Alok Nath

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Alok Nath Jha
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Alok Nath in 2012
Born (1956-07-10) 10 July 1956 (age 61)[1]
Patna, Bihar, India[2][3]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor

Alok Nath (born 10 July 1956) is an Indian film character actor known for his works in Hindi cinema and television.[4] He made his film debut with the 1982 film Gandhi which won the Academy Award for Best Picture that year.[5] He appeared in the soap opera Rishtey, which aired from 1999-2001.[6] He appeared in the Star Plus serial Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai. He later worked in Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.[7]

On 30 December 2013, jokes and memes based on characters played by Alok Nath started trending on social media and spread quickly.[8] The Curious Case of Alok Nath - Why did Alok Nath Trend on Twitter, a case study to analyse the content which led to the buzz around veteran Bollywood actor, went viral on 4 January 2014.[9][10][11] Reacting to the jokes, the actor admitted that he liked most of them.[12]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1982 Gandhi Tyeb Mohammed
1984 Amar Jyoti
1984 Mashaal Dinesh
1984 Saaransh Pandit / Astrologer
1984 Aaj Ki Awaaz Hotel / bar owner
1984 Pet Pyaar Aur Paap
1984 Sheeshay Ka Ghar
1985 Apna Jahan D'Souza
1985 Faasle Shivraj's brother
1986 Buniyaad Master Haveliram TV serial
1987 Kachchi Kali
1987 Zevar Jagdish
1987 Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin
1987 Mohre Father Braganza
1987 Marte Dam Tak Judge Rameshwar Dayal
1987 Kaamaagni
1988 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Jaswant Singh
1988 Kabzaa Ustad Ali Mohammed
1988 Main Zinda Hoon Alok
1988 Dayavan Karim Baba
1988 Agnee Pramod
1988 Trishagni
1988 Hamara Khandaan Mr. Miranda (Ruby's dad)
1989 Bandook Dahej Ke Seenay Par
1989 Joshilaay
1989 Kasam Suhaag Ki
1989 Suryaa: An Awakening Veer Singh
1989 Anjaane Rishte Ram Mohan
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Karan
1990 Sur Asur
1990 Insaaf Ka Suraj
1990 Andha Bichar Rakesh's father
1990 Agneepath Dinanath Chavan
1990 Lekin... Ustad Meraj Ali
1990 Shadyantra
1990 Hatimtai
1990 CID IGP Kumar
1990 Jamai Raja Vishwanath
1990 Pati Parmeshwar
1990 Dushman Rakesh's Father
1990 Din Dahade
1991 Netraheen Sakshi
1991 Majboor Ladki
1991 Vishu-Devaa Baba (Undertaker)
1991 Ayee Milan Ki Raat
1991 Baharon Ke Manzil
1991 Pyar Bhara Dil Porash Sunderlal
1991 Dastoor
1991 Phool Bane Angaarey Colonel Singh
1991 Maut Ki Sazaa Raja Jai Singh
1992 Mehboob Mere Mehboob Mr. T. Choudhry
1992 Khel Anand
1992 Gori
1992 Dil Ne Ikaar Kiya
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Com. Yashpal Thapa
1992 Vishwatma Anurag Singh
1992 Meera Ka Mohan
1992 Sahebzaade Kishan
1992 Deewana Mr. Sharma
1992 Bol Radha Bol Shanti Prasad
1992 Sone Ki Zanjeer
1992 Tirangaa Prime Minister
1992 Sapne Sajan Ke Deepak's dad
1992 Sanam Tere Hain Hum
1992 Police Aur Mujrim Chief Minister Uncredited
1992 Naseebwaala Iqbal
1993 Shri Krishna Bhakta Narsi Narsi
1993 Shabnam
1993 Dharam Ka Insaaf
1993 Chingari Aur Sholay
1993 Aye Meri Bekhudi
1993 Tara
1993 Game Inspector Patil
1993 Divya Shakti Professor
1993 Antim Nyay Aadesh Varma
1993 Chor Aur Chaand Dinkar Seth
1993 Izzat Ki Roti Kaka
1993 Dil Hai Betaab Raja's dad
1993 Sainik Bihari Kaka
1993 Kasam Teri Kasam
1993 Zakhmo Ka Hisaab Kailash Nath
1993 Jaan Per Khel Kar
1994 Sone Ki Sita
1994 Rakhwale
1994 Kohk
1994 Zamane Se Kya Darna
1994 Insaniyat Hardayal
1994 Laadla Kaajal's dad
1994 Kanoon Judge Dharmadhikari
1994 Chauraha Masterji
1994 Maha Shaktishaali
1994 Saajan Ka Ghar Mr. Ram Khanna
1994 Gangster Gangster
1994 Anth Principal Satyaprakash Saxena
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Kailashnath
1994 Eena Meena Deeka Kashi
1994 Zaalim Judge Somnath
1994 Sangdil Sanam Kailash Nath
1994 Mr. Asaad Havaldar Hari
1995 Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon
1995 Jeena Nahin Bin Tere
1995 Jai Vikraanta Choudhry Amar Singh
1995 Hathkadi Chief Minister
1995 Gaddaar Amar Nath (Priya's dad)
1995 Sidhi Aditya Diwan whom later got controlled by sadhu (vidyanand)
1995 Ravan Raaj: A True Story Commissioner of Police
1995 Hulchul Om Gautam (Chief Minister) Uncredited
1995 Hum Dono Vikram Saigal
1995 Ram Shastra Lawyer Srivastava
1995 Kartavya Dr. Neelkanth
1996 Jai Dhakshineshwari Kali Maa
1996 Vijeta Advocate Durga Prasad
1996 Agni Sakshi
1996 Agni Prem
1996 Papa Kehte Hain
1996 Maahir Amar Rai
1996 Jeet Prof. Sidhant Sharma
1996 Zordar Sangha
1996 Rakshak Commissioner of Police
1996 Talaashi
1996 Hahakaar Sayed Ur Rehman
1996 Ek Tha Raja Commissioner Paramjeet Singh
1997 Char Dham
1997 Anyay Hi Anyay
1997 Jeevan Yudh Vasudev Rai
1997 Lahoo Ke Do Rang Abu Baba
1997 Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha Chief Minister
1997 Dil Kitna Nadan Hai Vikram Singh Rathod
1997 Insaaf: The Final Justice MP Jagat Narayan
1997 Ghoonghat Uday Shankar
1997 Khwaab Priya's dad
1997 Pardes Suraj Dev
1998 Tirchhi Topiwale Alok Lucknowi
1998 Mafia Raaj Lawyer
1998 Vinashak – Destroyer Police Commissioner
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi Rajeshwar's Father
1998 Bada Din Shankar Babu
1999 Amruta
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen Rohan's Grandfather
1999 Silsila Hai Pyar Ka Satyaprakash Sinha
1999 Pyar Koi Khel Nahin
1999 Taal Tara Babu
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Ramkishan
2000 Rahasya
2000 Bechainee Chopra
2000 Kaali Topi Lal Rumaal Bishamber
2000 Aaghaaz Ram Charan Shukla
2000 Khiladi 420 Shyam Prasad Bharadwaj
2000 Sanam Teri Kasam Khanna
2000 Le Chal Apne Sang Dhanraj
2001 Hum Deewane Pyar Ke Avinash Roy / Chatterjee
2001 Dil Aa Gaya
2001 Uljhan Mr. Mathur
2001 Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love Jagmohan Thappar
2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Rana Birendra Pratapsingh
2001 Jaydev
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... Bauji Sharma
2002 Kaaboo Master (Shankar's dad)
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Rahim
2002 Ansh: The Deadly Part Dina Nathji
2002 Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage Rohit's dad
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Mr. Malhotra (Esha's granddad)
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Dev Narayan
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Vishnu Sharma
2002 Dil Hai Tumhaara Mr. Khanna
2002 Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Mr. Khanna
2002 Rishtey Judge
2002 Angaar: The Fire
2002 Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse
2003 Dabdaba Girdharilal
2003 Indian Babu Sharad Babu
2003 Kaise Kahoon Ke... Pyaar Hai Somnath
2003 Pinjar Shyamlal (Ramchand's dad)
2003 Maa Santoshi Maa
2004 Kuchh Kaha Aapne..
2004 30 Days Rai Bahadur Vikram Singh
2004 Ishq Hai Teri Tumse Usman
2004 Police Force: An Inside Story Commissioner of Police
2004 Bhola in Bollywood Mehra
2005 Saathi: The Companion
2005 Vaada Mr. Sharma
2005 Zameer: The Fire Within Deepraj Khanna
2005 Tango Charlie Chauhan (Tarun's dad)
2005 Sab Kuch Hai Kuch Bhi Nahin Jayshankar Chaube
2005 That Game of Chess Father
2006 Mere Jeevan Saathi Vicky's dad
2006 Chand Ke Paar Chalo Chander's Father
2006 Vivah Krishnakant
2007 Aur Pappu Pass Ho Gaya Pappu's dad
2007 Sirf Romance: Love by Chance Gaffoor
2008 Mukhbir Mammu
2008 Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi Bhushan Shrivastava Hindi
2009 Raftaar - An Obsession Khanna
2009 Thanks Maa Warden - Juvenile Center
2010 Life Express Mr. Singh - Tanvi's dad
2011 Vikalp Indian Ambassador
2011 Khap Professor
2011 Trapped in Tradition: Rivaaz Mukhiya
2011 Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra
2014 Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra Marathi film
2014 Kill Dil Jeewan Sambandh Insurance Owner
2015 Second Hand Husband
2016 Dil Toh Deewana Hai
2016 Sargoshiyan

Television[edit]

Year Serial Role Notes
1980 Rishte-Naate Babuji
1986 Buniyaad Master Haveli Ram
1988 Bharat Ek Khoj Vivekanand Episode 47
1992 Talaash Shankarlal Shrivastava
Unknown Daane Anaar Ke Babuji
1993–1997 Tara Deepak Seth
1994–1995 Imtihaan
1999–2001 Rishtey Babuji
1997 Kabhie Kabhie Babuji Directed by Mahesh Bhatt and written by Anurag Kashyap, Akash Khurana and Vinta Nanda
2002 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Saurabh Mathur
2002 Piya Ka Ghar Bhavani Shankar
2005 Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki Yashvardhan Mittal Rani Mittal/Goyal's father
2006 Ghar Ek Sapnaa Amarnath Chaudhary Samman's father
2007 Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai Baldev Kapoor Gyan's father
2007–2010 Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Prakash Chandra Sharma Ragini's father and Sadna's mamaji
2009–2012 Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Thakur Uday Pratap Singh Abha's father
2011–2013 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dr. Mathur Dr. Ashutosh's adoptive father and Dr. Nidhi's maternal grandfather
2013 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se Balwant Rana Shivani's grandfather and Raghu's master
2014 Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai Babuji[13] Father of Laal Singh (Rajesh Kumar)
2014–2015 Mere Rang Mein Rangne Waali Dada ji LD's grandfather
2015–2016 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Dada ji Tara's grandfather

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Babuji' Alok Nath turns 58 on his 'sanskaari' birthday". zeenews.india.com. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Alok Nath trending twitter". India Today. 
  3. ^ "Alok Nath becomes latest victim of twitter jokes". Bihar Prabha. 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Alok Nath to enter Marathi cinema - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  5. ^ "boxofficeindia.com". Vivah storms the box office. Archived from the original on 20 December 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2006. 
  6. ^ "indiafm.com". Review of Vivah. Archived from the original on 19 December 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2006. 
  7. ^ "Bollywood's favourite father figure". The Hindu. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 26 December 2008. 
  8. ^ Bhopatkar, Tejshree (2013-12-31). "Is Alok Nath the next Rajinikanth?". timesofindia.com. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  9. ^ Rajwani, Hitesh (2014-01-02). "The Curious Case of Alok Nath - Why did Alok Nath Trend on Twitter". Hitesh Rajwani's Marketing Bytes. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  10. ^ "After Rakhee, Danny, Aloknath joins the club of Bollywood memes". Hindustan Times. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  11. ^ Aditi Shome-Ray (2014-01-05). "After Rajinikant, Bollywood's 'babuji' Alok Nath becomes the butt of jokes on Twitter, Facebook; amused actor says fad will die it's own death | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  12. ^ "Alok Nath reacts to funny tweets about him". Gayatri Sankar. Zee News. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Alok Nath to play 'Babuji' in Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai". TellyTRP.in. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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