Alok Nath

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Alok Nath
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Alok Nath in 2012
Country India India
Born (1956-07-10) 10 July 1956 (age 57)
Delhi, India

Alok Nath Jha (born 10 July 1956) is an Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood movies.[1] He is most notable for playing the role of Haveli Ram in Ramesh Sippy's television series, Buniyaad.

Career[edit]

He first rose to fame for his role in the 1987 television series, Buniyaad. He went on to essay the role of Deepak in the television serial Tara. He later appeared in the 1989 film, Maine Pyar Kiya, playing the father of Bhagyashree Patwardhan's character, Suman. He has appeared in some of the biggest hits of Bollywood, playing supporting roles as a father or uncle who is shown as good-natured person. Prime examples are Taal, Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Pardes and Vivah. He even played fathers to people younger than himself, from in his twenties.[2] He played negative roles in films like Bol Radha Bol, Vinashak – Destroyer and Shadyantra. He also made an appearance in the international award-winning Richard Attenborough directed film Gandhi (1982).

Nath's film Vivah was very successful at the box office mainly because of its close relation to his own life[3] and his performance as a doting uncle was praised by critics.[4]

He appeared in some episodes of Rishtey, a TV series that aired on Zee TV during 1999-2001.

He appeared in the Star Plus serial Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai which had been running since late 2007. He has worked in Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli.[5] He also worked in Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se.

Popularity[edit]

On 30 December 2013, jokes and memes based on characters played by Alok Nath started trending on social media without apparent reasons and spread quickly.[6] The Curious Case of Alok Nath - Why did Alok Nath Trend on Twitter a case study to analyze the content which lead to the buzz around veteran bollywood actor went viral on 4 January 2014.[7][8][9] Reacting over the jokes, the Actor admitted that he liked most of them.[10]

Selected filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Other Notes
2014 Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra Marathi film
2008 Mukhbir babuji
2008 Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi champak
2007 Sirf Romance: Love by Chance babuji
2007 Aur Pappu Pass Ho Gaya
2006 Vivah
2006 Mere Jeevan Saathi
2006 Sab Kuch Hai Kuch Bhi Nahin
2005 Tango Charlie
2005 Zameer: The Fire Within
2005 Bhola in Bollywood
2005 Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse
2005 That Game of Chess
2005 Police Force: An Inside Story
2004 Ishq Hai Teri Tumse
2004 30 Days
2003 Kaise Kahoon Ke... Pyaar Hai
2003 Indian Babu
2003 Dabdaba
2003 Maa Santoshi Maa
2003 Pinjar
2002 Rishtey Judge
2002 Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
2002 Dil Hai Tumhaara
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Vishnu Sharma
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
2002 Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage
2002 Ansh: The Deadly Part
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
2002 Kaaboo
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai
2001 Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love
2001 Uljhan
2001 Hum Deewane Pyar Ke
2000 Khiladi 420
2000 Aaghaaz
2000 Le Chal Apne Sang
1999 Taal
1999 Pyar Koi Khel Nahin
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Ramkishan
1998 Bada Din
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi
1998 Vinashak – Destroyer
1998 Bada Din
1998 Tirchhi Topiwale
1997 Insaaf: The Final Justice
1997 Dil Kitna Nadan Hai
1997 Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha
1997 Lahoo Ke Do Rang
1997 Jeevan Yudh
1997 Ghoonghat
1997 Pardes
1996 Zordar
1996 Jeet
1996 Maahir
1996 Papa Kehte Hain
1996 Agni Sakshi
1996 Vijeta
1996 Ek Tha Raja
1996 Hahakaar
1996 Rakshak
1995 Ram Shastra
1995 Hum Dono
1995 Hulchul
1995 Sidhi
1995 Gaddaar Amar Nath (Priya's dad)
1995 Hathkadi Chief Minister
1995 Kartavya Dr. Neelkanth
1995 Ravan Raaj: A True Story Commissioner of Police
1994 Mr. Asaad Havaldar Hari
1994 Zaalim Judge Somnath
1994 Gangster Gangster
1994 Saajan Ka Ghar Mr. Ram Khanna
1994 Kanoon Judge Dharmadhikari
1994 Laadla Kaajal's dad
1994 Insaniyat Hardayal
1994 Sangdil Sanam Kailash Nath
1994 Chauraha Masterji
1994 Eena Meena Deeka Kashi
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Kailashnath
1994 Zamane Se Kya Darna
1993 Sainik
1993 Dil Hai Betaab
1993 Chor Aur Chaand Dinkar Seth
1993 Tara
1993 Divya Shakti Professor
1993 Anth
1993 Antim Nyay
1993 Shri Krishna Bhakta Narsi Narsi
1993 Game Inspector Patil
1993 Zakhmo Ka Hisaab Kailash Nath
1992 Bol Radha Bol Shanti Prasad
1992 Deewana Mr. Sharma
1992 Sahebzaade Kishan
1992 Meera Ka Mohan
1992 Vishwatma Anurag Singh
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Com. Yashpal Thapa
1992 Mehboob Mere Mehboob Mr. T. Choudhry
1992 Naseebwaala Iqbal
1992 Police Aur Mujrim Chief Minister
1992 Sapne Sajan Ke Deepak's dad
1992 Tirangaa Prime Minister
1991 Ayee Milan Ki Raat
1991 Vishu-Devaa Baba (Undertaker)
1991 Jamai Raja Vishwanath
1991 Khel Anand
1991 Maut Ki Sazaa Raja Jai Singh
1991 Phool Bane Angaarey Colonel Singh
1991 Pyar Bhara Dil Porash Sunderlal
1990 CID IGP Kumar
1990 Lekin... Ustad Meraj Ali
1990 Agneepath Dinanath Chavan
1990 Dushman Rakesh's Father
1990 Hatimtai
1990 Pati Parmeshwar
1990 Shadyantra
1989 Anjaane Rishte Ram Mohan
1989 Kasam Suhaag Ki
1989 Joshilaay
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Karan
1989 Suryaa: An Awakening Veer Singh
1988 Agnee Pramod
1988 Dayavan Karim Baba
1988 Kabzaa Ustad Ali Mohammed
1988 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Jaswant Singh
1988 Hamara Khandaan Mr. Miranda (Ruby's dad)
1988 Trishagni
1987 Kachchi Kali
1987 Marte Dam Tak Judge Rameshwar Dayal
1987 Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin
1987 Zevar Jagdish
1985 Faasle Shivraj's brother
1985 Apna Jahan D'Souza
1984 Saaransh Pandit/Astrologer
1984 Mashaal Dinesh
1984 Aaj Ki Awaaz Hotel/bar owner
1982 Gandhi Tyeb Mohammed

Television[edit]

Year Serial Role Other Notes
1980 Rishte-Naate babuji
1986 Buniyaad Master Haveli Ram
1992 Talaash Shankarlal Shrivastava
Year Unknown Daane Anaar Ke babuji
1993-97 Tara Deepak Seth
1999–2001 Rishtey (TV series) babuji
1997 Kabhie Kabhie (1997 TV series) babuji It was Directed by Mahesh Bhatt and written by Anurag Kashyap, Akash Khurana and Vinta Nanda
2002 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Saurabh Mathur
2002 Piya Ka Ghar Bhavani Shankar
2005 Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki Yashvardhan Mittal Rani Mittal/Goyal's father
2006 Ghar Ek Sapnaa Amarnath Chaudhary Samman's father
2007 Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai Baldev Kapoor Gyan's father
2007–2010 Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Prakash Chandra Sharma Ragini's father and Sadna's mamaji
2009–2012 Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Thakur Uday Pratap Singh Abha's father
2011–28 March 2013 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dr. Mathur Dr. Ashutosh's adoptive father and Dr. Nidhi's maternal grandfather
12 August 2013 – 9 October 2013 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se Balwant Rana Shivani's grandfather and Raghu's master

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