Chetan Dhanani is a prominent director and Actor in the Gujarati entertainment industry. He was born on 16th August 1984 in Kutch, Gujarat. Chetan is a B.com graduate and Holds a Diploma in Drama and Performing Arts from MS University Baroda. As a university student, Chetan actively worked in all the cultural activities and festivals that served as his first source of inspiration and interest. As an actor with impressive acting skills, Chetan made acting his debut in the 2009 movie Dvandva, a mystery crime drama. Chetan is a multi-talented artist. He is not only a good actor but a good writer and director as well.
Chetan showcased his writing and directing skills in the 2017 Gujarati movie Chor Bani Thangaat Kare with
. After completing his Diploma, Chetan joined Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai. He competed in the Chitralekha Drama Competition and won seven awards because of his talent. Soon after winning awards, he received the opportunity to act in the play Jal Jal Bade Patang and Gandhi Before Gandhi as a lead actor in the theatre. Theatre play was successful and the beginning of his successful career. He has worked in many successful movies like Karma, BaagadBillaa, Swagatam, Chor Bani Thangaat kare, and the film Reva based on the 1988 novel Tatvamsi written by a well-known Gujarati Writer Dhruv Bhatt.
His movie Reva won the National Film Award for Best feature film in Gujarati at the 66th
National Film Awards
. The plot of the film Reva: A Journey Within revolves around Karan, a 25-year-old NRI living an extravagant lifestyle. The movie featured a cast of talented artists like
, Monal Gajjar Prashant Barot, and Dayashankar Pandey. Chetan also enjoys reading, playing cricket, and traveling. He has traveled around 16 countries because he believes exposure brings into one's acting more experience. He believes that a good actor is bound to be a good reader and listener.