Sharad Kelkar is a known face in Bollywood, TV as well as the OTT space. People have been loving his performances and want to see more of him on the screen.
He was seen in films like Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Mohenjo Daro, Rocky Handsome, Housefull 4, among others.
His 15-minute performance as a transgender in Laxmii made people celebrate him even more, as his acting prowess was on full display in the small, yet significant, part.
Just recently, Kelkar was seen in The Family Man as Arvind, and people were rather disappointed as they felt he had lesser screen space in the second season.View this post on Instagram
He has made his presence felt no matter what role he plays and people have been loving him for powerful acts.
A while back, there were rumours that he is also a part of Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming movie Jersey.
However, in an exclusive conversation with Spotboye.com, Sharad denied any involvement with the film.
“I know it’s there online, even on IMDb, and I don’t know who put this story out, but I am not a part of Jersey. I have a close friend who is working on that film, but I am not. I keep on asking him jokingly when am I going to shoot for my part in his film,” he said.View this post on Instagram
Well, we would have been happy if he was a part of it as he is an absolute delight to see on the screen.
Sharad has carved his own path to success and not many know that he was a gym instructor before he stepped into the industry.
In an interview with Scroll, he had said, “Nothing was planned or even dreamed of. I had graduated in Physical Education, I was 23 and I wanted to work as soon as possible. My mother has brought us up single-handedly [his father died when he was young]. She had been working for so long and I wanted to make life easier for her. I started a gym in a club in 2000. I started making around Rs 2,500 per month. I was visiting a cousin in Mumbai. I was to return in two days when I got an offer out of nowhere to walk on the ramp. They were offering me Rs 5,000. I immediately cancelled my ticket.”View this post on Instagram
He moved to Mumbai after he completed his MBA but things weren’t easy for the actor as he also suffered from stammering, which was an obvious impediment in his plans to become an actor.
Talking about it, he had earlier said, “I had a major issue with stammering when I was growing up. I got a break in a TV serial. For the first five days, I had to say only one or two dialogues. But on the sixth day, I was handed a full page. I rehearsed like crazy, but in front of the camera, I fumbled and stammered heavily. After about 30-odd retakes, I was replaced.”
He started to work on his breathing pattern and soon overcame it.View this post on Instagram
His journey is an inspiration to all who want to make it big in their careers but are being hindered by their own shortcomings.