Deepak Dobriyal

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Deepak Dobriyal
Deepak Dobriyal in 2013.jpg
Dobriyal in 2013
Born Kabra, Pauri Gharwal,Uttarakhand, India.
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Lara Bhalla (m. 2009)

Deepak Dobriyal (Hindi: दीपक डोबरियाल) is an Indian film and theatre actor.[1][2] He worked in many films like Dabangg 2, Gulaal, Omkara, Tanu Weds Manu,"Hindi Medium", Daayen Ya Baayen, Shaurya, 1971,[3] 13B, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Mumbai Cutting, and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Deepak belong to Kabra village near Reethakhal Pauri Gharwal in Uttarakhand state, who moved to Delhi when he was five.[5] In Delhi he lived in Katwariya Saray and completed his schooling from Govt. Boys Senior Secondary School Begumpur.

Theatre career[edit]

He started his acting career in 1994 with eminent Theatre director Arvind Gaur.[5] His major plays with Gaur are Tughlaq, Andha Yug ,Final Solutions, "Desire Under the Elms", Rakt Kalyan,"Court Martial", "Dario Fo's Operation Three Star, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle","The Good Person of Szechwan" ,"Neil Simon's The Good Doctor", "Ashok Lal's Ek Mamooli Aadmi",[6] After six years with Asmita theatre he joined Act One with director Pt. N. K. Sharma.[5] He acted in Aao Saathi Sapna Dekhen, Hamaar Baabuji ki chhattri and Aksar Maine Socha Hai.

Play Role Writer-Director
Tughlaq Aazam Girish Karnad-Arvind Gaur
Andha Yug Praheri Dharamvir Bharati-Arvind Gaur
Final Solutions Javed Mahesh Dattani-Arvind Gaur
Court-martial Bikash Roy Swadesh Deepak-Arvind Gau
Desire Under The Elms Eben Eugene O Neill-Arvind Gaur
Rakt Kalyan Jagdeva Girish Karnad-Arvind Gaur
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Dario Fo Arvind Gaur
The Good Person of Szechwan Raju Bertolt Brecht-Arvind Gaur
The Good Doctor Writer-Neil Simon Arvind Gaur
Ek Mamuli Aadmi Ishwar chand Awasth Ashok Lal-Arvind Gaur
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Azdak Bertolt Brecht-Arvind Gaur
Madhavi Galav Bhisham Sahni-Arvind Gaur
Merchant of Venice Bassanio William Shakespeare-Arvind Gaur
Julius Caesar Titinius William Shakespeare-Arvind Gaur
Qalandar Arvind Gaur
Aksar Maine Socha ha N.K. Sharma
Hamar Babuji Ki Chhatri N.K. Sharma
Aao Saathi Sapna Dekhen Behrupiya Harsh Khurana-N.K. Sharma

Film career[edit]

He has received recognition for his role in Omkara and as a side-kick to the protagonist 'Pappi' in Tanu Weds Manu (2011), a role he reprised in 2015 sequel Tanu Weds Manu Returns and again received critical acclaims.[7]


Year Film Role Notes
2003 Maqbool Thapa
2006 Omkara Rajoh Tiwari Won, Filmfare Special Award
2007 1971 Flight Lt. Gurtu
2008 Shaurya Captain Javed Khan
Midnight Lost and Found Arvind Short video
2009 Delhi-6 Mamdu
Gulaal Rajendar Bhati Nominated, Star Guild Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
2010 Daayen Ya Baayen Ramesh Majila
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Pappi Won, Star Guild Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role
Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Teen Thay Bhai Harpreet "Happy" Gill
Not a Love Story Robin Fernandes
Dabangg 2 Genda
2014 Chal Bhaag Munna Supari
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Pappi Won, Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role (Male)
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Kanhaiya
2017 Hindi Medium Shyam Prakash


Filmfare Awards
International Indian Film Academy Awards
Apsara Awards
BIG Star Entertainment Awards
Renault Sony Guild Award
Star Screen Award


  1. ^ "Prominent theatre actor's of Delhi theatre". Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  2. ^ Harneet Singh (12 April 2009). "The Scene Stealers". Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ Shalini langer & Shubhra Gupta (12 March 2007). "Movie reviews-1971". Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  4. ^ Sampurn (25 April 2009). "Deepak Dobriyal gets set for a lead role act". Thaindian News. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  5. ^ a b c "Rajju, Bhati, Pappi, Deepak". Vol. 8 no. 13. Tehelka Magazine. 2 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Express news service (21 January 1999). "Coming Closer". Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  7. ^ Rohit Vats (May 27, 2015). "Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Praise Kangana, but don’t ignore others". Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  8. ^ "Winners of the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2015". bollywoodhungama. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 

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