Priyanshu Kshatriya is an Indian actor who acted in the Jhund movie with Amitabh Bachchan in 2022.
Priyanshu Kshatriya aka Priyanshu Thakur was born in 2004 (age 18 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was not interested in education and used to roam around with his friends and play cards or sell coal with them.
Height (approx.): 5′
Hair Colour: Black ( blonde highlights)
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His real mother acted as his mother in the Jhund movie.
Priyanshu Kshatriya with his mother
He acted in the movie Jhund alongside Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. He said in an interview that he was selling coal near a factory when he was approached by some students from Anjuman college and they recorded his video of dancing and dialogue delivery. He was unaware that it is for a movie. After 15 days, he was approached by the director of the movie Jhund, Nagraj Manjule. They first approached his mother; however, she told them to leave and they found Priyanshu playing cards with his friends on a railway track. His role as Babu Chettri was widely appreciated.
Priyanshu Kshatriya (in black, center) during a scene of the movie Jhund
Arrested for stealing phones
In 2021, a gang of thieves was arrested by the Nagpur Railway Police. Priyanshu Kshatriya’s name was included in that list. Police recovered 14 mobile phones from them.
Arrested for stealing jewellery worth Rs5 Lakh
In November 2022, a resident of the Manakpur area in Nagpur, Pradeep Mondave lodged a complaint against the theft of jewellery worth Rs5 Lakgh from his house. Nagpur police arrested a minor who took the name of Priyanshu. He was subsequently arrested on 22 November 2022 and the court ordered to keep him in custody till 25 November 2022. The stolen jewellery was recovered from a pigeon box in the Gaddigodam area.
- His movie Jhund was shot in the Gaddigodam area of Nagpur, the same area, from which, the police received the stolen items in the 2022 theft.
- He also appeared in the Kitchen Kalakar show on the Zee Marathi to promote his movie Jhund.
- When the casting crew for the movie Jhund approached him for the first time, he contemplated running from there as he thought that the police has arrived in plain clothes.