Cast Biographies

Rajpal Yadav……….Chunnilal

Born on 16th March, 1971, Rajpal Yadav, a noted film and theatre actor hails from a small town Shahjahanpur in the heart of India. From an early age, he was passionate about acting and he joined Bharatendu Natya Academy, Lucknow (1992-1994) to receive formal training in theatre and then went on to join National School of Drama in Delhi (1994-1997). Rajpal shifted base to Mumbai in 1997 to try his luck in the Hindi film industry. He began his career on television with Doordarshan’s television serial ‘Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal’.

Lady luck smiled at him when Ram Gopal Verma spotted and cast him in his film ‘Jungle’. Rajpal’s commendable performance in the film won him the award for the best actor in a negative role at Prestigious Screen Awards, 2001.

His notable films include ‘Hungama’, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, ‘Chup Chup Ke’, ‘Garam Masala, ‘Phir Hera Pheri’, ‘Dhol’, ‘Malamaal Weekly’ and  ‘Bhool Bhulaiyya’.

He has also played the lead characters in many films like ‘Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon’, ‘Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh’, ‘Ladies Tailor’, ‘Kushti’ and ‘Mirch’. He is the lead for an international yet to be released film called ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’. He has been honored with the ‘Yash Bharati’ Award and the ‘Janpad Ratna’ Award.

Vikram Kochhar……….IM Sarkaar

Vikram discovered his love for acting in 2001 when he became a part of Delhi based theatre group ‘The Players’. He went on to pursue his dream and enrolled in the prestigious National School of Drama (2006-2009). He performed in ‘Zangoora’, a Bollywood Musical for 2 years and then shifted to Mumbai in 2012. Since then he has acted in many prestigious brands of commercials. Pied Piper is his first full length Feature Film where he plays a shrewd and seasoned politician.

Abhishek Rawat……….Raj Kumar

Born in Jabalpur, Abhishek completed his Masters in Business Administration before he realised his true calling was acting. Rising to instant popularity with his television serials ‘Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo’ and ‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’, Abhishek also acted in commercials for brands like Nivea. Maaza, Horlicks, Tata Sky, Amul, Citibank Allianz, Thums up etc. He also plays a negative lead in Nagesh Kukunoor’s untitled film. Pied Piper is Abhishek’s first Hindi feature Film where he plays the role of an aspirational and rebellious youth who, on becoming a part of it, gets as corrupted as the system itself.

Meher Vij……….Chavi

(Actor) Born in Delhi in 1986, this vivacious actor has acted in Hindi Feature Films like “ Lucky” and “No Time For Love” and a couple of TV serials including ‘Salaam Zindagi’, ‘Kis Des Mein Hai Mera Dil’ and ‘Ram Milayi Jodi’ telecast on prominent Indian Satellite channels. In the film ‘Pied Piper’, she plays a journalist who is writing a biography on Chunnilal.

Sampurna Lahiri……….Maina/Shraddha

Born in 1991 in Kolkata, young and beautiful Sampurna has acted in a couple of Bangla films including ‘Gondogol’, ‘Accident’ and ‘Panch Adhyay’. Pied Piper is her first venture in Hindi Feature Films where she is playing the role of a C-grade Film actress who manipulates her way up the ladder of power.