Anil Dhawan is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films and television. He made his acting debut with Chetna (1970) and followed it up with a big hit in Piya Ka Ghar (1971). He is also known for his 2018 film Andhadhun.[1]

Anil Dhawan
Anil Dhawan in 2009
Years active1970–present
Notable workPiya Ka Ghar (1972)
Chetna (1970)
Andhadhun (2018)
SpouseRashmi Dhawan
ChildrenSiddharth Dhawan
RelativesSee Dhawan family

Early life edit

Dhawan belongs to Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father, Madan Lal Dhawan, was AGM in UCO Bank.[2] Anil did his high school from St. Francis Xavier's School, Kanpur and graduated from Christ Church College, Kanpur. He later obtained a diploma in acting from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in the same batch as Jaya Bhaduri. His son is actor Siddharth Dhawan. Director David Dhawan is his brother whose sons director Rohit Dhawan and actor Varun Dhawan are his nephews.[3]

Career edit

He joined Film and Television Institute of India as he wanted to become an actor .[4] He entered Bollywood in the '70s. His first film was B. R. Ishara's Chetna (1970). He worked with rising actor Aditya Pancholi in the television movie Sone Ka Pinjra (1986). Actress/director Asha Parekh directed him in the television serial, Kora Kagaz in the 1990s.[5] He is also worked in TV serial Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop on Colors TV Channel.

Filmography edit

Year Film Role
2020 Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad Seetaram Tiwari
Coolie No. 1 Mahendra Pratapsingh
2021 Mithu Singh Di Viah
2022 Love Jaisa Pyaar Vidya's Father
48 Kos Dhaniram
Match Of Life Viraj
2024 Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Television edit

References edit

  1. ^ Subhash K Jha (27 July 2012). "Anil Dhawan remembers late B R Ishara". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  2. ^ Dhawan, Anil (27 November 2018). "Andhadhun made a forgotten star famous again" (Interview). Interviewed by Patcy N. Mumbai: Rediff. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  3. ^ Rajiv Vijayakar (26 July 2012). "Numero Unos: A Survey Of The Top Hit Films - Part 5: Whizkid directors". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  4. ^ Vijay Lokapally (2 August 2012). "Spreading Chetna!". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  5. ^ "You are here". 30 April 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Anil Dhawan remembers late B R Ishara" – via The Economic Times - The Times of India.
  7. ^ CHHABRA, ASEEM. "Basu Chatterjee was the Master of Hope". Rediff.
  8. ^ a b c Jha, Subhash K. "'Horror cinema will never be the same again'". Rediff.
  9. ^ "Preview". Screen. January 1999. Archived from the original on 19 November 2000. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Anil Dhawan to enter Pyaar Ka Dard Hai." 18 July 2013 – via The Economic Times - The Times of India.

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