Akhil Mishra (1956-2023) was an Indian actor and director, working primarily in the Hindi film and television industry. He is best known for his role as librarian Dubey in the 2009 hit Bollywood film 3 Idiots. In 2023, he died in an accident in the kitchen at the age of 67.
Akhil Mishra was born on Thursday, July 22, 1956 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India (age 67 at the time of death). His zodiac sign is Cancer. He completed his graduation in Kanpur.
Height (approximately): 5′7″
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper (bald)
Eye color: dark brown
Parents and siblings
His mother, Arundhati Mishra, died in October 2012.
wife and children
In 1983, he married Manju Mishra, his co-star in the feature film Dhat Tere…K (1983). Manju Mishra died in 1997. On February 3, 2009, he married Suzanne Bernert, a German actress who works mainly in the Indian film and television industry. On September 30, 2011, he married Suzanne again in the traditional Indian way. Akhil Mishra does not have any children.
He appeared in numerous stage and theater productions before appearing in films and TV series. Started working in the theater in March 1975.
In 1983, he made his debut as Pitamber in the comedy film “Dhat Tere…Ki”.
In 2009, he came to attention for his cameo role as librarian Dubey in the coming-of-age comedy film “3 Idiots” starring Aamir Khan.
In 2014, he played Napoleon in the Indian English-language historical film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. In 2019, he starred in a short film titled Majnu ki Juliet, also written and directed by Akhil Mishra, along with his wife Suzanne Bernert. He has appeared in several Hindi films, including “Gandhi, My Father” (2007), “Good Job Abba” (2010) and “Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai” (2012).
He made his television debut in 1985 with DD National’s Hindi television series “Rajani”.
He played the role of ad film director Fantush in DD National’s popular Hindi sitcom “Shrimaan Shrimati” (1994-1999). From 2009 to 2013, he played the role of Umed Singh Bundela in Colors TV’s popular Hindi TV series Uttaran. Some of his other Hindi TV shows include Star Plus’s “Hatim” (2004), Life OK’s “The Adventures of Hatim” (2013) and Colors TV’s “Udaan” (2014).
He fell and died in the kitchen of his home in Mumbai on September 21, 2023. He was 67 years old. Akhil was reportedly facing health issues related to high blood pressure for some time. On the day of the accident, he was working in the kitchen when he apparently fell and suffered a head injury. He was later found bleeding on the floor and was immediately taken to hospital. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, they were unable to save his life and he died a few hours later.
- Akhil Mishra put his acting career on hold to help her learn Hindi and act better in Hindi films, according to his wife Suzanne Bernert good.
- To learn acting, he entered an acting school in Mumbai. However, he lost interest in studying acting and dropped out of acting school. Later, he became actively involved in theater productions. After emerging in the theater world, the acting school he dropped out of hired Aguirre as an acting teacher.
- He said in an interview that he is not his favorite actor, but his favorite actor’s performance, and his favorite performance by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.