Chandrashekhar Dubey

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Chandrashekhar Dubey (4 September 1924 in Kannod – 28 September 1993) commonly referred as C. S. Dubey was an Indian actor and radio personality. He appeared in over 150 Hindi film as a character actor starting in 1950s, with Patita (1953) and Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955). He became famous for his one-liner "Dhakkan khol ke" in the film, Zinda Dil (1975), which he later used in his radio programs, as a suffix with almost every sentence.[1]


Dubey was active in the Quit India movement for which he was imprisoned.[citation needed] He then moved to Bombay to work as an actor. He was also known as a social worker who helped poor students pay for their education.[citation needed]


He first worked for producer and director Amiya Chakravarty as an office boy, production manager and assistant director before appearing in his two films Patita and Seema (1955). He went on to appear in almost 200 films, for example Teesri Kasam, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Mausam, Angoor and Ram Teri Ganga Maili. He was known for mostly portraying negative characters, such as money lenders, pimps or rapists.

He worked for the radio and starred in radio programmes like Hawa Mahal, Fauji Bhaiyon and radio plays.


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  1. ^ Miglani, Surendra (17 July 2005). "Lines that linger". The Tribune. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
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