Dinyar Contractor (January 23, 1941 – 5 June 2019) was an Indian stage actor, comedian and Bollywood/Tollywood actor. He acted in Gujarati theatre and Hindi theatre, as well as Hindi movies. He started acting at school and began his professional career in 1966. He started working on television programs with Adi Marzban when Mumbai Doordarshan launched the DD-2 channel in Mumbai with Aao Marvao Meri Saathe, a Gujarati program. He was awarded the Padma Shri in January 2019. He died on 5 June 2019 in Mumbai.
|Born||January 23, 1941|
|Died|| (aged 79)|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Other names||Diniyaar Contractor, Deniar Contractor|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, director, comedian|
|1995||Teri Bhi Chup Meri Bhi Chup||Boss|
|1996-1999||Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar||Boss|
|1998-1999||Dam Dama Dam||Boss|
|1998-2001||Hum Sab Ek Hain||Hasmukh Patel|
|1998-1999||Do Aur Do Paanch||Dinshaw|
|1998||Dil Vil Pyar Vyar||Special Appearance|
|2002-2004||Shubh Mangal Savadhan||Vispy Powderwala|
|2003||Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny||Mr. Contractor|
|2004||Hum Sab Baraati|
|2003-2005||Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati||Mr. Chhamchhamwala|
|2008||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Sodhi's Father-in-Law|
|2013||Bh Se Bhade|
- "Mohanlal conferred with Padma Bhushan; Padma Shri honour for Kader Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Prabhudheva". The Indian Express. 25 January 2019.
- "Veteran actor Dinyar Contractor dies at 79". India Today. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
- "Veteran actor Dinyar Contractor passes away - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 June 2019.