Nephews Akshay Oberoi
Role Character actor
|Name Suresh Oberoi|
Years active 1977–present
|Full Name Vishal Kumar Oberoi|
Born 17 December 1946 (age 69) (1946-12-17) Quetta, Baluchistan, Pre-Partition India (now Pakistan)
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Known for Character Actor, Poetry, Voice & Diction
Parent(s) Anand Sarup Oberoi (father) Kartar Devi (mother)
Awards National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor 1986 Mirch Masala - Mukhi Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Best Supporting Actor Award 1988 Mirch Masala - Mukhi
Spouse Yashodhara Oberoi (m. 1974)
Children Vivek Oberoi, Meghna Oberoi
Movies Aitbaar, Vijaypath, Jaan Ki Kasam, Jaan, Raja Hindustani
Suresh Oberoi (born 17 December 1946) is an Indian character actor. He is the father of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. He was born in Quetta, Balochistan, and is a recipient of the 1987 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He started his career in radio shows, modelling and later moving to Bollywood, making him a popular character actor in the 1980s and much of the 1990s.
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- Early life
- Modelling and radio shows
Vivek Oberoi's Father Suresh Oberoi Gets Emotional For Vivek Oberoi Career Destroyed By Salman Khan
Oberoi was born to Anand Sarup Uberoi, a Punjabi businessman and Kartar Devi on 17 December 1946 in Quetta, then Baluchistan Province (Pre-Parition India). Within a year due to partition, the family along with four brothers and sisters moved to India, and later relocated to Hyderabad state where his family established a chain of medical stores. Oberoi attended St. George's Grammar School in Hyderabad and was active in sports. He was a Tennis and swimming champion, later winning the President’s Award as a Boy Scout. After his father’s death when he was just out of high school, Oberoi, along with his brother, continued running his pharmacy chain. He is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English, Telugu and Tamil.
In the early 1970s, due to his interest in acting and a good voice, he gained entry into radio shows and stage plays, prompting him to attend the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Suresh Oberoi, prior to joining the Acting Institute, met Yashodhara who was from Tamil Nadu and the couple got married in Madras in 1974. In 1976 future Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was born and the couple relocated to Mumbai.
Modelling and radio shows
In his early Mumbai years, his prior radio show experience and his well received voice kept him going and his contacts with advertising agencies led to him being picked up as a model for Charminar cigarettes and Lifebuoy soaps, making him one of the leading models by late 1970s.
In late 1978, he made his debut in Ek Baar Phir, but the film was not commercially successful. Later he was part of the radio program Mukaddar Ka Sikandar. In 1980, he made his re-entry in Laawaris, and thereafter till the early 2000s appeared on average in four to five films per year. He has made over 135 films. He recited a few couplets in the song "Dil Mein Phir Aaj Teri" with Anuradha Paudwal for the film Yaadon Ka Mausam (1990).
Oberoi has acted in the television shows Dhadkan and Kashmeer and hosted Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai.
Suresh Oberoi married Yashodara, eight years his junior, in Madras on August 1, 1974. The couple's first son is the Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, born in 1976 and a daughter Meghna Oberoi born a few years later. His wife Yashodara is originally from the Coimbatore region in Tamil Nadu and belonged to the Palayakottai Pattakarar family of Kangeyam, in present-day Erode district.
In addition to acting and singing, he was also the host of the show Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai on Zee TV for his clear voice and diction. Besides all of the above, he writes "romantic and philosophical poetry".