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Sammir Dattani
Sameer Dattani graces the Four Seasons new lounge launch.jpg
Sammir Dattani in 2017
Born (1982-01-27) 27 January 1982 (age 37)
Mumbai, India
Other namesDhyan
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1997–present

Sammir Dattani, also known as Dhyan (in the Kannada film industry),[1] is an Indian film actor who acts in Bollywood, the Hindi film industry, and Sandalwood, the Kannada film industry.


Born into a Gujarati family in Bombay, Dattani has worked in Hindi, Kannada, and Tamil cinema, He is fluent in several languages.[2]

Dattani started his Hindi film career with Rajshri Productions. His first Hindi film Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai was followed by roles in Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate and Vikram Bhatt's Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie as well as films such as Pyar Mein Twist. In the Hindi film Mukhbir, directed by Mani Shankar, Dattani played the lead role of an undercover police informer.

Dattani appeared in the Kannada-language film Nanna Preethiya Hudugi which earned him the best debutant award in the South.[citation needed] Besides Monalisa, other Kannada film appearances include Amruthadhare.

Dattani's first Tamil film, produced by Gemini Films, was Kutty with Dhanush and Shriya Saran.

Shyam Benegal cast him in Well Done Abba (2010), alongside Boman Irani and Minissha Lamba. After premiering at international film festivals in Montreal, Dubai and London, it had its commercial release 26 March 2010.[3]

Dattani appeared in Dharma Production's I Hate Luv Storys, released on 2 July 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Sammir is married to Ritika Jolly



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi Puttu Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2004 Monalisa Dhyan
2005 Jootata Sanju
2005 Amrithadhare Puru
2006 Jackpot
2007 Sajni Vikram
2008 Neene Neene Abhishek
2010 Huduga Hudugi Sachin
2014 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Akash Cameo appearance
2015 Love U Alia Suman Cameo appearance


Year Title Role
2010 Kutty Arjun Devanayagam


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai Yash
2005 Pyaar Mein Twist Sanjay
2006 Corporate Anmol Rawat
2007 Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee Jai Gokhale
2008 Dhoom Dadakka Ranbir/Kamal Shankar
2008 Mukhbiir Mukhbir
2009 Mallika Saahil
2010 Well Done Abba Arif
2010 I Hate Luv Storys Raj Dholakia


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  2. ^ Baker, Steven. ""My work has gone to another level" – Sammir Dattani". Retrieved 23 January 2015. Your family is Gujarati, you were born and brought up in Bombay, and you have worked in Hindi, Kannada and Tamil cinema, so what languages do you speak? Well I speak Kannada. I speak Gujarati, Hindi of course, English of course, and a bit of Marathi and Telugu.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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