Shiv Kumar Subramaniam Wiki, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam was an Indian actor, playwright, theater artist, film and drama director and screenwriter who played the father of Ananya Krish Malhotra (played by Alia Bhatt) in the Hindi film ‘2 States’ (2014). He died on 10 April 2022 due to prolonged illness and pancreatic cancer.


Shiv Kumar Subramaniam aka Shiv Subramaniam was born on Wednesday, 23 December 1959 (age 62 years; at the time of death) in Mumbai.

Facebook bio of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

Facebook bio of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

Their zodiac sign is Capricorn. He did his schooling from AISMS Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military School, Pune from 1967 to 1976. He then pursued BA in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai from 1977 to 1980.

LinkedIn account of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

LinkedIn account of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

While he was studying in school, he used to participate in drama competitions and was the editor of his school newspaper.

Physical Appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 11″

Hair Color: Salt and Pepper

Eye colour: black

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam


parents and siblings

His father’s name is Balram Subramaniam. His sister’s name is Rajalakshmi Dravid and brother’s name is Raja Subramaniam.

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam's sister and parents

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam’s sister and parents

Brother of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

Brother of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

wife and children

On 17 November, he celebrated his wedding anniversary with Indian film actor and theater artist Divya Jagdale. Together, they had a son named Jahaan Subramaniam, who died of a brain tumor in February 2022.

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam with his wife

Shiv Kumar Subramaniam with his wife

A picture of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam with his wife and son

A picture of Shiv Kumar Subramaniam with his wife and son

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He debuted as an actor-screenwriter-assistant director with the Hindi film ‘Parinda’ (1989). He played the role of Francis in the film.

Parinda (1989) movie poster

Parinda (1989) movie poster

Some of his popular Hindi films as an actor are ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1994), ‘Kaminey’ (2009), ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ (2011), ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ (2010), and ‘Hichki’ (2018).

'Hichki' (2018)

‘Hichki’ (2018)

He worked as a screenwriter in Hindi films such as ‘1942: A Love Story’ (story and screenplay; 1994), ‘Arjun Pandit’ (screenplay; 1999), ‘Chameli’ (screenplay; 2003), and ‘Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi’. Work done. (Original story and screenplay; 2005). Shiv played the role of Ishwarlal Motilal Virani in the Hindi TV serial ‘Mukti Bandhan’ (2011), for which he gained immense popularity.

A scene from 'Mukti Bandhan' (2011) featuring Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

A scene from ‘Mukti Bandhan’ (2011) featuring Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

He acted in various Hindi theater plays and he also worked as a writer-director in many theater plays. Shiva was featured in some TV commercials like OLX, Cadbury Dairy Milk Crispello and PhonePe.

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Due to a prolonged illness caused by pancreatic cancer, he breathed his last on 10 April 2022. His last rites were performed at Mokshadham Hindu crematorium, Caesar Road, Amboli, Andheri West, Mumbai. On his death, Pakistani journalist, artist and filmmaker Bina Sarwar tweeted,

Very sad to hear this news. Incredibly sad, especially because it happened just two months after the passing of his and Divya’s only child – Jahaan, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor 2 weeks before his 16th birthday. RIP #ShivakumarSubramaniam”


  • 1990: Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for Parinda
  • 2006: Filmfare Award for Best Story for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, shared with Sudhir Mishra and Ruchi Narayan.
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Facts/General Knowledge

  • In his younger days, he loved horse riding and playing football and basketball.
  • In his spare time, Shiva used to read books and spend time with his family and friends.
  • According to his Facebook account, his favorite quote was,

    The meaning of life…I have forgotten.

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