Shatrughan Sinha

Profession: Actor , Guest Appearance, Producer, Supporting Actor
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  • Also Know as :- Shatrughan Sinha
  • Profession:- Actor , Guest Appearance, Producer, Supporting Actor
  • Gender :- male
  • Birthdate:- 15 Jul 1946
  • Status:- Married
  • Debut Year:- 1969
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Shatrughan Sinha
Indian Film History
Shatrughan Sinha
Indian Film History
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Indian Film History

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"With Gulzar’s Mere Apne, Shatrugha Sinha, became immortal in Indian Cinema Gulzar’s debut film Mere Apne (1971) exposed the truth about educated youth becoming victim of political instability in the country. In this film he brought face to face two budding actors Shatrugha Sinha, the street side rough rowdy and Vinod Khanna, another roadside ruffian. Both the actors lived their roles superbly but it was Shatrugha Sinha, who took the cake. Even Meena Kumari, who played the key role in the film, applauded Shatrugha Sinha for his exceptional quality of dialogue delivery, his gripping mannerism and of course, his dazzling flamboyance. Even today his dialogue –Shaam aye toh keh dena Chenu aya tha, agar mere londo ko hath lagaya to muhalle ka muhalla uda dunga!! Mere Apne made Shatrugha Sinha the darling of the film buffs and the media gave him taglines like Wonder Boy, Wonder Villain and the most popular Shot Gun!"

"Father wanted Shatrugha Sinha to be a doctor Shatrugha Sinha was born in Patna in Bihar. He hails from Kayastha community of Hindus, who are known to do well in Eructation His father B.P. Sinha as per the family tradition was a highly qualified person who did his education in BSc in India and MSc from America. Among his four sons he wanted two to become scientists and two to become doctors. As per his desire two of his brothers became scientists and another doctor. But Shatrugha Sinha, his youngest son, was not interested in studies and wanted to become a film star! Recalling his early days Shatrugha Sinha in an interview said, “I had see Raj Kapoor’s film 420 as a child and since then I dreamt to become a film star. My father was against my choice hence when I joined FTII (Film & Television Institute of India, Pune), my father in protest did not sign the form, instead my elder brother signed."

"Shatrugha Sinha did not hide his affairs with his wife Few are aware that Shatrugha Sinha’s wife Poonam, was not only Miss India (1968) but she was also Bollywood actress and worked in films under the pseudonym Kolam. She made her debut in films as actor Jeetendra’s heroine in hit film Jigri Dost. Later she did another hit film B.R.Chopra’s . She came in contact with Shatrugha Sinha when she acted opposite him as his heroine in the film Sabak. The film had the hit song Barkha rani zara jam ke barso...featured on both of them. Love blossomed and the two decided to marry. But before marriage Shatrugha Sinha, opened his heart and confessed about his affairs with many actresses (including Reena Roy) and ladies. This sincerity impressed Poonam and the duo married in 1980."

"Bollywood discarded Shatrugha Sinha for his ugly scars on his face After graduating from FTII when Shatrugha Sinha began his struggle in Bollywood. He had to face many rejections due to his dark complexion and umpteen scars on his face. Another hurdle was the pronunciation of his difficult name Shatrughan but Sinha did not lose hope. Dev Anand first recognized Shatrughan Sinha’s talent The first filmmaker who showed confidence in Shatrughan Sinha’s talent was evergreen actor and film maker Dev Anand He gave Sinha his first break as a Pakistani Army Officer in his home production Prem Pujari (1970) but alas the censor board chopped his role. Also the film got delayed hence despite a good break; Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari did not help Shatrughan Sinha to make his presence fel Shatrughan Sinha made an impact with his cameo in Khilona In L.V.Prasad’s family drama Khilona staring Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz, Shatrughan Sinha got a cameo thanks to the recommendation of Sinha’s best friend Mumtaz. Though the role was not more than 3 or 4 scenes but Shatrughan Sinha garbed the opportunity with open hands as he was aware that the film was being made by South film industry’ top film company. To make an impact on silver screen and opposite traffic actors like Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz, Shatrughan Sinha adopted a unique smoking style and a snobbish attitude that later became his trademark style and made him a star overnight. Interestingly down South an upcoming actor was inspired by his style and mannerism so much that he went on to became South Cinema’s No.1 star and is still ruling thanks to Shatrughan Sinha! Any guess? Yes, he is Rajinikanth! Shatrughan Sinha becomes the most highly paid villain With Mere Apne doing well at the box office Shatrughan Sinha was signed by top filmmakers like Manmohan Desai, who signed him in many films like Raampur Ka Lakshman, Bhai Ho To Aisa and Aa Gale Lag Jaa etc. His other hit films include Heera, Bombay to Goa, Blackmail, Gambler, etc. Soon Shatrughan Sinha overtook all the leading villains of that era like Ajit, Prem Chopra, Premnath, Madan Puri etc. and became the most highly paid villain of his time. The reason why filmmaker paid huge amount to Shatrughan Sinha was due to his magnetic box office appeal. His charisma was such magnetizing that film buffs drew to cinema halls in huge number. The audience welcomed Shatrughan Sinha on screen with whistles and thundering applauds. In fact he was the first villain of Indian Cinema to get a reception as a hero! Rajesh Khanna feared working opposite Shatrughan Sinha The highlight of Shatrughan Sinha’s performance was his towering personality, dynamic dialogue style and his histrionic as an actor. Hence whenever he appeared on screen he would overpower his co-stars. As a result superstar Rajesh Khanna did not dare to share space with Sinha. But this proved fatal to both Khanna and Sinha as due to their ego they both declined two great films Deewaar and Sholay, originally written for them. In their rivalry Amitabh Bachchan took away the cake. Filmmakers turn Shatrughan Sinha into hero on public demand Astounded at the amazing popularity of Shatrughan Sinha among film buffs some filmmakers turned Shatrughan Sinha into hero. His first film as hero was Milap (1972) but failed miserably. After this came Sabak (1973), Badla (1974, Jaggu (1975) but none could create the magic until Subhash Ghai made Kalicharan (1976), which was his first solo hit film as hero. The famous Shatrughan Sinha / Amitabh Bachchan rivalry Unlike Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan was not an actor who would run away from Shatrughan Sinha. Hence despite the best of the lines penned for Shatrughan Sinha in Kaala Patthar, Amitabh Bachchan gave nod. The movie had many fiery conflict scenes between Amitabh Bachchan and Sinha. What is interesting is that Sinha was given best dialogues while Amitabh Bachchan had to display his anger through his eyes, which he did brilliantly and won applaud from his fans. In their second film together Dostana (again written by Salim-Javed), it is reported Shaturgha Sinha charged, one rupee more than Amitabh Bachchan, film producer obliged because the BachchanSinha Jodi was loved by movie buffs. Later they did many more films together like Naseeb, Shaan etc. "

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