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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Denotes shows that have not yet been broadcast|
|1997||Bombay Blue||Dillip Bhatt||Cameo|
|1999||Baat Ban Jaye||1 Episode|
|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||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|
|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|
|2018||Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain||Rohit||Protagonist|
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
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