Kay Kay Menon

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Kay Kay Menon
Kay kay menon first look of tukka fit.jpg
Born(1966-10-02) 2 October 1966 (age 48)
Kerala, India
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Nivedita Bhattacharya
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Not to be confused with Indian playback singer KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath).
Kay Kay Menon
Kay kay menon first look of tukka fit.jpg
Born(1966-10-02) 2 October 1966 (age 48)
Kerala, India
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Nivedita Bhattacharya

Kay Kay Menon (K. K. Menon) is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema. He is mostly known for his role of elder son Vishnu in Sarkar, Brigadier Pratap in Shaurya, Dukey Bana in Gulaal, inspector Rakesh Maria in Black Friday, Suresh in Mumbai Meri Jaan and Khurram Meer in the film Haider.

Early life[edit]

Menon was raised in Ambarnath and Pune, Maharashtra. His early life was in "H" type Rangehills, Khadki which were factory quarters for those working in the ammunition and high explosives factories. His father was popularly known as "Cashier Menon". His parents moved from Kerala to Mumbai when he was very young

"Kichu", as Menon was known among friends, studied at the St. Josephs Boys' High School in Khadki, Pune. He passed his 10th grade in 1981. He did his Bachelors (Physics) from Mumbai University and his MBA from the Department of Management Sciences(PUMBA) at the University of Pune,[1] graduating in 1988 with a major in Marketing. He was popular in his class as a singer of ghazals.


Menon's initial focus was working in the advertising industry. He was involved in the first Kinetic Honda and Marlboro cigarette advertisements in India. He started his career in theatre productions where he met his wife, Nivedita Bhattacharya. He gradually moved to television acting and finally film acting. He made his film debut with Naseem (1995), followed by Bhopal Express.

During his struggling days, he was a regular feature at the Lunar Cafe, a small restaurant near the Santa-Cruz (East) bus stand.

In the early years of his career, Menon worked in TV shows such as Pradhan Mantri and TV movies like Zebra 2 and Last Train To Mahakali. Menon was first noticed in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, where he was greatly appreciated with fellow newcomer Shiney Ahuja, and received much acclaim for his performance. His performance as the anguished DCP Rakesh Maria in the movie Black Friday has been widely appreciated and acclaimed. The movie, based on the book by journalist S. Hussain Zaidi on the 1993 Bombay bombings, awaited an Indian release for almost two years before its final release on 9 February 2007. It was featured at the Locarno International Film Festival and received widespread praise. The Sunday edition of the Indian Express described his performance, "Excellent as always".[citation needed] In 2007, he acted in the commercially and critically successful Life in a... Metro, as the adulterous husband of Shilpa Shetty's character. In 2008, he was highly appreciated for his performance in the film Shaurya. He played the role of the antagonist in the critical and commercial failure, Drona, starring alongside Abhishek Bachchan.[2] In 2009, he starred in The Stoneman Murders where he played a police officer on the hunt for the Stoneman serial killer.[3] He was widely appreciated for his role of Dukey Bana in Gulaal. Kay Kay will now be seen in Dream Man, a new film by Makrand Deshpande. The film is a spoof on Bollywood. The versatile actor will be seen in 13 roles against Bollywood actors Afzaal Khan, Vasudha of (Aasma band) and Amit Mistry.He recently appeared in Comedy Nights with Kapil to promote Haider.

He has been considered on par with actors like Irrfan Khan, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur and Naseeruddin Shah. His Role as the Evil Son Vishnu in Sarkar ( 2004 / Ram Gopal Varma movie with Amitabh Bachhan in the title role ) was also memorable. He was critically acclaimed for his role as Khurram Meer in Haider as well as Vardha Yadav in Raja Natwarlal. He will now be seen in Baby alongside Akshay kumar and Anupam Kher as well as in Bombay Velvet alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. He will also be seen in Rahasya based on the true story of Aarushi Murder Case.


2015Bombay Velvet
2015RahasyaSunil Paraskar
2014HaiderKhurram Meer
2014Raja NatwarlalVardha Yadav
2013Ankur Arora Murder CaseDr. Asthana
2013Udhayam NH4Manoj Menon
2013ABCD: Any Body Can DanceJehangir
2013EnemmyNaeem Shaikh
2012ShahidWar saab
2012Chaalis Chourasi (4084)Fake police/Pinto
2011Bhindi BaazaarShroff
2011He - The Only OneJacob
2011Bheja Fry 2Ajit Talwar
2010Benny And BablooBenny
2010Lafangey ParindeyAnna
2009Drream manSuraj Bhaan
2009Sankat CityGuru
2009Hook Ya CrookUnreleased
2009Aage se rightJanubhai/Baima Rashidul Kairi
2009GulaalDukey Bana
2009The Stoneman MurdersSanjay Shelar
2008DronaRiz Razaida
2008ShauryaBrig. RudraPratap Singh
2008Via DarjeelingAnkur Sharma
2008Mumbai Meri JaanSuresh
2008Maan Gaye Mughal-e-AzamHaldi Hasan
2008Highway 203Writer
2008Sarkar RajVishnu Nagare (Cameo)
2007Life in a... MetroRanjeet
2007Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.Partho Sen
2007StrangersMr Rai
2006ShoonyaMahendra Naik
2006CorporateRitesh Sahani
2005Ek Khiladi Ek HaseenaKaif
2005Main, Meri Patni Aur WohAkash
2005SarkarVishnu Nagare
2004Black FridayRakesh Maria
2003Hazaaron Khwaishein AisiSiddharth Tyabji
2002ChhalKaran Menon
1999Last Train to Mahakali[Short film]Sir
1999Bhopal ExpressVerma
1995NaseemReligious fundamentalist

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Quick Facts about KK". bollywoodgate. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  2. ^ Kohli, Damanjeet (2008-11-17). "India's Bollywood set to thrive despite global economic slowdown". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  3. ^ Vijayakar, Rajiv (2009-02-20). "The Stoneman Murders (Hindi)". Screen India. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 

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