Honey Chhaya is a prominent film and television actor, director, cinematographer, film editor, script writer and a musician. He has acted in more than 65 plays, 20 feature films and television shows; he also donned several advertisements, more than a hundred ad films and he directed and scripted many Gujarati films. Honey was born and raised up in Rajkot, Gujarat. His father teaches Sanskrit and Literature. He developed his passion for acting at the age of six, when he acted as a patient in a school play, then he did theatre in college. After that, he became interested in filmmaking. Honey is also an aspiring musician and has a passion for Indian classical music.
Honey was seen in the 2004 Bollywood crime drama film, Jaago. He appeared as Fardounjee Sethna, the neglected father of Dinshaw (played by
) and Farrokh (played by
) in the English language Indian film, Being Cyrus in 2006; a film where he earned positive reviews. He played as the grandfather in the short film, Sukrit’s Sunday in 2008 and he also acted in the British drama film,
. In the same year, he played the role of Bapuji in Hindi political thriller film, Firaaq. He was the old man in jail in the Bollywood film, Blue Oranges in 2009, and later, he bagged the role of Hasmukhbhai Shukla in the social comedy film, ‘What’s Your Raashee?’. He essayed the role of an old man in the Hindi comedy film, Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke and played the role of Nani Anjuman in the Bollywood film, Tum Milo Toh Sahi in 2010. In the same year, the actor is also part of the box-office hit film, Dabangg in 2010 and in 2011, he was seen as the young Wasim in the British comedy drama film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Subsequently, he donned the role of Jagdishbhai in the satirical comedy film, ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ in 2012.
Besides being a film actor, he is also popular for his television roles. Honey Chhaya played as the caretaker in the British crime show, Bombay Blue in 1997. The brilliant actor gained more fame after essaying the character of Narsi Kaka in the television dramedy series, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby on Star Plus. In 2009, he acted as Ramu Kaka on NDTV Imagine’s Seeta Aur Geeta.
Honey is the associate writer, together with in the Bollywood film, Majhdhaar in 1996 which stars