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Gulshan Grover’s Bio: Bollywood’s Renowned Villain Who Is An Evil Incarnate

Gulshan Grover’s Bio: Bollywood’s Renowned Villain Who Is An Evil Incarnate
Credit: Gulshan Grover at Instagram

Gulshan Grover is an Indian actor and producer who predominantly works in Hindi films. He came into the limelight after he played the role of Chappan Tikli a.k.a Jimmy in the Hindi-language film Sir.


Gulshan Grover was born on 21 September 1955 (age 78 years; as of 2023) in New Delhi, India. For his initial education, he attended a government school in Delhi. Soon after completing his higher secondary education, he pursued his formal education at Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi.


Gulshan Grover was born and raised in a well-doing family in New Delhi. Meanwhile, Grover’s father’s name is Bishambar Nath Grover. Additionally, his mother, Rita Grover, is an NSD graduate.

Besides, Gulshan has four siblings. His brother, Ramesh Grover, works at BSquare Technologies. Additionally, his sister, Rita Grover, is an NSD graduate. His brother, Sonu Grover, is a businessman.


  • Fascinated with acting since childhood, Gulshan often participated in several cultural functions in his school.
  • Meanwhile, during his college days, Grover was associated with the Little Theatre Group. Additionally, he has worked in several theatrical productions in his college.
  • In 1980, Gulshan Grover made his film debut with the Hindi-language film Hum Paanch, wherein he played Mahavir.
  • Meanwhile, from 1980-2000, Gulshan worked in many famous Hindi films including Khatron ke Khiladi (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), Kanoon Apna Apna (1989), Dil Hi Toh Hai (1992), Dilwale (1994), Yes Boss (1997), and Hindustan ki Kasam (1999).
  • Besides Hindi Films, Gulshan Grover has worked in Marathi, Italian, English, Telugu, Tamil, and Punjabi films. In 2002, he made his Hollywood debut with the film Air Panic, wherein he played Philip.
  • Besides Gulshan, in recent years, Gulshan worked in numerous films including Mogul, The Good Maharaja, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, and Charlie Chopra.

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Personal Life

  • In 1998, Gulshan Grover entered into a love marriage with Filomina. Besides the couple dated for six years before they decided to enter into a marriage. They have a son named Sanjay Grover. Nevertheless, the couple filed for divorce in 2003.
  • After getting divorced, Gulshan Grover decided to tie the knot with Kashish. However, his marriage with Kashish lasted only 10 months
  • Following his divorce, Gulshan was rumoured to be dating actress Somy Ali. However, none of them confirmed the same.
Gulshan Grover’s Bio: Bollywood’s Renowned Villain Who Is An Evil Incarnate
Credit: Gulshan Grover at Instagram

What is the net worth of Gulshan Grover?

As of 2023, Gulshan Grover has an estimated net worth of 18 Million, which in INR is 132 Crores. Besides, acting projects and brand endorsements majorly contribute to the net worth of Gulshan Grover.

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Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts about Gulshan Grover?

  • Owing to his popular antagonist roles, Gulshan is popularly known as “Bad Man.” Additionally, in July 2019, Grover released an autobiography of the same name. 
  • In his autobiography, Bad Man, he mentioned the struggles he faced. He revealed that he used to sell soaps and detergent powder for extra income during his school days.
  • Gulshan is one of the few actors who has worked in numerous English films.
  • His first Hollywood film was The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli.
  • One of the prominent villains in Hindi films, Grover is a close friend of Prince Charles’. Additionally, he has bonded with him on several occasions.
  • Grover is prominent in the film industry for his versatile work. He has given exceptional performances in German, Australian, Polish, Canadian, Iranian, Malaysian, and Nepali films.
  • Gulshan has attended the Roshan Taneja School of Acting. Meanwhile, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Manjhar Khan were his batch mates at the acting school.
  • He was the first choice to play the police role in the Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. However, it later went to Irrfan Khan.