Kunal Khemu

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Kunal Khemu

NameKunal Ravi Kemmu
Nick NameChotu
DOB25 May 1983
(Age 40 Yr. )

Personal Life

Education Graduation
Caste Brahmin (Kashmiri Pandit)
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Profession Actor
Birth Place Srinagar,  Jammu and Kashmir, India

Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 6 inches
Weight 65 kg (approx.)
Body Measurements Chest: 40 inches - Waist: 30 inches - Biceps: 15 inches
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black

Family Status

Parents

Father- Ravi Kemmu (Actor)
Mother- Jyoti Kemmu

Marital Status Married
Spouse

Soha Ali Khan (Actress)

Childern/Kids

Daughter- Inaaya Naumi Kemmu

Siblings

Sister- Karishma Khemu

Favourite

Colour Black
Place London, Greece
Foods Rogan Josh, Creme Brulee, Chinese cuisine, Sizzler
Sports Cricket, Football
Actress Kareena Kapoor
Actor Ajay Devgan, Johnny Depp

Kunal Kemmu is an Indian actor who works in Hindi cinema. He was born on 25 May 1983 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He is the son of actors Ravi Kemmu and Jyoti Kemmu. He made his acting debut in the 2005 film Kalyug. He has since starred in a number of successful films, including the Golmaal franchise, Go Goa Gone (2013), and Blood Money (2012). 

Early life and background

Kunal Ravi Kemmu was born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on 25 May 1983 into a Kashmiri Pandit family to actors Ravi Kemmu & Jyoti Kemmu. He is the older child to the couple and has a younger sister named Karishma Kemmu. He stayed in Srinagar in early years and got initial education from Burn Hall School, but shifted to Jammu after the Insurgency in Kashmir during the 1990s. Later, his family stayed in Mira Road area of Mumbai, Maharashtra. He finished his schooling from N. L. Dalmia High School in Mira Road; and later attended SVKM's Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in Vile Parle for his further studies. He now lives in Khar, Mumbai.

His grandfather, Moti Lal Kemmu (original spelling of last name) is a Kashmiri playwright and a recipient of several awards by the government of Jammu and Kashmir: Rashtra Bhasa Prachar Samiti, Sahitya Akademi award in 1982 for his contribution to Kashmiri literature as a playwright and Padma Shri.

Personal life

Khemu was in a relationship with actress Soha Ali Khan Pataudi since May 2013. The couple got engaged in July 2014 and got married in a private ceremony in Mumbai on 25 January 2015 in the presence of selected members of Soha's Family. Through his marriage to Khan, he is related to the Pataudi family. On 29 September 2017, Khan gave birth to their daughter Inaaya Naumi Khemu.

Career

  • Kunal made his debut as a child actor appearing in the Doordarshan TV series Gul Gulshan Gulfaam (1987), directed by Ved Rahi. He made his film debut with Mahesh Bhatt's movie Sir (film) (1993). He went on to star as a child artist in movies including Raja Hindustani, Zakhm, Bhai, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, and Dushman.
  • He played the male lead in the 2005 film Kalyug, which was directed by Mohit Suri. Kalyug was based on the pornography industry. In 2007, his first release was Madhur Bhandarkar's Traffic Signal, where he played a street-smart money lender who lends money to poor families, but always gets it back with interest.
  • His second release of 2007 was Dhol in which he again played lead. In 2008, in his only release, Superstar, he featured in a double role. In 2009, he starred in Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge and Jai Veeru. In 2009, he appeared in the comic-thriller 99. In 2010, he appeared in Golmaal 3 in which he played a supporting role as Laxman.
  • In 2012, he appeared in Mukesh Bhatt's Blood Money, in which played the lead role as Kunal Kadam, an honest and hard worker who is unknowingly taken into the dark side of Diamond Trade by his Boss. He co-starred in Go Goa Gone, a Zombie comedy film, which was released on 10 May 2013. Both the films fared well at the box office.
  • In 2015, after over a two-year break, Kunal returned to the screen with the thriller Bhaag Johnny about a man who gets to live two lives by the help of a Jinn, portrayed by director Vikram Bhatt. Though the film began shooting in 2013, it released on 25 September 2015 to mixed reviews and low box office collections.[citation needed] His second release of the same year was the comedy film Guddu Ki Gun, in which Kunal appears in the title role along with Sumeet Vyas. In 2017, he did a voice over in an animated film Hanuman: Da' Damdaar in role of Lord Indra. He also appeared in the fourth installment of Golmaal (film series) named Golmaal Again reprising his famous role of Laxman Sharma. He portrayed a noteworthy negative character in Malang and gained critical acclaim for his role in Kalank .
  • ZEE5 team will go on the release the Abhay Season 2 in September 2020 and the streaming will be in October 2020. Kunal Khemu playing main role in this web series. This series directed by Ken Ghosh. He will return as the investigating officer in Season 3 as well.

Controversy

In 2014, Khemu was involved in a controversy when he tweeted a joke about the Indian Army. The tweet was widely criticized, and Khemu was forced to apologize.

Personal Life

Khemu is married to actress Soha Ali Khan. The couple has one daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu.

Khemu is a private person, and he does not share much about his personal life on social media. However, he has said that he is a devoted husband and father.

Awards

YearFilmCategoryAwardResult
1998ZakhmBest Child ArtistScreen AwardsWon
2006KalyugSuperstar of Tomorrow - MaleStardust AwardsWon
2014Go Goa GoneBest DialogueScreen AwardsNominated
Best Performance in a Comic Role - MaleNominated