Chandrashekhar

  • Birthday: 07. July 1923
  • Birthplace: India

Biography

He has appeared in some 112 films since his 1954 in Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani. His first film as hero was Surang (1953) produced by V. Shantaram. In 1984, he appeared in Sharaabi. He also played the character Sumantra, Dasharatha's prime minister in Ramanand Sagar's TV Series Ramayana.

He also produced, directed and acted in his hit musical film Cha Cha Cha (1964) with Helen as his leading lady. Cha Cha Cha is one of the films featured in Avijit Ghosh's book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed.

Chandrashekhar was also the leading man in Kali Topi Lal Rumal, Baradari, Street Singer, Rustem-e-Bughdaad(with Dara Singh) and in a negative role in Basant Bahar. He played character roles in Barsat Ki Ek Raat, Kati Patang, Shakti, Vardaan, Ajnabee etc.

Chandrashekhar retired from the industry in 2000 after appearing in Khauff.

Chandrashekhar's name and contribution to the Indian film industry is carried forward by his son Ashok Shekhar, who is a known television serial producer and also runs an events & celeb management company and grandson Shakti Arora.


Movies

1976 - Aaj Ka Ye Ghar
1990 - Aaj Ke Shahenshah
1978 - Apna Khoon
1974 - Apradhi
1962 - Baat Ek Raat Ki
1980 - Beqasoor
1979 - Bhayaanak
1981 - Dhanwan
1973 - Dharma
1974 - Do Chattane
1978 - Do Musafir
1977 - Gayatri Mahima
1990 - Gunahon Ka Devta - 1990
1985 - Haqeeqat - 1985
Hiraasat
1971 - Hulchul
1971 - Hum Tum Aur Woh
1987 - Imaandaar
Insaaf Main Karoonga
1972 - Jangal Mein Mangal
1981 - Laparwah
1976 - Mehbooba
1973 - Nafrat
1982 - Nikaah
1976 - Sabse Bada Rupaiya
Sansar
1975 - Sanyasi
1981 - Shakka
1984 - Sharaabi
1990 - Shiva
1987 - Sitapur Ki Geeta
1984 - Yeh Desh