Some Un-Known Facts About Sanjay Mishra
- Sanjay Mishra is an Indian actor and a versatile performer who leaves a lasting impression in Bollywood movies by captivating audiences with his amazing performances that combine humor and depth.
- In Darbhanga, Bihar, he was born.
- His father worked for the Indian government’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- In addition to being the District Magistrate, his grandfather was a Civil Servant.
- His childhood was spent in Varanasi.
- His grandmother, a singer for the Patna Radio Station, was one of his first musical influences. He had gone on vacations with her as a child.
- His father’s strong passion for the arts encouraged him to pursue similar endeavors.
- He struggled academically and failed class 10 twice.
- He decided to go to the National School of Drama after hearing a lot about it.
- Irrfan Khan was in his last year at NSD when he enrolled.
- His NSD batchmate was Tigmanshu Dhulia.
- In 1991, following his graduation from NSD, he relocated to Mumbai.
- He frequently had to survive on Vada Paav and had to fight hard to survive in Mumbai.
- Tigmanshu Dhulia offered him a television serial in the early nineties.
- He chose to surround himself with Ketan Mehta after becoming a fan of him after seeing the cult classic Mirch Masala.
- In 1991, on the first day of filming the TV serial Chanakya, he had to do over 20 takes.
- He rose to fame in the 1999 Cricket World Cup thanks to his Apple Singh ads for ESPN Star Sports.
- After starring as corrupt, red-tape-loving bureaucrat Shukla in the wildly successful sitcom Office Office, he rose to fame.
- He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics) for his well-received performance in the 2014 movie Ankhon Dekhi.
- He also received the Best Actor Award at the 2016 Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles for the movie Masaan.
- He disclosed in an interview that he had previously given up on his film career and moved to Rishikesh, where he worked as a cook and dishwashing attendant at a dhaba. He claimed that after losing his father and receiving a medical diagnosis, he had lost faith in his career.As he discussed this, he said,
“Things were different then. I had no grievances regarding the sector. I was dissatisfied with my life. At the time, my father had already passed away, and I was also unwell. Therefore, situations such as these cause you to seriously consider how you are spending your time”
“I had a serious medical condition. My father passed away shortly after 15 liters of pus were removed from my stomach by medical professionals. I was beginning to lose my life. I then traveled to Rishikesh and began cooking omelets at a dhaba by the Ganga River. I will receive Rs 150 if I wash 50 cups a day, according to the owner of the dhaba. However, I later realized that I need money to survive”
The actor credited director Rohit Shetty in the same interview for helping him make a successful return to the movie business. He declared,
After a day of work, customers at the dhaba began to recognise me. They used to ask to take pictures with me and say, “Arre aap to Golmaal mein the na.” My mother would then beg me to come home over the phone while sobbing. In between all of this, I received a call from Rohit Shetty offering me a part in All the Best. I made the decision to return to work at that point.
- His Hindi short film “Giddh” (The Scavenger) qualified for the Oscars after winning the Asia International Competition at the prestigious Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2023 in the “Best Short Film” category.
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