Nikitin Dheer

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Nikitin Dheer
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Dheer at the success bash of his 2013 film Chennai Express
Years active2008–present
Kratika Sengar (m. 2014)

Nikitin Dheer is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood films and Hindi shows.

Acting career[edit]

Dheer made his acting debut in 2008 with Ashutosh Gowariker's historical drama Jodhaa Akbar, in which he co-starred alongside Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, as Sharifuddin Hussain, Akbar's brother-in-law.[1] Whilst the film earned critical appreciation and box office success, Dheer received praise for his role, with noted critic Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama mentioning him as "fantastic".[2] The same year he acted alongside Vivek Oberoi, Shriya Saran and Zayed Khan in Apoorva Lakhia's unremarkable action thriller Mission Istaanbul.

In 2011, Dheer appeared in Anees Bazmee's comedy Ready, alongside Salman Khan and Asin. The following year, he had a supporting role in Arbaaz Khan's action film Dabangg 2 alongside Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Prakash Raj. In 2013, he featured as the primary antagonist in Rohit Shetty's action comedy Chennai Express with Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. For his role as Tangaballi, a dreaded Tamil goon, Dheer was asked to gain more muscle and work on his accent.[3][4] His physique in the film was received warmly; Mohar Basu noted that Dheer is "robust" although "hardly has a role enough to perform".[5]

Personal life[edit]

Dheer is the son of actor Pankaj Dheer. He married Kratika Sengar on 3 September 2014 in an arranged marriage.[6]



Year Film Role Language
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Sharifuddin Hussain Hindi
2008 Mission Istaanbul Al Gazni Hindi
2011 Ready Aryan Chaudhary Hindi
2012 Dabangg 2 Chunni Hindi
2013 Chennai Express Tangaballi Hindi
2015 Kanche Colonel Eeshwar Prasad Telugu
2016 Housefull 3 Rohan Patel Hindi
2016 Freaky Ali Sohail Khan/Danger Bhai Hindi
2017 Goutham Nanda Gourav Telugu
2017 Mister Rahul Wadayar Telugu
2020 Sooryavanshidagger TBA Hindi


Year Film Role Channel Notes
2011 Dwarkadheesh – Bhagwaan Shree Krishn King Kalyavan Imagine TV Special appearance
2014 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 Himself Colors TV Contestant (2nd Runner up)
2016–2017 Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha Astika Life OK
2017–2018 Ishqbaaaz Dr. Veer Pratap Chauhan Star Plus
2019 Naagin 3 Huqum Colors TV
Khatra Khatra Khatra Himself


  1. ^ Singh, Vajir (8 February 2008). "My day will come: Nikitin Dheer". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Jodhaa Akbar (2008) Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ Naval-Shetye, Aakanksha (7 February 2013). "Nikitin Dheer hits jackpot again!". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  4. ^ Maniar, Parag (8 August 2013). "Working with SRK was humbling: Nikitin Dheer". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  5. ^ Basu, Mohar (8 August 2013). "Chennai Express Review". Koimoi. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Nikitin Dheer and Kratika Sengar - Yeh Hai Mohabbatein's Karan Patel to Taarak Mehta's Disha Vakani: TV actors who opted for an arranged marriage". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2020.

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