Alok Nath in 2012
10 July 1956 |
Khagaria, Bihar, India
Alok Nath Jha is an Indian film character actor known for his works in Hindi cinema and television. He made his film debut with the 1982 film Gandhi which won the Academy Award for Best Picture for that year. He appeared in soap opera's such as Rishtey, aired on Zee TV during 1999-2001. He appeared in the Star Plus serial Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai which had been running since late 2007. He later worked in Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
On 30 December 2013, jokes and memes based on characters played by Alok Nath started trending on social media without apparent reasons and spread quickly. 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. Reacting to the jokes, the actor admitted that he liked most of them.
|1986||Buniyaad||Master Haveli Ram|
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj||Vivekanand||Episode 47|
|Unknown||Daane Anaar Ke||babuji|
|1999–2001||Rishtey (TV series)||babuji|
|1997||Kabhie Kabhie (1997 TV series)||babuji||It was 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|
|2011–28 March 2013||Kuch Toh Log Kahenge||Dr. Mathur||Dr. Ashutosh's adoptive father and Dr. Nidhi's maternal grandfather|
|12 August 2013 – 9 October 2013||Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se||Balwant Rana||Shivani's grandfather and Raghu's master|
|7 July 2014||Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai||Babuji||Father of Laal Singh (Rajesh Kumar)|
|17 November 2014 – 10 July 2015||Mere Rang Mein Rangnewali||Dada ji||LD's grandfather|
|2015-2016||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai||Dada ji||Tara's grandfather|
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- "Alok Nath to enter Marathi cinema - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
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- "Bollywood's favourite father figure". The Hindu. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
- Bhopatkar, Tejshree (2013-12-31). "Is Alok Nath the next Rajinikanth?". timesofindia.com. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
- 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.
- "After Rakhee, Danny, Aloknath joins the club of Bollywood memes". Hindustan Times. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- 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.
- "Alok Nath reacts to funny tweets about him". Gayatri Sankar. Zee News. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- "Alok Nath to play 'Babuji' in Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai". TellyTRP.in. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.