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Benjamin Gilani

Benjamin Gilani is an Indian actor of film, television and theatre.[1] He portrayed Jawaharlal Nehru in the 1993 film Sardar. He also acted in the movie "Hum Dum". He founded 'Motley Productions', a Mumbai-based theatre company in 1977, along with Tom Alter and Naseeruddin Shah, and Waiting For Godot was their first play on July 29, 1979 at Prithvi... See full bio »


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Known For

Bajirao Mastani Raja Chhatrasaal
Sardar Jawaharlal 'Panditji' Nehru
Yehi Hai Zindagi Udaybhan's dad
Game Mr. Khanna


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 2018 Laila Majnu
Ghulam Sarwar Bhat
 2015 Bajirao Mastani
Raja Chhatrasaal
 2015 Jai Ho! Democracy
Gen. G.S. Sandhu
 2014 Sunsilk Real FM (TV Movie)
Rhea's father
 2013 Baromas
 2013/II The Coffin Maker
 2013 Rise of the Zombie
Dr. Dave Parker
 2011/I Game
Mr. Khanna
 2009 8 x 10 Tasveer
Jatin Puri
 2009 Barah Aana
Anoop Mehta
 2006 Hotel Kingston (TV Series)
Govind Sahai
 2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time
Talent Agent
 2005 Hum Dum
 2005 Yehi Hai Zindagi
Udaybhan's dad
 2004 Agni Pankh
Indian Army Officer
 2004 Sahib Biwi Gulam (TV Series)
 2003 Kyon?
Rohit Narang
 2003/I Wrong Number
Dr. Mathur
 2002 Madhur Milan
 2000 Siyani (TV Movie)
 2000 Gubbare Hum do hamare chaar (TV Movie)
 2000 Noor Jahan (TV Series)
 1999 Gubbare (TV Series)
 1996 Itihaas (TV Series)
 1995 Rahat (TV Series)
Mr Malhotra
 1995 Abhay
 1995 Manzil (TV Series)
 1994 The Great Maratha (TV Mini-Series)
 1994 Junoon (TV Series)
 1994 Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh (TV Series)
 1993 Sardar
Jawaharlal 'Panditji' Nehru
 1993 Tara (TV Series) (1993-1995)
 1993 Jugal Bandhi (TV Series)
 1993 Stree (TV Series)
 1992 Gulmohar West (TV Series) (1992)
 1990 Laapata (Video)
 1989 Mandanda
 1989 Bhoothnath (TV Series)
 1988 Uppanyas (TV Series)
 1988 Hero Hiralal
 1988 Mahanagar (TV Series)
 1987 Zindagi (TV Series) (1987)
 1987 Mirch Masala
 1987 Manoranjan (TV Series)
 1986 Katha Sagar (TV Series)
- Dushman (1986)
- Bhulava (1986)
- Sannata (1986)
 1986 Musafir
 1986 Siyahi (Video)
 1985 Apna Jahan (TV Movie)
Dr. Mukesh
 1985 Vairi-Jatt
Nikki's boyfriend
 1985 Holi
 1985 Damad Chahiye
 1984 Captain Barry
 1984 Pratibha
 1984 Phulwari
Arun Chowdhury
 1984 Party
 1984 Bombay Meri Hai (TV Series)
 1983 Kalka
 1983 Suzanne
 1982 Meri Kahani
 1981 Plot No. 5
 1981 Kalyug
Saxsena (uncredited)
 1980 Bhavni Bhavai
Prime Minister
 1979 Junoon
Rashid Khan
 1979 Shikshaa
 1978 Madhu Malti
 1978 Devata
 1977 Bhumika
 1977/I Mukti (Guest Appearance) (as Benjiman Gilani)
 1977 Alaap
 1974 Pyaasa Dil

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Benjiman Gilani

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Was engaged to Shabana Azmi in 1974. See more »

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