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Tiku Talsania (born 7 June 1956) is an Indian actor who has acted in supporting roles in nearly 200 films and in TV serials. Apart from acting in films and television serials, he also performs as a freelance theatre artist, working for Gujarati theatre in Mumbai and in United States and Europe.[1]

Tiku Talsania
Tiku Talsania at Sab TV's show launch.jpg
Born (1956-06-07) 7 June 1956 (age 61)
Bombay, Bombay State, India
Occupation actor
Years active 1984- present

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Early lifeEdit

Tiku Talsania was born on 7 June 1956, in Mumbai, in Maharashtra, and was brought up there.[2]

Television careerEdit

Tiku has acted in a number of television serials starting with Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi in 1984 and Ye Duniya Ghazab Ki.

He acted in many successful serials until the very recent Uttaran. He is currently seen in the SAB TV Sitcom Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo.[3]

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.[4]

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.

Tiku has stated that he has had a passion for bikes from early age and has recently ridden a Harley Davidson motorcycle on a test drive.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Few of his performances are listed here, while the rest are in the main filmography article.

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Pyaar Ke Do Pal
1993 Waqt Hamara Hai
1994 Andaz Apna Apna
1995 Raja
1996 Daraar
1996 Raja Hindustani
1997 Ishq
1997 Judwaa
1997 Hero No.1
1998 Duplicate
2000 Jodi No.1
2002 Devdas
2003 Hungama
2007 Dhol
2013 Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara
2013 Special 26
2015 Balkadu
Television
Year Title Role Channel
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
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 Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Dhirubhai Jhaveri SAB TV
2009 Yeh Chanda Kanoon Hai Prem Kapoor SAB TV
2008 Uttaran Retired Colonel Raj Malhotra Colors
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

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