Kranti Prakash Jha is an Indian actor and model. He is popular for playing the role of Santosh Lal in the Bollywood film, ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016).
Kranti Prakash Jha was born on Wednesday, 2 November 1988 (age 31 years; as in 2019), in Bhagalpur, Bihar. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He did his schooling from Parora Awasi Madhyavidyalay, Purnea and St. M. G. High School, Begusarai, Bihar. Later, he did his graduation (Major in History) from Hindu College, Delhi University.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
He was born in a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Late Dr Deochandra Jha, was an RDDE (Regional deputy director of education) in Bihar education service.
Relationships, Wife & Children
He is married and blessed with a girl.
He started his career as a theatre artist. He joined Alok Ulfat’s theatre group ‘Avikal.’ Later, he joined Maneesh Verma’s theatre group, ‘Actor’s cult’ and acted in the theatre play, ‘Aao Saathi Sapna Dekhen.’ He has performed in more than 150 theatre plays. He has featured in various TV commercials like Hyundai Accent, Panasonic, Nokia, Pepsodent, and VIP. In 2011, he debuted in the Bhojpuri film, ‘Deswa.’
In 2013, he played a small role in the Bollywood film, ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.’ Some of his other films are ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016), ‘Mithila Makhaan’ (2017), ‘Kaashi in Search of Ganga’ (2018), and ‘Batla House’ (2019).
In 2018, he portrayed the role of Swami Ramdev in the TV serial, ‘Swami Ramdev – Ek Sangharsh.’
He was featured in the popular music video, ‘Chhath’ in 2019.
He appeared in the MX Player’s web-series, ‘Raktanchal’ in 2020.
- He participated in one of the Grasim Mr India contests and won the ‘Best Dressed Male’ title. He was among the top five finalists.
- In an interview, he shared that his father wanted him to become an IPS Officer. He further said,
12th ke baad Bihar ke students ke paas jyaada options nahi hote the. Ya to Doctor ya Engineer ya phir Delhi ja ke UPSC exam(IAS/IPS) ki taiyyari, to humne bhi waisa hi kiya” and I appeared for the UPSC exam. I fell short by 2-3 marks and it was heart-breaking to get that close and yet not cross the line. “Bahut ghum mein jiye, 1 saal mein 1 hi baar exam hota hai, Chott bahut bhayanak tha.
- He used to participate in college skits and plays and from there he started developing an interest in acting.
- In an interview, when he was asked “How was it working with Sushant Singh Rajput?” in the Bollywood film, ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016), he said,
Are bahut mazaa aaya. Chuki wo bhi Patna se hain bahut si baatein hui unse. Pehele 2-3 din jyaada baat nai hui but baad me we were like long lost friends. Sushant has worked very hard for this role. For an entire year he has lived life of Dhoni. All the credit goes to him. And the result is there for you to see. He’s very down to earth as a person. We remain in touch even today though the shooting got over months ago. There was a connect between us. “6 mahine baad bhi baat ho lekin ek connect ho to achha lagta hai and we have established that kind of a relation.” We ate singhaada, jhaalmuri and balushahi together and used to discuss about our days in Patna, so all in all it was an awesome experience to have worked with Sushant Singh Rajput.”
- He is a fitness freak and regularly practices Yoga.
- He had a dog, Baktawar Singh who died in 2019.