Gulshan Devaiah

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Gulshan Devaiah
Gulshan Devaiya at a special screening of Lipstick Under My Burkha (cropped).jpg
Devaiah at the premiere of Lipstick Under My Burkha in 2016
Born
Kambeyanda Devaiah Gulshan

(1978-05-28) 28 May 1978 (age 43)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present
Notable work
Hunterrr
Commando 3,[2]
Shaitan
Hate Story
Spouse(s)
Kallirroi Tziafeta
(
m. 2012; div. 2020)
[3]

Gulshan Devaiah is an Indian actor who appears primarily in Hindi films.[4] Devaiah is mostly known for his roles in Shaitan, Hate Story and Hunterrr.[5][6] His performance in Shaitan was critically praised and earned him a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

Early life and education[edit]

Devaiah was born on 28 May 1978 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, and is a NIFT graduate.[7] He is the son of Sri Devaiah and Pushpalata who were employed by Bharat Electronics Ltd. He completed his primary education at Cluny Convent and St Joseph's Indian High School. After graduation from NIFT, he got jobs in the fashion industry where he worked for 10 years. He also taught Bangalore students, fashion, at Wigan & Leigh College. Devaiah started his Bollywood journey with minor roles in Bangalore's English theatre. After he performed in several dramas, he moved to Mumbai for bigger opportunities.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to actress Kallirroi Tziafeta, from Greece, from 2012 to 2020.[3][9]

Career[edit]

Gulshan Devaiah and Kalki Koechlin smiles for the camera
Devaiah with Kalki Koechlin at the 59th Filmfare Awards ceremony in 2016

Devaiah started his career from the Anurag Kashyap's short film That Girl in Yellow Boots, alongside Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah in 2010. The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by the Venice Film Festival.[10] He played the role of Chitiappa in the film. Next in 2011, he appeared in Rohan Sippy's crime thriller Dum Maaro Dum, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Prateik Babbar, where he played the role of Ricky. In the same year, Devaiah appeared in Bejoy Nambiar's Hindi thriller film Shaitan, starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Kalki Koechlin, where he portrayed the role of Karan Chaudhary "KC". Released in June 2011,[11] the film was a critical and commercial success, where Devaiah's performance was acclaimed. He was nominated for the several awards including, Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Stardust Awards and Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards in the category of Best Male Debut and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, along with other ensemble characters.

In 2012, Devaiah appeared in Vivek Agnihotri's erotic thriller Hate Story, produced by Vikram Bhatt, co-starring Paoli Dam. This was his first lead role, where he portrayed the antagonistic role of Siddharth Dhanrajgir, a cocky son of a rich business tycoon. The film went on to become a sleeper hit, and garnered the positive reviews from the critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated 3/5 to the film and labelled Devaiah's performance as "excellent".[12] The same year, he played in Vasan Bala's crime thriller film Peddlers alongside Nimrat Kaur, where he portrayed the role of Ranjit D'souza, a 20-years old boy, who gets trapped in the drug trade. The film was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, which was muted by the critics.[13] In 2013, Devaiah appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romantic-tragedy drama film Ram-Leela, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, where he played the role of Bhavani, which was a 'blockbuster' in the year. After a year gap, In 2015, Devaiah appeared in Harshavardan Kulkarni's adult comedy film Hunterrr, co-starring Radhika Apte, where he portrayed the role of Mandar Ponkshe, a sex-addicted man and describing his lustful journey in life.[14] The film did well at the box-office. In 2016, he was also seen playing the role of an NRI in Vivek Agnihotri's film Junooniyat. Devaiah signed 3 films in 2017, Cabaret, A Death in the Gunj and CandyFlip. He played double role of twin brothers Karate Mani and Jimmy in action comedy film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota for which he won Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor and was also nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.[15][16] He played the role of Buraq Ansari in action film Commando 3.[17] In 2020 he appeared in Amazon Prime's drama series Afsos and Netflix original film Ghost Stories.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Film yet to release Denotes films that have not yet been released

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2010 That Girl in Yellow Boots Chittiappa Siddanna Gowda [18]
2011 Dum Maaro Dum Ricky [7]
Shaitan Karan 'KC' Chaudhary [19]
2012 Hate Story Siddharth Dhanrajgir [20]
Peddlers Ranjit D'Souza [21]
2013 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Bhavani [22]
2015 Hunterrr Mandar Ponkshe [23]
2016 Junooniyat Yash [24]
2017 A Death In The Gunj Nandan "Nandu" Bakshi [25]
2018 Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Karate Mani / Jimmy Dual role [26]
2019 Cabaret Gaurav Released on ZEE5[27] [28]
Commando 3 Buraq Ansari [17]
CandyFlip Altaf [29]
2020 Ghost Stories Girl's Father Netflix film [15]
Unpaused Ahan
Footfairy Gulshan Television film [30]
2022 Blurr dagger TBA Filming [31]
TBA Love Affair dagger TBA [32]

Television[edit]

Period Name Role Platform Notes
2018 Smoke Jairam Jha (JJ) Eros Now [33]
2020 Afsos Nakul Amazon Prime Video [15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Ref.
2012 Filmfare Awards Dum Maaro Dum, Shaitan & That Girl in Yellow Boots Best Male Debut Nominated [34]
Producers Guild Film Awards Shaitan Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated [35]
Screen Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nominated [36]
2020 Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Best Supporting Actor Won [37]
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [38]

References[edit]

  1. "Happy Birthday Gulshan!". Filmfare webdesk. Filmfare. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. Steven Rego (20 January 2015). "Hunter Gulshan Devaiah". The Times Group. The Times of India (Kannada). Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kashika, Saxena (1 May 2012). "My wife has no issue with my intimate scenes: Gulshan Devaiah". Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 May 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. "Friendship very important in film industry: Gulshan Devaiah". The Indian Express. 1 April 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. "Can't spread my arms like Shah Rukh Khan: Gulshan Devaiah". The Indian Express. 11 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  6. "Gulshan Devaiah upbeat about first film as lead protagonist". The Indian Express. 17 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Bangalore-bredBollywood". The Hindu. 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  8. "Gulshan Devaiah Biography". Admin. Archived from the original on 2 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  9. Blessy, Chettar (20 April 2012). "When you shoot a lovemaking scene all day, it gets really boring: Gulshan Devaiah". Daily News and Analysis. Archived from the original on 11 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  10. "Anurag Kashyap's film to be screened at Venice Film Festival". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  11. "Shaitaan : Complete Cast and Crew details". Bollywoodhungama.com. 10 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  12. Taran Adarsh. "Hate Story Movie Review : 3 out of 5 Stars". Bollywoodhungama.com. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  13. "Peddlers: Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 21 May 2012. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  14. "Hunterrr trailer: Gulshan Devaiah, the sex addict has all the fun in this adult film!". Indua.com. 15 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 February 28, Suhani Singh New Delhi; March 9, 2020 ISSUE DATE; February 29, 2020UPDATED; Ist, 2020 16:58. "When the shoe fits". India Today. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  16. "Nominations for the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 are out! - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Commando 3: I'm Taking Retirement from Playing Villains Now, Says Gulshan Devaiah". News18. 4 December 2019. Archived from the original on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  18. "Role Dancing". India Today. 4 June 2011. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  19. "Shaitan". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  20. "Hate Story is a lot more beyond sexuality: Gulshan Devaiah". NDTV. 19 April 2012. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  21. Young, Deborah (21 May 2012). "Peddlers: Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  22. Pratim D., Gupta (5 December 2013). "Gulshan Devaiah on being Bhavani in Ram-Leela and his time in Bollywood". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  23. "Amol Palekar my inspiration for 'Hunterrr', says Gulshan Devaiah". Daily News and Analysis. 17 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  24. "Gulshan Devaiah to do a cameo in 'Junooniyat'". Archived from the original on 27 March 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  25. IANS (3 January 2016). "Tillotama Shome, Gulshan Devaiah to play couple in Konkona Sen Sharma's directorial 'A Death In The Gunj'". Archived from the original on 26 January 2016.
  26. Shah, Shravan (13 February 2018). "Here's why Gulshan Devaiah was out of action for eight months". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 17 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  27. "Pooja Bhatt On Digital Release Of Cabaret Starring Richa Chadha: 'Glad, Though It's Delayed'". NDTV.com. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  28. "'Cabaret' is the biggest break for me: Gulshan Devaiah". CNN-IBN. 27 September 2013. Archived from the original on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  29. "Ex-Bollywood guys make a 'Goan movie'". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 10 October 2014. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  30. "The &pictures Original, Footfairy, is everything you're looking for in a suspense thriller: Here's why". Hindustan Times. 22 October 2020.
  31. "Taapsee Pannu starts shooting for 'Blurr'; co-star Gulshan Devaiah shares a happy picture from the sets". The Times of India. 18 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  32. "Soni Razdan's 'Love Affair' starring Ali Fazal and Kalki Koechlin to go on floors in January". CNN-IBN. 5 November 2015. Archived from the original on 9 December 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  33. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  34. https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000245/2014
  35. https://m.imdb.com/event/ev0001173/2012/1/
  36. https://m.imdb.com/event/ev0002905/2012/1/
  37. "Winners of Star Screen Awards 2019". Bollywood Hungama.
  38. "Nominations for the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 are out! - Times of India". The Times of India.

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