Actor Krishna Kotian is a late bloomer

Krishna Kotian made the transition from corporate career to acting at the age of 51. Photo: Proton Communications 

The most eminent of the personae in such a list is Anupam Kher. But there are other late blommers as well, and a prominent name now is Krishna Kotian, who plays Prabhas’ father, King Dasharath, in Adipurush, releasing this week.

Krishna, known for his recent appearance in Bandaa alongside Manoj Bajpayee, is celebrating a remarkable hat-trick with the forthcoming releases of Adipurush and The Trial, the Amazon Prime Video series that marks the web debut of Kajol. Having previously portrayed Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad early this year in Gandhi Godse—Ek Yudh, Krishna’s journey into the world of acting commenced at the age of 51, with his debut alongside Rajanikanth in the film Darbar. His versatile performances can be witnessed in notable projects such as Drishyam 2, PhysicsWallah, Criminal Justice 3, Rocket Boys, Masaba Masaba and others.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Krishna states, “Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai has garnered tremendous viewership online. And the upcoming releases of Adipurush and The Trial feel like three projects converging into a remarkable hat-trick. I am immensely grateful to the Almighty that my efforts, even at this stage of life, are finally yielding fruitful outcomes. My plate is full with captivating projects at the moment. As an actor, I am constantly driven to explore socially-relevant subjects that allow me to experiment. I sincerely hope that audiences will continue to shower their love on me, as they have done in the past, and I will persist in entertaining them with the same dedication and fervor.”

Prior to embarking on his acting career, Krishna Kotian held significant positions at leading ad and corporate agencies, including Lintas, J. Walter Thomson and Cineyug. He also served as the COO at MAD Studies before he transitioned into the world of entertainment.

Reflecting on his experience portraying King Dasharath and the father of Prabhas in Adipurush, Krishna declares, “It was a cinematic delight to embody the character of Dasharath and share the screen with Prabhas. When I watched his magnum opus, Bahubali, a few years ago, I could never have imagined that I would share the screen with Prabhas one day I am a Hanuman devotee and the moment I saw Prabhas in full costume and his impeccable portrayal of Lord Ram, I was overwhelmed with awe and had tears in my eyes. I believe that it’s through the blessings of the lord only that I got to play a part of this modern-day Ramayan.”

Krishna Kotian a King Dasharath in Adipurush. Photo: Proton Communications

Krishna Kotian’s inspiring journey from the corporate world to the entertainment industry at a ripe age serves as a beacon of encouragement for aspiring individuals to pursue their dreams, undeterred by the challenges of age that they may encounter.

In 2023 and 2024, audiences can anticipate Krishna’s captivating performances in Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur with Vicky Kaushal, Ghoomer by R. Balki starring Abhishek Bachchan , The Chosen One produced by Nikkhil Advani, For Your Eyes Only with Pratik Gandhi, Yudra with Siddhant Chaturvedi and an untitled project with Dharma Productions.



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