Sapru (actor)

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Sapru
Daya Kishan Sapru.jpg
Sapru in an Early Hindi film
Born Daya Kishan Sapru
(1916-03-16)16 March 1916
Kashmir, Kashmir State, now in India
Died 1979
Mumbai, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1947–till death
Children Tej Sapru, Priti Sapru

D. K. Sapru or Sapru, as he was commonly known as, (March 16, 1916 - 1979) was an Indian film actor who worked as a character actor in Hindi cinema, noted for films like Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Heer Raanjha (1970) and Pakeezah (1975). Also some of his other famous movies are Kala Pani, Dooj Ka Chand, Tere Mere Sapne, Humjoli, Taj Mahal, Jewel Thief and a brief role in Deewar. Born in Kashmir in Kashmiri Pandit, Sapru family,[1] he rose to prominence as a villain in the thrillers of the 1960s and 1970s, but by and large he performed a variety of character roles in the Indian cinema.

His son Tej Sapru and daughter Preeti Sapru are both actors in Punjabi and Hindi films.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Credited as
1981 Kudrat Janak Singh's Father Sapru
1981 Krodhi Zimmedar (Raja's Dad)
1980 Jyoti Bane Jwala
1978 Chor Ke Ghar Chor Thakur Sapru
1978 Naya Daur Hotel Manager Sapru
1978 Vishwanath Sapru
1978 Phaansi Chhaya's Father Sapru
1978 Ram Kasam
1977 Mukti Mr. Verma Sapru
1977 Guru Manio Granth Chandu Seth
1977 Chhaila Babu Ramesh Verma Uncredited
1977 Alibaba Marjina Badshah
1977 Dharam Veer Badshah Sapru
1977 Dream Girl Sindhi Groom's Dad Sapru
1977 Gayatri Mahima
1977 Jai Ambe Maa
1976 Charas Watson Sapru
1976 Adalat Judge
1975 Farar Defence Lawyer Sapru
1975 Pratigya Purohit
1975 Rafoo Chakkar #6 Duo Sapru
1975 Deewar Mr. Agarwal Sapru
1975 Lafange Dhanraj
1974 Majboor Neelu's Dad Sapru
1974 Benaam Mr. Sharma
1974 Haath Ki Safai Baba Sheikh Sapru
1974 Resham Ki Dori Anupama's Grandfather Sapru
1974 Patthar Aur Payal Rai Bahadur Shiv Narayan Sinha Sapru
1974 5 Rifles Maharaja Sapru
1974 Kasauti Hariram Sapru
1974 Do Chattane Dhaniram
1974 Imtihaan College Chairman
1974 Chowkidaar Thakur Ranvir Singh
1974 Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam
1974 Paise Ki Gudiya Raja Saheb (Madhavi's Patron) Sapru
1974 Prem Shastra Judge
1974 Shaitan Police Commissioner Sapru
1973 Zanjeer Patil Sapru
1972 Bhai Ho To Aisa Thakur Vikram Singh Sapru
1972 Pakeezah Hakim Saab Sapru
1971 Gambler Ganga Ram Sapru
1970 Prem Pujari Military Judge Sapru
1970 Heer Ranjha Sapru
1969 Satyakam Diwan Bajridhar Talwar Sapru
1967 Jewel Thief Seth Vishambhar Nath Sapru
1966 Dil Diya Dard Liya Thakur Sapru
1965 Shaheed Sardar Kishan Singh Sapru
1964 Leader King of Shahgarh Sapru
1963 Mujhe Jeene Do Zamindar Sapru
1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Chaudhary (Majhle Sarkar) Sapru
1960 Hum Hindustani Judge
1958 Kalapani Diwan Sardarilal Sapru
1956 Jhansi Ki Rani General Sir Hugh Rose Sapru
1947 Romeo And Juliet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sapru aka DK Sapru

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