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Dalip Tahil at French Film Festival Mumbai 2010
30 October 1952 |
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dalip Tahil (born 30 October 1952, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indian film, television and theatre actor. He did his schooling from the elite Sherwood College in Nainital, India. After attending Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh UP) for a year, he then Graduated from st. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
Dalip Tahil began to appear on stage while at school in Sherwood College, Nainital, at the age of 10. Dalip's participation over the years in the school choir, elocution competitions, the Nativity plays and formal and informal concerts gave him the perfect platform to be cast in principal parts which won him, during his senior years at school, the prestigious 'Kendall Cup' for the best actor two years in succession, first As 'Joseph' in the play 'My three Angels', and again as 'Macbeth' in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. He was declared the best actor for a record third Time in 1969, his final year at Sherwood College. Dalip moved along with his Family to Mumbai in 1968, and joined the Theatre Group Bombay, and trained under its Director's 'Alyque & Pearl Padamsee'. He appeared in some of its major productions, such as 'John the Baptist', 'Jesus' in' Godspell', 'Pearl Padamsee'(India's first English Theatre Musical), 'Stanley Kowalski', in Tennessee Williams 'A Street Car Named Desire' Dir. 'Alyque Padamsee'. He played Galy Gay, in Amal Alana's production of Bhertolt Brecht's 'Man is a man'.
'Andrew lloyd Webber's' musical 'Evita' Dir (Alyque Padamsee),that established him as a Singer/Actor star. Film Director 'Shyam Benegal' noticed Dalip,and offered him a part in his first feature film 'Ankur'.
In The early 80's, India's foremost Film Director Ramesh Sippy offered him a principal part in his epic production 'Shaan'. This was followed by a cameo in Sir Richard Attenborough's Iconic film Gandhi. He went on to play principal character roles, demonstrating his versatility and unique talent in over 100 Bollywood films from the 1980s to 2013. He also appeared in the Merchant-Ivory English films The Deceivers and The Perfect Murder (1988). His most notable Bollywood film roles include Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Kishen Kanhaiya, Thanedaar, Deewana, Baazigar, Darr, Ishq, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, King Uncle, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, etc.
In 1984, he acted as the father of Baby Sonia in India's first 3-D film My Dear Kuttichathan produced by Navodaya. Dalip will be seen in 2013 portraying the role of 'Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru', in 'Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra's' 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' with Director/Actor Farhan Akhtar in the Title Role Of Milkha Singh. In 2007, he starred in the Punjabi movie Sajna ve Sajna.
On television, Tahil played roles in Sanjay Khan's television serial The Sword of Tipu Sultan and Ramesh Sippy's Buniyaad. He got international recognition when he bagged the role of Dan Ferriera,(Principal regular over 90 episodes through 2003) in the iconic BBC Television Drama 'Eastenders.
Dalip's unscheduled absence from Eastenders was a result of an insufficient work permit Application, which compelled him to appeal to the Secretary of State in the UK. Dalip was subsequently granted indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.
He is internationally known for starring in the part of 'Madan Kumar'(ORIGINAL CAST) in the 'Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber' /'A.R Rahman',Theatre Musical 'Bombay Dreams'in which he performed in over 500 shows through 2002,at The 'Appolo Theatre' Victoria in London, UK.
He has also released an album titled Raaz Ki Baaten.
- "Entertainment" (2014).... "Panalal Johri"
- War Chhod Na Yaar (2013).... Politician
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).... Jawahar Lal Nehru
- London, Paris, New York (2012)...Lalitha's Father
- Loot (2011)
- Ra.One (2011)
- Aazaan (film) (2011)
- Dil Bole Hadippa (2009)...Liyaqat Ali Khan (Lucky)
- I Can't Think Straight (2008)...
- Hello (2008)...Subhash Bakshi
- Kisaan (2008)
- Raat Gayi Baat Gayi (2008)...Saxena
- Sajna Ve Sajna (2008)...Kartar Singh
- Zindagi Tere Naam (2008)
- Rock On!! (2008)...Farhaan Akhtar's boss
- God Tussi Great Ho (2008)...TV station owner, Kewalchandani
- Love Story 2050 (2008)...Karan's Dad
- Race (2008)...Kabir Ahuja
- Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007) ... Johny Bakshi
- Hello (2008) ... Bakshi
- Partner (2007) .... Raja Singh
- Shakalaka Boom Boom (2007) .... Music album producer
- Nuclear Secrets (2007) .... A.Q Khan
- Paarewari (2004) .... Madhu's father (Sindhi language film)
- EastEnders (2003) .... Dan Ferreira (British Soap Opera)
- Talaash: The Hunt Begins... (2003) ..... D.K Sharma
- Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002) .... Chopra
- Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega (2001) .... Sapna's father
- Ajnabee (2001) ... Priya's father
- Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) .... Rajiv Malhotra
- Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller (2001) .... Deevan Baaldev
- Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001) .... Karan's father
- Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) .... Mr. Chinoy
- Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000) .... Shakti Malik
- Dhai Akshar Prem Ke (2000) .... Rai Bahadur
- Chal Mere Bhai (2000) .... Balraj Oberoi
- Mann (1999) ... Pratab Singhania
- Ghulam (1998) .... Siddharth's father
- Soldier (1998) .... Virender Sinha
- Judwaa (1997) .... Bharosa Malhorta
- Ishq (1997) .... Hariprasad
- Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) .... Meghnath Choudhry
- Jeet (1996) ..... Ramakant Sahay
- Imtihaan (1995) .... Priti's father
- Raja (1995) .... Vishwa Garewal
- Aatank Hi Aatank (1995) .... Robert/Anju's husband
- Suhaag (1994) ....
- Baazigar (1993) .... Madan Chopra
- "Professor Ki Padosan" (1993) .... Ranjit
- Darr (1993) .... Captain Mehra
- Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) .... Mr. Bijlani
- King Uncle (1993) .... Pradeep Mallik
- Deewana (1992) .... Ramakant Sahai
- Vishwatma (1992) .... DCP Gupta
- Saudagar (1991) .... Gajendar
- Ajooba (1991) (as Dalip Tahhil) .... Shahrukh (Vazir's brother-in-law)
- Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) .... Mahesh
- Love Love Love (1989) .... Amit's father
- Tridev (1989) .... Don
- Ram Lakhan (1989) .... Thakur Pratap Singh
- The Perfect Murder (1988) .... Dilip Lal
- The Deceivers (1988) .... Daffadar Ganesha
- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) .... Dhanraj Singh
- Jalwa (1987)....
- Buniyaad (1987) .... as "Bhushan" Haveli Ram's eldest son
- Dance Dance (1987) .... Brijmohan
- Aakhree Raasta (1986) .... Inspector Roop Kumar Sahay
- Sultanat (1986) .... Janna
- Janbazz (1986) .... Farm Manager
- Trikaal (1985) .... Leon Gonsalves
- My Dear Kuttichathan(Malayalam) (1984)[India's first 3D Film] .... Laxmi's father
- Tarzaan (film)
- Arth (1982) .... Dilip
- Gandhi (1982) .... Zia
- Shakti (1982) .... Ganpat Rai
- Shaan (1980) .... Kumar
- Ankur (1974)
- Dalip Tahil at the Internet Movie Database
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