While the Bollywood industry has produced a plethora of bright performers, actor Sanjay Mishra has been one of the industry’s most well-known. This actor, who was born in 1963, began his career in 1995 with the film my dear! India, The actor’s journey from Darbhanga, Bihar, to the heights of success was incredibly difficult and full of ups and downs. Sanjay Mishra was born into a middle-class household and is considered one of the industry’s self-made performers. While we’re already enamoured with the actor’s portrayals of diverse characters, it’s time to take a look at the actor’s personal issues.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, the actor is known for a variety of humorous and comical performances that have left us all teary-eyed. The actor has excelled in every role he has played, from Shukla Ji in Office Office to a teacher in Hip Hip Hurray and Chandragupta Sir, to Babli. Sanjay Mishra has established himself as one of the industry’s most talented actors, making us laugh and cry at the same time. Despite being such a talented actor, there came a point when he had to give up acting and make a living working in a Dhaba for only Rs. 150.
Yes, this may seem unbelievable to you, but the actor’s difficult times became one of his most difficult periods. This occurred during the filming of Office Office, when the actor was dealing with a string of misfortunes in his personal life. During the shoot, the actor became quite ill, and he had to have surgery to remove 15 litres of pus from his stomach. While the actor was able to overcome his physical condition and trauma, life dealt him another blow just 15 days after his operation when his father passed away unexpectedly. This was a heartbreaker for the actor, who was left so broken that he was unable to even mark his return to the Bollywood profession, and I was unable to travel to Mumbai.
Sanjay Mishra, shocked by what had happened in his life, chose to cut himself off from the rest of the world and live alone. Following that, the actor relocated to Rishikesh and began making omelettes at a Dhaba. While you may be wondering how he became popular in the area, it’s shocking to learn that the owner of the Dhaba did not recognise Sanjay Mishra as an actor. When some of the Dhaba’s customers recognised the actor and began taking selfies and photos with him, the owner was prompted to question him about his true identity.
When asked, “Golmaal mein aap hi the na!” by admirers, he replied, “Golmaal mein aap hi the na!” Sanjay Mishra’s genuine identity was revealed to the Sardar owner of the Dhaba. When the actor had given up hope of returning to the silver screen, Rohit Shetty encouraged him to return to Mumbai and pursue his career. After much persuasion from the director, the actor consented to return to Mumbai to star in Shetty’s film All the Best. He cemented his place in the profession by once again demonstrating his talent by making us all laugh out loud with his performance in the picture. While we all assumed he was normal at the time, the actor would walk over to his vanity and cry out loud missing his father.
While we all assumed that the actor had only experienced these hardships, his disastrous first marriage caused him to lose trust in marriage. On his mother’s insistence, the actor consented to marry for the second time, and to his surprise, the marriage turned out to be bliss, and he is now happily married with his wife Kiran Mishra, and they have two daughters named Pal and Lamha Mishra from his second marriage.
Who’d have guessed an NSD alumnus would wind up working in a Dhaba? Sanjay could barely do enough to survive on vada pav after working with everything from 1991 to 1999. While we all go through difficult times in life, the most important thing is to learn from them and keep moving forward with determination.