He was the first choice for the role of an inspector in the Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, but was eventually replaced by Irrfan Khan.
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One such villain of the Hindi film industry is still known as ‘Badman’. ‘Badman’ stands for Gulshan Grover. He acted in more than 400 films in his film career. Gulshan Grover was born on 21 September 1955 in New Delhi. He did his primary education from Delhi. Masters in Commerce from Delhi University. It is said that Gulshan Grover was fond of acting since childhood. That is why he started his acting career immediately after completing his studies.
Gulshan Grover’s childhood was spent in poverty
Gulshan Grover’s childhood was spent in extreme poverty. In an interview he said, I have seen many ups and downs in my life. My childhood was very bad. I still remember that my school was in the afternoon but I used to put on my uniform and leave in the morning. Every morning I used to sell detergent powder for dishes and laundry in a big cupboard away from my house and pay my school fees.
Worked in more than 400 films
Gulshan Grover started his career with theater and stage shows. Here he learned the finer points of acting and then moved to Mumbai to pursue his dreams. After moving to Mumbai, Gulshan Grover joined an acting school again. After learning here for a few days, he himself started teaching others the finer points of acting. Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Mazhar Khan were also classmates of Gulshan Grover in this acting school. Gulshan Grover has acted in more than 400 films in his career.
Acted in many great movies
Among Gulshan Grover’s films, Hum Panch, Sony Mahiwal, Yes Boss, Dudh Ka Karj, Izzat, Saudagar, Kurban, Ram Likhan, Insaaf Kaun Kareega, Avatar, Criminal, Mohra, Dilwale, Hindustan Ki Kasam, Hera Pheri, in addition to international Khiladi. His list includes many films. He has worked not only in Bollywood but also in many language films like Hollywood, German, Australian, Iranian and UK.
Had dinner with Prince Charles
Few people know about Gulshan Grover who was lucky enough to have a royal dinner with Prince Charles.
Gulshan Grover is known as Bad Man
Gulshan Grover has played negative roles in Bollywood films. He also received a National Award nomination for ‘I Am Kalam’. He was the first choice for the role of an inspector in the Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, but was eventually replaced by Irrfan Khan.
Also worked in Hollywood films
In 1997, he became the first Bollywood actor to act in the Hollywood film ‘The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Bablu’. He has been honored with many awards such as BBC Award, Giants Award, Stardust Best Actor Award and New York City International Film Festival Award.