Pankaj Dheer

Pankaj Dheer is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films and TV series.[1] He is known for his role of "Karna" in TV series Mahabharat & other roles in Chandrakanta, The Great Maratha, Yug and Badho Bahu. He appeared in several Hindi films in small roles, including Sadak and Soldier. His son Nikitin Dheer is also an actor.

Pankaj Dheer
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Dheer in 2011
Born (1959-11-09) 9 November 1959 (age 61)
OccupationActor
Years active1981 – present
Spouse(s)Anita Dheer
ChildrenNikitin Dheer

CareerEdit

In 1988, Dheer played the role of Karna in B.R. Chopra's epic television series Mahabharat. He got immense popularity after playing Karna. His pictures are used in textbooks as reference to Karna and the actor also revealed that his statues are worshipped in temples in Karnal and Batar.[2]

He appeared at the lead in debut episode Dastak, TV series, Zee Horror Show (1993), along with Archana Puran Singh. He also played the lead as a defence lawyer in the TV Series Kanoon, a series based on court-room dramas.

In 2006 Dheer established a shooting studio, Visage Studioz along with his brother Satluj Dheer at Jogeshwari, Mumbai.[3] In 2010, he opened Abbhinnay Acting Academy in Mumbai, with actor Gufi Paintal as the faculty head.[4][5]

FilmographyEdit

As DirectorEdit

Film Year
My Father Godfather[6][7] 2014

As ActorEdit

Film / Television Year Roles
Poonam 1981 Girija
Sookha 1983
Mera Suhaag 1987
Randam Varavu (Malayalam) 1990
Jeevan Ek Sangharsh 1990 Mahesh Dholakia
Mahabharata (TV series) 1988–1990 Karna
Saugandh 1991 Thakur Ranbir Singh
Sanam Bewafa 1991 Zuber Khan
Sadak 1991 Corrupt Police Inspector Irani
Majboor Ladki 1991
Mr. Bond 1992 Dragon/Daga
Jaagruti 1992 Vishal, Custom Officer
Pardesi 1993 Hussian
Ashaant 1993 Amit
Aashiq Awara 1993 Ranvir
Zee Horror Show (Episode 1: Dastak) (TV series) 1993
Kanoon (TV Series) 1993 Vijay Saxena
The Great Maratha 1994 Sadashivrao Bhau
Ikke Pe Ikka 1994 Randhir
Chandrakanta (TV series) 1994–1996 Raja Shivdutt, King Of Chunargarh
Nishana 1995 Police Commissioner Mallik
Mahabharat Katha (TV series) 1997–1998 Karna
Soldier 1998 Vijay Malhotra
Harischandra (TV Series) 1998
Yug (TV Series) 1997 Ali Khan
Rishtey - The Love Stories (Episode 21:Bandhan Kachhey Dhagoon Ka) (TV series) (Season 1) 1999 Dayashankar
Baadshah 1999 Chief Security Officer Khanna
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge 2002 Shivpratap Singh
Om 2003
Andaaz 2003 Professor Rohit Malhotra
Zameen 2003 Captain Basheer Ali
Taarzan: The Wonder Car 2004 Rakesh Kapoor
Vishnu Sena (Kannada) 2005
Sarhad Paar 2006 Suraj
Teen Bahuraaniyaan (TV series) 2008–2009
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (TV series) 2008
Ek Safar Aisa Kabhi Socha Na Tha (TV series) 2009
Rang Badalti Odhni (TV series) 2010
Sasural Simar Ka (TV series) 2011-12 Jamnalal Dwivedi
Shobha Somnath Ki (TV Series) 2011
Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev (TV Series) 2012 Himavat
Gippi 2013 Papaji
Mahabharat Aur Barbareek 2013 Karna
Doli Armaano Ki 2015
Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane (TV Series) 2015 Anand Kapoor
Rishton Ka Saudagar – Baazigar 2016 Kailashnath
Badho Bahu 2016-18 Thakur Raghuvir Singh Ahlawat

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pankaj Dheer movies, filmography, biography and songs - Cinestaan.com". Cinestaan. Archived from the original on 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Did you know Mahabharat's Karna, Pankaj Dheer's statue is worshipped in temples in Karnal and Bastar? - Television News". India Today. 27 May 2020. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Akshay inaugurates Pankaj Dheer's studio". Bollywood Hungama. 11 February 2006. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Akshay Kumar inaugurates Pankaj Dheer's acting academy - Abbhinnay". businessofcinema. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Akshay inaugurates Abbhinnay Acting Academy". Indiatimes. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-a-day-on-the-sets-of-my-father TV-godfathers -1963939

Malayalam movie "Randam varavu"

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