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Dinyar Contractor is a stage actor, comedian and Bollywood/Tollywood actor. He acts 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.[1]. He currently lives in Mumbai, India.

Dinyar Contractor
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other namesDiniyaar Contractor, Deniar Contractor
OccupationActor, Writer, Director, Commedian
Years active1966




Year Show Role
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
2004 Khichdi Mr. Mehta
2004-2005 Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati Mr. Chhamchhamwala
2008 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Sodhi's Father-in-Law
2013 Bh Se Bhade


  1. ^ "Mohanlal conferred with Padma Bhushan; Padma Shri honour for Kader Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Prabhudheva". The Indian Express. 25 January 2019.

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