Chetan Shashital

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Chetan Shashital
चेतन शाशितल
Born 1968 (age 45–46) [1]
Mumbai, India
Other names Chetan Sashital
The Big C [2]
Occupation Actor, voice actor, singer

Chetan Shashital (Hindi: चेतन शाशितल Cētana Śāśitala, born 1968 in Mumbai, also known as Chetan Sashital or The Big C for his expertise in the voice-acting industry) is an Indian actor, voice actor and singer, who is mostly recognized for working in the dubbing industry and considered[by whom?] to be one of the more well-known voice artists in India.

Dubbing career[edit]

He is considered[by whom?] to be one of the most prominent voice artists of India, who has been given voices to animation, for local Indian productions. He also performed a role of Hindi-dubbing for foreign productions, such as Baloo the Bear from Talespin and The Jungle Book 2 and also Genie from Disney's Aladdin, that was dubbed and aired on Disney Channel India in 2005.[3]

Shashital also dubbed for Bollywood actors. He is considered[by whom?] to be official dubbing artist for Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan, as well as for other Bollywood actors such as Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt and Dharmendra.[4][5]

Dubbing Roles[edit]

Commercial voice-overs[edit]

Television Animation[edit]

Program title Original voice(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Episodes Original Airdate Dubbed Airdate Notes
Talespin Ed Gilbert Baloo von Bruinwald XIII Hindi English 56 5/5/1990-
8/8/1991
Aired on DD National, Disney Channel India and Toon Disney India dubbed in Hindi, much later after the original airing.
The Simpsons [6] Dan Castellaneta Homer Simpson Hindi English 523 12/17/1989-Current
Aladdin Dan Castellaneta Genie Hindi English 86 September 5, 1994 – November 25, 1995  ???? Aired on DD National and many other Hindi Cartoon Channels in India.
Ducktales Dan Castellaneta Launchpad McQuack Hindi English 86 September 5, 1994 – November 25, 1995  ???? Aired on DD National and many other Hindi Cartoon Channels in India.

Live Action Films[edit]

Film title Actor Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Aag Ka Gola Sunny Deol Vikram Singh
Shankar 'Shaka
Hindi 1999 1999 Chetan was called in to dub the dialogues during post-production because of the dissatisfaction of the director with the lines spoken by the actors. In some cases, the actors were unable to convey their lines properly due to temporary health problems, despite that the movies were already shot in Hindi.
Biwi No.1 Salman Khan Prem Hindi 1999 1999

Animated films[edit]

Film title Original Voice Character Dub Language Original Language Original Release Dub Release Notes
Disney's Aladdin[7] Dan Castellaneta Genie Hindi English 1992 2005 Aired on Disney Channel India.
The Return of Jafar John Goodman Genie Hindi English 1994  ????
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Robin Williams Genie Hindi English 1994  ????
The Jungle Book Phil Harris Baloo the Bear Hindi English 1967 2002 Aired on Disney Channel India.
The Jungle Book 2 John Goodman Baloo the Bear Hindi English 2003 2003

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "His master's voiceover - the brand reporter > news". Afaqsreporter.com. 2004-05-16. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ "The voice behind - bollywood news". Glamsham.com. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ "CGTantra.com - Anifest India 09 Review - Day Three". CGTantra.com. 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  4. ^ "The next voice you hear... - Hindustan Times". hindustantimes.com. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^ "His master's voice - Economic Times". economictimes.com. 2002-12-04. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  6. ^ "Why Saif Ali Khan’s bark has no bite". DnaIndia.com. 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  7. ^ "The Walt Disney Company". Disney.in. 2005-02-23. Retrieved 2012-07-14.