Ronit Roy is a renowned actor in Indian Television and film industry. He has acted in many serials and movies in his lengthy career of nearly three decades. He came to limelight with Balaji Telefilms serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kasauti Zindagi Ki. Apart from that, he has also done films like Udaan which won him several awards.
When it comes to films, Ronit has always done supporting actor roles even during his younger days. With television serials, he got the image of a middle aged person and this continued even for his movies. He has also played villain roles in movies like Boss and Ugly. He is an award winning actor and has many Filmfare, Screen Awards and ITA awards in his career.
Ronit Roy is also a businessman and has his own security services company named Ace Security and Protection Services in Mumbai. His company handles security of top actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. Interestingly, the company had also provided security services to Lalit Modi of IPL.
Ronit Roy was born on the 11th of October 1965 in Nagpur region of Maharashtra. Ronit Roy’s current age is 57 years.
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Ronit Roy hails from Maharashtra. However, he spent his childhood in Gujarat as his parents moved to Ahmedabad due to business activities. Ronit completed his primary education from Ankur School. He was very active as a teenager and indulged in many sports activities during his school days.
He decided to join hotel management course for his graduation as he was interested in this business. He worked hard during his training period and also tried to get into films through various auditions. He even worked under Director Subhash Ghai for many years. During this time, Ronit became a trainee at Sea Rock Hotel in Mumbai. He has done everything from washing dishes to serving customers in order to understand the business.
Ronit got lucky with good offers from Balaji Telefilms. He did interesting roles in television and soon became a popular actor. After getting good recognition, he also got offers in the film industry and made a good name for himself in Bollywood. Meanwhile, he also started his security business which engages in providing security services to top celebrities and film events across the country.
Ronit Roy belongs to a Bengali family based in Maharashtra. His father Brotin Bose Roy worked as a businessman and his mother Dolly Roy is a home maker. He has a younger brother named Rohit Roy who is also a popular actor in Hindi films and Television industry. Ronit’s brother Rohit is married to another actress Manasi Joshi Roy.
Girlfriend, Wife, Relationships
Ronit Roy is married to Neelam Roy. The couple got married in the year 2003 and have two kids, a boy and a girl named Aador Roy and Agasthya Bose Roy. Interestingly, Ronit’s wife Neelam Singh is also a Television actress and has worked in many popular serials and movies.
Ronit Roy was earlier married to Joanna and has a daughter from that relationship. Ronit’s daughter’s name is Ona Roy. He has maintained cordial relationship with his ex wife even after getting separated.
Ronit Roy looks very handsome and fit even at the age of 57. He has maintained his health through exercise and good diet. He has grey hair and usually sports a light beard and moustache for most of his roles. He stands tall at 5.10 feet and weighs around 75 kgs. He is usually seen in formal clothing.
Ronit Roy started his career working as an assistant for Director Subhash Ghai. He started his career with Ram Lakhan movie in the year 1989. After that, he decided to enter the industry as an actor with the movie Jaan Tere Naam in the year 1992. He did not get noticed for his performance as he usually got small roles in films.
In this way, he continued for many years with movies like 15th August, Sainik, Bomb Blast and Jai Maa Vaishnov Devi. He even tried his luck in Bengali movies as his mother tongue was Bengali. He was seen in an interesting role in the Bengali movie Bansodhar which was released in the year 1995.
In the year 1996, he was seen in four movies but none of them got him big break. He was part of Jurmana, Rock Dancer, Daanveer and Megha projects in that year. After that, he tried to test his luck with TV serials and did small roles in Bombay Blue and Baat Ban Jaye. he was also part of Naagin and Suraag serials for a few episodes during 1999.
However, his luck changed with Balaji Telefilms offer in the year 2002. He was offered a small role in the serial Kammal. This did not go too well and the serial was stopped after one year. However, he got noticed in TV industry and got an interesting offer to play the role of Rishabh Bajaj in Kasauti Zindagi ki serial. This serial became a huge hit and ran for 5 years.
In the same manner, another serial that was started in 2003 named Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi also ran for five years and he won many awards for his performance in Mihir Virani’s role. He got very busy with serials and was not able to focus on movies during this period. He was seen in Shesh Bongsodar Bengali movie and Roktobondhon in 2003. He also did small roles in other serials like Kehna Hai Kuch Mujhko and Vikraal Aur Gabraal.
After the huge success of his two serials for a lengthy period, he started focusing on small roles as this would give him time to do movies and other projects. He also got involved in his security services business and got high profile clients like Amitabh Bachchan and the three big Khans of Bollywood film industry.
He also got married around this time and focused on his family life for few years. During 2006, he was part of another hit serial Kasam Se which ran for three years. He also got supporting roles in films like Luck by Chance and Pankh. For the movie Udaan, he won several awards and he was noticed for his excellent performance.
He was even seen in controversial projects like That Girl in Yellow Boots in the year 2011 and Midnight’s children in the year 2012. During this time, he focused on reality shows on Television and was part of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Yeh Hai Jalwa programs. For the program Aja Mahi Ve, he was also invited as a judge.
The net worth of Ronit Roy is around $6 million. He has acted in numerous movies and TV serials in his career. Apart from that, he also owns several businesses including Security Services for top celebrities and events. He owns many properties in Mumbai and other regions. He has a good collection of luxury cars and sports cars.
Facts and Information
Apart from movies and serials, Ronit Roy has also done web series like Hostages in recent years. He was also part of 7 Kadam and Candy web series in 2021.
He faced legal troubles in 2011 in a hit and run accident case. He had crashed his Mercedes car into another vehicle and one person was injured. However, he was released later.
Ronit is also focusing on South movies in recent years as he is getting interesting roles from Telugu and Tamil film industry.