Superman (Indian version)

Real Name: Shekhar

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial

Occupation: Reporter

Affiliations: Gita (girlfriend)

Enemies: K. K. Verma

Known Relatives: Unnamed alien parents (deceased); unnamed foster father (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: India

First Appearance: Superman (Indian movie, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: The same as the US Superman - flight, supersenses, invulnerability, etc. He also has telekinetic powers.

History: Saved from dying on his doomed planet when his parents fired him into space in a rocket, a young baby comes to land in India, where he is adopted by a Hindi couple. Growing up, the boy discovers he has superhuman powers, which he uses as the heroic Superman.

Comments: Played by Puneet Issar in the unauthorised Bollywood rip-off of the 1978 Superman movie (and lest anyone think I'm being too harsh, they even lift entire effects sequences from the original)

Thanks to Dan Ramon P. Geromo for information on this character.

Check out the review of the movie at Stomp Tokyo.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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