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Tiku Talsania is an Indian film and television actor from Mumbai. Apart from acting in films and television serials, he also performs as a freelance theatre artist, working for Gujarati theatre in Mumbai and in foreign countries United States and Europe.
|Years active||1984- present|
He is best remembered for his roles in Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi in 1984 , followed by hit TV serials in 1990s like Ye Duniya Ghazab Ki, Zamana Badal Gaya and Ek Se Badh Kar Ek. His most famous dialogue is "Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai", which he has uttered in most of his serials and movies since 1984 to 2010.
Tiku started his Bollywood career with Rajeev Mehra's Pyaar Ke Do Pal in 1986. He continued to play his role as comedian in movies such as Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Umar 55 Ki Dil Bachpan Ka, Bol Radha Bol, Andaz Apna Apna and Mr. Bechara from 1991 to 1996. Breaking from his comedian roles, he donned the cap of a serious character in the movie Waqt Hamara Hai in 1993.
He then acted in a number of commercially successful movies such as Ishq in 1997, Jodi No.1 in 2001 and up until Partner in 2007. He received critical acclaim for his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas. Tiku, who played the role of the protagonist Devdas's caretaker Dharamdas, said that he was confident that his role would get noticed.
Tiku is married to Dipti, who is a theatre artist as well as a classical dancer. He has a son named Rohan and a daughter named Shikha Talsania, who is also an actress.
Few of his performances are listed here, while the rest are in the main filmography article.
|1986||Pyaar Ke Do Pal||Lakhan|
|1990||Azaad Desh Ke Gulam||MLA Nagendra Rao|
|1991||Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin||Sharmaji|
|1993||Waqt Hamara Hai||Tejas Raj Vidrohi|
|1994||Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa||Mr Patel|
|1994||Andaz Apna Apna||Inspector Pandey|
|1996||Raja Hindustani||Chacha (Raja's uncle)|
|1997||Ishq||Bank Manager Gaitonde|
|1997||Hero No. 1||Vidya Nath|
|1998||Duplicate||Inspector R.K. Thakur|
|1998||Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha||Kumar Mangat / Sher Singh|
|1998||Gharwali Baharwali||Ram Gopal|
|2001||Jodi No.1||Ranjit Singh|
|2007||Dhamaal||Commissioner MI Chaturvedi|
|2013||Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara||Tayyab Ali|
|2013||Special 26||Magandas (as Tiku C. Talsania)|
|1984||Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi||Ranjit's boss (and later Raja's father in law)||DD National|
|1992||Yeh Duniyan Gazab Ki||Maharaja||DD Metro|
|1994-1995||Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh||DD Metro|
|1995||Zamana Badal Gaya||Kanhaiya Lal Mathur||Doordarshan|
|1995||Ek Se Badh Kar Ek||Brij Mohan Chaturvedi||Doordarshan|
|2000||Maal Hai To Taal Hai||Keemat Lal||Star Plus|
|2004||Hum Sab Baraati||Chandu Mehta||Zee TV|
|2009-2011||Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo||Dhirubhai Jhaveri||SAB TV|
|2009||Yeh Chanda Kanoon Hai||Prem Kapoor||SAB TV|
|2012||Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai||Dhanwantrilal Dhyanchand Dholakia (3D)||SAB TV|
|2014||Pritam Pyare Aur Woh||Tiku aka Jija Ji||SAB TV|
|2017||Sajan Re Phir Jhoot Mat Bolo||PC (Jai's father)||SAB TV|
- "More to Mr. Funny than meets the eye - The Hindu". Archived from the original on 13 May 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "Quick Five: Tiku Talsania - Gets On Board- The Times Of India". 24 April 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- "Movies: Tiku Talsania on his role in Devdas". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.