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Aditya Srivastava: From Episodic Villain to the pivotal character of CID

The man who has won the hearts of countless Hindi daily-soap watchers, through his confident, composed, and at the same time, the humorous role of Inspector Abhijeet– yes, we are talking about, none other than, Aditya Srivastava, an integral part of C.I.D.

Read some interesting facts about the unignorable actor while fixing the role of investigator or producing a criminal fiction, Aditya Srivastava.

  1. Starting with the fact, you might have never really noticed– this actor has also appeared in many Bollywood movies like Gulaal, Lakshya, Paanch, Satya, Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jana Hai, Black Friday, Kaalo, and even a recent hit, Super 30.

2. When Srivastav was completing his studies from the Allahabad University, he was simultaneously also doing theatre at Sangeet Samiti.


3. He shifted to Delhi in 1989 and was associated with regular theatre work at Sri Ram Center Of Performing Arts.

4. He got his first movie Bandit Queen, after which he went to Mumbai, where he used to do voice-overs and advertisements.

5. He also acted as a lead role in Byomkesh Bakshi(Episode: Kahen Kavi Kalidas), Rishtey, Aahat, Naya Daur, 9 Malabar Hill, and Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti.

Byomkesh Bakshi

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6. Later, in 1999, he was offered CID. Initially, he signed for just 26 episodes– but we all know– later on, he became the pillar of the show!

CID, Aditya Srivastava

7. Meanwhile, he also completed his role in Paanch, which was never released but was presented as the closing film in Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema.

8. In another movie, Kaalo, he suffered a shoulder injury.

kaalo, Aditya Srivastava

9. Movies like Dil Se, Black Friday, and Gulaal, all of which went on to gain success across the International Film Festivals, were also some of the most cherished movies of Aditya Srivastav.

10. This actor has also been a part of southern movies: Aalwar and Naalai.

11. He is amongst those actors who have their names in the Guinness Book of World Record for shooting a long sequence without any cuts or breaks in between.

Even though he first played a villain, Paresh, in the series, CID, Aditya, is one of the most approachable actors today for the movies and roles that involve some kind of investigative character. His, this repo, has been credited to BP Singh’s keen eye in spotting and selecting him for the role of Senior Inspector, Abhijeet.

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