Parzaan Dastur

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Parzaan Dastur
Born (1991-11-02) 2 November 1991 (age 26)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor, Singer, Pianist, Writer, Assistant Director, Producer
Years active 1998–Present

Parzaan Dastur is an Indian actor, singer, writer and former assistant director. To many Indians, he is best remembered as the cute kid in the Dhara advertisement and the silent Sikh in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

Early life[edit]

Parzaan is an alumnus of St. Mary's School and H.R College of Commerce and Economics. He belongs to a Mumbai-based Parsi family and lives with his parents and younger brother. He is a proficient Pianist and has been learning since age 7.


Parzaan made his debut in the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as a Silent Sikh-Kid and became famous for his dialogue, "Tussi Jaa Rahe Ho, Tussi Na Jao." His other movies are Mohabbatein (2001), Zubeidaa (2001) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). He played the role of Parzan in Rahul Dholakia’s Parzania (2005) about a boy who goes missing during the Gujarat riots.

Parzaan played the male lead in Piyush Jha’s Sikandar (2009) as a boy who aspires to be a footballer but finds a gun which turns his world upside down.

After graduating, Parzaan went on to become an Assistant Director to Karan Johar on Student of the Year[1], to Punit Malhotra on Gori Tere Pyaar Mein[2], and to Abhishek Kapoor on Fitoor[3]. Since then, he has focussed on getting back into acting and has worked on several short films and ads. He also worked in a sketch by Being Indian.

Parzaan also produced and released a Short Film called 'Pocket Mummy' with his partner Nitesh Ranglani (who directed the film). Parzaan wrote the film which stars famous actress Madhoo in a pivotal role. [4]


Parzaan received the Aashirwad Award for Best Child Artist for his role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). He was also nominated for Sansui Awards for Best Child Artist in the same year. He was nominated for Stardust award for Best Child Artist for his role in Sikandar (2009). [5]


Title Year Credited As Role Director
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 1998 Actor Silent Sardar Kid Karan Johar
Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai 2000 Actor Mischievous Boy on Plane Rakesh Roshan
Mohabbatein 2000 Actor Ayush Aditya Chopra
Zubeidaa 2001 Actor Young Riyaz (Rizzu) Shyam Benegal
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 2001 Actor Ashfaque's nephew Karan Johar
Haathi Ka Anda 2002 Actor Kinto Arun Khopkar
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar 2002 Actor Danny Rahul Dholakia
Hum Tum 2004 Voice Actor Hum Kunal Kohli
Parzania 2007 Actor Parzan Pithawala Rahul Dholakia
Sikandar 2009 Actor Sikandar Piyush Jha
Break Ke Baad 2010 Actor Young Abhay Gulati Danish Aslam
Student of the Year 2012 Assistant Director - Karan Johar
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein 2013 Assistant Director - Punit Malhotra
Fitoor 2016 Assistant Director - Abhishek Kapoor
Pocket Mummy 2017 Actor and Writer Siddharth Nitesh Ranglani


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