Jeevan, born as Omkar Nath Dhar (24 October 1915 – 10 June 1987), was an Indian Bollywood actor who played the role of Narad Muni in mythological films of the 1950s a total of 49 times. Later, he played the role of a villain in many films of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His son Kiran Kumar is also an actor.
Omkar Nath Dhar
24 October 1915
|Died||10 June 1987 (aged 71)|
|Children||Kiran Kumar, Bhushan Jeevan|
From an early age, Jeevan wanted to be an actor as films had always fascinated him. Since his grandfather was the Governor, their family was considered among the nobility. As a son of such a family, joining films would not have been accepted as films were considered taboo, so Jeevan ran away from home at the age of 18 and came to Bombay with only Rs. 26 in his pocket.
After a brief period of struggle, he eventually landed himself a job in the studios of Mohan Sinha (Vidya Sinha’s grandfather). His job was to stick silver paper on the reflectors. It was here while working as a reflector boy that he landed a lead role in the movie Fashionable India, which was being made by Mohan Sinha.
It is said that he has played the role of Narad Muni in more than 60 films and theater shows of different languages. He became notable otherwise for his roles in Romantic India in 1935, Afasana in 1946 and Station Master in 1942. Jeevan appeared in several Dev Anand films from 1946 to 1978 and in Manmohan Desai movies such as Amar Akbar Anthony and Dharam Veer as villains. He also starred in the Punjabi film Teri Meri Ek Jindri. His last movie was Insaaf Ki Manzil, released in 1986, produced by Ram Nandan Prasad and Directed by Braj Bhushan. He died on 10 June 1987 at the age of 71.
|1948||Ghar Ki Izzat||Moti|
|1957||Nau Do Gyarah||Surjeet|
|1965||Phool Aur Patthar||Jeevan Ram|
|1966||Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya||Bhagat|
|1970||Johny Mera Naam||Heera|
|1972||Garam Masala||Captain Kishore Chandra|
|1972||Bhai Ho To Aisa||Mamaji|
|1973||Shareef Budmaash||Deewan Saheb|
|1975||Ek Gaon ki Kahani|
|1976||Sabse Bada Rupaiyaa||Dhanraj|
|1976||Aaj Ka Mahatma||Head Clerk|
|1977||Amar Akbar Anthony||Robert|
|1977||Dharam Veer||Satpal Singh|
|1977||Dildaar||Sarpanch 'Charandas' Mukhiya|
|1979||Gopal Krishna||Narad Muni|
|1982||Sanam Teri Kasam||Wilson|
|1986||Kala Dhanda Goray Log||Kidnapper arvish|
- http://cineplot.com/jeevan-memories Memories of Jeevan
- Agnihotri, Ram Awatar (1992). Artistes and their films of modern Hindi cinema: cultural and sociopolitical impact on society, 1931-1991. Commonwealth Publishers. ISBN 978-81-7169-180-7. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
- "In the limelight: Seasoned actor Kiran Kumar talks of the many shades of his career". The Hindu. 13 November 2008.