Shiv Kumar Subramaniam Biography: Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, a veteran actor, and screenwriter, passed away on April 11, 2022. He was known for his role on Indian television as the leading industrial tycoon.

Shiv Subramaniam Biography
Shiv Subramaniam Biography

Shiv Subramaniam Biography

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam Biography: Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, a veteran actor, and screenwriter, passed away on April 11, 2022. He was also popular for his outstanding performances in some Hindi films, including 2 States, Meenakshi Sundareshwar, Kaminey, Teen Patti, etc. He was also awarded a Filmfare Award for his films, Parinda, and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.

He was married and his wife’s name is Divya Jagdale. She is a screenwriter and actor from India. The couple had a son named Jahaan, who died two months ago.

 Shiv Kumar Subramaniam: Career, Filmography, and Screenwriter

Reportedly, he began his career as an assistant director, screenwriter, and actor. The name of the movie was “Parinda” by Vidhu Chopra, and it became a huge hit. His next movie was called “Prahar”, which also gained success and was directed by Nana Patekar. 

Filmography: As an Actor

WRITER-ACTOR Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, known for his superb portrayal of a diverse range of supporting characters in Hindi cinema for over three decades, passed away on Sunday night. Described as “a gentle soul” by many of his industry colleagues and acquaintances, Subramaniam is survived by his wife, actor Divya Jagdale. He was 62.

Subramaniam, whose last major screen appearance was as the grandfather of Sanya Malhotra in the Netflix family drama Meenakshi Sundareshwar (2021), was cremated on Monday at Mokshdham Hindu Shamshanbhoomi in Andheri West. Many actors including Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, and Makarand Deshpande attended his funeral. In February this year, Subramaniam and Jagdale had lost their 15-year-old son Jahaan.

The news of his passing away shocked not only those who knew him personally but many who admired his work in the field of cinema, television, and theatre over the years. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap called Subramaniam “the most generous, beautiful man” he had known. Recounting his meeting with him in 1994, Kashyap shared how the writer-actor allowed him to look at the script of Auto Narayan (1996), which was initially written by Subramaniam. Later. Subramaniam asked director Shivam Nair to give Kashyap writer’s credit too. “That’s how I got my first screenwriting credit…I owe so much of what I am to Shiva Dada,” wrote the writer-director.

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam ayesha raza mirza© Provided by The Indian Express Shiv Kumar Subramaniam ayesha raza mirza Ayesha Raza Mishra posted this obit on her Facebook account.

Subramaniam made his mark in the world of Hindi cinema with Parinda (1989), a moving crime drama set in Mumbai. Apart from playing Francis, the henchman of gangster Anna, he also wrote the screenplay of Parinda and worked as an assistant director for it. Over the years, he essayed a host of interesting characters in several much talked about movies such as Prahaar (1994), 1942: A Love Story (1994), Droh Kaal (1995), Kaminey (2009), Teen Patti (2010), Stanley Ka Dabba (2011) and others.

In recent years, Subramaniam was seen as a football-loving elderly Appa in Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2016), the strict father of Alia Bhatt in 2 States (2014), apart from appearing as a principal in Hichki (2018) and Dr Nandi in Nail Polish (2021). The actor, who was a student of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, was also a popular television and theatre actor. He was part of television shows such as Kismat (2011), Mukti Bandhan (2011), Pradhanmantri (2013-14) and 24 (2013). A versatile talent, Subramaniam was a co-writer of several movies such as 1942 A Love Story (1994), Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005), and Teen Patti (2010). He was also the voice of Rafiki in the Hindi version of Jon Favreau-directed The Lion King (2019).

Describing his passing away as a “colossal loss to the theatre”, Pondicherry-based Adishakti Theatre recalled that Subramaniam was part of their very first play, Oedipus. He also played Guildenstern in their next production, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, a play by Tom Stoppard. Calling him “a mentor, an older brother, a dear friend”, actor-writer Vivaan Shah remembered him as “a great artist and a beautiful human being”. Many from the entertainment industry including Hansal Mehta, Manoj Bajpayee, Anil Kapoor, and Amol Gupte expressed their shock over his sudden demise

As a Screenwriter, some of his movies are:Teen Patti (story, screenplay & dialogue) (2010) Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (original story & screenplay with Sudhir Mishra & Ruchi Narain) Chameli (screenplay) (2003) Dead End (TV movie) (dialogue) (2000) 1942: A Love Story (story & screenplay) (1994) Parinda (screenplay) (1989).

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam Biography: Awards

He was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Story for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2006), shared with Sudhir Mishra and Ruchi Narain. 

He was also awarded a Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for the movie Parinda (1990).

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