|Real Name||Puneet Issar|
|Profession||Actor, Writer, Director|
|Famous Role||Duryodhana (Mahabharata, 1988)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet inches- 6’ 3”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 100 kg
in pounds- 220 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 44 inches
- Waist: 36 inches
- Biceps: 16 inches
|Date of Birth||6 November 1959|
|Age (as in 2017)||58 Years|
|Birth Place||Amritsar, Punjab|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|School||St. Lawrence High School, Mumbai|
|College/University||Mithibai College, Mumbai|
|Debut||Film: Coolie (1983, Actor)
Sauda (1974, Assistant Director)
TV: Kahan Gaye Woh Log (1987, Actor)
Hindustani (1996, Director)
|Controversy||During the shoot of one of the fight scenes of the movie coolie, Amitabh Bachchan was hurt badly. Puneet was really criticised by the whole country and became a real-life villain for everyone as Amitabh was seriously injured and had to go through a surgery. But after recovering from the injury, Amitabh Bachchan cleared the matter by saying Puneet had done nothing intentionally.|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Marriage Date||February 26|
|Children||Son- Siddhant Issar
Daughter- Nivriti Issar
|Parents||Father- Sudesh Issar
Mother- Name Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Puneet Issar
- Does Puneet Issar smoke?: Not Known
- Does Puneet Issar drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Puneet Issar’s father was also a film director and had given a break to many artists, including Jagjit Singh, Raj Babbar, Anita Raj, etc.
- He started his career as an acting professor in the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune; from where he got training in acting.
- He is a fourth-degree black belt in martial arts.
- He wanted to become a villain in Hindi movies. Although he was a trained actor, his body builds and looks made him look for the roles of a villain.
- After struggling for a long time, he bagged a role in Amitabh Bachchan‘s Coolie in 1983.
- Because of the accident happened during the infamous Coolie fight scene, and no one was ready to work with Puneet and he again went out of work. He struggled for six years after that accident and worked in a few B-grade movies, in small roles. Everybody thought that he hit Amitabh Bachchan intentionally.
- In 1988, he bagged the role of Duryodhana in the epic TV series ‘Mahabharata,’ which established him as an actor in the Hindi TV and film industry.
- Puneet Issar, along with his team of ‘Mahabharata’, has done many live shows all over India and abroad.
- He participated in the famous reality TV show Bigg Boss Season 8 in 2014. He was among the finalists and stayed for 105 days in the house.
- He has been an active theatre artist.