Sharad Kelkar is a well known Indian television actor. He is known for playing a lead role of Nahar Pratap Singh in ‘Saat Phere’ and Dr.Ashutosh in ‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge’.
Early Life & Background
Sharad was born on 7th October 1976 in the city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. He studied in Hindi medium school. He completed his MBA in Marketing from Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore.
First assignment/ First major break
Sharad’s first television project was Zee TV’s ‘Sindoor Tere Naam Ka’, however, he got fame from the show ‘Saat Phere’.
Journey in the industry
At the young age, Sharad participated in Grasim Mr.India contest 2002 and was among the top 10 finalist. Later, while completing his MBA, he signed few commercials like Skoda, LG Refrigerator, Hero Honda, Bharat Petroleum and more. Before entering into acting, he had walked for almost 25 ramp shows as a model. He was first selected for the pilot role in the serial ‘Kuch Dil Mein Hai’, however due to his dialogue delivery problem, he was replaced.
In 2005, Sharad got offered from Zee TV’s show ‘Sindoor Tere Naam Ka’. He portrayed the role of Rudra Raizada opposite Keerti Gaekwad, whom he later got married to. In the same year, Zee TV offered him another lead role in ‘Saat Phere’. Sharad accepted the offer and played the role of Nahar Pratap Singh opposite Rajshree Thakur. The role gave him a lime-light. He had also acted in the show ‘Aakrosh’ as a cop and was even seen in a few episodes of ‘Bhabhi’.
In 2006, Sharad along with his wife Keerti Gaekwad had participated in dancing reality show ‘Nach Baliye season 2’. The couple got eliminated in fourth week itself. In 2008, he hosted the family reality show ‘Rock N Roll Family’. He also hosted Imagine TV’s reality show ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ in 2009. He was also the part of comedy reality show ‘Comedy Circus Mahasangram’ with Bharti Singh and Paresh Ganatra.
In 2009, Sharad portrayed the lead role of Thakur Digvijay Bhadoria on Colors show ‘Bairi Piya’. His role as Thakur Digvijay was critically acclaimed. He also played a cameo in ‘Sarvggun Sampanna’ on Imagine TV. In 2011, he entered in Colors’s popular show ‘Uttaran’ in a negative role of Satyaveer. In 2012, Sharad replaced Mohnish Bahl for the role of Dr.Ashutosh in the Sony TV’s popular show ‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge’. He also won Colors ‘Kitchen Champion 2’, a cooking reality show. In 2013, Sharad became a face of crime based television show ‘Shaitaan- A Criminal Mind’.
Sharad has also worked in few Bollywood movies. He played a small role as Kareena Kapoor’s fiancé in the comedy movie ‘Hulchul’ in 2004. In 2012, he played a main antagonist in the horror movie ‘1920 Evil Returns’, which was a sequel of ‘1920’. He has also acted in few Marathi movies. In 2005, he portrayed the character of young Raghu in the movie ‘Uttarayan’. Later, he played a lead role in a Marathi movie ‘Chinu’ opposite Tejaswini Lonari.
Sharad use to play cricket in Celebrity Cricket League from the team Mumbai Heroes.
Sharad is married to Kirti Gaekwad in June 2005. He met Kirti during the shoots of ‘Sindoor Tere Naam Ka’ as both were paired opposite each other in the show.
Name of Films
1920: Evil Returns
|Anjali’s GroomYoung Raghu
Name of Serials
Sindoor Tere Naam Ka
Pati Patni Aur Who
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007
Nach Baliye 2
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge
Shaitaan- A Criminal MindNahar Singh
Thakur Digvijay Singh