Saurabh Shukla – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Saurabh Shukla Indian Actor, Director and Screenwriter
Saurabh Shukla

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight 82 kg (181 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 10 Inches
Nickname Saurabh
Gender Male
Age 60 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth 5 March 1963
Full Name Saurabh Shukla
Profession Actor, Director and Screenwriter
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Pisces

An Indian actor, screenwriter, and film director, Saurabh Shukla works in Hindi films. He is mainly known for his roles in Satya (1998), Yuva (2004), Barfi! (2012), and many more that are worth watching.

We can see his abilities in innumerable Bollywood movies. Mostly, he plays negative and villainous roles for which the audience showers praise on him. He has also worked in a short documentary wherein he worked with Ruth Agnihotri and Rachael Agnihotri in Goa.


Shukla started serious theatre in 1986 with roles in plays such as A View From The Bridge (Arthur Miller), Look Back in Anger (John Osborne), Ghashiram Kotwal (Vijay Tendulkar), and Hayden.

In 1991, Shukla joined the NSD Repertoire Company- the professional wing of the NSD as an actor. Following year, he got his first role in the film named ‘Bandit Queen’.

The actor then gave many brilliant performances in Bollywood films and received overwhelming feedback from the viewers.

There are many acting credits associated with his career for which he got much praise. Also, he has directed many films as well.


Among various notable achievements and honors, Saurabh Shukla won the National Film Award for the category of Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film titled ‘Jolly LLB’ in 2014.

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Saurabh Shukla has worked in The Big Bull, Darbar, Housefull 4, Tadap, and Chhalang.

Saurabh Shukla Education

College: Khalsa College, Delhi, India

Saurabh Shukla Career

Profession: Actor, Director and Screenwriter

Known For: Jolly LLB Movie


  • Actor: Played the role of Kailash in the Hindi film- Bandit Queen (1994)
  • Screenwriter: Hindi Film- Satya (1998)
  • Director: Hindi Film, Mudda – The Issue (2003)

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known (vocalist)

Mother: Dr. Jogmaya Shukla (Tabla Player)

Brother: One (elder)

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Shukla Barnali Ray

Saurabh Shukla Favorites

Hobbies: Reading , Writing, Watching Films

Favorite Food: Shekhar Kapoor

Favorite Color: Black

Facts You Never Knew About Saurabh Shukla

  • Saurabh Shukla was born to a family of musicians in the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh in India.
  • Saurabh Shukla family moved to Delhi from Gorakhpur, when he was two years old.
  • His father is a vocalist while his mother is the first woman Tabla player of India.
  • In his childhood, his parents allowed him and his elder brother to watch at least four films a week.
  • Saurabh Shukla wanted to become a film-maker when he was in class six.

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