Rajesh Jolly

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Rajesh Jolly
राजेश जौली
Born (1960-08-20) 20 August 1960 (age 58)[1]
India
Occupation Actor
Voice actor
Years active 1989–present

Rajesh Jolly (Hindi: राजेश जौली, Rājēśa Jaulī, born: 20 August 1960) is an Indian actor who's been working with Bollywood films, and is also a voice actor who has been participating in dubbing foreign films into the Hindi language, mostly for English language films. He is fluent into English, Hindi and Punjabi.

He first began his career in an Indian television sitcom, Flop Show, created and starring Jaspal Bhatti. Rajesh is now currently running an acting school as well.

Filmography[edit]

Live action television[edit]

Program title Airdate Role Language Episodes Notes
Flop Show 1989 - Hindi 10 Debut for Rajesh's acting career.

Live action films[edit]

Year Film title Role Language Notes
1995 Taaqat - Hindi
2004 Veer-Zaara - Hindi

Voice roles[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Year Film title Role Language Notes
2005 Hanuman Ravan Hindi
2014 Manav Yogiraj and Narrator Hindi

Dubbing career[edit]

Throughout Rajesh's career, he's been voicing for B-list characters and for various superheroes in Hindi-dubbed versions of Hollywood films, for over more than 18 years.[2]

He has also Hindi-dubbed for animated films and television series, such as Commander Ulysses Feral from SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Spike from Tom & Jerry and Bluto from Popeye when they were shown on Cartoon Network India.

He is known for being the Hindi dubbing voice for Aslan (replacing Liam Neeson's voice) in The Chronicles of Narnia film series. His colleagues involved in the Hindi dub of the films were Ankur Javeri who voiced William Moseley as Peter Pevensie, Toshi Sinha who voiced Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie, Shubhraj Bhat who voiced Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie, Prachi Save Sathi who voiced Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie, and Yudhvir Dahiya who voiced Ben Barnes as Prince Caspian.

Dubbing roles[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Program title Original voice Character Dub Language Original Language Number of Episodes Original airdate Dubbed airdate Notes
Dexter's Laboratory Jeff Bennett Dad Hindi English 78 4/27/1996-11/20/2003 8/22/1999-2006
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Gary Owens Commander Ulysses Feral Hindi English 24 9/11/1993-
8/9/1995
1/4/1999-
2000
Hindi dub produced by Sound & Vision India and it aired on Cartoon Network India and aired on 4 January 1999, which was the day when the channel started providing content in the Hindi-dubbed format.[3]
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Fred Tatasciore Master Shifu Hindi English 70 11/7/2011-Current Early 2012-Current

Live action films[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Braveheart Mel Gibson William Wallace Hindi English 1995 1995
The Matrix[4] Laurence Fishburne Morpheus Hindi English 1999 1999
The Matrix Reloaded Laurence Fishburne Morpheus Hindi English 2003 2003
The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne Morpheus Hindi English 2003 2003
Predators Laurence Fishburne Noland Hindi English 2010 2010
Sleepy Hollow Michael Gough Notary James Hardenbrook Hindi English 1999 1999
A Beautiful Mind Russell Crowe John Nash, Jr. Hindi English 2001 2001
X2: X-Men United Brian Cox William Stryker Hindi English 2003 2003
Hellboy Ron Perlman Hellboy Hindi English 2004 2004 Mayur Vyas dubbed this character in sequel.
Spider-Man J. K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson Hindi English 2002 2002 Performed alongside Shakti Singh who voiced Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, Viraj Adhav who voiced Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson in Hindi.
Spider-Man 2 J. K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson Hindi English 2004 2004 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors, Viraj Adhav who voiced Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson in Hindi.
Spider-Man 3 J. K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson Hindi English 2007 2007 Performed alongside
Ankur Javeri who voiced Topher Grace as Eddie Brock / Venom, Viraj Adhav who voiced Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson in Hindi.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Liam Neeson Aslan
(voice)
Hindi English 2005 2005 Performed alongside
Ankur Javeri who voiced William Moseley as Peter Pevensie in Hindi.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Liam Neeson Aslan
(voice)
Hindi English 2008 2008 Rajesh's name was mentioned on the Hindi dub credits of the DVD release of the film.[5]
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Liam Neeson Aslan
(voice)
Hindi English 2010 2010 Rajesh's name was mentioned on the Hindi dub credits of the DVD release of the film, also containing the Tamil and Telugu credits.[6]
Bandidas Ismael 'East' Carlo Don Diego Sandoval Hindi English
Spanish
2006 2006
007: Casino Royale Rene Mathis Giancarlo Giannini Hindi English 2006 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa
(uncredited cameo)
Hindi English 2006 2006 Shakti Singh previously voiced this character in the first film. Rajesh has taken over for this character role. Shakti instead voiced Bill Nighy's role as Devi Johns in the Hindi version. Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Hindi.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa Hindi English 2007 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa Hindi English 2011 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa Hindi English 2017 2017
Live Free or Die Hard Various President
FBI Agent
Hindi English 2007 2007 Internationally released as: Die Hard 4.0.
Sivaji Suman Adiseshan Hindi Tamil 2007 2010 Released in Hindi as Sivaji The Boss
A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis John McClane Punjabi English 2013 2013 First Ever Hollywood movie to have a Punjabi dubbed version.
Iron Man Terrence Howard USAF Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes Hindi English 2008 2008 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. in Hindi.
Iron Man 2 Don Cheadle Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine Hindi English 2010 2010
Iron Man 3 Don Cheadle Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine Hindi English 2013 2013
Fast Five Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs Hindi English 2011 2011 Mohan Kapoor dubbed this character in next films.
Conan the Barbarian Ron Perlman Corin Hindi English 2011 2011
Cowboys and Aliens Harrison Ford Woodrow Dolarhyde Hindi English 2011 2011
Men in Black 3 Jemaine Clement Boris Hindi English 2012 2012
Batman Begins Liam Neeson
Colin McFarlane
Ra's al Ghul
Commissioner Loeb
Hindi English 2005 2005 Performed alongside Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Hindi.
Rajesh has voiced two characters in the Hindi dub.
The Legend of Zorro Nick Chinlund Jacob McGivens Hindi English 2005 2005 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Antonio Banderas as Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro in Hindi.
Ghost Rider Sam Elliott Caretaker
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2007 2007 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze,
Ankur Javeri who voiced
Matt Long as Young Johnny Blaze, Parminder Ghumman who voiced Peter Fonda as Mephistopheles, Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Donal Logue as Mack and Viraj Adhav who voiced Wes Bentley as Blackheart in Hindi.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Don Cheadle Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine Hindi English 2015 2015 Performed alongside Joy Sengupta who voiced Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk, Shakti Singh who voiced Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Rajesh Khattar who voiced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision in Hindi.
Mission: Impossible Ving Rhames Luther Stickell Hindi English 1996 1996 Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Hindi.
Mission: Impossible 2 Ving Rhames Luther Stickell Hindi English 2000 2000 Uday Sabnis dubbed this role in all sequels. Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Hindi.
Mission: Impossible III Laurence Fishburne Theodore Brassel Hindi English 2006 2006 Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Uday Sabnis who voiced Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell,
Ankur Javeri who voiced Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Declan Gormley in Hindi.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Tom Wilkinson IMF Secretary
(Uncredited)
Hindi English 2011 2011 Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Hindi.
The Phantom Bill Smitrovich Dave Palmer Hindi English 1996 1996 Performed alongside Ninad Kamat who voiced Billy Zane as The Phantom / Kit Walker in Hindi.
Captain America: Civil War Don Cheadle Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine Hindi English 2016 2016 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Varun Dhawan who voiced Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision in Hindi.
The Mummy Russell Crowe Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde Hindi English 2017 2017
Avengers: Infinity War Don Cheadle Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine Hindi English 2018 2018

Animated films[edit]

Film Title Character Original voice Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub year Release Notes
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze Michael Ansara Hindi English 1998
The Wild Samson's Father (Samsher's Father) Kevin Michael Richardson Hindi English 2006 2006 Rajesh's name is mentioned in the Hindi dub credits taken from the DVD release of the film. Samson's name was changed to Samsher in the Hindi dub.
Kung Fu Panda Commander Vachir Michael Clarke Duncan Hindi English 2008 2008
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Stoick the Vast Gerard Butler Hindi English 2014 2014 Rajesh's name was mentioned in the Hindi dubbing credits of the DVD release.[7]
Harjeet Walia dubbed this character in first film.
Rio 2 Eduardo Andy García Hindi English
Portuguese
2014 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CINTAA Rajesh Jolly". CINTAA.net. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  2. ^ "A Jolly good fella for sadda Bruce Willis – The Pioneer". dailypioneer.com. 2013-02-24. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  3. ^ "Cartoon Network – The Indian Experience – Case Studies". icmrindia.org. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
  4. ^ "Hindi Dubbing Stars A Grade Dubbing Artist-Rajesh Jolly". blogspot.com. 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  5. ^ "The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian (Hindi Credits) – YouTube". YouTube.com. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  6. ^ "The Chronicles of Narnia – Voyage of the Dawn Trader (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu Credits) – YouTube". YouTube.com. 2014-03-08. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  7. ^ "How To Train Your Dragon - Hindi Cast". YouTube.com. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2015-03-13.

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