Hemant Mahaur is an Indian director, producer, writer, and actor. He is known for his roles in Hindi films including Agent Vinod (2012), Highway (2014), and Phantom (2015).
Hemant Mahaur was born on Wednesday, 18 August 1976 (age 46 years; as of 2022) in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac is Leo. He studied Science, with a specialisation in biology, but eventually dropped out to pursue LLB at Meerut University. From 1994-95, he attended a one-year diploma course in theatre from the Sriram Center in New Delhi. He holds a postgraduate degree in Dramatic Arts. Hemant is an alumnus of the National School of Drama in New Delhi, where he specialised in acting from 1995 to 1998.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father was a retired class one central government officer from the Government of India. His brother’s name is Rishabh Mahaur.
He follows Hinduism.
Hemant’s father used to take him and his mother to watch Hindi films, almost every Sunday. He grew up watching the classic films of Indian cinema and thus decided to take up acting as a profession.
Between 1989 and 1994 he performed in many plays and in theatre festivals like the Nandikar theatre festival in Calcutta, Ipta festival in Patna, and in Jabalpur, etc. During his days at the National School of Drama, Hemant performed in a play, Dragon, which was directed by Prasanna Heggodu Vols Handle.
Hemant Mahaur in a still from the play ‘Dragon’
Hemant made his acting debut with the film “Shool” in 1999. He acted in the Bafta award-winning and oscar nominated Hindi film ‘The Warrior’ (2001) and the National award film “Swaraj The Little Republic.’ In the 2012 animated film ‘Arjun: The Worrier Prince,’ Hemant was the dubbing artist for the character of Duryodhana. In Ram Chandran PN’s feature film, Haal-E-Kangaal, Hemant played the role of a struggling filmmaker named Lokesh Sharma.
Hemant Mahaur in a still from the film ‘Haal E Kangaal’ (2014)
In 2014, Hemant played the role of Kasana in the film Highway.
Hemant Mahaur in a still from the film ‘Highway’ (2014)
He appeared in the film ‘Agent Vinod’ in 2012.
Hemant Mahaur in a still from the 2012 film ‘Agent Vinod’
Hemant appeared as the protagonist in the Hindi film ‘Apna Amitabh to super hit hai’ in 2016.
Hemant Mahaur (right) in a still from the film ‘Apna Amitabh to super hit hai’ (2016)
Hemant acted in a Punjabi short film ‘Kabahun Na Chhaden Khet’ in 2020. He played the lead role of Babu bhai in the New York film academy’s short film ‘Sadak Chhaap.’
Hemant Mahaur in a still from the short film ‘Sadak Chhaap’
In 2022, he appeared in the role of Daku Somwar Singh in the web series ‘Dr. Arora,’ released on SonyLIV. The same year, Hemant appeared in ‘The Great Indian Murder,’ a Disney+ HotStar web series, produced by Ajay Devgan Films.
Hemant Mahaur with Shashank Arora on the sets of The Great Indian Murder web series
Hemant Mahaur is the director of an award-winning short film ‘The Kite’ in 2011, and DWAND in 2019.
Hemant is the Managing Director of Mask Magic Film & TV Institute Private Limited (MMFTI) in Mumbai. He is a coach for acting, and fiction and has helped many Bollywood actors in shaping their careers.
Hemant wrote dialogues for the Hindi film ‘Chilam,’ followed by the story, screenplay, and dialogues for the short films ‘THE KITE’ (2011), and ‘Mayanagari.’
Hemant is the owner of a production house, Daya Pictures, in Mumbai.
- During his college days, he worked as an intern under the theatre activists Panchanan Patak and Lalit Mohan Thapaliyal, where he got the opportunity to work as an actor from 1989 to 1994 in Delhi.
- Hemant Mahaur took training from Naseeruddin Shah when he was in the National School of Drama, New Delhi.
Hemant Mahaur with Naseeruddin Shah in NSD