Tiku Talsania

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.[1]

Tiku Talsania
Tiku Talsania at Sab TV's show launch.jpg
Born (1954-06-07) 7 June 1954 (age 66)
Years active1984- present
Spouse(s)Dipti Talsania
ChildrenShikha Talsania
Rohan Talsania

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.

Television careerEdit

Tiku has acted in a number of television serials starting with 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.

He acted in many successful serials until the very recent Uttaran. He was last seen on the SAB TV's Sitcom Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo.[2]

Film careerEdit

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.[3]

Talsania continued to work in films such as Dhamaal and Special 26 with minor roles,as having primary focus on television serials.

Personal lifeEdit

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.


Year Title Role Notes
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
1995 Raja Neta Ji
1996 Daraar
1996 Raja Hindustani Chacha (Raja's uncle)
1997 Ishq Bank Manager Gaitonde
1997 Judwaa Sharma's Brother-in-law
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
2000 Sultaan Chaturbuj
2001 Jodi No.1 Ranjit Singh
2002 Devdas Dharamdas
2003 Hungama Popat Seth
2007 Dhamaal Commissioner MI Chaturvedi
2007 Dhol Police Inspector
2013 Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara Tayyab Ali
2013 Special 26 Magandas (as Tiku C. Talsania)
2015 Balkadu


Year Serial Role Channel
1984 Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi Ranjit's boss (and later Raja's father in law) DD National
1987 Shrikant DD National
1992 Yeh Duniyan Gazab Ki Maharaja DD Metro
1993 Anand Zee Tv
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


  1. ^ "More to Mr. Funny than meets the eye - The Hindu". Archived from the original on 13 May 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Quick Five: Tiku Talsania - Gets On Board- The Times Of India". 24 April 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Movies: Tiku Talsania on his role in Devdas". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.

External linksEdit

Tiku Talsania at IMDb