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Tiku Talsania (born 7 June 1956) is an Indian actor who has specialized in squealing in high pitched noises, and 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.
|Years active||1984- present|
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|
|1993||Waqt Hamara Hai||Tejas Raj Vidrohi|
|1994||Andaz Apna Apna||Inspector Pandey|
|1996||Raja Hindustani||Chacha (Raja's uncle)|
|1997||Hero No. 1||Vidya Nath|
|1998||Duplicate||Inspector R.K. Thakur|
|2000||Jodi No.1||Ranjit Singh|
|2013||Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara||Shaheen's Father|
|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|