Dheer at the success bash of his 2013 film Chennai Express
Kratika Sengar (m. 2014)
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. 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". 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. His physique in the film was received warmly; Mohar Basu noted that Dheer is "robust" although "hardly has a role enough to perform".
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar||Sharifuddin Hussain||Hindi|
|2008||Mission Istaanbul||Al Gazni||Hindi|
|2015||Kanche||Colonel Eeshwar Prasad||Telugu|
|2016||Housefull 3||Rohan Patel||Hindi|
|2016||Freaky Ali||Sohail Khan/Danger Bhai||Hindi|
|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|
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- Maniar, Parag (8 August 2013). "Working with SRK was humbling: Nikitin Dheer". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- Basu, Mohar (8 August 2013). "Chennai Express Review". Koimoi. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "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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