Personality Overview

Akhilendra Mishra is well known Film, Television and theater actor from India. His contribution to Indian cinema is recognized globally and has established him as one of the most popular actors from Bollywood. Akhilendra Mishra has his own acting theories which evolves him as an actor in every character he plays.

As an actor he has always experimented a new dimension in acting for his roles. He makes it a point to make his characters alive whether it is a positive, negative, grey or a comic shade. Akhilendra Mishra has always made impact in his performance whether it’s a small character or a big character.

Akhilendra Mishra is one of those actors across the world who is known for his voice. His voice-modulation is exceptional in every character which he plays. In the 1990s he did the character of “Kroor Singh” in Television series – Chandrakanta (Doordarshan). He is the first Indian actor who used the sound of “YAKKK..” as his pet phrase (Takiya Kalaam) in all nine-rasas (emotions). Latter, the sound became universally popular word “YAKKU”.

Akhilendra Mishra has performed characters in many dimensions; ranging from religious to historic, fantasy to realistic, rebellious to revolutionary, positive to grey, villain to comic and many more.

The actor thinks cinema brings the society into light from darkness. According to Akhilendra Mishra –

“An actor is a spiritual personality!”
“Acting is spiritual practice!”
“Theater is spiritual journey!”
“Cinema is spiritual vision!”



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Akhilendra Mishra has been part of many successful and critically acclaimed films. There are many National Award-winning films to his credit, including Sarfarosh, Antardwand, The Legend of Bhagat Singh & Do Dooni Chaar. He was also the part of Academy Award nominated film Lagaan. He has always been selective about his roles and choice of films. He always paid attention to the importance of his character and how it affects the overall story of the film. He never makes a choice based on the length of the role offered to him.  He always leaves an impact by his performance whether it’s a small role or a big role.

Akhilendra Mishra always makes it a point to make the character alive on the celluloid. Therefore, he’s more popular among his fans by the name of characters he has played and not by his original name.

Name of Film Directed By


Sudheer Mishra

Radha Ka Sangam

Kirti Kumar

Do Aankhen Barah Haath

Kirti Kumar

Main Azaad Hoon

Tinu Anand


Krishna Kant Pandya


K. K. Singh


John Matthyu Mathan


Ismail Shroff


Ashutosh Gowarikar


Rajesh Singh

Lal Salaam

Gagan Bihari

The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Rajkumar Santoshi

Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost

Apoorva Lakhiya




Yusuf Khan

Yeh Dil



Prakash Jha


John Matthyu Mathan


Prakash Jha


Ken Ghosh




Deepak Bahri


Ujjwal Chatterjee


Dilip Shankar

Veer Zara

Yash Chopra


Himanshu Brahmbhatt

Ek Ajnabi

Apoorva Lakhia

Ram Ji Landon Wale

Sanjay Dayma

Bhoot Unkle

Neeraj Pathak

Shootout at Lokhandwala

Apoorva Lakhia

Siddhu (Kannada)


Gujrat No Naath (Gujrati)

Ajit Jhala

Aaja Nacle

Anil Mehta


Goldi Behal

Dilli 6

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra


Kabir Kaushik

Gudia Ki Kahani

Prabhakar Shukla

Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge

Ashwani Dheer

Do Dooni Chaar

Habeeb Faisal

Kedi (Telugu)

Kiran Kumar


Sushil Rajpal


Anis Bazmi

Married to America

Dilip Shankar

Gali Gali Chor Hai

Roomi Jaffery


Israar Ahmed

Ya Rab

Hasnain Hyderabadwala


Dharamprakash & Shakoor Master

Global Baaba

Manoj Tiwari


Gireesh Juneja

Roll No. 56 (Gujrati)

Bhavin Trivedi


Sanjay Gupta

Anjani Putra (Kannada)

A. Harsha

Billu Ustad

Suvadan Angre



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Akhilendra Mishra started his television carrier with very small roles in Kabeer, Bharat Ek Khoj and Udaan (Doordarshan) in the late 80’s. He became famous and a household name with Chandrakanta in which he played the character of Kroor Singh (YAKKU). This mega serial was aired on Doordarshan in 1994.

Name of Serial Directed By
Kabeer Anil Chaudhary
Bharat Ek Khoj Shyam Benegal
Udaan Kavita Chaudhary
Apni-Apni Bansi, Apna-Apna Raag Raman Kumar
Kayar M. S. Satthyu
Chandrakanta Neerja Guleri & Sunil Agnihotri
Ramayan (2008) Shivdatt Sharma (Sagar Arts)
Jeet Jaayenge Hum Edit 2 Production
Mahadev Nikhil Sinha
Mahabharat (2014) Swastik Production
Tu Mera Heero Shashi-Sumit Production
Khatmal-E-Ishq Ashwani Dheer
Pyaar Ke Paapad Panorama Production & Rangbaaz Production


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“Actor is nothing without spirituality!” Akhilendra Mishra experiences spirituality in every act of an actor. Without spirituality he finds nothing in an act. According to him, theatre is a spiritual journey. He emphasizes and recommends that every actor should do back-stage work in theatre.

Akhilendra Mishra started amateur theatre from his native village Koluhuan, Siwan in Bihar. His first play as a child artist was “Gauna Ke Raat” (Bhojpuri). Thereafter, he did many Hindi plays and started theatre with Amateur Dramatic Association at Chhapra, Bihar.

His first play at Chhapra was “Ek Tha Gadha Urff Aladad Khan” written by Sharad Joshi and directed by Dr. Rasik Bihari Verma. This journey continued and soon after his graduation with B. Sc. (Hons.) in Physics, Akhilendra Mishra joined IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and Ek Jut Theatre Group, Mumbai.

Akhilendra Mishra started professional theater and realized the importance of back-stage work in theater which nurtures an actor with every craft of acting. When an actor performs a role in a play, he only thinks and lives with his own character. On the other hand, when an actor does back-stage in a play, he witnesses all the rehearsals and thinks about all the characters and live with them.

With this process after 24 hours he attends second rehearsal, then after next 24 hours attends the 3rd rehearsal and so on. This exercise continues for 30-50 days, till the 1st performance of the play is staged.

Akhilendra Mishra has grown-up as an actor with this process. He started with back-stage, then crowd scenes, leading to one-liner, then to smaller roles, bigger roles and finally to lead roles. Being a complete product of theatre, Akhilendra Mishra is an example for young and aspiring actors.

Name of Play Directed By

Gauna Ke Raat

Thakur Ram

Ek Tha Gadha

Dr. Rasik Bihari Verma

Ek Hi Raasta

Md. Zakaria


M. S. Satthyu


M. S. Satthyu

Safed Kundli

M. S. Satthyu

Moteram Ka Satyagrah

M. S. Satthyu


M. S. Satthyu

The Boy and The Troll

Gunter Wetzel

Khoob Milai Jodi

Rajendra Gupta

Hammam Tujhe Salam

B. M. Vyas

Khajoor Me Atka

Jairoop Jeevan

Charandas Chor

Nadira Babbar


Prem Srivastav

36 Ghante


Cheena Ki Haseena

Atul Tiwari

Ek Aur Dronacharya

Subhash B. Dangaich


Rajendra Mehra & Ramesh Rajhans

Alka Ke Bal-Bachche

Ramesh Rajhans

Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein

Ramesh Rajhans


Surendra Gupta

24 Ghante

Surendra Gupta


Shivdas Ghodke


Manoj Joshi



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Awards & Achievements

Honour & Awards Year
Speaker on “Media, Mission, Profession, Sensation and Commission” at National Conference, Organized by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Women’s College, Delhi University & UGC 2019
Speaker on “Literature & Media” at Natinal Seminar; Organized by Hindi Department, Ramanujan College, Delihi University & UGC, Govt. Of India 2019
As Speaker attended International Seminar on “Chayawad – Ek Punarpath”, Hindi Department, Mumbai University, Mumbai 2019
Took Master Class on Theater & Acting at 11th National Theater Festival 2019; Anukriti Rangmandal, Kanpur 2019
Chief Guest in 11th National Theater Festival 2019; Anukriti Rangmandal, Kanpur 2019
Haryana International Film Festival 2019 2019
Master class on Theater & Acting at Abhinay Rangmanch; Hisar, Haryana 2019
“Mushaira’h” – Literature Festival,2019; Hindu College, Delhi University 2019
Speaker on “Literature, Media & Education”, Hindi department, Mumbai University organized by HRD ministry, Govt. of India & Ramanujan college, Delhi University 2019
Literature & Cinema Seminar organized by Vishwa Hindi Academy, Mumbai 2018
Khajuraho International Film Festival 2018 – Honored for contribution in cinema 2018
IIT Kanpur Antar-Ragini Festival – As jury in drama competition 2018
IPTA75 Platinum Jublee Celeberation, Patna – Speaker on Theater, Cinema, Literature, Art, Culture & Acting 2018
Speaker on “Education, Literature & Language” at Srinath B.Ed. College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 2018
1st Jharkhand National Film Festival 2018
Gorakhpur Literature Festival – Speaker on Language & Literature 2018
Excellence in Cinema award, Lake City International Film Festival, ITM University, Gwalior, M.P. 2018
Best Supporting Actor Award for film “Billu Ustaad” – Jharkhand International Film Festival, Ranchi, Jharkhand 2018
Jury Chair Person at Kadar Film Festival (Online) 2018
Chief Guest at Rajasthani Sammelan Education Trust, Sarvodaya School, Mumbai 2018
Award of Excellence & contribution towards Indian Cinema – Haryana International Film Festival, Kurukshetra, Haryana 2017
Jury Member at 2nd Haryana International Film Festival, Hissar, Haryana 2017
Hindi Sewa Sammaan, Malwa Manch, Ujjain, M.P. 2017
Hindi Sewa Samman, Malwa Manch, Indore, M.P. 2017
Maharashtra Prestigious Ratna Award, Aapki Awaz Foundation, Mumbai 2017
Honored at Bodhisatva International Film Festival 2017 (Bihar..Ek Virasat – Kala Avam Film Mahotsav), Patna, Bihar 2017
Chief Guest at Yuva Mahotsav, Mithibai College Mumbai 2017
Guest Speaker at “Jashn-E-Adab” Literature Festival, New Delhi 2017
Guest at Annual Festival KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa 2017
Chief Guest on Hindi Divas at Control & Audit Dept., Govt. of India, Mumbai 2017
Jambhani Sahitya Academy Samman, Bikaner, Rajasthan (Hindi Department, Mumbai University, Mumbai) 2016
Uttar Bhartiya Gaurav Puraskar, Pimpri-Chinchwad-Pune, Maharashtra 2016
Honored at Patna Film Festival, Govt. of Bihar 2016
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati – Arya Yuva Goshthi Samman, Mumbai 2016
Honored at Kala & Film Mahotsav 2016 (Bihar..Ek Virasat – Grameen Sneh Foundation), Patna, Bihar 2016
Honored at Hausla 2016 (Grameen Sneh Foundation), Mumbai 2016
Chief Guest at “Sattva” Festival Mukesh Patel Technology & Management College, Mumbai 2016
Guest Speaker at National Conference on Indian Cinema, JNU, Delhi 2016
Guest Speaker at the Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communication, Lucknow University, Lucknow 2016
Guest Speaker on Hindi Divas at Vishwa Hindi Academy, Mumbai 2016
Star Parivar Award, Star TV for TV Serial Tu Mera Hero 2015
Guest at Dept. of Mass Media, Thakur College, Mumbai 2015
Recognition by Institute Cultural Council & 4th Wall, The Dramatics Club of IIT Bombay 2014
Guest Lecturer at Film School, Rohtak, Haryana 2014
Hindi Sewa Samman, Vishwa Hindi Academy, Mumbai 2013
100 Years of Indian Cinema – Contribution in the journey of Indian Cinema 2013
Guest at Annual Fest, South India Educational Society, Nerul, Maharashtra 2012


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