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Shahnawaz Pradhan Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Age: 56 Years
Hometown: Raipur

Shahnawaz Pradhan

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionActor
Famous Role‘Nanda Baba’ in the Indian television epic series “Shri Krishna"
Shahnawaz Pradhan in Shri Krishna as Nand Baba
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutTV: Jan Se Jantantra Tak (1992)
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 December 1963 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019)56 Years
BirthplaceRaj Khariar, Nuapada, Orissa, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownRaipur, Chhattisgarh, India
SchoolGovernment High School, Raipur
College/UniversityRavishankar University, Raipur
Educational QualificationGraduate
ReligionIslam
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenHe has one daughter.
Shahnawaz Pradhan with his daughter
SiblingsShahnawaz is the only child of his parents.
Favourite Things
BeverageTea
ActorAmitabh Bachchan
ColourWhite

Shahnawaz Pradhan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shahnawaz Pradhan

  • Shahnawaz was born in a middle class family in Raj Khariar, Nuapada, Orissa.

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in childhood

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in childhood

  • His family shifted to Raipur when Shahnawaz was seven years old.
  • Shahnawaz performed on the stage for the first time when he was in class seven and from there, he developed an interest towards acting.
  • He did his graduation from Ravishankar University.
  • While in college, Shahnawaz joined a few local drama groups and started doing plays.

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in his younger days

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in his younger days

  • In 1984, the renowned theatre artist, Habib Tanveer entered his college as a visiting professor. Habib shortlisted a few students to prepare the play. By the time the play ended, Tanveer offered Pradhan to join his theatre group “Naya Theatre.” Shahnawaz was a part of the theatre group for 5 years.
  • During his theatre days, Shahnawaz did plays like “Charandas Chor,” “Lala Shohrat Rai,” “Hirma Ki Amar Kahani,” and “Mitti Ki Gaadi.”

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in one of his plays

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in one of his plays

  • In 1991, Shahnawaz moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting.
  • Shahnawaz made his acting debut with the show, “Jan Se Jantantra Tak.”
  • He shot to fame after appearing in the TV series, “Shri Krishna.”

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Shri Krishna

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Shri Krishna

  • Subsequently, he played the role of ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ in the popular fantasy television series, “Alif Laila.”
  • Shahnawaz has appeared in many TV serials, including “Byomkesh Bakshi (TV series),” “Tota Weds Maina,” “Bandhan Saat Janmon Ka,” and “Suite life of karan and kabir.”

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Suite Life of Karan and Kabir

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Suite Life of Karan and Kabir

  • He has also appeared in many films, like “Bangistan,” “Raees,” and “Mirzapur.”

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Bangistan

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Bangistan

  • Pradhan has also featured in the advertisements of brands like “Century Plywood,” “Honda Activa 4G,” and “Droom.”

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Honda Activa 4G advertisement

    Shahnawaz Pradhan in Honda Activa 4G advertisement

  • Besides acting, he also lent his voice for the character of ‘Sugreev’ in the TV series “Hanuman” (2005).
  • In August 2015, Shahnawaz played the role of ‘Hafiz Saeed’ in the Bollywood film “Phantom.” The film got banned in Pakistan after Saeed filed a petition in the Lahore High Court. Following the ban in Pakistan, Shahnawaz was kept underground by the makers of the film as a precautionary measure.