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Height: 6' 2"
Age: 66 Years
Marital Status: Divorced

Surendra Pal

Bio/Wiki
Full NameSurendra Pal Singh
Nickname(s)Bhaiya [1]Facebook
ProfessionActor
Famous Role(s)• "Dronacharya" in B. R. Chopra's "Mahabharat" (1988)
Surendra Pal as Dronacharya in Mahabharat
• "Tamraj Kilvish" in "Shaktimaan" (1997)
Surendra Pal as Tamraj Kilvish in Shaktimaan
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 2”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper (semi-bald)
Career
DebutHindi Film: Shama (1981)
Surendra Pal's Debut Film Shama (1981)
Malayalam Film: Prayikkara Pappan (1995)
Surendra Pal in Prayikkara Pappan (1995)
Tamil Film: Mr. Romeo (1996)
Surendra Pal in Mr Romeo (1996)
TV: Mahabharat (1988)
Mahabharat (1988)
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 September 1953 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019)66 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolHe did his schooling from UP Board.
Educational QualificationHe did his graduation from Ghaziabad.
Political InclinationBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [2]Facebook
ControversyIn 2019, Cobrapost, during its sting operation, named Surendra Pal as one of the celebrities who used to do paid promotions for political parties in India. When Cobrapost arranged a meeting with Pal at the Lokhandwala Love & Latte coffee shop, he fell into the trap and accepted their offer to do paid promotions for the BJP. When Cobrapost offered him an eight-month contract according to which Pal would be paid Rs. 30 lakh per month for 15 messages on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, he happily agreed to that and said, "Bas aap ye dhyan rakhiyega ki aath mahine continue rakhein ye nahi ki beech mein chhod dein aap mujhe … aur agar ho sake toh fir aath mahine ke baad bhi fir continue rakhein usko aage bhi zaroorat padegi (Please see to it that you honour the contract for eight months. Don’t leave me half way through it … and if it is possible continue it after eight months. You may need it further).” [3]Cobrapost
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Marriage DateYear 1996
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Family
Wife/SpouseBarkha Sharma Singh (m. 1996; div. 2002)
Surendra Pal's Wife and Children
ChildrenSon- 2
• Shivam Singh (a television anchor)
Surendra Pal With His Son Shivam
• Shubham Singh (a Commerce graduate from Delhi University)
Surendra Pal With His Son Shubham
Daughter- 1
• Shivangi Singh (a Gym Manager at a five-star hotel in Goa)
Surendra Pal With His Daughter Shivangi Singh
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (he was a DSP in Uttar Pradesh)
Mother- Name Not Known
Surendra Pal's Mother
SiblingsHe has five brothers - two brothers joined the Indian Army and one brother joined the police service. [4]News 18 Rajasthan
Favourite Things
DirectorSanjay Leela Bhansali, Vishal Bhardwaj
Travel DestinationRajasthan
Music GenreRajasthani Folk
Politician(s)Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi

Surendra Pal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Surendra Pal

  • Surendra Pal is an Indian film and television actor who is best known for playing the role of Dronacharya in B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988). He is also known for his role “Tamraj Kilvish” in the Indian superhero television show “Shaktimaan” (1997-2005).
  • He was born in a middle-class family in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. His father was a DSP in Uttar Pradesh and out of his five brothers, two joined the Indian Army and one the police service. His father wanted Surendra to join either the Indian Army or the police service; however, Surendra wasn’t interested in any of them, rather he wanted to be an actor.
  • In 1980, at the age of twenty-four, Surendra Pal let his home and moved to Mumbai to become an actor. At that time, he had not much knowledge about films, and he even didn’t know the difference between a director and a producer. [5]News 18 Rajasthan
  • Surendra Pal made his debut with the 1981 Hindi film “Shama,” which was produced by Kader Khan. He did a negative role in the film alongside, Shabana Azmi and Girish Karnad.
  • His second film was Grahasti (1984) in which he worked alongside Ashok Kumar.
  • Pal was first noticed by J. P. Dutta’s film Ghulami (1985) in which he played the role of ‘Daku Suraj Bhan.’
  • In his career, Surendra Pal has done more than 40 films. He has also appeared in several popular Bollywood films, such as Khuda Gawah (1992), Lakshya (2004), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Airlift (2016), and Rangoon (2017).
  • Surendra Pal is actively involved in promoting Rajasthani films and has acted and produced a few Rajasthani films, like Nani Bai Ro Mayro (2017) and Pakki Herogiri (2016).

    Surendra Pal's Rajasthani Film Pakki Herogiri

    Surendra Pal’s Rajasthani Film Pakki Herogiri

  • After doing B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat, he became a household name and even today, he is better known as Dronacharya. His dialogues as Dronacharya in Mahabharat became very popular. Here’s a dialogue of Dronacharya from Mahabharat –

    अपनी सीमाओं का उल्लंघन मत करो दुर्योधन। ये मत भूलो कि तुम आचार्य द्रोण से बात कर रहे हो, उन असहाय पांडव पुत्रों से नहीं। मैं तुम्हारे एक-एक शब्द का उत्तर अपने बाणों से दे सकता हूं। रणभूमि और क्रीड़ा भवन में अंतर करना सीखो। युद्ध भूमि हमारे पक्ष में है, लेकिन युद्ध का परिणाम नहीं।”

  • When Surendra Pal landed with the role of Dronacharya in Mahabharat, he was just 26 years old.
  • Initially, he was very sceptical about portraying Dronacharya in Mahabharat; as he feared that the role would typecast him in the industry.
  • After Mahabharat, Surendra Pal started getting many offers for various television projects. He appeared in many more popular television shows in which he delivered many memorable performances, such as ‘Mahamatya Rakshas’ in Chanakya (1991), ‘Dhundh’ in The Zee Horror Show (1995), ‘Tamraj Kilvish’ in Shaktimaan (1997), ‘Kailashnath’ in Shagun (2001), ‘Guruji’ in Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki Season 2 (2005), and ‘Prajapati Daksha’ in ‘Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev’ (2011).
  • It took him 23 years to take another mythological role after Mahabharat when he did the role of “Prajapati Daksha” in ‘Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev’ (2011).

    Surendra Pal as Prajapati Daksha in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev

    Surendra Pal as Prajapati Daksha in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev

  • He tasted his second wave of success after Dronacharya with the role of “Tamraj Kilvish” in the popular Indian superhero television show “Shaktimaan.” Tamraj Kilvish became very popular among the children and his one-liner “Andhera Kaayam Rahe” is considered one of the popular one-liners of the Indian television.
  • The real face of Tamraj Kilvish was revealed after 50 episodes of Shaktimaan. Surendar Pal brought many innovative ideas for Tamraj Kilvish’s makeup, and he even used an old wig that he had used in Amitabh Bachchan starrer Khuda Gawah.
  • Surendra Pal is a BJP supporter, and he often campaigns for the party in various elections across the country. [6]Facebook

    Surendra Pal campaigning for the BJP in Rajasthan

    Surendra Pal campaigning for the BJP in Rajasthan

  • He loves dogs and has a pet puddle dog “Kaju.”

    Surendra Pal With His Pet Dog Kaju

    Surendra Pal With His Pet Dog Kaju

  • In his leisure time, he loves to play Polo.

    Surendra Pal in a Polo Dress

    Surendra Pal in a Polo Dress

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