Nikitin Dheer

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Nikitin Dheer
Nikitin Dheer C.E.jpg
at Chennai Express Success Bash
Born (1980-03-17) 17 March 1980 (age 39)
OccupationActor
Years active2008–present
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)
Kratika Sengar (m. 2014)

Nikitin Dheer is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood films and Hindi shows. He made his film debut as the primary antagonist in the commercially successful period romance Jodhaa Akbar (2008). He followed this success by starring as the antagonist in several top-grossing action comedies, including Ready (2011), Dabangg 2 (2012), Chennai Express (2013), and Housefull 3 (2016). Dheer has also participated in the reality-stunt based show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 (2014). He also worked in several television shows, including the fantasy drama Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha (2016–17) and Ishqbaaaz (2017–18). Since 2019, he is working in Balaji Telefilms supernatural/ fantasy thriller Naagin 3 as Huqum.

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]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

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
2019 Housefull 4 Gaurav Hindi
2019 Dabangg 3 Chunni Hindi
2020 Sooryavanshi TBA Hindi

Television[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. "Chennai Express Review". Koimoi. Retrieved 12 August 2013.

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