of Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam as they spend an evening discussing a ...
Daily Bhaskar
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:32:13 -0700

Later the relation became even stronger when they worked as a lead couple in Shekhar Suman directorial Heartless. Though Ariana was quite serious about the relation, Suman junior was not ready for a commitment. The source further adds, “Ariana was ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:56:16 -0700

Then, two songs that I sang for Shekhar Suman's Heartless were dubbed on the insistence of T-Series. Later in David Dhawan's Main Tera Hero, Yeh galat baat hai, which I sang, was dubbed by Javed Ali. Money is not such a big issue. I have a problem when ...

Zee News

Zee News
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:24:22 -0700

New Delhi: Yet again a fairytale love-story in Bollywood has come to a rather sad end. Son of actor and television personality, Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan, has finally called it quits with his girlfriend and co-star from `Heartless`, Ariana Ayam, due to ...

Indian Express

Indian Express
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:04:56 -0700

With the advent of the cable television in the mid-nineties, the format was explored more as shows like Movers & Shakers (1997) where Shekhar Suman called a guest (Bollywood stars as well as politicians) as he had a small chat with them on the topical ...


Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:03:33 -0700

Where is the cast of popular show 'Hum Paanch'? What projects did they bag in the recent past? We get you all the inform ation. Ashok Saraf: Ashok, who has been part of the showbiz for over 45 years, has close to 250 Marathi films to his credit. He has ...

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