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Puneet Issar Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 60 Years
Hometown: Amritsar
Wife: Deepali

Puneet Issar

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Actor, Writer, Director
Famous Role‘Duryodhana’ in the Indian epic TV series “Mahabharat” (1988)
Puneet Issar as Duryodhana in Mahabharat
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 3”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBald
Career
DebutBollywood Film (Actor): Coolie (1983)
Puneet Issar in Coolie
Bollywood Film (Assistant Director): Sauda (1974)
Malayalam Film (Actor): Yoddha (1992)
Tamil Film (Actor): I Love India (1993)
Kannada Film (Actor): Samrat (1994)
Bengali Film (Actor): Bhagya Debata (1995)
Telugu Film (Actor): Master (1997)
Punjabi Film (Actor): Rabb Ne Banaiyan Jodiean (2006)
TV (Actor): Kahan Gaye Woh Log (1987)
Tv (Director): Hindustani (1996)
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 November 1959 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019) 60 Years
BirthplaceAmritsar, Punjab, India
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownAmritsar, Punjab, India
SchoolSt. Lawrence High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityMithibai College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
ReligionHinduism
CasteBrahmin
HobbiesReading, Travelling
TattooOn The Right Hand: "Om"
Puneet Issar tattoo
ControversyDuring 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
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseDeepali
Puneet Issar with his wife
ChildrenSon- Siddhant Issar
Daughter- Nivriti Issar
Puneet Issar with his wife, son and daugter
ParentsFather- Sudesh Issar (Film Director)
Puneet Issar's father, Sudesh Issar
Mother- Name Not Known

Puneet Issar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Puneet Issar

  • Puneet Issar was born in a well-to-do family in Amritsar, Punjab.
  • Issar’s father was a renowned film director who had worked with popular artists like Jagjit Singh, Raj Baabbar, and Anita Raj.
  • Puneet aspired to become an Indian Army Officer in his college days.
  • He started his career as an acting professor in the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune; from where he earlier received training in acting.
  • Puneet has received a fourth degree black-belt in martial arts.
  • He is also good at Karate, Kung-fu, boxing, and wrestling.
  • Puneet has a good command over Hindi and Urdu languages.
  • Puneet always desired to play the villain in the Hindi film; as his body stats made him look suitable for villain roles.
  • In 1983, Puneet bagged the role of ‘Bob’ in the Bollywood film “Coolie.”

    Puneet Issar in Coolie

    Puneet Issar in Coolie

  • After Coolie, nobody was ready to work with Puneet; as he had injured Amitabh Bachchan during the shoot of Coolie.

  • Thereafter, he struggled for around six years by doing small roles in a few B-grade films.
  • In 1988, he earned huge popularity by playing the role of ‘Duryodhana’ in the epic TV series “Mahabharata.”

    Puneet Issar in Mahabharat

    Puneet Issar in Mahabharat

  • Issar, along with his ‘Mahabharat’ team has done many stage shows across India and abroad.
  • Puneet has also worked in TV serials like “Bharat Ek Khoj,” “Jai Mata Ki,” ” Noorjahan,” “Love Story,” “Kahaani Chandrakanta Ki,” and “Bani Ishaq Da kalma.”

    Puneet Issar in Bani Ishaq Da Kalma

    Puneet Issar in Bani Ishaq Da Kalma

  • He participated in the famous reality TV show Bigg Boss Season 8 in 2014 and was one of the fianalists of the show.

    Puneet Issar in Bigg Boss 8

    Puneet Issar in Bigg Boss 8

  • In 2019, Puneet played the role of ‘Maharaja Digambar Singh’ in ZEE5’s web series “Parchhayee.”

    Puneet Issar in Parchhayee

    Puneet Issar in Parchhayee

  • Puneet has been practicing theatre for a long time.
  • Issar shared during an interview that he had got so popular by playing the role of Duryodhan that people in real life started treating him like one. Once Puneet, along with his Mahabharat co-star, Roopa Ganguly was invited for a dinner by a Marwari businessman and he refused to serve Puneet; as he believed that Duryodhana was not a good person.