Dinesh Kaushik is a Punjabi actor, born on May 27, 1957 in Bhatinda, Punjab in India. A theatre graduate of Punjab University in Chandigarh, the actor has worked with the professional theatre artists in Mumbai. He also donned several advertisements, TV shows and films. He started his career by playing the role of Narsinghrao Pradhanmantri (Jhansi’s Prime Minister) in the historical drama series,
Jhansi Ki Rani on Zee TV channel in 2009. Prior to this, he also acted in the television series, Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi, along with
Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bhattacharya in 2008.
Dinesh started his career in doing theatre acts and became an active member of Majma Theatre Groups and Ekjute Theatre Groups. He also became a regular face in the television commercials, especially for the leading brands in the 80’s like Cadbury, Tree Top, Keo-Karpin, Thumbs Up, Hero Honda Motor Bikes, Girnar Tea, Surf, Vicks and Mayur Suitings. Later on, he shifted and focused on doing television series and films. Dinesh also made an appearance in the T series video album entitled Main Pardesi Hoon.
Dinesh has donned several television shows and serials, including Pancham, Hip Hip Hurray, Commander, Parampara, Tum Bin Jaon Kaha, X Zone and Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyaan on Zee TV channel. He also appeared on Star Plus’ Kora Kaagaz, Kumkum, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and Meri Awaaz Ko Mil Gayee Roshni. The actor also donned television serials on the Doordarshan channel, including Mahabharat, Kunti, Raaz Ki Baat, Anoogoonj, Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi and more. Dinesh also donned Remix, Ssshhhh… Koi Hai and Ssshhhh… Phir Koi Hai on Star One; Vaidehi, CID, Aahat and Par Is Dil Ko Kaise Samjhae on Sony TV and few serials on Life OK and Sahara One channels.
He made his debut in the big screen through the 1986 Hindi film entitled Ankush, which was written, produced and directed by N. Chandra. In 1991, he appeared in the Bollywood musical romantic film, Jeena Teri Gali Mein, followed by his appearance in the 1993 horror film, Mahakaal. In 1999, Dinesh played as the brother of
in the action drama film, Sarfarosh, helmed by John Matthew Matthan. He also got the chance to work with the Bollywood star,
in the box-office musical romantic drama film, Tere Naam. In 2002, Dinesh has acted with Anil Kapoor’s first production venture, Badhaai Ho Badhaai, a film which was inspired by the America’s The Nutty Professor. He also worked in the thriller film Vaada in 2005 and in Jackie Shroff-starrer Bhoot Unkle in 2006.
He got married to Ragini and they have been blessed with two daughters namely Ruchika and Simran.