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Kay Kay Menon is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Hindi cinema. He also works in Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi and Telugu cinema. Kay Kay also won the award for best actor for the film Shoonya from the Festival of Arab and Asian cinema.

About Kay Kay

Born2 October 1966
Age (as of 2021)55 years
BirthplaceThiruvananthapuram
Profession actor
DebutFIlm: Naseem (1995)
TV Debut: Darr (1995)
Heightin centimeters- 1.86 cm
in meters- 1.86 m
Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Weightin Kilograms- 85 kg
in Pounds- 187 lbs
Body measurementsChest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye colourGrey
Hair colourBrown

Early life, family, and education of Kay Kay Menon

Kay Kay Menon was born on 2 October 1966. He was born into a Nair family in Thiruvananthapuram. However, he was raised in Ambarnath and Pune, Maharashtra. Menon’s father was popularly known as “Cashier Menon”. Kay Kay’s parents moved from Kerala to Mumbai when he was very young. He so considers Mumbai to be his hometown. However, he has confessed to settling in Kerala in future. He was known as Kichu among his friends who studied at St Joseph’s Boys High School in Khadki. 

Menon studied at the St. Joseph High School in Khadki, Pune. Then, he passed his 10th grade in 1981. He also did his bachelor’s (Physics) from Mumbai University. Afterwards, he completed his MBA from the Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) at the University of Pune. Later, he graduated in 1988 with a major in Marketing.

His initial focus was working in the advertising industry, including Kinetic Honda and Marlboro cigarette advertisements in India.

Personal life of Kay Kay

Kay Kay Menon started his career in theatre productions, where he met his wife, Nivedita Bhattacharya. 

Career

Menon gradually moved to television acting and finally to film acting. Then, he made his film debut with Naseem (1995). Bhopal Express also followed this movie. At first, he worked in TV serials such as Pradhan Mantri, Zebra 2, and Last Train To Mahakali. He was first noticed in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, where fellow newcomer Chitrangada Singh greatly appreciated his performance. 

Menon’s performance as the anguished DCP Rakesh Maria in the movie Black Friday was also liked by the audience. This film was also based on the book by journalist S. Hussain Zaidi on the 1993 Bombay Bomb Blasts.

Then, In 2007, he appeared in the commercially and critically successful Life in a… Metro. Here, he played the character of Shilpa Shetty’s husband, who has an extra-marital affair. In 2008, Kay Kay Menon was highly appreciated for his performance in the film Shaurya as Drona. Menon starred in The Stoneman Murders in 2009, where he played the role of a police officer.

In 2014, he acted in Haider as Khurram Mir. He also appeared in The Ghazi Attack (2019). Menon’s first web series appearance was in Special Ops 2020 and, in 2021, he came back with Special Ops 1.5. He will also be appearing in Special Ops Universe.

Some exciting facts about Kay Kay Menon

  • Menon started doing theatre from the age of 9.
  • Moreover, his father had a transferable job. For this reason, he has spend his childhood in different places like Kerala, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai.
  • After completing his education, Kay opened a small shop in Dadar, Mumbai from where he used to make corporate films. However, it didn’t go well and he closed the office and decided to get back to theatre.
  • Menon doesn’t believe in award functions of channels, he says this is only a money making thing.
  • He doesn’t live a lavish life, he says he doesn’t want to earn too much money instead he wants to do good work. He says he doesn’t do acting for making money.
  • Menon likes to eat food from roadside dhabas.
  • Kay kay is crazy about Cotton candy (Buddhi ke baal), he buys it whenever he sees it.

FAQs

What is Kay Kay Menon’s real name?

His real name is Krishna Kumar Menon. He changed his name for stage purposes.

What is the net worth of Kay Kay Menon?

His total net worth is ₹1 crore. Menon’s source of income is acting and modeling.

Also read: Raashi Khanna

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