Darshan Jariwala

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Darshan Jariwala
Darshan Jariwala at Premiere of Loins of Punjab Presents.jpg
Darshan Jariwala at the Bombay Talkies play
Born (1958-09-29) September 29, 1958 (age 56)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor

Darshan Jariwala (Gujarati: દર્શન જરીવાલા) (born September 29, 1958) is a Gujarati film, television and stage actor. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Gandhi, My Father.[1] He was seen as Cheddilal Chaturvedi in the show Saas Bina Sasural which aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India) between October 18, 2010 to September 6, 2012.


Jariwala is son of veteran Gujarati actress Leela Jariwala (a contemporary of Dina Pathak). He has acted in films as well as on Indian television. One of his most remembered Gujarati TV serials is Narsinh Mehta, the saint poet and devotee of Krishna. His role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2007 film Gandhi, My Father put him on the international map.

His Gujarati plays include Hatheli Par Baat Baaki, Patro Mitro, Mulraj Mansion and Andhalo Pato. He acted in a Hindi play Uncle Samjha Karo and in English theatre Going Solo 2. He has acted in Hindi films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Guru, and Aap Ka Suroor.

Feroz Abbas Khan (director of Gandhi, My Father and a veteran theatre personality) had approached him for Gandhi's role in his famous play Mahatma v/s Gandhi. But due to date problems, the actor had to let go of the project. However, Feroz was bent on casting him as Gandhi and again approached him for Gandhi, My Father, which finally materialized.

Personal life[edit]

In 1980 he married Indian television personality Apara Mehta with whom he has one daughter. They had another marriage together in 1981 again when their parents decided to do the marriage in grand scale. They have been living separately for long time due to personal differences but are not officially divorced.[2]




  1. ^ "55th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2007" (PDF). Press Information Bureau (Govt. of India). 
  2. ^ "Interview with Apara Mehta". 

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