Mehar Mittal

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Mehar Mittal (Punjabi: ਮੇਹਰ ਮਿਤੱਲ) (24 October (ਅਕਤੂਬਰ ) 1935[1]- ), is an Indian Punjabi actor and producer. He is known for playing comic roles in Punjwood films.[2] He worked in over 100 Punjwood films in a career spanning three decades. Originally a lawyer in India, he ventured into the film industry with great success. Jaskiran Kaur remarks in Chandigarh Newsline, "nobody in the Punjabi cinema, not even the n number of international clones, can match up to this man’s amli way of life, absolutely crazy antics and amazing sense of timing, which is the first and the last rule of comedy."[3]

Early life and background[edit]

Mehar Mittal hails from a small village Punjab. He studied law in Chandigarh and then practiced as a tax advocate for 8 years in Chandigarh itself. At the age of 35 he took to films. He became a popular Punjabi actor mostly because of his comedic roles and went on to star in numerous number of films. He is the 1ST Punjabi Comedian who started comedy in Punjwood Movies. His popularity could be gauged from the fact that during the 1980s, with small exceptions, no major Punjabi film was made without him in a prime role, whether in a comedic role or as the main protagonist itself. Though his acting career was mostly in Punjabi cinema, later on he shifted to Mumbai.

Filmography[edit]

Jatt te Jameen

  • Qahar (1998) - Doctor
  • Tum Karo Vaada (1993) - Veer (Waiter)
  • Jorr Jatt Da (1991) ...Ruldu
  • Qurbani Jatt Di (1990)
  • Sheran De Putt Sher (1990)
  • Hum To Chale Pardes (1988)
  • Bulekha (1986)
  • Long Da Lishkara (1986) - Rurhiya Kubba
  • Peengan Pyar Deeyan (1986)
  • Jeeja Sali (1985)
  • Maujaan Dubai Diyaan (1985)
  • Duja Viah (1984)
  • Mamla Garbar Hai (1984)
  • Nimmo (1984)
  • Ranjhan Mera Yaar (1984)
  • Sohni Mahiwal (1984)
  • Babul Da Vehra (1983)
  • Laung Da Lishkara (1983)
  • Do Madari (1983) - Madari
  • Laajo (1983)
  • Patwari (1983)
  • Unkhili Muttiar (1983)
  • Gopichand Jasoos (1982) - Friendly appearance
  • Meharbaani (1982)
  • Sarpanch (1982)
  • Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da (1982) - Sakhi Ram (Dakhiaa)
  • Balbiro Bhabhi (1981)
  • Putt Jattan De (1981) - Baalam Pardesi
  • Walayati Babu (1981) - Vilayti Ram
  • Chann Pardesi (1980)
  • Ishq Nimana (1980) ...Nathu Ram
  • Fauji Chacha (1980)
  • Sardara Kartara (1980)
  • Jatt Punjabi (1979)
  • Kunwara Mama (1979) - Kunwara Mama
  • Sukhi Pariwar (1979)
  • Til Til Dalekha (1979)
  • Jindri Yar Di (1978)
  • Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha (1977)
  • Daaj (1976)
  • Giddha (1976)
  • Lambhardarni (1976)
  • Main Papi Tum Bakhshanhaar (1976) - Pandit
  • Santo Banto (1976)
  • Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun (1976)
  • Taakra (1976)
  • Yamla Jatt (1976)
  • Pratigya (1975)
  • Teri Meri Ik Jindri (1975) - Hansu (Hai-ka-na)
  • Sacha Mera Roop Hai (1974)

Awards[edit]

Mehar Mittal was awarded for his selfless, devoted and inspiring services as a cine artist in Punjabi films by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy at the 136th Dadasaheb Phalke Jayanti in Mumbai .[3]

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