Akhilendra Mishra is an Indian film and television character actor best known for his role as Kroor Singh in the 1990s Doordarshan fantasy television series Chandrakanta. His other notable works include the character of Mirchi seth in 1999 critically acclaimed film Sarfarosh. He also played the character of Arjan in the Academy Award nominated film Lagaan. He was born in Siwan, Bihar. He played the demon king Ravana in the 2008 television adaptation of the Hindu epic Ramayana.
Mishra played the antagonist opposite Salman Khan in Veergati released in 1995.
On 15 April 2014, Shri Rachit Mehrotra, the leading bollywood talent critic, did an hour long interview with Shri Akhilendra Mishra wherein Akhilendra Mishra shared his rare insights of his journey to the drama world, his studies, his childhood days in this.