Darshan Jariwala

Darshan Jariwala (born 29 September 1958) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films, television and stage. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Gandhi, My Father.[1] He is popular for his show in which he was seen as Chedilal Chaturvedi in the show Saas Bina Sasural which aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India) between 18 October 2010 to 6 September.[2] He is currently seen on Sony Set's show Sargam Ki Sadhe Satii which is the sequel of his popular show Saas Bina Sasural in which he is essaying the character of Chedilal Awasthi, the female protagonist Anjali Tatrari's father-in-law and has garnered appreciation for his character and performance.[citation needed]

Darshan Jariwala
Darshan Jariwala at Premiere of Loins of Punjab Presents.jpg
Darshan Jariwala at the Bombay Talkies play
Born (1958-09-29) 29 September 1958 (age 63)
(m. 1980)
separated 2003


Jariwala is the son of veteran Gujarati actress Leela Jariwala and Vidyasagar Jariwala. He has acted in films as well as on Indian television. One of his most remembered Gujarati TV serials is Narsinh Mehta, about the saint poet and devotee of Krishna. His role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2007 film Gandhi, My Father put him on the international map.[2]

His Gujarati plays include Hatheli Par BaadBaaki, Patro Mitro, Mulraj Mansion and Andhalo Pato. He acted in a Hindi play, Uncle Samjha Karo and in English theatre Going Solo 2. He ventured into the new age mainstream Gujarati cinema with the Abhishek Jain-directed Bey Yaar, released in 2014.

His company Leela Theatres has coproduced an English Play, Salt & Pepper, starring him, Mandira Bedi, Kuki Grewal and Vikram Kochar, written and directed by Vikranth Pawar, and produced the English comedy Your Place Or Mine? and Gujarati double bill Ramesh Aakhi Raat, comprising two one-act plays based on Ramesh Parekh's writings.

He has acted in Hindi films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Guru, Aap Kaa Surroor, Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Humshakals.[2]

Feroz Abbas Khan (director of Gandhi, My Father and a veteran theatre personality) had approached him for Gandhi's role in his famous play Mahatma v/s Gandhi. But due to date problems, the actor had to let go of the project. However, Feroz was bent on casting him as Gandhi and again approached him for Gandhi, My Father, which finally materialized.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1980, he married Indian television personality Apara Mehta, with whom he has one daughter. They have been living separately since 2003 to personal differences. [3]Since 2010, he is in a live in relationship with Anahita Jahanbaksh Italia.


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Style Principal Sardesai
2001 Paagalpan Malpani
2003 Xcuse Me Sardesai
2006 Continuum Uncle Pareira
2007 Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story Khurana; Advocate Ruby James's Business partner
2007 Gandhi, My Father Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
2007 Aaja Nachle Guru Makarand
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Ram Prasad
2007 Guru Anand Patekar
2008 Halla Bol Ganpat Rao Gaekwad
2008 Superstar M.G.Saxena
2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Shiv Shankar Sharma
2009 Life Partner Darshan Manibhai Patel
2009 What's Your Raashee? Devendra 'Devu' Patel
2009 Rang Rasiya Chintamani Maharaj
2010 Rakta Charitra SP Kanoonga
2010 Raajneeti Ramnath Rai
2010 Paiyaa Charulatha's uncle Tamil film
2011 F.A.L.T.U Virani
2011 Aarakshan Anirudh Chaudhary
2011 Swarajya.. Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe MLA Kapadia Marathi film
2012 Ajab Gazabb Love Yashvardhan Grewal
2012 Rowdy Rathore Commissioner
2012 Joker Mukhia
2012 Chakradhaar Principal
2012 Kahaani Col. Pratap Bajpayee
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero Jt Commissioner of Police
2013 Commando Col. Akhilesh Sinha
2014 Humshakals Cyrus Patel
2014 Entertainment Cameo
2014 Bey Yaar Jeetubhai Bhatt
2014 Million Dollar Arm Vivek
2015 Sense8 Manendra Rasal
2015 Love Exchange
2016 Ek Tha Hero
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3
2016 Romance Complicated Tiku Mamaji
2017 Viceroy's House Guptaji
2017 Sweetiee Weds NRI
2017 Mumbai-Varanasi Express Krishnakant Jhunjhunwala
2018 Oxygen Gujarati film
2018 Akooril [4] [5] [6] [7] Dara Irani Web Series on ZEE5 Originals
2021 Radhe



  1. ^ "55th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2007" (PDF). Press Information Bureau (Govt. of India).
  2. ^ a b c d Patel, kalgi (13 April 2015). "Darshan Jariwala: My personal struggles have helped my professional growth". Times of India. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Interview with Apara Mehta".
  4. ^ Raman, Sruthi Ganapathy. "ZEE5 comedy 'Akoori' shows what a dysfunctional family is really like, says director Harsh Dedhia". Scroll.in. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Zoa Morani, Shadab Kamal, Adi Irani, Darshan Jariwala, Lillete Dubey and Tirthankar Poddar in ZEE5's Akoori". IWMBuzz. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Zoa Morani, Shadab Kamal, Adi Irani, Darshan Jariwala, Lillete Dubey and Tirthankar Poddar in ZEE5's Akoori - IWMBUZZ". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  7. ^ Baddhan, Raj (10 August 2018). "In Video: ZEE5 unveils trailer of new web-series 'Akoori'". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

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