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Sharat Saxena: 250+ Bollywood Films, Multiple South Indian Language Films and 1 Punjabi Film!

By: Harleen Kaur | September 3, 2021

Sharat Saxena is an Indian actor with more than 250 Bollywood films and more than 30 Tamil, Telugu or Malayalam films under his belt.

Saxena, who started his career in the 1970s, has mostly played supporting roles as a father, uncle or relative in films or as a comedic villain. Also Read: Ammy Virk & Jaani Apologize For Hurting Religious Sentiments

He has done roles in some of the most successful films of Bollywood including Anil Kapoor’s ‘Mr. India’ (1987), Sunny Deol’s ‘Tridev’ (1989) and ‘Ghayal’ (1990), Bobby Deol’s ‘Gupt: The Hidden Truth’ (1997) and 1998 film ‘Soldier’, Amitabh Bachchan’s famous 2003 family drama ‘Baghban’, 2006s ‘Fanna’ and Salman Khan starrer 2015 comedy-drama ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ to name a few.

His performances in the above-mentioned films have established him as one of the best supporting actors in Bollywood. He was even nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his movie ‘Ghulam’ (1998), in which he played the character of ‘Ronak Singh’.

But did you know that he was also part of one Punjabi film? Also Read: Here’s All You Should Know About Amrinder Gill

The actor played a supporting character ‘Balwant Singh’ in the 1982 Gurdas Mann film ‘Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da’. The story is about Shamsher Singh and his wife, who adopt an abandoned child and raise him alongside their biological son. Both the brothers grow up loyal to each other until a woman creates a rift between them and drives them apart.

Did you already know about his role in this Punjabi film that occurred so long ago?

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