Born in 1983 in Srinagar, Kunal moved to Mumbai when he was very young. He had a penchant for acting even when he was a kid. His parents are actors Ravi and Jyoti Khemu.
Kunal debuted on television as a child actor in the critically acclaimed Gul Gulshan Gulfam in 1987.
After that starred in bollywood films like Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Raja Hindustani and Zakhm. His roles in all these movies were widely praised. He left a deep mark on everyone as a young Mahesh Bhatt in Zakhm.
After that he disappeared from the horizons of the hindi movie industry only to appear in 2005 as the lead character in Kalyug. Kalyug was a critical and commercial hit. Its music became popular and Kunal Khemu left an indelible impression on his fans with his fresh face and acting prowess.
After Kalyug he was signed up for the movie Traffic Signal directed by one of Bollywood’s biggest directors Madhur Bhandarkar. He was also the lead character in director Priyadarshan’s Dhol. He was also seen in the movie Superstar, which failed to deliver at the box office.
Kunal has three releases lined up for 2009.