Krishna Kotian, actor who debuted at 51, makes waves

Krishna Kotian goes one better than Anupam Kher and Boman Irani, who began to act in films late in their lives. Photo: Ace Proton Communications.

Krishna Kotian, who made his debut at the age of 51 with the Rajinikanth starrer Darbar, has been on an upward curve on Indian OTT platforms. The actor was seen in web series like Main Hero Boll Raha Hu, Rocket Boys, Bestseller, Masaba Masaba and Twisted 3. His recent web-series, Avrodh 2, released last Friday.

The actor, who has three more releases lined up for 2022, says: “I am glad that I could be a part of Avrodh 2. Season one of the show was a success and hence with the second season, the expectations of the audiences were pretty high. The second season is not exactly a sequel but a parallel story. The season will explain to the Indians at large about how government departments like the Army and the Income-Tax work hand in hand. There is promise in the story and I got really excited about the project after reading Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book India’s Most Fearless, on which the series is based. Also, the underappreciated role of an informant network is highlighted for the first time in details in an Indian web series.”

Krishna has earlier worked at leading agencies such as Lintas, J. Walter Thomson and Cineyug and was the COO at MAD Studies before taking the plunge into acting. “It was an absolute delight to be in the same series with actors like Abir Chaterjee, Aahana Kumra, Neeraj Kabi, Sanjay Suri, Ananth Mahadevan, Krishna Hebbale, Mohan Agashe, Rajesh Khattar and Vijay Krishnan. The director, Raj Acharya, was clear on what he expected from my character and that helped me the most to essay it on screen. It was my second assignment with team Juggernaut Productions after Main Hero Boll Raha Hu and I was happy that my hard work has begun to get recognition,” said an ecstatic Krishna.

Among those who (literally) came in late, the most illustrious actors remain Anupam Kher, but he debuted at 29 in Saaransh, playing a 65 year-old man at that age and Boman Irani, who, though he had done theater earlier, made his film debut at 42 with the digital film, Let’s Talk and Everybody Says I Am Fine.




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