Pavan Malhotra

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Pavan Malhotra
Pavan Malhotra at I am the Best Premiere
Pavan Malhotra at I am the Best premiere in 2011

Pavan Malhotra
(1958-07-02) 2 July 1958 (age 59) [1]

Education: University of Delhi
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

Pavan Malhotra (born 2 July 1958) is a Hindi film and television actor. He has played lead roles in Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s National Film Award-winning Bagh Bahadur and Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, both released in 1989. He is famous for his role as a cold-blooded mafia don Irfan Khan in the Telugu blockbuster Aithe (2003) and in his acclaimed role of Tiger Memon in Black Friday (2004).[2][3] In 2005 he acted in the Telugu movie Anukokunda Oka Roju as a Tantrik.

Born in Delhi, Malhotra grew up in Nawabganj, Old Delhi,and studied at Manav Sthali School.[4] Having graduating in Arts from Hansraj College, Delhi University, Pavan ventured into Delhi theatre circuit, thereafter he moved to Mumbai; where he started with television industry as an assistant on the sets of TV series, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), before he got a role in Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s TV series on Doordarshan, Nukkad (1986), which got him noticed. Meanwhile he had entered the film industry and made his debut with Pankaj Parashar's Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984).

Over the years he had worked with directors like Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Deepa Mehta and Roland Joffé.[5]

In 2006, he was seen in Manish Goswami’s Aisa Desh Hai Mera on Sony television.[6] He is seen on TV series Alag Alag and Partho Mitra's Patang on DD Metro. He recently starred in the major hit movies Jab We Met and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. He is currently acting in Lagi Tujhse Lagan as Malmal More on Colors TV. He has currently worked in hit movies like Punjab 1984, Children Of War.

In 2016, a retrospective to mark his 25 years in cinema, was held at India International Centre (IIC), Delhi.[7]


Selected filmography[edit]



  1. ^ "CINTAA – Pavan Malhotra". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  2. ^ Black Friday, bloody Friday... The Hindu, 11 February 2007.
  3. ^ Pawan Malhotra is flawless as Tiger Memon
  4. ^ Aasheesh Sharma (16 January 2016). ""If people remember my characters more than my name, it’s my success as an actor," says Pavan Malhotra". Hindustan Times, Brunch. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  5. ^ Pavan Malhotra New York Times.
  6. ^ Pawan Malhotra returns
  7. ^ "'Unmasking Pavan': Why a retrospective on veteran actor Pavan Malhotra is a treat for cine lovers". IBNLive. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  8. ^ "51st Annual Manikchand Filmfare South Award winners". Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  9. ^ Pawan Malhotra: Filmography
  10. ^ a Telugu film which garnered high acclaim; plays the antagonist
  11. ^ remade into Hindi as SUNDAY; plays the role of a superstitious mad person who seeks answers from god.
  12. ^ "Special screening of Jalan's film". The Times of India. 24 September 2010. 
  13. ^ plays the role of an IPS officer who was born in Bihar and lives in Andhra, father of the heroine...
  14. ^ ...a scientist in ISRO, one of whose young sons is mentally immature
  15. ^ Film viewing makes people appreciate art: Actor The Times of India, TNN 29 June 2009.
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