Aditya Pancholi

Aditya Pancholi (BORN  Nirmal Pancholi, 4 January 1965) is an Indian film on-screen character, maker and playback vocalist who shows up in Bollywood movies. He began his profession as a lead on-screen character yet discovered more accompaditya-pancholi-1lishment with supporting and negative parts and got a Filmfare designation for the Best Performance in a Negative Role for Yes Boss (1997).

Pancholi started his vocation with TV motion pictures delivered by Nari Hira and wandered into standard Bollywood silver screen with Sasti Dulhan Mehnga Dulha (1986). Pancholi first came to spotlight with a vital part in Maha-Sangraditya-pancholiam (1990). He had the pinnacle of his vocation between the late 1980s and mid 1990s. He at first gave widely praised exhibitions as a lead performer in movies like Kab Tak Chup Rahungi (1988), Qatil (1988), Kahan Hai Kanoon (1989), Sailaab (1990), Laal Paree (1991), Naamcheen (1991), Yaad Rakhegi Duniya (1992), Chor Aur Chaand (1993) and Surakshaa (1995) however neglected to discover business achievement. His greatest business accomplishment as a lead performer and his most understood execution was in Mahesh Bhatt’s Saathi (1991).

In the wake of neglecting to make an imprint as a lead performing artist, Pancholi turned into a supporting performer in multi-starrer films like Ladaai (1988), Jaadugar (1989), Aatish: Feel the Fire (1994) and Aankhen (2002) and got to be synonymous for negative parts in motion pictures like Awwal Number (1990), Jung (1996), Khilona (1996), Yes Boss (1997), Hameshaa (1997), Jung (2000) and Musafir (2004).


Pancholi was born in Raebareli district in a Pancholi family. aditya-pancholi-with-his-wife He is the son of the filmmaker Rajan Pancholi and Aruna Pancholi. He has one sister and two brothers. He received his early education from St. Joseph’s High School in Juhu, Mumbai. In 1986, Pancholi married actress Zarina Wahab and they have two children Sooraj and Sana. Sooraj made his acting debut in Hero (2015).


Nirmal Pancholi was spotted by a director when he was travelling in a local train for his charming good looks and personality. He was signed for a few television video films produced by Hiba, which was owned by the Stardust magazine owner Nari Hira. Pancholi made his acting debut with Shahadat in 1985. He followed 1986 with television filmsSone Ka Pinjra, Siyahi, Kalank Ka Tika, Afshar Ki Saali and Maryam Ki Beti. Later that year, he ventured into mainstream Bollywood with Sasti Dulhan Mahenga Dulha. During this time, he adopted the stage name Aditya Pancholi.

In 1987, Pancholi gave critically acclaimed performances in two television movies: Abhishek and Khatarnaak Irade. In Abhishek, he essayed the role of a well-known businessman who used his father’s wealth in enjoying leisure time and used a new gear and costume to help depressed and troubled people. The film co-starred Archana Puran Singh, Neeta Puri and Jeet Upendra. In Khatarnaak Irade, Pancholi played the role of a womanizer lifeguard who got himself into trouble while falling in love with a married woman played by Anju Mahendru.

Pancholi turned producer for the first time in the 1993 romance action film Chor Aur Chaand and acted in the lead role opposite Pooja Bhatt. The film was a failure at the box offchor-aur-chaand-199304ice. His next release was the multi-starrer action film Game opposite Naseeruddin Shah, Rahul Roy and Sangeeta Bijlani. His only release of 1994 was Sanjay Gupta’s multi-starrer action film Aatish: Feel the Fire featuring an ensemble cast of Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Atul Agnihotri. Aatish was one of the highest grossing movies at the box office.

He opened 1995 with the lead role in the multi-starrer action film Surakshaa, in which he was paired with Sheeba with an ensemble cast of Sunil Shetty, Saif Ali Khan, Divya Duttaand Monica Bedi. Pancholi reunited with Shetty and Khan for another multi-starrer lead role in the 1996 action film Ek Tha Raja with Neelam, Pratibha Sinha and Indrani Banerjee, but the film flopped at the box office. Later that year, Pancholi collaborated with South Indian director T. Rama Rao in Jung, portraying a double role opposite Mithun Chakraborty, Ajay Devgan, Rambha and Sujata Mehta. Pancholi received critical acclaim for playing a positive character of an innocent train driver who is punished for a murder which he has never committed and it is committed by a look-alike gangster. His last release of the year was Khilona opposite Ayub Khan and Monica Bedi, which flopped at the box office.

In 2002, Pancholi had his next major release with a supporting role in Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s heist thriller Aankhen which featured an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Sushmita Sen and Paresh Rawal. The film was a hit at the box office and emerged as one of the highest grossing films of the year. Pancholi collaborated with Sanjay Gupta for the fifth time in the 2004 action thriller Musafir essaying the role of the main antagonist opposite Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy, Mahesh Manjrekar, Koena Mitra, Shakti Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.


Pancholi made his comeback to the film industry with a negative role in Chandan Arora’s low budget action film Striker (2010), which flopped at the box office. Pancholi restricted himself to negative and character roles with films like Rush (2012), Mumbai Mirror (2013), Race 2 (2013), Jai Ho (2014), Dishkiyaoon (2014), Hero (2015) and Bajirao Mastani(2015).


Birth Name : Nirmal Pancholi
Name : Aditya Pancholi
Date of Birth : 4 January 1965
Age : 51 years
Height : 6’3″
Profession : Actor
Religion : Sikh-Punjabi
Nationality : Indian
Sun sign : Capricon
Current Residence : Mumbai
Languages Known : English, Hindi, Marathi
Other Interest : Martial Arts and Dancing
Favorite Food : South Indian food


Father : Rajan Pancholi
Mother : Aruna Pancholi
Spouse/Wife : Zarina Wahab
Son : Suraj Pancholi
Daughter : Sana Pancholi


1985 Shahadat
1988 Dharamyudh Thakur Vijay Singh
1988 Khoon Bahaa Ganga Mein
1988 Qatil Kumar
1990 Awwal Number
1990 Gunahon Ka Devta
1995 Ram Shastra
1996 Khilona
1998 Military Raaj
2000 Baaghi
2011 Bodyguard
2013 Shadow (Telugu)
2014 Jai Ho
2015 Bajirao Mastani
2015 Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale
2015 Hero


1998 Nominated Filmfare Best Villain Award for Yes Boss
2011 Nominated Global Indian Film & TV Honours award for Best Villain in Striker.

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