Dalip Tahil is one of the most renowned evergreen actors in the Bollywood film industry. He is well known for his serious and villainous roles in films like ‘
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ in the year 1988 as ‘Dhanraj Singh’ and in ‘
Darr’ in the year 1993 as ‘Captain Mehra’, and in ‘
Baazigar’ as ‘Madan Chopra’ which was also released in 1993.
He was born on October 30th in the year 1952 in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. He completed his higher secondary education from one of the most famous schools in the country, The Sherwood College in Nainital. He then joined Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Aligarh and later did his graduation from Mumbai’s St. Xavier’s College.
Dalip started acting at a very young age when he was just ten years old and was a part of many plays during his school days. For his acting in his school days, he won the ‘Kendall Cup’ for two years consecutively.
He was a part of many plays like Macbeth and My Three Angels. During his early life, he was a part of many prestigious theater groups and appeared in countless plays. He made his acting debut in the year 1974 when famous film maker
Shyam Benegal had discovered Dalip’s talent and offered him a role in his film ‘Ankur.' He later appeared in Ramesh Sippy’s ‘
Shaan’ in the year 1980 and had gained recognition by playing the villainous ‘Kumar’.
He played the role of Laxmi’s dad in India’s first 3D cinema, ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’ which was shot in Malayalam in the year 1984. He also appeared in various television serials like Ramesh Sippy’s ‘
Buniyaad’ in the year 1987 as the eldest son of Haveli Ram, named ‘
Bhushan’. He appeared in the
Sanjay Khan made ‘
The Sword of Tipu Sultan’ in the year 1990 which was aired in DD National.
He also made appearances in many foreign language television serials like ‘EastEnders’ the famous British soap opera in the year 2003 in which he played ‘Dan Ferreira’. Recently he made appearances in ‘
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ in 2013 as ‘Jawaharlal Nehru’ and in the 2015 release films ‘
Phir Se…’ by
Kunal Kohli and ‘Welcome To Karachi’ by Ashish R Mohan starring