Puneet Issar

Born on November 6 , 1959 ,Puneet Issar is the son of film director Sudesh Issar. He is married to Deepali, daughter of Punjabi actor Diljit puri and Bengali singer Ashita Puri, and sister of Satyajeet Puri. Puneet has two children, a daughter and a son, Nivriti and Siddhant. Puneet Issar starred as a villain in several movies during the 1980s and 1990s, like Zakhmi Aurat, Jagruti, Kal Ki Aawaz, Palay Khan, Teja, Prem Shakti and many more, which include the Mohanlal starrers Yodha and Pingami, Salman Khan starrers Sanam Bewafa, Chandramukhi and Suriyavanshi, Akshay Kumar starrer Aashant and multi-starrers like Kshatriya .Other than being a trained actor himself, Puneet Issar has also been a speech, diction and method acting professor. He also is a trained mixed martial artist and is skilled in disciplines like kung-fu, karate, boxing and wrestling . Puneet Issar is an Indian actor and director, most famous for his role as Duryodhana in the TV adaptation (1988–1990) of the Mahabharatta, and directing  Garv: Pride and Honor (2004) starring Salman Khan .Puneet Issar’s other notable roles are in Border, 1997 war film, directed by J.P. Dutta and second lead in cult Indian horror film Purana Mandir in 1983.He started his career with the movie Coolie in 1983. During filming an action sequence of this movie, he accidentally injured Amitabh Bachchan nearly fatally and suffered industry’s backlash due to it. The accident received wide world coverage and hit the headlines in the UK, something unheard of at the time, and many Indians prayed in temples or offered to sacrifice their own limbs to save him. Nevertheless he spent many months recovering and resumed filming later that year after a long period of recuperation. Puneet Issar has also directed TV serials such as Hindustani and Jai Mata Ki starring  Hema Malini. He has starred in over 12 TV serials like Junoon, Sahil, Noor Jahan, Vikram Aur Betaal and many more. Puneet Issar has appeared in over 1800 episodes on Indian television. He played the role of King Bimbisara in the feature film Gautama Buddha – The Life and Times of Buddha. He also starred in Left Right Left of the Indian Channel Sab TV. Puneet Issar has also worked in number of Punjabi films such as ‘Rab Ne Banayian Jodiyan’ which had the starcast of Ranjeet, K.B. Singh, Babbu Maan, Jas Pandher, Niloufer as well . Puneet Issar has also given a brilliant display of his acting skills in the mythological film Suryaputra Shanidev, which released in 1997.