Nachiket Dighe

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Nachiket Dighe
नचिकेत दिघे
Nachiket Dighe.jpg
Nachiket Dighe in November, 2011
Born (1987-11-11) November 11, 1987 (age 26)
Mumbai, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor and voice actor
Years active 1993 – present

Nachiket Dighe (Hindi: नचिकेत दिघे Nacikēta Dighē) born November 11, 1987) is an Indian actor and dubbing voice actor, who dubs in Hindi, Marathi, and English. He is best known for his Hindi voice-dubbing of Rupert Grint's role as Ron Weasley, in the Harry Potter film series. He is the official Hindi voice dub-over artist for Kevin Jonas and Toby Amies. Despite that Jonas and Amies are in different age groups, Dighe is able to perfectly match the quality of their voices when it comes to dubbing their roles in Hindi.

He's even known for voicing the characters Buford van Stomm and Jeremy Johnson in the Hindi dubbed version of a famous animated show Phineas and Ferb and for being the Hindi voice of Tracey Sketchit (Kenji) in the first Hindi dub of the Pokémon anime, and Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) in the second Hindi dub.

Personal life[edit]

After completing Bachelors in Engineering, Nachiket did his post-graduation with MBA in Marketing from Mumbai University.[1] He is Sangeet Visharad in Tabla from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and has taken training in Hindustani classical music, vocals.

Acting career[edit]

Nachiket Dighe started his acting career in sixth grade.[2] As a child artist Nachiket acted in various advertisements and serials. His first serial Meethi Meethi Batein was a sitcom starring Sachin Pilgaonkar, Nirmiti Sawant, Niki Aneja Walia, Neha Pendse and Niyati Rajwade and aired 52 episodes for a year on DD National.

He played the character of Bipin Bukalwar in Lagi Sharth,[3] and Wrong Mauritius[4] both movies of Children's Film Society, India. He played the son of Vikram Gokhale and Neena Kulkarni in the 2002 multi-starrer Marathi feature film Aadharstambha which included prominent actors from the Marathi film industry like Dilip Prabhavalkar, Lakshmikant Berde, Sandeep Kulkarni and Atul Parchure.

Dubbing career[edit]

Nachiket Dighe started his career of voice-dubbing foreign media at the age of 11 in January 1999, by voicing cartoons, anime, animation and live series in Hindi for various channels.[5] He was the approved Hindi voice for T.J. Detweiler in Recess, Jimmy Neutron in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Tino in Disney Weekenders and Eddie in Lloyd in Space. In anime, he was the Hindi voice of Tracey Sketchit (Kenji) in the Pokémon anime of the first (and more memorable and widely viewed) Hindi dub by Sound & Vision India from early 2003 until late 2013. In 2014, a second Hindi dub has been made in-house by UTV Software Communications for Hungama TV where he was hired to play the role of the main protagonist, Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) in that dub.

He is the official Hindi voice-dubbing over artist for Rupert Grint's role as Ron Weasley, in the Harry Potter film series, second film onwards, along with his colleagues, Karan Trivedi (second film till the fifth film later replaced by Rajesh Kava) voicing Harry Potter, and Rajshree Nath (Later replaced by Parignya Pandya third film and onwards), voicing for Hermione Granger, for the Hindi dubs of the film series.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film title Role Language
2001 Lagi Sharth Bipin Bukalwar Hindi
2002 Aadharstambha Rohan Divekar Marathi
2004 Wrong Mauritius Bipin Bukalwar Hindi

Television[edit]

Serial Character role(s) Number of Episodes Language Channel Notes
Meethi Meethi Batein 52 Hindi DD National
Aahat 2 Hindi Sony Entertainment Television (India)
Shree Ganesh 2 Hindi Sony Entertainment Television (India)
Avinash IPS 2 Hindi Star Plus
Shakalaka Boom Boom 3 Hindi Star Plus

Television animation[edit]

Airdate Program title Role Language Episodes Notes
12/23/2012-06/16/2013 Suraj - The Rising Star Suraj Hindi 26 Initially Aired on Colors (TV channel) followed by Nickelodeon India.

Dubbing roles[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Program title Original voice(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Number of Episodes Original airdate Dubbed airdate Notes
Disney Recess Ross Malinger
Andrew Lawrence
Myles Jeffrey
T.J. Detweiler Hindi English 65 8/31/1997-
11/5/2001
2000-2004 Aired on Disney Hour on the Sony Channel from 2000-2004. Repeats of the Hindi dub continued to air on Disney Channel until 2011.
The Weekenders Jason Marsden Tino Hindi English 39 4/18/1999-
2/29/2004
Lloyd in Space Justin Shenkarow Eddie Hindi English 40 2/3/2001-
2/27/2004
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry Jimmy Neutron Hindi English 119
(dubbed 68)
7/20/2002-
7/6/2007
Nachiket dubbed Jimmy Neutron for 68 episodes.
Famous 5: On the Case Lizzie Waterworth (1-2)
Skandar Keynes (3-5) (English)
Alexandre Nguyen
(French)
Dylan Kirrin Hindi English
French
43 4/5/2008-Current 11/17/2008-1/2010
(stopped)
The Secret Saturdays Sam Lerner Zak Saturday Hindi English 36 10/3/2008-
1/30/2010
Phineas and Ferb Bobby Gaylor, Mitchel Musso Buford Van Stomm, Jeremy Johnson (Phineas and Ferb) Hindi
Marathi
English 204
(dubbed 114)
8/17/2007-Current Voiced Bufford and Jeremy in Hindi throughout 90 episodes, and reprised his role to voice the same characters in the Marathi dub.
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Danny Cooksey Bradley "Brad" Buttowski Hindi
Marathi
English 46 2/13/2010-Current 5/8/2010-Current Voiced Bradley in Hindi, and reprised his role to voice him in the Marathi dub.
Generator Rex Fred Savage Noah Nixon Hindi English 40 4/23/2008-1/3/2013 1/16/2011-Current
Special Agent Oso (Season 2) Sean Astin Special Agent Oso Hindi English 38 [Episode 26–63] 4/4/2009-
5/17/2002
Storm Hawks Matt Hill Finn Hindi English 52 5/25/2007-
4/6/2009
Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Vincent Tong Kai (Red Ninja) Hindi English 28 1/14/2011-
Present
Sally Bollywood Eve Morey (English)
Alexandre Nguyen (French)
Doowee Hindi English
French
52 10/26/2009-
Current

Anime[edit]

Program title Original Japanese voice(s) Character(s) Dub Language Episodes Original airdate Dubbed airdate Notes
Pokémon First Dub Tomokazu Seki (JP)
Ted Lewis (Seasons 2-8)
Craig Blair (Season 9-) (EN)
Second Dub Rica Matsumoto (JP)
Veronica Taylor(Seasons 1-8)
Sarah Natochenny (Seasons 9-)
Kayzie Rogers (Special)
(EN)
First Dub
Tracey Sketchit (Kenji)
Second Dub
Ash Ketchum (Satoshi)
Hindi 800+ 4/1/1997-Current First dub 4/1/2003-10/2013
(India)
2004-2013
(Pakistan)
Second dub 5/19/2014-Current
The First 8 seasons dubbed, were based on the 4Kids Entertainment English dub. The later seasons were also dubbed in Hindi and are also revised translations based on the English dub. A Second Hindi dub has been produced by UTV Software Communications featuring a new Hindi voice cast and translation and aired on Hungama TV with Dighe being chosen to voice Ash in the second dub. The first dub that Dighe was also involved in, was produced by Sound and Vision India for Cartoon Network India, Cartoon Network Pakistan and Pogo. Prasad Barve was the voice of Ash in the first Hindi dub. [6]
Battle B-Daman Hiro Yuuki
Tomo Saeki
Cain McDonnell Ruth
Sigma
Hindi 1/5/2004-
12/27/2004
Heroman Ryōhei Kimura Simon "Psy" Kaina Hindi 4/1/2010-
9/23/2010
Digimon Frontier Masato Amada J.P., Beetlemon, MetalKabuterimon Hindi 4/7/2002-
3/3/0/2003
Scan2Go Mitsuki Saiga Antares Hindi 8/9/2010-
03/29/2011
2013 - Present
Idaten Jump Mokoto Tsumura (JP)
Philece Sampler (EN)
Kakeru Sakamaki Hindi 10/1/2005-
09/09/2006
1/2014 - Present A revised translation of the English dub.
Ganbare, Kickers! Kazue Ikura Masaru Hongō Hindi 10/15/1986-
3/25/1987
2013-
Present
Aired as Kickers in the Hindi dub.
Magical DoReMi Nanaho Katsuragi Igarashi-senpei Hindi 2/5/1999-
1/30/2000

Live action television[edit]

Program title Actor(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original airdate Dubbed airdate Notes
Jonas L.A. Kevin Jonas Kevin Jonas Hindi English 5/2/2009-10/3/2010 11/30/2009-2011(?)
Power Rangers RPM Milo Cawthorne Ziggy Grover Hindi English 3/7/2009-12/26/2009 Based on Japanese Tokusatsu, Engine Sentai Go-onger.
Legends of the Hidden Temple Various Characters Hindi English 9/11/1993-
9/11/1995
Children's game show that originally aired in North America from 1993-1995.
Aired in the early 2000s decade.
Wizards of Waverly Place Daniel Samonas Dean Moriarty Hindi English 10/12/2007-1/6/2012 5/5/2008-2012(?)
Sharpe (TV series) Lyndon Davies Rifleman Ben Perkins Hindi English 5/5/1993-
11/9/2008
Naturally, Sadie Michael D'Ascenzo Rainbow "Rain" Papadakis Hindi English 6/24/2005-8/26/2007 Aired on Disney Channel India.
Backyard Science Various Characters Hindi English 2005-????
The Nightmare Room Shia LaBeouf Dylan Pierce Hindi English 8/31/2001-
3/16/2002
Episode: Scareful What You Wish For
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Dennis Bendersky Tapeworm Hindi English 3/18/2005-
9/1/2008
Lonely Planet Six Degrees Toby Amies Himself Hindi English 2003-2012 Travel series.
The Rough Guides Toby Amies Himself Hindi English 2008- Travel series.
Madan Senki Ryukendo
Shôgo Yamaguchi
Chuno
Narukami Kenji, Ryukendo
Hindi
Marathi
Japanese 1/8/2006-
12/31/2006
9/2011-2012 Tokusatsu series. Reprised his role for the same characters in the Marathi dub.
The Elephant Princess Jordan Prosser Johan Abu Hindi English 11/13/2008-
10/6/2011
Appeared in two episodes. Aired on Disney Channel India.
Life with Derek Kit Weyman Samuel "Sam" Richards Hindi English 9/18/2005-
3/25/2009
Aired on Disney Channel India.
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Mike Moh Danny Cho, Hunt, Kamen Rider Axe Hindi English 1/13/2009-
12/26/2009
Based on Japanese Tokusatsu, Kamen Rider Ryuki.
Aaron Stone Philip Nozuka Freddie Hindi English 2/13/2009-
7/30/2010
11/14/2009-
2010(?)

Live action films[edit]

Film title Actor(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rupert Grint Ron Weasley Hindi English 2002 2003
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Rupert Grint Ron Weasley Hindi English 2004 2004
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Rupert Grint Ron Weasley Hindi English 2005 2005
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix[7] Rupert Grint Ron Weasley Hindi English 2007 2007
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Rupert Grint Ron Weasley Hindi English 2009 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Rupert Grint Ron Weasley Hindi English 2010 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2[8] Rupert Grint Ron Weasley Hindi English 2011 2011
Deep Impact Elijah Wood Leo Biederman Hindi English 1998 2009 Nachiket has dubbed for the second dub released on a newer Home media Release.[9] A first Hindi dub was previously released back in 1998.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Ryan Pinkston Arnold Hindi English 2003 2003
The Santa Clause David Krumholtz Bernard the Head Elf Hindi English 1994 2005 VCD/DVD Release.
The Santa Clause 2 David Krumholtz Bernard the Arch-elf Hindi English 2002 2006 VCD/DVD Release.
Encino Man Sean Astin Dave Morgan Hindi English 1992 2009
Remember the Titans Ryan Gosling DB Alan Bosley Hindi English 2000 2009
Croc (film) Scott Hazell Theo Hindi English 2007 2009
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj Anthony Cozens Gethin Hindi English 2006 2009
Just Friends Chris Marquette Mike Brander Hindi English 2005 2008
Jack Frost (1998 film) Taylor Handley Rory Buck Hindi English 1998 2008
Swing Kids (film) Christian Bale Thomas Berger Hindi English 1993 2008 VCD/DVD Release.
Sorority Boys Tony Denman Jimmy Hindi English 2002 2008
Minutemen (film) Steven R. McQueen Derek Hindi English 2008 2008
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Robert Oliveri Nick Szalinski Hindi English 1992 2001
Twitches Too Chris Gallinger Demitri Hindi English 2007 2007
Tadpole (film) Robert Iler Charlie Hindi English 2002 2008
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Ernie Reyes, Jr. Keno Hindi English 1991 2006 VCD/DVD release.
License to Drive Michael Manasseri Charles Hindi English 1988 2007
High School Musical Ryne Sanborn Jason Cross Hindi English 2006 2006
High School Musical 2 Ryne Sanborn Jason Cross Hindi English 2007 2007
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Ryne Sanborn Jason Cross Hindi English 2008 2008
Final Destination 2 James Kirk Tim Hindi English 2003 2007
Halloweentown (film) Phillip Van Dyke Luke Hindi English 1998 2000
Motocrossed Trever O'Brien Andrew Carson Hindi English 2001 2004
Last Action Hero Austin O'Brien Danny Madigan Hindi English 1993 2000
Air Bud Brendan Fletcher Larry Willingham Hindi English 1997 2007
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Shia LaBeouf Lewis Hindi English 2003 2004
Holes (film) Byron Cotton Theodore "Armpit" Hindi English 2003
Martial Arts of Shaolin Hu Jianqiang Chao Wei Hindi Mandarin Chinese
Cantonese Chinese
1986 2007
Camp Rock Kevin Jonas Jason Gray Hindi English 2008 2008
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Kevin Jonas Jason Gray Hindi English 2010 2010
10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cameron James Hindi English 1999 2009
The Shaggy Dog (2006 film) Shawn Pyfrom Trey Hindi English 2006 2009
Get a Clue Bug Hall Jack Downey Hindi English 2002 2009
Stepsister from Planet Weird Henry Feagins Fanul Hindi English 2000 2009
So Close Michael Wai Siu-Ma Hindi Cantonese Chinese
English
2002 2010
Until Death Wes Robinson Chad Mansen Hindi English 2007 2010
Johnny Mnemonic (film) Arthur Eng Viet Hindi English
Japanese
1995 2010
District 9 Mandla Gaduka Fundiswa Mhlanga Hindi English
Nyanja
Afrikaans
Zulu
Xhosa
Sotho
1995 2010
Mars Attacks! Lukas Haas Richie Norris Hindi English 1996 2010
Prom Night (2008 film) Kelly Blatz Michael Hindi English 2008 2010
Outbreak (film) Cuba Gooding, Jr. Major Salt Hindi English 1995 2010
High Risk (1995 film) Chung-Hsien Yang Detective Chow Kam Hindi English 1995 2011
Slam Wang Wei Li Wei Hindi Mandarin Chinese 2008 2011
Shank (2010 film) Kedar Williams-Stirling Junior Hindi English 2010 2011
Hyenas (film) Andrew James Allen Jasper Hindi English 2011 2011
Jeepers Creepers 2 Garikayi Mutambirwa Deaundre "Double D" Davis Hindi English 2003 2011
Fair Game (1995 film) Scott Michael Campbell Adam Hindi English 1995 2011
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Cody Linley Sean Redford Hindi English 2007 2007
Surrogates (film) Cody Christian Boy Canter Hindi English 2009 2009
True Grit (2010 film) Domhnall Gleeson Moon (The Kid) Hindi English 2010 2011
Quick Lee Min-ki Han Ki-su Hindi Korean 2011 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Dane DeHaan Harry Osborn Hindi English 2014 2014 Perform alongside with Viraj Adhav who voiced Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Hindi.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010 film) Jay Baruchel David Stutler Hindi English 2010 2010 Perform alongside with Mohan Kapoor who voiced Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in Hindi.

Animated films[edit]

Film title Original Voice(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
Recess: School's Out Andrew Lawrence Theodore Jasper "T.J." Detweiller Hindi English 2001 2001
Recess: All Growed Down Ross Malinger, Andrew Lawrence Theodore Jasper "T.J." Detweiller Hindi English 2003 2003
Robots Ewan McGregor Rodney Copperbottom Hindi English 2005 2007
Tinker Bell (film) Rob Paulsen Bobble Hindi English 2008 2008
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Rob Paulsen Bobble Hindi English 2009 2009
Pixie Hollow Games Rob Paulsen Bobble Hindi English 2011 2012
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Bobby Gaylor, Mitchel Musso Buford Van Stomm, Jeremy Johnson (Phineas and Ferb) Hindi
Marathi
English 2011 2011
Epic Josh Hutcherson
Aziz Ansari
Nod
Mub
Hindi English 2013 2013 Dubbed for two characters in the Hindi dub.

Anime Films[edit]

Film title Original Japanese voice Character Dub Language Original Year Release Dubbed Year Release Notes
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back Rica Matsumoto (JP)
Veronica Taylor (EN)
Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) Hindi 1998 2014 Aired on Hungama TV with the in-house UTV Software Communications Hindi dub voice cast which was shown over 14 years later, after the original Japanese theatrical release. The Hindi dub was a revised translation of the English dub, thus meaning all changes in the English dub were impact in the Hindi dubbed version.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pandit, Neeraj (October 6, 2011). "मी कात टाकली". Maharashtra Times. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hogwarts In Hindi". Indian Express. 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  3. ^ Lagi Sharth. "Lagi sharth". Hindi/2001/Colour/55mins. CFSI. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ CFSI. "Wrong Mauritius". Hindi/2004/Colour/76mins. CFSI. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nachiket Dighe - India". Linkedin.com. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  6. ^ "Prasad Barve - Hindi Dubbing Stars Facebook". Facebook.com. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Hogwarts In Hindi". Indian Express. 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Breaking the language barrier: Regional versions of Harry Potter films and translated book titles a rage in small towns". The Times Of India. July 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.rhythmhouse.in/Detail.aspx?productListing=52930

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