Gavin Packard

Gavin Packard (8 July 1964 – 18 May 2012) was an Indian actor of Irish American descent, noted for the villainous roles he portrayed in many Bollywood films of the 1990s like Sadak, Mohra, Tadipaar and Chamatkar. He had also acted in several Malayalam films like Aayushkalam, Season, Aanaval Mothiram and Aryan.

Gavin Packard
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Born(1964-07-08)8 July 1964
Died18 May 2012(2012-05-18) (aged 47)
  • Actor
  • bodybuilder
  • personal trainer
Years active1979 – 2002

However, he left the industry in the early 2000s. He has also appeared in the 1989 Doordarshan Sci-fi Series Indradhanush.

Personal lifeEdit

Packard was born on 8 June 1964 in the city of Kalyan in Maharashtra.[citation needed] He was the eldest of the five children of Earl and Barbara Packard. His father was a computer expert and his mother was a Konkani Maharashtrian. His grandfather John Packard was an Irish American who had come to Bangalore as a member of the US Army and chose to settle there.[1] Packard was known for his physique and was a national and state award-winning bodybuilder.[2] In Bollywood, he was a trainer to Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty and Shera, Salman Khan's bodyguard.[3]

Packard and his wife mutually separated. Gavin has two daughters Erika Packard (elder) Kamille Kyla Packard (younger).[4] Sanjay Dutt is the godfather of Kamille.[2] His final years were spent with Daryl Packard, his younger brother, in Kalyan.


Packard died of respiratory disorder on 18 May 2012 and was buried at the St. Andrews Burial Grounds in Bandra the next day. Despite his long and notable cinematic career, the funeral was conspicuous by the absence of any representative from the film industry.[5][6][7]

TV and music videosEdit

  • Shaktimaan (1998) (TV series) nagaraj as professor nagamni tv serial
  • Cinderella (2004) (song from music album of the same name)

Film careerEdit

He made his debut onscreen through the Malayalam movie Aryan in 1988 in which he played the role of Martin, a local goon in Mumbai. His debut in Bollywood came in 1989 through Ilaaka. That year he also played the full length character of Fabien in P Padmarajan's Season, arguably his best cinematic performance.[1] His last film was Yeh Hai Jalwa released in 2002 and directed by David Dhawan.[8] He acted in nearly 60 films in Hindi and Malayalam in a career that spanned nearly 15 years.[9]


Hindi filmsEdit


Film Year of Release Character
Prabhu 1979
Benz Vasu 1980
Kolilakkam 1981
Aryan 1988 Martin
Season 1989 Fabian Ramirez
Aanaval Mothiram 1991 Alberto Fellini
Aayushkalam 1992 Benjamin Bruno
Jackpot 1993
Boxer 1996 Mukerji Dayal
Bhadrachalam (Telugu) 1995 Fighter


  1. ^ a b "Adieu to the exotic villain". The New Indian Express. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ "Former B-town hulk in drink driving mishap". Mid Day. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Shakti Kapoor's son Siddhanth exchanges 'promise rings' with model-girlfriend Erika".
  5. ^ "Bollywood Actor Gavin Packard Dies of Respiratory Disorder". Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  6. ^ "B'wood baddie Gavin Packard passes away". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Bollywood villain Gavin Packard passes away". Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  8. ^ Mishra, Vikas (6 August 2010). "Former B-town hulk in drink driving mishap". Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Filmography by year for Gavin Packard". Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)". Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  11. ^ "YEH HAI JALWA CAST AND CREW". Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  12. ^ "NYAYDAATA CAST AND CREW". Retrieved 18 November 2012.

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