Yashpal Sharma is best known for his role as Randhir Singh in Sudhir Mishra’s 2003 Hindi movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, apart from Lagaan (2001), Gangaajal (2003), Ab Tak Chhappan (2004), Apaharan (2005), Singh is Kinng (2008) and Rowdy Rathore (2012). He played Kuwar Singh in Zee’s Mera Naam Karegi Roshan.

He was born and brought up in a lower-middle-class family in Hisar, Haryana. His father, Prem Chand Sharma, worked for the Haryana Public Works Department (PWD) – Irrigation and Canal. Yashpal Sharma used to live in ‘Nahar Colony’ on Rajgargh Road in Hisar, India, along with his elder brother Ghanshyam Sharma. From a young age, he was interested in acting and used to actively organise and participate in Ramlila during Dasara (also called Navaratri) festivals.
He graduated from the National School of Drama, Delhi in 1994.

After his graduation he joined the National School of Drama Repertory Company in Delhi, where he worked for about two years before moving to Mumbai in 1997.

His first big break was Govind Nihlani’s film, Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1992), which gave him a chance to act alongside Jaya Bachchan and Nandita Das. He also started appearing in commercial films, like Shool and Arjun Pandit. However it was the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan (2001) which brought him to limelight, and thereafter he appeared in Gangajal (2003) and Ab Tak Chhappan. He has been regular in films of Shyam Benegal and Prakash Jha and continues to work as a stage actor in Mumbai.
In 2010, he acted in Rage productions bilingual play, One on One. and the play Lakeerein, written by Gulzar and directed by Salim Arif, opposite actor, Lubna Salim., and made his television debut with Mera Naam Karegi Roshan on Zee TV. His upcoming film as lead is Das Capital directed by Rajen Kothari

 

Films Done By  Yashpal Sharma

  • 1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa Laltu (Brati’s comrade)
  • 1998 Shool Lalan Singh
  • 1998 Arjun Pandit Shiva
  • 1999 Samar Ramesh Singh
  • 2000 Pukar Major Katar Singh
  • 2000 Bawandar Sarju
  • 2001 Aalavandhan / Abhay The Kashmiri terrorist Hindi – Tamil bilingual
  • 2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Batsman/gang leader
  • 2001 Avgat Inspector A. Tadlapurkar Marathi
  • 2001 Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Lakha
  • 2002 Gunaah Parshuram
  • 2003 Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost Rudra Pratap Singh
  • 2004 Asambhav Randit Parmar
  • 2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet Shankar Singh
  • 2006 Bas Ek Pal Swamy
  • 2007 Khanna & Iyer
  • 2008 Tashan ACP Kuldeep Singh Hooda
  • 2009 Sankat City Pachisia
  • 2010 Mumbai Cutting
  • 2010 Don Seenu Baiju Telugu
  • 2010 Lamhaa Rauf
  • 2010 Rivaaz Inspector Sadanand Pathak Road, Movie Waterlord
  • 2010 Yeh Sunday Kyun Aata Hai
  • 2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi Badey
  • 2011 Aarakshan Shambhu Kaka
  • 2011 Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande Malik
  • 2011 Monica Public Prosecutor Mathur
  • 2011 Chargesheet Suraj
  • 2012 Jal Ramkhiladi
  • 2012Chakradhaar Yogiraj Chaudhary
  • 2012 Rowdy Rathore Inspector Vishal Sharma
  • 2012 Sooper Se Ooper Bhairu
  • 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur Singer in a band
  • 2012 Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal Mahkoo
  • 2012 Oass John
  • 2013 Ajoba Marathi film
  • 2014 Jatt James Bond Bant Mistri Punjabi film
  • 2015 Aisa Yeh Jahaan Nalia Kai
  • 2016 Sardaar Ji 2 Teja Punjabi film
  • 2016 Chinese Bhassad TT Bhaiyya Voot Originals
  • 2016 Bahniman Assamese
  • 2017 Hameer Hameer Gujarati Film
  • 2017 Tubelight Major Rajbir Tokas
  • 2017 Toofan Singh Arvind Ram Punjabi Film
  • 2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Manohar Rao Telugu
  • 2018 S. P. Chauhan Jai Singh
  • 2019 Family of Thakurganj Sajjan Singh
  • 2019 Fagun Haway Zamsed Bangladeshi Film

 

Television Done By Yashpal Sharma

  • 2001 Serial Killer Jaspal
  • 2010 Mera Naam Karegi Roshan Kunwar Kuldeep Singh
  • 2011 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Don Kuldeep Singh Rana
  • 2014 Neeli Chhatri Waale Bhagwan Das Chaubey

 

Short films Done By Yashpal Sharma

  • 2016 Sanyog
  • 2016 Moksha Asif security guard WWI Films
  • 2017 Carbon Bhai selling oxygen Long Short Films
  • 2017 Mukti General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi SonyLIV
  • 2018 Kaagpanth Iqbal
  • 2020 Khayali Pulao Handball coach YouTube – Mostly Sane

 

Web series Done By Yashpal Sharma

  • 2020 Your Honor Pandit Sony Liv
  • 2020 PariWar Mahipal Narayan Hotstar

 

Awards and nominations Received  By Yashpal Sharma

  • 2004: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Gangaajal
  • 2004: Nominated: IIFA Best Performance in a Negative Role for Gangaajal
  • 2004: Nominated: Screen Weekly Awards for Gangaajal
  • 2004: Nominated: Zee Cine Awards for Gangaajal
  • 2016: Won: Whatashort Independent International Film Festival for Moksha (Short film)
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