|Asrani Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||January 1, 1940|
Asrani is an Indian actor, voice actor, director, and producer who has acted in more than 350 Hindi films. His filmography includes projects like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan, Sholay, Namak Haraam, Seeta Aur Geeta, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Ajnabee, Aap Ki Kasam, Rafoo Chakkar, Chhoti Si Baat, Chala Murari Hero Banne, Do Ladke Dono Kadke, Hamare Tumhare, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Baton Baton Mein, Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai, Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Meri Aawaz Suno, Kahani Ek Chor Ki, The Burning Train, Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan, Himmatwala, Muqaddar Ka Badshaah, Aaj Ka Arjun, Police Officer, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Gharwali Baharwali, Heeralal Pannalal, Garam Masala, Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare, Ek Se Badhkar Ek, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Bhagam Bhag, Malamaal Weekly, Deewane Huye Paagal, Chup Chup Ke, Welcome, Dhamaal, Dhol, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, Khatta Meetha, De Dana Dan, Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se, Murari the Mad Gentleman, Bunty Aur Babli 2, and R.. Rajkumar. Additionally, Asrani is also known for having been cast in 25 films with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role between 1972 to 1991.
Jaipur, Jaipur State, British India
Asrani studied at St. Xavier’s School, a private Catholic secondary school located in Jaipur. After that, he graduated from Rajasthan College.
He joined the Film Institute in Pune in 1964 and completed his course in 1966.
Actor, Voice Actor, Director, Producer
- Father – He had a carpet shop.
- Siblings – Asrani has 2 older brothers, one younger brother, and 4 sisters.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Asrani has dated –
- Manju Asrani – He fell in love with actor Manju Asrani (née Bansal) while they were working together in films like Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar and Namak Haram and the duo eventually got married. They have also worked together in many other films such as Tapasya, Chandi Sona, Jaan-E-Bahaar, Jurmana, Nalayak, Sarkari Mehmaan, and Chor Sipahee.
Race / Ethnicity
Asrani is of Sindhi descent.
Salt and Pepper
Frequently plays comedy roles
- He was born into a middle-class family.
- In order to pay for his education, Asrani worked as a voice artist at All India Radio, Jaipur.
- He co-starred as Champak Boomia/Amit Desai in the 1973 comedy film Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar and this role won him the Filmfare Award in the “Best Performance in a Comic Role” category.
- In 1975, he appeared as Jailor (a comical character modeled after Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator) in the Hindi-language action-adventure film Sholay. The film is considered a classic.
- Alongside Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Riteish Deshmukh, and Rajpal Yadav, Asrani co-starred as Chokheylal (Kanhaiya’s father) in the 2006 Hindi-language comedy film Malamaal Weekly.
- He brought to life the character of Subhash Chaudhary (paternal grandfather of Mikesh) in the romantic comedy web series Permanent Roommates in 2016.
- Asrani provided vocals to the character of Zazu (a hornbill who is the majordomo to the King of the Pride Lands) in the Hindi dub of the 2019 American musical drama film The Lion King.
- As a director, Asrani has worked on movies like Chala Murari Hero Banne, Salaam Memsaab, Dil Hi To Hai, and Udaan.
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