Dino Morea (born 9 December 1975) is an Indian actor and a former model who appears in Bollywood films.

Dino Morea
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Morea in 2017
Born (1975-12-09) 9 December 1975 (age 45)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
  • producer
Years active1995–present

Early lifeEdit

Dino Morea was born in Bangalore, India, to an Italian father and an Indian mother.[2] His mother hails from Kalamassery in Kochi.[3] He is the second of three brothers-Nicolo Morea is his older brother and Santino Morea his younger brother.[2] When he was 7, his family moved to Bangalore, Karnataka from Italy.[4] He initially attended Army Public School, graduated from St. Joseph's College in Bangalore and also went to Clarence High School. He was first noticed when he was modelling for a fashion company and soon received his first film offer.[2]


Morea made his acting debut in the TV series Captain Vyom in which he appeared as "Sonic". His movie debut was in Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi opposite Rinke Khanna. He had breakthrough roles in Rajiv Menon's Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain, the 2002 horror film Raaz and the thriller Gunaah.[4] His other prominent films include Baaz: A Bird in Danger, Sssshhh..., Rakht and Acid Factory.[5] He was a contestant on the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2010.

In 1998, an ad for the undergarment manufacturer Calida, featuring him and Bipasha Basu, caused controversy because it featured him biting the former's underwear. It was eventually taken down.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Morea was in a relationship with Bipasha Basu from 1996 to 2002. Morea also popularised a chicken recipe from south India, later becoming known as Hariri Chicken.[8]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Show Award Film Won
2003 Zee Cine Award Dynamic Duo-with Bipasha Basu Raaz Yes


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Siddhant
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Captain Vinod Tamil film
2002 Raaz Aditya Dhanraj
Gunaah Aditya Srivastava
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Raj Singh
Sssshhh... Rocky
2004 Ishq Hai Tumse Arjun
Plan Bobby
Insaaf: The Justice IPS Officer Abhimanyu Singh
Rakht: What If You Can See the Future Sunny
2005 Chehraa Akash
2006 Aksar Rajveer Singh
Holiday Dino
Fight Club – Members Only Karan
Tom, Dick, and Harry Tom
Julie Shashi Kannada film
Aap Ki Khatir Danny
2007 Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee Rajeev Arora
Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
Dus Kahaniyaan Dino
2008 Bhram Shantanu
Meeting Se Meeting Tak Rahul
Anamika Vikram Singh Sisodiya
Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi Raj
Har Pal Ambi Special appearance
Heroes Sahil Naqvi
Karzzzz Ravi Verma
Gumnaam – The Mystery Dev
2009 Acid Factory JD
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Sanjay (Samir Khanna's business Partner) Special Appearance
2010 Pyaar Impossible! Varun Sanghvi / Siddharth Sidhu
2014 Happy New Year Himself Special Appearance
2015 Alone Special Ghost appearance / Kabir
I Can Do That Celebrity contestant TV series on Zee TV
2017 Solo Raunaq Sachdeva Tamil / Malayalam film
2020 Mentalhood Akash Web series on ALTBalaji and ZEE5
Hostages Ranbir Web-series on Hotstar
2021 Tandav Professor Jigar Sampath Web series on Amazon Prime
The Empire Muhammad Shaybani Khan Web series on Hotstar
Helmet Biker (Condom seller) Feature Film on Zee

As a producerEdit


  1. ^ Miscellaneous (9 December 2016). "Birthday Special: 10 times Dino Morea proved 'age is just a number'!". Zee News. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Dino Morea - Biography". Oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  3. ^ Digital Native (31 May 2017). "Dino Morea reveals his Kerala Connection". The News Minute. Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Dino Morea - Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  5. ^ Jurgen Fauth; Marcy Dermansky. "Dino Morea". About.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Controversial Indian print ads!". Zee News. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  7. ^ Basu, Nilanjana (25 July 2019). "When Bipasha Basu Was A Teenaged Model: Ex Dino Morea Says, 'I Remember That'". NDTV.com. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  8. ^ Goyal, Divya (30 April 2016). "Bipasha Basu's ex-beau Dino Morea Makes an Entrance at the Wedding". NDTV Movies. Archived from the original on 30 September 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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