Pankaj Dheer is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films and TV series. 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.
Dheer in 2011
|Years active||1981 – present|
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.
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. In 2010, he opened Abbhinnay Acting Academy in Mumbai, with actor Gufi Paintal as the faculty head.
|My Father Godfather||2014|
|Film / Television||Year||Roles|
|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|
|Jaagruti||1992||Vishal, Custom Officer|
|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|
|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|
|Andaaz||2003||Professor Rohit Malhotra|
|Zameen||2003||Captain Basheer Ali|
|Taarzan: The Wonder Car||2004||Rakesh Kapoor|
|Vishnu Sena (Kannada)||2005|
|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|
|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|
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Malayalam movie "Randam varavu"