Bollywood’s favorite baddie who breathed his last in 2012, fighting a respiratory disorder had never played a good man on screen. Films like “ Mohra”, “Tadipaar” and “ Chamatkar” in the 1990’s made him a well-known villain in the industry. But did you know he was an excellent fitness trainer as well? Gavin Packard was of Indo-Irish origin. He was born on 8th of June 1964, in Mumbai. Amongst five children, he was the eldest, to Earl and Barbara Packard. Earl Packard was a computer expert, and his mother was a Konkani Maharashtrian. Gavin’s grandfather, John Packard, was an Irish man, who came to the country as a part of the US Army. He later came and settled in India.

Gavin is a national award winning fitness expert and a bodybuilder. He has also won many state awards. He entered the big screen through Malayalam movies. He debuted in the Malayalam movie “ Aryan” in 1988. He got an opportunity to share the screen space with the already famous Mohanlal. It is reported that he was the chosen one by the director, for the role he portrayed. Gavin played the role of a local goon, named Martin.

The movie was directed by Priyadarshan. The role was a small one, as it was a cameo, but it was noteworthy as the journey for Martin from a shy hero to a local goon was portrayed perfectly by Gavin. In 1989, he had his Bollywood Debut with the movie “Ilaaka”. During the very same year, he got the opportunity to work for a full-length character of Fabien a P. Padmarajan directed “Season” that was much appreciated for his performance. In total, he did more than 30 Hindi films and a dozen of English films that were homegrown productions. He also worked in a couple of Malayalam movies, which were super hit movies, in a career that spanned for 15 years. His last Hindi film was “ Yeh Hai Jalwa” in 2002. The movie was directed by David Dhawan.

His brother, in an interview, after the actor’s death, recalls some of his brother’s best moments, as a brother as well as an actor. He says, unlike the picture of a bad man, he was scared of heights. Apart from being a good and caring brother, the actor genuinely cared for those who were close to his heart. Gavin was a fitness trainer to Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, and Salman Khan’s trainer. Daryl, Gavin’s brother, wants to take his brother’s legacy forward and wants to organize body building contests, to encourage more people to follow him. The industry was shocked to hear the sad demise of Gavin. He was married, but later they separated mutually. He has a daughter, Erika, who is now a model. Gavin’s last days were spent with his brother in their native town Kalyan.

Gaurav Pandey Hindi Actor

Gaurav Pandey

Gaurav Pandey is an agile actor. He was born on 5th January 1990 in delhi and completed his schooling from The SelaQui school, Dehradun. He was doing majors in Business management in California, but soon a dim realization dawned upon him and he got that he has to work in such a field where he can apply his creative skills. Apart from commerce he was studying fine arts. He left behind his management studies and came to Mumbai on 10th may 2009. He joined an institute named as ‘ creating characters’ and soon gave auditions for various commercial advertisements. Fortunately, he got an opportunity to work for many big brands such as colgate, Volkswagen, olx etc. His first advertisement being that of a soft drink where he had to mimic Rajnikant. He believes because of his advertisement, he got to work in films an opportunity. His debut was Humpty Sharma Ki Duhlaniya where he played the role of a best friend (Shaunty) of Humpty ( Varun Dhawan). The film proved to be the turning point for his career in film industry. Since the film got huge reception he got many opportunities further. He got an opportunity to work for Yash Raj’s first web series man’s world that proved to be a great platform for him to show cast his skills as well as talent. The series got huge reception too. ‘since the series was based on a different concept that had never ever happen before it was an honour for me to work for the same, said gaurav pandey in one of his exclusive interview. He was fortunate enough to work in film the Flying Jatt where he worked with many talented personalities. His skills and passion helped him to step the ladder of success. He revealed during one of his interview that he is a great fan of WWE since he was a child. Also he is calculative about his work and is so focused that he wished to have a fan –star relationship with his fans and impress them with his creativity in skill. He believes that new breed of actress such as Shraddha Kapoor, Anushka Sharma are more talented and wished to work with them all. Also, he wish to work with Imtiaz Ali. He is inspired by the movie 3 idiots and follow the message of following passion given by movie. He followed his passion so much so that success started touching his feet . Indians are hardcore film addicts that they almost worship their favourite stars. Such an incidence happened with Gaurav Pandey, who started expreincing fan frenzy. When a young girl from agra came to see him at his house. she stood outside his house to propose him. Gaurav was touched with this show cast of her affection. He tried to calm her down by giving her his autograph. While having conversation with her, he came to know that she has eloped from her home to Mumbai just to meet him. Gaurav immediately called her parents and told them about their daughter’s safety. This revealed that he is a gentleman to the core. He felt happy to bring a smile on the face of his fan. Also he felt speechless for her affection towards him. Gaurav believes that this is just the starting and there is more to come. We wish him all the best.

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