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Shekhar Suman, actor and director

Shekhar Suman started his acting career with television serial 'Wah! Janaab'. After which, other popular shows like 'Dekh Bhai Dekh', 'Reporter', 'Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar', 'Chote Babu', 'Andaz', 'Vilayati Babu', 'Movers n Shakers', 'Simply Shekhar' and 'Carry On Shekhar' came his way. He made a name for himself with each of these television shows and garnered immense popularity among the audience.

Shekhar has also managed to make a name for himself in the film industry with his stints in movies like 'Anubhav' (1986), 'Sansar', 'Chor Machaaye Shor' and his latest film 'Bhoomi'. He will soon be seen donning the director's cap with 'Pattharbaaz-The Stone Pelter'.

Movie

Mughal-E-Azam

"'Mughal-E-Azam' is one movie that will stay with me forever. This classic is one of my most favourite films. From the recent list of films, the one movie that I really enjoyed after a long time was 'Piku'. It is relatable to everyone. The subject of the movie was very unusual but more than that, I feel the character played by Amitabh Bachchan was very endearing. I loved Deepika Padukone too in the film. It was a very emotional yet very humourous film."

Actor

Robert De Niro

"My favourite actor when it comes to Hollywood films is Robert De Niro. When I was in college I watched 'Taxi Driver' and it has stayed with me. There are many fantastic actors like Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins who I look up to. In Bollywood, it is definitely Dilip Kumar. He is such a rational actor and many are inspired by him."

Travel

London

"One of my favourites has to be London. The place has a very traditional feel to it. Be it the architecture, the language or the heritage, it symbolises what the English culture stands for."

Inspiration

Mother Teresa

"Mother Teresa is an individual I look up to for the simple reason that she was so apolitical and didn't have any wants and desires for herself. She was selflessly dedicated to humanity. The person who has had the greatest influence on me has been my father. "

Musician

A R Rahman

"A R Rahman is a maestro and a genius. I like his compositions a lot. The sound of music that he has created and continues to create is so unusual. The song 'Tu hi re' is one of my all-time favourites."

Cuisine

Butter chicken

"Home food is something that I enjoy thoroughly. 'Chawal-dal' is what tops my list. This apart, I also like butter chicken. The tangy taste of the chicken gravy is just delicious. I grew up having the butter chicken of Pandara Road and of Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi. I have had the best butter chicken in these two places."

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