Ronit Roy

Actor, Businessman

Personal Info

  • Born : 11 October 1965
  • Place : Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Occupation : Actor, Businessman
  • Years Active : 1984–present
  • Spouse(s) : Neelam Roy (2003–present)
  • Residence : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Children : 3
  • Relatives : Rohit Roy (Brother)
  • Height : 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
  • Awards : Indian Television Academy Awards (2003-2004) Best Actor Award - Drama (Popular) for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Indian Telly Awards (2004) Best Actor in a Supporting Role (male) for Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2006) Best TV personality for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Best Actor in a Negative role for Kasamh Se STAR Parivaar Awards (2003) Favorite Pati (2004-2005, 2007) Favorite Pita for Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2006-2007) Favorite Sasur for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2007)
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Biography

Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy (born 11 October 1965) is an Indian actor, known for his portrayal of Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi in Bandini, K.D. Pathak in Adaalat, Rishabh Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Neil Khanna in Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar.

Early life and background

He is the eldest son of businessman, Brothindranath and Dolly Roy. His younger brother, Rohit Roy is also a TV actor. Ronit spent his childhood in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This is where he did his 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 the film industry, Subhash Ghai persuaded him, 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 experienced 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).

Acting career

TV career

Ronit received a call from Balaji Telefilms to offer him a part in the television serial Kammal. Due to the lack of any appealing movie offers, he accepted the offer. 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 performance as Mr.Bajaj made him popular and landed him in Balaji Telefilms’ Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Mihir Virani, replacing Amar 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 ruthless diamond merchant who is never 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 K.D. 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.

2010–present

After his success on TV, Ronit featured in more Bollywood movies in supporting roles. In 2010, he starred in the critically 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 such as 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. Most recently, he appeared in the Akshay Kumar starrer BOSS and the Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States in which his performance received much appreciation. He has also shared screen with Hrithik Roshan playing the role of an antagonist in the 2017 thriller Kaabil.

Business venture

Ronit owns Ace Security and Protection agency. It currently caters to Bollywood actors such as 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.

Personal life

On 25 December 2003, Ronit married actress and model Neelam Singh. Ronit is the father of three children – two daughters and one son. His elder daughter Ona (from his previous marriage) was born in 1991, and currently resides in the US. In May 2005, his and Neelam’s first child, daughter Aador, was born. In October 2007, their son, Agastya Roy was born.

Television

Fiction shows

 
Shows that have not yet been broadcast Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast
Year Show Role Notes
1997 Bombay Blue Dillip Bhatt Cameo
1999 Baat Ban Jaye 1 Episode
2000 Suraag 1 Episode
1999 Nagin Ronit Main lead
2002–2003 Kammal Swayam
2002–2008 Kasautii Zindagi Kay Rishabh Bajaj Lead Role
2002–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Mihir Virani Lead Role
2003 Ssshhhh…Koi Hai Episodic Role
2004 Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko Ishan Masand
2004 Vikraal Aur Gabraal Episodic Role
2004 Krisshna Arjun Anna / Vijay Episodic Role
2005 Kkavyanjali Mayank Nanda Cameo
2005 Sarrkkar – Risshton Ki Ankahi Kahani Kunal Vir Pratap Singh Lead Role
2006-2009 Kasamh Se Aparajit Deb Negative Role
2007 Kayamath Inder Shah Supporting Role
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Bhishma Mythological Debut
2009–2011 Bandini Dharamraj Mahyavanshi Lead Role
2010–2016 Adaalat Advocate K D Pathak Lead Role
2014–2015 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

Non-Fiction/Reality shows

Year Show Role Notes
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 to promote Boss
2015 Deal Ya No Deal Host
2017 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest appearance

Web series

Year Show Role Notes
2018 Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Rohit Protagonist

Awards

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.

Year Award Category Show/Film
2003 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama (Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay & Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (tie)
2004 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role(Male) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Popular)
Apsara Awards Best TV Actor
Kalakar Awards Best Actor (Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2005 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Jury) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
2006 Indian Telly Awards Best TV Personality Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
2007 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actor-Drama(Jury) Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male) Kasamh Se
2009 Indian Telly Awards Telly Award for Best Actor(Popular) Bandini
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Jury)
2010 Zee Gold Awards Best Actor (Jury)
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor of The Decade Kasautii Zindagii Kay &
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award
2011
BIG Television Awards Veer Character-Male(Fiction) Adaalat
Zee Gold Awards Stellar Performance of The Year (Male)
56th Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor Udaan
Star Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Villain
Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
UTV Movies Jeeyo Bollywood Award Best Actor in a Negative Role
The Global Indian Film &TV Honours Best Performance In a Negative Role
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Television Personality(Male) Adaalat
2015 Star Guild Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
2016 Star Screen Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Guddu Rangeela

Controversy

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 within few hours and was released.

Filmography

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