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Nationality  Indian
Role  Film Actor
Occupation  Actor
Height  1.8 m
Years active  1995–present
Spouse  Nivedita Bhattacharya
Name  Kay Menon

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Born
  2 October 1966 (age 54) (1966-10-02) Kerala, India
Parents  Cashier Menon, Radha Menon
Movies  Rahasya, Haider, Ankur Arora Murder C, Benny and Babloo, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance
Similar People  Nivedita Bhattacharya, Arjun Mathur, Tisca Chopra, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap

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Kay Kay Menon (born c. 1966) is an Indian film, stage and television actor who works predominantly in Hindi cinema.

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Early life

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Menon was born in Kerala but raised in Ambarnath and Pune, Maharashtra. His parents moved from Kerala to Mumbai when he was one year old.

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He studied at the St. Josephs Boys' High School in Khadki, Pune. He passed his 10th grade in 1981. He did his Bachelors (Physics) from Mumbai University and his MBA from the Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) at the University of Pune, graduating in 1988 with a major in Marketing.

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Menon's initial focus was working in the advertising industry including Kinetic Honda and Marlboro cigarette advertisements in India.

Career

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He started his career in theatre productions where he met Nivedita Bhattacharya, whom he married. His first theatre break was opposite Naseeruddin Shah in Feroz Abbas Khan's Mahatma vs Gandhi.

In the early years of his career, Menon worked on television, with roles in the TV movies Zebra 2 and Last Train to Mahakali. He was praised for his role as a young Prime Minister in the Zee TV series Pradhan Mantri (2001), directed by Ketan Mehta. In The Hindu, Sevanti Ninan wrote, "an actor to watch: Kay Kay Menon ... this unusually tall actor who plays the pradhan mantri is a major saving grace" while in The Tribune, Amita Malik commented, "excellent acting by Menon, who skilfully conveys the physical as well as mental image of the honest politician".

Menon made his big screen debut with a small role in Naseem (1995), followed in 1999 by the lead role in Bhopal Express, a movie that went mostly unnoticed. This was the first in a series of initial setbacks in Menon's film career. In the early 2000s, he starred as a wicked rock musician in Anurag Kashyap's debut movie, Paanch, which struggled with censorship and has remained unreleased. Two other movies, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Black Friday, had to wait many years for a release date. Meanwhile, his commercial films Deewar (starring Amitabh Bachchan) and Silsiilay (with Shahrukh Khan) flopped at the box office. It was only in 2005, with the eventual release of the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, but most of all with Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar, that Menon had his break. Sarkar earned him a nomination for the Best Performance in a Negative Role at the Filmfare Awards. In The Tribune, Saibal Chatterjee called him "one of Bollywood's finest actors".

In 2007, he acted in Life in a... Metro, as an adulterous husband. In 2008, he appeared in Shaurya, and Drona. In 2009, he starred in The Stoneman Murders where he played a police officer on the hunt for the Stoneman serial killer. He played the role of Dukey Bana in Gulaal.

Filmography

All films in Hindi unless otherwise stated.

References

Kay Kay Menon Wikipedia


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