Asrani

1 January 1941 | Capricorn

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Asrani

Asrani

Asrani is a veteran Bollywood actor and director who is popularly known for his comic roles. With a career spanning over four decades, the actor has over 400 acting credits to his name.

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Filmography

13 February 2009Billu
Mobat Chacha

25 December 2008Jumbo
(voice)

21 December 2007Welcome
Bollywood Producer

14 September 2007Dhol
Pankaj's brother-in-law

7 September 2007Dhamaal
Nari Contractor

26 November 2004Hulchul
Advocate Sharma

7 January 2000Mela
Banwari Baniya aka 'Kaka'

10 July 1998Dulhe Raja
Police Inspector Azghar Singh

1997Sanam
Police Inspector

20 September 1996Daanveer
Das - Bheema's servant

26 January 1996Vijeta
Lallan (Landlord)

5 April 1995Baazi
Hiranandani

2 September 1994Brahma
Police Constable

10 September 1993Gardish
Shiva's brother-in-law

3 September 1993Gurudev
Sur Pakdre

18 June 1993Sangram
Hindi Professor Bishveshwar Trivedi

28 May 1993Geetanjali
Ramprasad Durgaprasad Tiwari

14 May 1993Muqabla
Soni's husband

22 September 1989Sikka
Pyarelal

4 August 1989Dost
Sukhiya / Sukha

30 June 1989Gharana
Natwar (Editor)

5 May 1989Rakhwala
Sub Inspector Jarnail Singh

17 April 1987Aulad
Raja

7 February 1986Dilwaala
Sub Inspector Sohan

22 November 1985Sanjog
Chandu

26 April 1985Balidaan
Advocate Ghaswala

22 March 1985Tawaif
Constable Pandya

18 May 1984Qaidi
Sharma

27 April 1984Maqsad
Bhagwan Das

15 April 1983Prem Tapasya
Man who arranged the garden party

24 December 1982Kaamchor
Joggie - forecaster with scare

24 September 1982Nikaah
Saif

17 March 1981Naseeb
Himself (shooting for an Ad)

16 January 1981Aas Paas
Jackson 'Jaikishan'

9 February 1978Ghar
Police Inspector

1977Karm
Dafaa so & so

1977Alaap
Ganesh aka 'Ganeshi'

1976Barood
Hari Ramchandani / Harry Ramani - Veterinary Surgeon

24 May 1976Charas
Police Inspector Rustom

1975Mili
Drunk (Guest Appearance)

11 October 1974Roti
Ramu

9 October 1974Bidaai
Murli / Bhaskar

18 September 1974Ajanabee
Chetan Kumar

18 September 1974Ajnabee
Chetan Kumar

18 September 1974Aahat
Chetan Kumar

1972Koshish
Kanu - Aarti's Brother

1972Shor
Shantilal

7 April 1972Bawarchi
Vishwanath Sharma - Babbu

1970Umang
Actor (uncredited)

17 October 2008Karzzzz
College Principal

Biography

Asrani is a veteran Bollywood actor and director who is popularly known for his comic roles. With a career spanning over four decades, the actor has over 400 acting credits to his name. Born as Govardhan Asrani in Jaipur to a middle class Hindu Sindhi family, Asrani did his graduation from Rajasthan College, Jaipur. Before coming into films, he worked as a voice artist at All India Radio, Jaipur. Asrani made his Bollywood debut with the film, Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (1967) and later worked in films like Pushpanjali (1970) and Guddi (1971). His role in films, Aaj Ki Taza Khabar (1973) and Balika Badhu (1976) earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. It was followed by the most iconic role of his career, of a jailor in the film, Sholay (1975). He made his directorial and writing debut with the film, Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977) and directed further films like Hum Nahin Sudhrenge (1980) which was also produced by him. An actor with over 400 acting credits to his name, his future projects include roles in Ishq Ka Manjan (2015) and Choron Ki Baraat (2015). Asrani is married to former actress Manju Asrani.

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