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About Kurush Deboo

Kurush Deboo is an Indian actor best known for his multiple roles in "The Munna Bhai" series.

One of the most successful films in the year 2003 was "Munnabhai MBBS". And amidst giants like Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, and Boman Irani, one relative new comer, who still managed to hold his own was Kurush Deboo. Kurush, as the diminutive Parsi, Dr. Rustom Pavri, won many a heart with his controlled performance.

 Acting runs in his blood. His father, Homi, was an assistant director to the Billimoria brothers.. But as he was faring badly, he left Mumbai and returned to his native place, Vapi. He set up many theatres there, and Kurush used to star in many of his plays. From childhood, Kurush always wanted to be an actor.

Kurush is an Commerce graduate from Gujarat, and he holds a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising.

After graduation,hecame to Mumbai. Staying in hostels,hestruggled to make both ends meet. He took up jobs in certain private companies, and joined Roshan Tarneja's Acting School. After passing out, he also took special classes in fighting and dancing. His first break came when he bagged the lead role in the film "Percy", in 1988. 

But although he did get noticed, but no offers came his way. Money was short, and thatswhy he had to join the Godrej group of companies, where he worked for eleven years. In his spare time, he kept doing small roles, on television in shows like "Shakalaka Boom Boom" and "Karishma Ka Karishma". He also did small roles in films like "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa", "Kasoor", "Jhankar Beats", and "Such A long Journey".

But his life changed completely when he got  "Munnabhai MBBS". Munnabhai has made him a household face. Wherever he goes somewhere, children and adults come and talk to him, and tell him how much they liked his role. Not only in India, but even in a distant place like Mauritius, people recognized him.

Kurush's wife works for the "Life Insurance Corporation of India".

Initially he had a Parsi accent, and thatswhy he could get only Parsi roles. But, in collaboration with a voice consultant and diction teacher in Mumbai, he had mastered this difficulty, and today, he can speak Hindi reasonably well, without an accent.

For Kurush acting is like his God and the director is his teacher.He is extremely passionate about his career in acting.He believes that it's the role, and not the actor, who is small or big and is willing to go through any amounts of hard work, to reach his goal.

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