Kunal Khemu was born to actors Ravi Khemu and Jyoti Khemu who are Kashmiri Brahmins. He was born on 25th May 1983 in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. He studied at the Niranjanlal Dalmia High School. His college years were spent in Mumbai at the Narsee Monjee College.
A younger Kunal acted in the television serial Gul Gulshan Gulfam as well as successful movies like Sir (1993), Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ki (1993), Raja Hindustani (1996), Dushman (1998) and Zakhm (1998).
Kunal starred in Mohit Suri’s Kalyug in 2005 that was a look at the pornography industry. In 2007, he played the role of Silsila in Madhur Bhandharkar’s Traffic Signal which was again appreciated. His second release in 2007 was Priyadarshan’s Dhol. Superstar in 2008 didn’t make any impact worth taking note of. He played a double role in the movie.
He is one actor to watch out for with releases in 2009 like 99, Jai Veeru, Dhoondte Reh Jaoge and an English language movie When Harry Tried to Marry.