Shreyas Talpade

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Brief Intro
Shreyas Talpade is a noted Bollywood actor, who started his career from Marathi serials and movies. He is better known for comedy roles in Bollywood movies like ‘Golmaal’, ‘Housefull 2’, ‘Joker’ and more.

Early Life & Background
Shreyas was born on 27th January 1976 in Mumbai. He is the son of Bhupesh Talpade. He completed his schooling from Shree Ram Welfare Society’s High School in Andheri, Mumbai.

Journey in the Industry

Shreyas began his career as a stage actor, by performing in many college level and commercial plays. Then he started appearing on various Marathi serials. Shreyas first came into a limelight among Marathi audience, for his role as Tejas from Doordarshan Sahyadri’s popular show ‘Damini’. He had also played a role in Zee Marathi’s ‘Aabhal Maya’. In 1997, he played a lead role of young Ashutosh on Zee TV’s horror show ‘Woh’. He had also acted in Zee TV’s family drama ‘Amanat’. He had also acted in the old show ‘Gubbare’.

After television, Shreyas soon received offers from Marathi movies. In 2004, he acted in the movie ‘Savarkhed- Ek Gav’ along with Sonali Khare, Ankush Chaudhary and Upendra Limaye. In the same year, he acted in multi-starrer horror comedy film ‘Pachadlela’ in 2004. The film was directed by Mahesh Kothare. In 2006, he played a lead in the movie ‘Aai Shapath’ opposite Mansi Salve. In 2008, he produced the Marathi film ‘Sanai Choughade’ and played a cameo of Aniket in the movie. He also acted in the Marathi movies like ‘Nidaan’, ‘Sarivar Sari’, ‘Bayo’, ‘Bhet’ and few more.

Shreyas has also performed at many award functions. During one Award function, he was noticed by few Bollywood directors. In 2005, Shreyas debuted as a lead actor in Nagesh Kuknoor’s movie ‘Iqbal’. He played a role young aspiring cricketer named Iqbal in the movie. But before debuting as a lead actor, he has also played a minor role in the movies like ‘Aankhen’, ‘Raghu More’, and ‘Revati’. However, ‘Iqbal’ gave him limelight and even Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actor.

After the success of his debut movie, Shreyas received lots of offers from Bollywood. In 2006, he acted in comedy movie ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ along with Ritiesh Deshmukh. In the same year, he played the lead in another Nagesh Kukunoor’s film ‘Dor’. In 2007, he was critically acclaimed for his role as Sanjay Mishra in the movie ‘Dil Dosti Etc’. Later in that year, he played a supporting role in the blockbuster movie ‘Om Shanti Om’, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. He was nominated as a Best Supporting Actor category at Filmfare Awards and also won Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award for his role as SRK’s friend Pappu Master in the movie. Later, he was seen in the movies like ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’, Aage Se Right’,  ‘Teen Thay Bhai’, ‘Hum Tum Shabana’, ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’ and many more.

In 2008, Shreyas replaced Sharman Joshi in the Golmaal series and played the character of Laxman in ‘Golmaal 2’ and ‘Golmaal 3’ in 2010. In 2010, he also played a role of Bhavesh Verma in the comedy movie ‘Paying Guest’, which was the Hindi version of Marathi super-hit movie ‘Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi’. He also acted in the horror movie ‘Click’.  He gave a special appearance in John Abraham’s movie ‘Aashayein’. In 2012, he portrayed the role of Jai in Sajid Khan’s multi-starrer comedy film ‘Housefull 2’. He played supporting role in the movie ‘Joker’ in 2012.

In 2011, Shreyas was part of the Star Plus’s comedy reality show ‘Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala’. He was the captain of the team which consists of Raju Srivastav, Rajesh Kumar, Balraj Syal and Roshni Chopra. His team name was ‘Shreyas Chi Mandli’ and they were the winners of the show.

Shreyas will be soon seen in Karan Johar’s upcoming movie ‘Dostana 2’ and Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal 4’. He is also going to produce his own Bollywood movie named ‘Chemistry’, in which he is going to play a lead role opposite Soha Ali Khan. He soon will be seen in Marathi films as well.

Personal Life
Shreyas got married to Deepti Talpade, who is a psychiatrist. Deepti was the general secretary of her college, and when Shreyas went there as a celebrity, he met her and both fell in love. At that time, he was doing ‘Aabhal Maya’ for Zee Marathi.

Names of Serials
‘Amanat’ as Doctor
‘Woh’ as Young Ashutosh
‘Jane Anjane Hua’
‘Abhalmaya’ (Marathi)
‘Damini’ (Marathi)

Awards
Zee Cine Critics Awards as Best Actor for ‘Iqbal’
Star Screen Award as Best Comedian for ‘Dor’
Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award for ‘Om Shanti Om’

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Bhet

Raghu More

Pachadlela

Savarkhed- Ek Gav

Revati

Iqbal

Apna Sapna Money Money

Dor

Aai Shappath

Aggar

Dil Dosti Etc

Om Shanti Om

Bombay To Bangkok

Sanai Choughade

Welcome To Sajjanpur

Golmaal Returns

Dashavatar

Paying Guest

Aage Se Right

Click

Hangman

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Aashayein

Golmaal 3

Mirch

Teen Thay Bhai

Hum Tum Shabana

Will You Marry Me

Housefull 2

Joker

Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal

Chemistry

Chaiwala

 

 

Ravi

Ajay

Chandu

Iqbal

Arjun Fernandes

Behroopiya

Akash Ranade

Aditya Merchant

Sanjay Mishra

Pappu Master

Shankar Bhatawdekar

 

Mahadev

Laxman

Narad

Bhavesh Verma

Inspector Waghmare

Avi

Ganesh Sathe

Aditya Motwani

 

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Manjul

Fancy Gill

Karthik Iyer

Aarav

Jai

Babban

Johnny Belinda

Sukhi

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