Deepak Tijori

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Deepak Tijori
Tijori in 2009
Born (1961-08-28) 28 August 1961 (age 53)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 1990–present

Deepak Tijori (born 28 August 1961), is an Indian director and former actor who works in Bollywood movies. Tijori started his acting career with a small role in Krodh (1990). He became a famed supporting actor of Bollywood during the early 1990s and acted in many superhit movies including Aashiqui (1990), Khiladi (1992), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993), Anjaam (1994) and Baadshah (1999). He has acted in a total of 35 films. He also starred as a lead actor in Pehla Nasha (1993).

Tijori has directed the 2005 film, Fareb, starring sisters Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty. His upcoming film is Raja Natwerlal.[1]


Acting career (1990–2004)[edit]


Tijori started his acting career in the Bollywood movie, Krodh (1990) as a supporting actor. Tijori's next movie was Aashiqui, in which he had another unimportant role. In 1991, Tijori continued to play small roles in films like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin and Sadak. In 1992, Tijori landed in his first important role, one of the four protagonists in Abbas Mustan's suspense thriller Khiladi opposite Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka and Sabeeha. Tijori played Boney and was paired with Sabeeha. His next important role came with the superhit movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar opposite Aamir Khan, in which Tijori played his first negative role. He played the main villain Shekhar Malhotra, a successful cyclist, who wins the Inter-School Championship every year. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) and Anjaam (1994). In 1993, Tijori starred in his first and only lead role in Pehla Nasha, which failed at the box office. His last starring role was in Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao (2004).

Directorial career (2003–present)[edit]

Tijori made his directorial debut with Oops!, in which he was also the producer and the writer. He also famously directed Fareb, starring sisters Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty. His upcoming film as a director is Bhaag Johny. Its cast will include Karan Singh Grover, a popular TV star with three newcomers in girls. His latest film is Fox starring Sunny Deol and Arjun Rampal. His next directional is an adult film titled Dare You starring Alisha Khan, releasing on Holi 2013 according to the launch of film poster.

Bigg Boss[edit]

He was a housemate on Bigg Boss (Season 1), a replacement for Salil Ankola. On Day 7, Salil was ordered by the Mumbai High Court to leave the house or face criminal charges, in accordance with an agreement he had signed previously to refrain from participating or acting in television shows made by other production houses that "directly or indirectly compete with Balaji Telefilms". The decision was taken to replace him, and on Day 14, Deepak was revealed to be his replacement.


Title Year Role Director
Aashiqui (1990)
Afsana Pyaar Ka (1991) Depak
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) fisherman
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) Shekhar Malhotra
Sadak (1991)
Khiladi (1992) Bonny
Pehla Nasha (1993)
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) Chris
Anjaam (1994) Ashok Chopra
Choti Bahu (1994)
Sarhad - The Border of Crime (1995)
Saajan Ka Ghar
Mrityudata (1997) Raja Tonga
Bombay Blue (1998) a TV Mini - Series
Ghulam (1998) Charlie
Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (1999 Dancer at Parsi Party
Baadshah (1999) CBI Agent Deepak Malhotra
Vaastav: The Reality (1999) Sub - Inspector Kishore Kadam
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000) Smuggler
Ghaav: The Wound (2002) Vicky
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai 2002) Riaz
Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat (2002)
Hathyar (2002) DCP Kishore Kadam
Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao (2004) Sonia's Father
Department (2012) Inspector Danaji
Raja Natwarlal (2014) Raghav


  1. ^ "When Emraan Hashmi Cursed His Profession!". OneIndia. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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