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Unknown Facts About Sanjay Mishra : A Legendary Actor

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Hindi Film Industry actor Sanjay Mishra has had a long and fruitful career. The actor who is known to the masses, albeit in his roles in Rohit Shetty comedies, is also a fine actor with a wide range. The actor has proved his acting chops with films like Ankhon Dekhi and Kadvi Hawa. 


The actor’s latest movie ‘Vadh’ co-starring Neena Gupta is receiving rave reviews. The crime drama is a suspense thriller showing Mishra in a new avatar. 

Here are a few unknown facts about Sanjay Mishra 

Sanjay Mishra: 'Office Office' Would Have Been Bigger Had It Released On OTT

Sanjay Mishra

The Struggle

Mishra does not come from a film background. When the actor made it to Mumbai, he was completely on his own, without a stable source of income. From 1991 to 1999, the actor tried his hand at different aspects of filmmaking, such as art direction, camerawork, and lighting.

Sanjay Mishra's Struggle Story Who Once Left Bollywood To Work At A Dhaba

Sanjay Mishra, second from the left. Credits – Postoast

A Perfectionist

Although a struggler in his initial days, Sanjay Mishra always had a keen eye for perfection. While shooting for a TV series named Chanakya, the actor could not get a scene right, as a result of which the director had to take 28 takes. While talking about this incident Mishra stated that it has been his habit to get under the skin of the character. 

Claim to Fame 

Sanjay Mishra made his debut in 1995 with Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Oh Darling Yeh Hai India! However, he became a household name in 1999 during the ICC Cricket World Cup. 

He played the character of Apple Singh in commercials that ran on screen.


A still from the 1999 CWC commercial

A Regular in Hindi movies

Almost a decade after his debut movie in 1995, Sanjay Mishra acted in a 2005 super-hit movie, Bunty Aur Babli. It was the beginning of the golden era for the actor as he continued to shine in the years to come. In the next few years, the actor starred in some timeless comedies such as Dhamaal, Golmaal, and Welcome. He also ventured into television with his sitcom, named Office Office. 

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A still from Dhamaal

The Struggle returns

After the sudden death of his father, Mishra moved to Rishikesh and started working in a Dhaba, where he made omelettes. Several people in the Dhaba would recognise the actor from his projects on the screen. In a career-changing decision, the actor changed his base back to Mumbai on the insistence of Rohit Shetty, and then there was no looking back. 

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