Kulbhushan Kharbanda is one of the best actors in the Bollywood industry. He has worked in many films as lead actor, villain, and even supporting roles.
The veteran actor has been part of the industry since 1974. He made his acting debut with the movie titled Jadu Ka Shankh.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda has also performed as a theatre actor. The actor is still working in the movies and web series.
He was seen playing an important character in Mira Nair’s limited series A Suitable Boy. He will be seen reprising the character of Satyanand Tripathi in season 2 of Mirzapur.
Satyanand Tripathi became a famous character after the success of Mirzapur.
Well, it is not the first time, he made a fictional character lovable for the audience.
Here check out some best characters performed by Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Shakal in Shaan
Shakal is one of the greatest villains in Bollywood.
The character of Shakal is played by Kulbhushan Kharbanda and the character became famous because of the amazing portrayal of the actor.
He stole the show with his terrifying looks and evil smiles. The movie got good reviews from fans as well as critics and Shaakal became the notorious villain in Bollywood history.
Police Patel in Nishant
Kulbhushan Kharbanda was first noticed by movie fans in the movie Nishant directed by Shyam Benegal.
Kulbhushan played an important but small role in the movie. Even having limited scenes in the movie, he prepared for the role.
The director also mentioned in an interview stating, “By the time I filmed with him, there was no question of my directing him. He was already steeped in that world and knew his part very well.”
Inder Malhotra in Arth
Arth is one of the finest works of Mahesh Bhatt. Many people believe it is the story of his life.
The movie is based on the theme of infidelity and marriage. Kulbhushan Kharbanda was seen playing the lead character of an egoistic and unfaithful husband.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda also finds the character pretty challenging to play as the character is not just a hero or villain.
It has to be greyer with shades in a humane manner. The actor was praised for portraying the character Inder Malhotra in front of the camera.
Ramlal Sharma in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
In the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda was seen playing the character of Ramlal Sharma who is a strict father and school coach.
The character was very relatable. Fans pointed out that the movie was about school life, competition but the father-son relationship in the movie also got everyone’s attention.
Gopi Dada in Ghulami
Ghulami is the first movie directed by J. P. Dutta which is an action drama that revolves around caste discrimination in India.
In the movie, Kulbhushan Kharbanda was seen doing action and stunts. For the record, he got his first and only nomination in the Filmfare awards because of his role as Gopi Dada.
It is one of the few films he has done in mainstream Bollywood movies.
Satyanand Tripathi in Mirzapur
Kulbhushan Kharbanda is still active in the industry and he featured in the web series Mirzapur.
He played the father of Akhandanand Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda adds layers to the character and the tragic end of season one left fans in awe.
Mr. Gupta in Mandi
Mandi is an underrated movie that featured an ensemble cast of great actors like Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Saeed Jaffrey, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Saeed Jaffrey, and Soni Raajdaan.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda played the character of dishonest landlord and industrialist, Mr. Gupta, in the movie.
Commander in Maachis
Maachis is the finest political melodrama and a rare gem in Bollywood. The movie has a gripping plot and interesting characters.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda played the character of Commander who is a leader of the terrorist organization.
His character was noticeable in the movie with an interesting story arc.
Havaldar Bhagheeram in Border
As mentioned earlier, Kulbhushan Kharbanda is one of the actors who make his character noticeable irrespective of the length of screen time he featured in the movie.
One such movie is war drama Border which is a multi-starrer movie. Kulbhushan Kharbanda played the military cook Bhageeram in the movie who also served as comic relief.
However, he made his character pretty interesting and remarkable in the movie.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda has been part of many movies in the long-acting career of more than 40 years.