Sanjay Mishra (Actor) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Varanasi
Age: 59 Years
Wife: Kiran Mishra

Sanjay Mishra

ProfessionActor, Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
DebutFilm (actor): Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! (1995)
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!
Film (director): Pranaam Walekum (2015)
TV: Chanakya (1991)
AwardsFilmfare Awards

• Best Actor (Critics) for Ankhon Dekhi in 2015
• Best Actor (Critics) for Vadh in 2023

Other Awards

• Best Actor for Ankhon Dekhi at Jagran Film Festival in 2015
• Best Supporting Actor for Masaan at Jagran Film Festival in 2015
• Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male for Masaan at Zee Cine Awards in 2016
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 October 1963
Age (as of 2022)59 Years
BirthplaceDarbhanga, Bihar
Zodiac signLibra
Nationality Indian
HometownVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolKendriya Vidyalaya BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
CollegeNational School of Drama, New Delhi, India
Educational QualificationGraduate of National School of Drama, New Delhi
FamilyFather- Shambhu Nath Mishra (Civil Servant)
Mother- Name Not Known
Brothers- Sumit Mishra,
Sanjay Mishra Brother Sumit Mishra
Amit Mishra
Sister- Meenal Mishra
Sanjay Mishra Sister Meenal Mishra
HobbiesCooking, Listening to Pink Floyd, Doing Photography
DirectorKetan Mehta, Rajat Kapoor
ActorsIrrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shah Rukh Khan
FoodAchari Mutton and Pepper Chicken
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseKiran Mishra
Sanjay Mishra with his wife Kiran
Marriage Date28 September 2009
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- Pal Mishra, Lamha Mishra
Sanjay Mishra with his daughters

Sanjay Mishra

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanjay Mishra

  • He was born in Darbhanga, Bihar.
  • His father was an employee in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the Government of India.
  • His grandfather was a Civil Servant and served as the District Magistrate.
  • He was brought up in Varanasi.
  • His earliest influence was his grandmother who used to sing for the Patna Radio Station. He used to spend his childhood vacation with her.
  • His father had a keen interest in arts, which influenced him to do something in those lines.
  • He wasn’t good at studies and flunked class 10 twice.
  • He had heard a lot about the National Schooling of Drama and decided to attend it.
  • When he entered NSD, Irrfan Khan was in his final year at NSD.
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia was his batchmate at the NSD.
  • After graduating from NSD, he moved to Mumbai in 1991.
  • He had to struggle a lot in Mumbai for his survival and often had to live on Vada Paav.
  • In the early 1990s, Tigmanshu Dhulia offered him a television serial.
  • After watching Ketan Mehta’s cult film- Mirch Masala, he became a fan of him and decided to be around him.
  • He had to give more than 20 takes on the first day of the shoot of a TV serial- Chanakya in 1991.
  • During the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he became famous with his Apple Singh commercials for ESPN Star Sports.
  • He became a household name after playing the role of a corrupt, soaked in red-tapism bureaucrat- Shukla in the hugely popular sitcom Office Office.
  • His performance in the 2014 film- Ankhon Dekhi was appreciated by the critics for which he got the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics).
  • In 2016, he has also been awarded the Best Actor Award at Indian Film Festival Los Angeles for the film- Masaan.
  • In an interview, he revealed that at one point in time, he had quit his film career and went to Rishikesh, where he worked as a cook and washed dishes at a dhaba. According to him, he had become disillusioned with his career after he lost his father and was himself diagnosed with an illness. [1]The Indian Express While talking about this, he said,

    That time was different. I had no complaints about the industry. I had complaints about my life. My father had passed away at the time, and even I was battling an illness. So instances like these make you really question what you are doing with the time you have.”

    He added,

    I was suffering from a severe illness. Doctors had removed 15 litres of pus from my stomach and just after it got cured, I lost my father. I had started losing my life. So, I went to Rishikesh and started making omelettes at a dhaba near the bank of Ganga. The dhaba owner told me I will have to wash 50 cups a day and I will get Rs 150. But then I thought I need money for my survival.”

    In the same interview, the actor gave credit to director Rohit Shetty for his comeback in the film industry. He said,

    After working there for a day, people visiting the dhaba started recognising me. They used to say ‘Arre aap to Golmaal mein the na’ and wanted photographs with me. Then my mother used to call me and cry asking me to come home. In between all this, Rohit Shetty called me and offered a role in All the Best. That’s when I decided to get back to work.”

  • His Hindi short film ‘Giddh’ (The Scavenger) won the Asia International Competition at the renowned Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2023 in the ‘Best Short Film’ category following which the film qualified for the Oscars.

    Poster of the Hindi short film Giddh, starring Sanjay Mishra

    Poster of the Hindi short film Giddh, starring Sanjay Mishra