Shiv Subramaniam Full Biography, Networth (2022) | Age, Death, Family, Movies and more

QUICK INFO:Age: 62 YearsDeath Date:
Death Cause:
Prolonged Illness and
Pancreatic Cancer

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam was an Indian actor and screenwriter. He passed away on 10 April 2022 due to prolonged illness and pancreatic cancer. He is known for playing Alia Bhatt’s father character in Bollywood film 2 States. Shiv Subramaniam was also worked in many Hindi films such as Meenakshi Sundareshwar, Hichki, Laakhon Mein Ek, Kaminey, 1942: A Love Story etc. He had also achieved popularity for roles in TV shows like Kismat and Mukti Bandhan.

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Shiv Subramaniam: Biography

Real NameShiv Kumar Subramaniam
ProfessionActor and Screenplay writer
Date of Birth23rd December 1959
Age62 Years
Death10th April 2022
Death CauseProlonged illness and pancreatic cancer
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra
Home TownMumbai, Maharashtra
FamilyMother : Name Not Known
Father : Balaram Subramaniam

Sister : Rajlaxmi Dravid
Brother : Raja Subramaniam
Wife : Divya Subramaniam (née Jagdale)

Son : Jahaan Subramaniam

Marital StatusMarried
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra

Education Details and More

SchoolShri Shivaji Preparatory Military School, Pune
CollegeSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationBA in English Literature
DebutFilm : Parinda (1989; As an actor and screenplay writer)

Shiv Subramaniam: Early Life

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam was born on 23 December 1959 to a Tamil Hindu family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was elder son of Balaram Subramaniam. His family also consist of two siblings named Rajlaxmi Dravid and Raja Subramaniam. Shiv Kumar has done his early schooling from Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military School, Pune and later pursued graduation in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

He began his acting career when he joined Naseeruddin Shah’s theatre group in the 80s. He soon met noted filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who asked him to write the screenplay for his gangster movie Parinda. Some of his other films include Rocky Handsome, Ungli, Kaminey, 1942: A Love Story, and 2 States.

Shiv Subramaniam: Career

Professional Career: – Shiv Kumar Subramaniam was an Indian actor and screenwriter best known for his portrayal of leading industrial tycoon I. M. Virani in the Colors channel’s Mukti Bandhan. He is credited with writing the screenplay for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1989 film Parinda and Sudhir Mishra’s 2005 film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. In both films, he played a supporting role.

Shiv Subramanian Awards List

  • Shiv Kumar Subramanian had won 2 Filmfare awards: 
  • Best Story for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2006) 
  • Best screenplay for Parinda (1990)

Shiv Kumar Subramanian Movies List as As actor

  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar (2021) as Thatha
  • Nail Polish (2021) as Dr. Nandi
  • Tu Hai Mera Sunday as Appa
  • Laakhon Mein Ek as Mr. Morthy
  • Hichki (2018) as Principal of St.Notker’s
  • Rocky Handsome (2016) as ACP Rebbelo
  • Bangistan (2015) as The Shankaracharya
  • Ungli as DCP Shivraman (2014)
  • Rahasya (2015) as Mr. Noorani
  • Happy Journey as Andrew (Alice’s Father) (2014)
  • 2 States as Ananya’s father (2014)
  • 24 as Kamaljit Sood
  • Pradhanmantri (TV Series) as K. Kamaraj
  • Mukti Bandhan (television serial) (2011)
  • That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011) as Peter
  • Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
  • Kismat (TV series) (2011)
  • Teen Patti (2010) as Mr. Bose
  • Kaminey (2009) as Lobo
  • Risk (2007) as DCP Uttam Bhandari
  • Ek Din 24 Ghante (2003)
  • Dead End (2000)
  • Snip! (2000)
  • Bombay Boys (1999)
  • Rakshak (1996)
  • Droh Kaal (1995)
  • 1942: A Love Story (1994)
  • Prahaar (1994)
  • Parinda (1989)

Shiv Kumar Subramanian Movies List As screenwriter

  • Teen Patti (story, screenplay & dialogue) (2010)
  • Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (original story & screenplay with Sudhir Mishra & Ruchi Narain) (2005)
  • Chameli (screenplay) (2003)
  • Dead End (TV movie) (dialogue) (2000)
  • Arjun Pandit (screenplay) (1999)
  • Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (screenplay) (1996)
  • 1942: A Love Story (story & screenplay) (1994)
  • Parinda (screenplay) (1989)

Shiv Kumar Subramanian Movies List  As assistant director

  • Parinda (1989)

Shiv Subramaniam: Networth

Net Worth$1.8 Million
Height5′ 11¼” (1.81 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Assistant Director


  • Shiv Kumar Subramaniam was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • He started his Bollywood career as an actor and screenplay writer in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film Parinda.
  • In addition to film, he also played several television serial and best known for essaying I. M. Virani in the Colors TV’s television serial Mukti Bandhan.
  • In 1990, he received Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for debut film Parinda.
  • Shiv Kumar had won Filmfare Awards for Best Story for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, which he shared with Sudhir Mishra and Ruchi Narain.
  • Shiv Kumar was also featured in some television commercials including Dairy Milk, OLX and PhonePe.
  • He made his digital debut with the 2017 web series Laakhon Mein Ek, which revolved around a student who joins an IIT coaching centre in Vizag.
  • Filmmaker Hansal Mehta first shared gutted news of Shiv Kumar’s death. He wrote,

“Terrible news to wake up to. Shiv Subramaniam gone. Heartbreaking (sic).” He also shared Shiv Kumar’s family statement about his death.

  • Furthermore, he also issued a message on social media.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 11, 2022

  • Incredibly tragically, this happened two months after the passing of their only child, Jahaan, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor two weeks before his 16th birthday.

Shiv Subramaniam: Social Media Handle

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Described as “a gentle soul” by many of his industry colleagues and acquaintances, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam is survived by his wife, actor Divya Jagdale.

He was 62. Subramaniam, whose last major screen appearance was as the grandfather of Sanya Malhotra in the Netflix family drama Meenakshi Sundareshwar (2021), was cremated on Monday at Mokshdham Hindu Shamshanbhoomi in Andheri West.

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