Ronit Roy (রনিত রায়) is an Indian film and television actor, known for his portrayal of Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi, KD Pathak, Rishabh Bajaj, Mihir Virani, Neil Khanna and Aparajit Deb. The actor also owns a security business, providing security to Bollywood stars and production houses.
Early life and background
Ronit Roy was born on 11 October 1965 in Nagpur to a Bengali Hindu family. He is the eldest son of businessman Brothindranath and Dolly Bose Roy. His younger brother, Rohit Roy is also a TV actor. Ronit spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This was also the place where he did schooling with the Father of Ayush Sarkar, teenage actor. After his schooling, Roy pursued hotel management. After completion of his studies, he moved to Mumbai and stayed at the residence of filmmaker Subhash Ghai. While Roy was keen to work in film industry, Subhash Ghai persuaded him to not to pursue it due to the difficulties associated with it. Ronit worked as a management trainee at Mumbai's Sea Rock Hotel. To have experience at all different levels, Ronit's work ranged from dish-washing and cleaning, to serving tables and bar-tending. He played the lead role in "Jaan Tere Naam" (1992) which was a commercial success. He starred with Aditya Pancholi and Kishori Shahane in Bomb Blast (1993).
Ronit received a call from Balaji Telefilms to offer him a part in the television serial Kammal. Due to lack of any appealing movie offers, he accepted the offer from Balaji Telefilms. Before Kammal got started, Balaji Telefilms also offered Ronit an 8-week cameo in Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Rishabh Bajaj, a ruthless yet suave middle aged business tycoon. Ronit's impressive perfomance as Mr.Bajaj made him popular and landed him in Balaji Telefilms' Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Mihir Virani replacing Amir Upadhyay. He played the role of Dharamraj in NDTV Imagine's Bandini (2009-2011) which won him accolades for his astonishing portrayal of a crude and rutheless diamond merchant who never gets defeated. He has also, participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance reality show in 2007 and another show, Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008 as a contestant. He hosted the Kitchen Champions in 2010 which was on Colors TV. He currently stars in SET's courtroom drama Adaalat as KD Pathak, a sharp unique lawyer who only fights for the truth on Sony TV. He returned in the drama genre with Balaji Telefilms's Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar as Dr.Nachiket Khanna alias Neil K.
After his success on TV, Ronit featured in more Bollywood movies in supporting roles. In 2010 he starred in the critical acclaimed film Udaan, his work was much praised and won him many best supporting actor awards. Udaan brought Ronit back to the movie scene. He next starred in films like Anurag Kashyap's That Girl in Yellow Boots, Karan Johar's Student of the Year, Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, Sanjay Gupta's Shootout at Wadala produced by Ekta Kapoor, and Anurag Kashyap's Ugly. More recently, he appeared in Akshay Kumar starrer "BOSS" and Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States in which his performance received much appreciation.
Ronit owns Ace Security and Protection agency. It currently caters to Bollywood actors like Salman Khan, Amitabh Bacchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan, also to Indian Premier League ex-Chairman and ex-Commissioner Lalit Modi and his son Ruchir Modi. Some of the movie projects that Ace Security and Protection have also lent their services to are Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Yaadein, Na Tum Jano Na Hum, Saathiya, and Armaan.
On 25 December 2003, Ronit was married to actress and model Neelam Singh. Ronit is the father of three – two daughters and one son. His eldest daughter Ona (from his previous marriage) was born in 1991, and is currently residing in the US. In May 2005, his and Neelam's first child, daughter Aador was born. In October 2007, their son, Agasthya Bose Roy was born.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1992||Jaan Tere Naam||Sunil||Lead role|
|1993||15 August||Vikram||Lead role|
|Gaata Rahe Mera Dil||Dilip S. Naik||Unreleased|
|Bomb Blast||Lead role|
|1999||Agni Shikha||Prodipta Roy||Bengali film|
|2000||Glamour Girl||Sunil Verma|
|2001||Hum Deewane Pyar Ke||Vijay Chatterjee||Lead role|
|Khatron Ke Khiladi|
|2003||Shesh Bongsodar (Last Descendant)||Bongsodar||Bangladeshi film in Bengali language|
|2005||Nishan – The Target|
|Kisna: The Warrior Poet||Jimmy||Cameo appearance|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Udaan||Bhairav Singh||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2011||That Girl in Yellow Boots||Cameo appearance|
|2012||Midnight's Children||Ahmed Sinai|
|Student of the Year||Coach Karan Shah|
|2013||Shootout at Wadala||Raja Tambat|
|2014||2 States||Vikram Malhotra||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2015||Guddu Rangeela||Billu Pehelwan||Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role|
|2016||Dongari ka Raja||Mansoor Ali|
|Sarkar 3||Gunda saab antagonist|
|Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast|
|1997||Bombay Blue||Dillip Bhatt||Cameo|
|1999||Baat Ban Jaye||1 Episode|||
|2002–08||Kasautii Zindagi Kay||Rishabh Bajaj||Lead Role|||
|2002–08||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Mihir Virani||Lead Role|||
|2003||Ssshhhh...Koi Hai||Episodic Role|
|2004||Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko||Ishan Masand||style"text-align:center;"||
|2004||Vikraal Aur Gabraal||Episodic Role|
|2004||Krisshna Arjun||Anna / Vijay||Episodic Role|
|2005||Sarrkkar - Risshton Ki Ankahi Kahani||Kunal Vir Pratap Singh||Lead Role|||
|2005-2009||Kisne Pyaar Hogya||Raj Malhotra (Karan's father)||Supporting Role|
|2006-09||Kasamh Se||Aparajit Deb||Negative Role|||
|2007||Kayamath||Inder Shah||Supporting Role|
|2008||Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki||Bhishma||Mythological Debut|||
|2009–11||Bandini||Dharamraj Mahyavanshi||Lead Role|||
|2011–15||Adaalat||Advocate K D Pathak||Lead Role|||
|2014–15||Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar||Dr. Nachiket Khanna/ Dr.Neil K||Lead Role|||
|2016||Adaalat (season 2)||Advocate K D Pathak||Lead Role|||
|2016||24 (Season 2)||Roy||Guest Appearance|||
|2007||Koffee with Karan (season 2)||Guest appearance|
|2007||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Contestant|
|2008||Yeh Hain Jalwa||Contestant|
|2008||Ticket to Bollywood||Dance performance|
|2008||Aajaa Mahi Vay||Judge|
|2009||Begum's Drawing Room||Guest appearance|
|2010||Kitchen Champion||Host||Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Anchor (2010)|
|2013||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Guest appearance|
|2015||Deal or no deal||Host|
Ronit Roy won the Best Actor in a Negative Role Awards at Star Screen Awards and Zee Cine Awards for his role of an oppressive father in the movie Udaan (2010). He also won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for same.
On 27 October 2011, Ronit Roy was arrested by Mumbai police for rash and negligent driving, after he was involved in a road accident in the Amboli suburb of Mumbai. He was returning from a Diwali party when his high speeding Mercedes car hit a Wagon-R injuring people, one of whom was seriously hurt. However, he got bail after a few hours and was released.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 I don’t want to be back-stabbed anymore: Ronit Roy. The Times of India (18 April 2014). Retrieved on 19 April 2014.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ronit Roy Biography. Ronit Roy (official fan page).
- ↑ Ace Security and Protection. Ace Security and Protection.
- ↑ "Ronit, the bad dad". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2011. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Ronit-the-bad-dad/Article1-690309.aspx. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- ↑ "Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again: Ronit Roy". The Indian Express. http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/television/was-a-dead-actor-tv-gave-me-life-again-ronit-roy-2834537/. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- ↑ "Ronit Roy: Was a dead actor, TV gave me life again". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Ronit-Roy-Was-a-dead-actor-TV-gave-me-life-again/articleshow/52587892.cms. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- ↑ "Ronit Roy: I have lost so much in my life". Rediff. http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/ronit-roy-i-have-lost-so-much-in-my-life/20141218.htm. Retrieved 18 Dec 2014.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "Ram Kapoor is like my younger brother: Ronit Roy". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Ram-Kapoor-is-like-my-younger-brother-Ronit-Roy/articleshow/19512078.cms. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
- ↑ "How things change...". The Telegraph (Calcutta). http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050708/asp/etc/story_4731745.asp. Retrieved 8 July 2008.
- ↑ "Ronit Roy: Nervous about playing Bhishma". Rediff. http://www.rediff.com/movies/2008/jul/01roy.htm. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
- ↑ "My moustache is a national issue: Ronit". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/My-moustache-is-a-national-issue-Ronit/articleshow/4254633.cms. Retrieved 13 Mar 2009.
- ↑ "Ronit Roy:TV's bankable star". Forbes India. http://forbesindia.com/article/2015-celebrity-100/ronit-roy-tvs-bankable-star/41753/1. Retrieved 22 Dec 2015.
- ↑ "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar to go on air tomorrow". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Itna-Karo-Na-Mujhe-Pyaar-to-go-on-air-tomorrow/articleshow/45192184.cms. Retrieved 18 Nov 2014.
- ↑ "Ronit Roy to be back as lawyer K D Pathak with Adaalat Season 2". The Indian Express. http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/television/ronit-roy-to-be-back-as-lawyer-k-d-pathak-with-adaalat-season-2-2782508/. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- ↑ "Ronit Roy joins the cast of Anil Kapoor's 24". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Ronit-Roy-joins-the-cast-of-Anil-Kapoors-24/articleshow/52832333.cms. Retrieved 20 Jun 2016.
- ↑ Bhushan, Nyay (31 January 2011). "'Udaan' Tops Filmfare Awards". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/udaan-tops-filmfare-awards-94585. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- ↑ The Seventh Indian Telly Awards > Winners List. Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
- ↑ The Ninth Indian Telly Awards > Winners. Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
- ↑ The Tenth Indian Telly Awards. Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
- ↑ "'Television actor Ronit Roy arrested for rash driving'". Times of India. 27 October 2011. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-10-27/mumbai/30327970_1_rash-kaanta-amboli. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
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