Kunal Khemu

Actor, Writer

Born: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India


Kunal Khemu is an Indian film actor. He made his acting debut as a child artist in the 1990s and made his comeback as an adult in 2005 with Kalyug. His roles include the films Traffic Signal (2007), Golmaal 3 (2010) and Go Goa Gone (2013). He made his debut as a child actor appearing in the Doordarshan TV series Gul Gulshan Gulfaam (1987), directed by Ved Rahi. He made his film debut with Mahesh Bhatt's movie Sir (1993). He went on to star as a child artist in movies including Raja Hindustani, Zakhm, Bhai and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. He played the male lead in the 2005 film, Kalyug, which was directed by Mohit Suri. Kalyug was based on the pornography industry. In 2007, his first release was Madhur Bhandarkar's Traffic Signal, where he played a street-smart money lender who lends money to poor families but always gets it back with interest. His second release of the year 2007, was the Dhol in which he again played a lead. In 2008, his only release, Superstar, he featured in a double-role. In 2009, he starred in Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge and Jai Veeru. In 2009, he appeared in the comic-thriller 99. In 2010, he appeared in Golmaal 3 in which he played a supporting role as Laxman. In 2012 he appeared in Mukesh Bhatt's Blood Money in which played the lead role as Kunal Kadam, an honest and hard worker who is unknowingly taken into the underworld by his senior boss. He co-starred in Go Goa Gone, a zombie film, which was released on 10 May 2013. In 2015, after an over 2-year long break, Khemu returned to the screen with thriller Bhaag Johnny about a man who gets to live 2 different lives by the help of a genie, portrayed by director Vikram Bhatt. Though the film began shooting in 2013, it released on 25 September 2015 to mixed reviews and low box office collections. His second release of the year is the upcoming comedy film Guddu Ki Gun, in which Kunal will appear in the title role.

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