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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Since 2010, he is in a live in relationship with Anahita Jahanbaksh Italia.
|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|
|2008||Halla Bol||Ganpat Rao Gaekwad|
|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||Paiyaa||Charulatha's uncle||Tamil film|
|2011||Swarajya.. Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe||MLA Kapadia||Marathi film|
|2012||Ajab Gazabb Love||Yashvardhan Grewal|
|2012||Kahaani||Col. Pratap Bajpayee|
|2013||Phata Poster Nikla Hero||Jt Commissioner of Police|
|2013||Commando||Col. Akhilesh Sinha|
|2014||Bey Yaar||Jeetubhai Bhatt|
|2014||Million Dollar Arm||Vivek|
|2016||Ek Tha Hero|
|2016||Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3|
|2016||Romance Complicated||Tiku Mamaji|
|2017||Sweetiee Weds NRI|
|2017||Mumbai-Varanasi Express||Krishnakant Jhunjhunwala|
|2018||Akooril    ||Dara Irani||Web Series on ZEE5 Originals|
- Narsinh Mehta (unknown) as Narsinh Mehta
- Kya Baat Hai (1997) as Ram Dayal Mehta
- Chandan Ka Palna Resham Ki Dori as Nirang Bhimani on Zee tv
- Kitne Kool Hai Hum (2002)
- Saas Bina Sasural (2010–2012) as Cheddilal Anandilal Chaturvedi
- Adaalat (2012) as K. D. Pathak's father
- Maan Na Maan Main Tera Mehmaan as Shakuni (cameo)
- Muh Boli Shaadi (2015) as Ashok Tiwari
- Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani (2015) as Gayatri's father
- Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (2006–2007) as Dr. Akhilesh Jha
- Permanent Roommates (Season 2) (2016)
- The Good Karma Hospital (2017) as Ram Nair
- Sargam Ki Sadhe Satii (2021–present) as Chedilal Awasthi
- "55th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2007" (PDF). Press Information Bureau (Govt. of India).
- Patel, kalgi (13 April 2015). "Darshan Jariwala: My personal struggles have helped my professional growth". Times of India. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- "Interview with Apara Mehta".
- Raman, Sruthi Ganapathy. "ZEE5 comedy 'Akoori' shows what a dysfunctional family is really like, says director Harsh Dedhia". Scroll.in. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- "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.
- "Zoa Morani, Shadab Kamal, Adi Irani, Darshan Jariwala, Lillete Dubey and Tirthankar Poddar in ZEE5's Akoori - IWMBUZZ". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- 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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- Darshan Jariwala at IMDb
- Audio interview of Darshan Jariwala www. speakbindas. com/audio-interview-of-darshan-jariwala/