Kurush Deboo is an Indian actor best known for his multiple roles in "The Munna Bhai" series.
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.
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.
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".
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
Kurush's wife works for the "Life Insurance Corporation of India".
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.