Anant Balwant Dhumal

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Anant Balwant Dhumal
Actor Dhumal in Howrah Bridge.jpg Actor Dhumal in Howrah Bridge.jpg
Dhumal in Howrah Bridge (1958)
Born29 March 1914
💀Died13 February 1987(1987-02-13) (aged 72)
Mumbai13 February 1987(1987-02-13) (aged 72)
🏡 ResidenceMumbai
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
Actor
📆 Years active  1940s–1980s

Anant Balwant Dhumal popularly known as Dhumal (29 March 1914 – 13 February 1987) was an actor in Bollywood films known for playing character roles. He acted in many movies and was active from the mid 1940s till the late 1980s. He started his acting career from Marathi theatre, which paved way for Marathi cinema and later he moved to Hindi cinema, where he mostly played comedy roles and later in his career, character roles.[1][2][3] He worked in notable films such as Howrah Bridge (1958), Bombai Ka Babu (1960), Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), Gumnaam (1965), Do Badan (1966), Love in Tokyo (1966) and Benaam (1974).

Career[edit]

His career in acting began when he joined a drama company, where he served drinks and washed utensils. There would be occasions when artistes playing minor roles failed to turn up; this would give the spot boys an opportunity to fill in for them. This was how Dhumal landed up with bit roles in plays.

During this period, he met P. K. Atre and Nanasaheb Phatak, both big names in the drama world. Soon, he started getting recognised and bigger roles came his way. Although he eventually became famous as a comedian in films, he was more well known as a villain. He played major roles in famous plays such as Lagna Chi Bedi and Ghara Baher.

From the stage, he shifted his focus to the silver screen. He worked in big movies such as Woh Kaun Thi, Ankhen, Gumnaam, Arzoo and Sasural. His first movie was a Marathi film called Pedgaonche Shahane (1952) in which he played the role of a South Indian.[4]

He paired with fellow comedians Mehmood and Shobha Khote in numerous Hindi films, such as Sasural (1961).[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1986 Pyar Ka Mandir Patient
1984 Bijli Sethu – Parvati's brother
1984 Duniya Pascal
1984 Maati Maangey Khoon Sharda's dad
1983 Bindiya Chamkegi Daulatram
1982 Bade Dil Wala Banwarilal
1981 Dil Hi Dil Mein Ramdhan (Mr. Verma's servant)
1981 Jail Yatra Constable at the beach
1981 Sannata
1981 Daasi Mangala's maternal aunt
1980 Sheetla Mata Munim Ram Bharose
1979 Geet Gaata Chal
1979 Aaitya Bilavar Nagoba Sindhu Madhav Shastri
1979 Janta Hawaldar
1979 Khandaan To-be groom's uncle
1978 Maan Apmaan Makhan's maternal uncle
1978 Anjaam Totaram
1978 Besharam Mukhiya
1978 Karmayogi Kakaram
1978 Devata
1977 Chalta Purza Constable Balchander
1977 Dream Girl Manager of the shop
1977 Naav Motha Lakshan Khota
1977 Saheb Bahadur Charandas
1976 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
1976 Ha Khel Savlyancha
1976 Kabeela Lalaji
1976 Udhar Ka Sindur Sunderprasad's dad
1976 Bhanwar Chaudhary Phuliaram
1975 Aaram Haram Aahe! Jagge
1974 Sanyasi Dinu – House Servant
1973 Benaam Police Constable Havaldar
1972 Jugnu Sheela's Father
1972 Baazigar
1972 Do Chor Tikamdas
1972 Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche
1971 Haar Jeet
1971 Jawan Muhabat Chhote Lal
1971 Naya Zamana Dharamdas, the landlord
1971 Woh Din Yaad Karo
1971 Hungama Banaspati Prasad
1971 Preetam Gauri's Father
1971 Jaane-Anjaane Dhondu
1970 Albela
1970 Samaj Ko Badal Dalo
1970 Tum Haseen Main Jawan Seth Ganpat Rao
1969 Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? Stewart
1969 Balak Dharamraj
1969 Prarthana
1969 Pyar Hi Pyar Jattadhari
1969 Pyasi Sham D'Souza
1969 Sachaai Hostel Warden
1969 Tumse Achha Kaun Hai Sheila's Father
1968 Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati Maharaj (Jungle King)
1968 Ankhen Studio Owner
1968 Brahmachari Kirtandas (Taxi Driver)
1968 Mera Naam Johar 007 / Charan Das
1968 Payal Ki Jhankar Vaidraj
1968 Saraswatichandra Passenger in bull cart (Savior)
1968 Suhaag Raat Parwana
1967 Teen Bahuraniyan Hariprasad – Radha's Father
1967 Anita Roshandhan
1967 Chandan Ka Palna Gopi
1966 Woh Koi Aur Hoga
1966 Devar Ram Bharose / R.B. Bosay
1966 Do Badan Mohan's dad
1966 Mera Saaya Bankeji
1966 Preet Na Jane Reet Rosie's father
1965 Love in Tokyo Sheela's dad
1965 Arzoo Munshi Ashadaulal (as Dhoomal)
1965 Bahu Beti Nemak Das
1965 Chand Aur Suraj Nand Gopal
1965 Mere Sanam Bankhe
1965 Rishte Naahte Diwanji
1964 Gumnaam Mister Dharamdas
1964 Awara Badal Babloo
1964 Kashmir Ki Kali Bholaram
1964 Woh Kaun Thi? Madhav
1964 Ziddi Ramdas
1963 Zindagi Chameli's dad
1963 Akela
1963 Hamrahi Hukumchand
1963 Holiday in Bombay Hanuman Prasad
1963 Pyar Ka Bandhan Lala (as Dhoomal)
1962 Aaj Aur Kal Dhanaksingh's Secretary
1962 Anpadh Kalu
1962 ijli Chamke Jamna Paar
1962 Ek Musafir Ek Hasina Ultaram
1962 Rungoli Balabadradas (as Dhoomal)
1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Bansi
1961 Boy Friend Sampat
1961 Mem-Didi Sethji
1961 Sasural Dharamdas
1960 Shola Aur Shabnam Munshiji
1960 Bombai Ka Babu Mamu
1960 Ek Phool Char Kaante Uncle – Religious
1960 Girl Friend
1960 Jagachya Pathivar
1959 Chhoti Bahen Sukhiya
1959 Main Nashe Men Hoon Munshi Totaram (as Dhoomal)
1958 Ujala Bholu
1958 Detective Chaudhary
1958 Howrah Bridge Uncle Joe
1958 Khota Paisa
1958 Phagun Mattu
1958 Police
1958 Sone Ki Chidiya Film Producer
1957 Night Club
1957 Apradhi Kaun? Deaf & Dumb servant
1957 Ek Gaon Ki Kahani Bansi
1956 Suvarna Sundari
1956 Ek Shola Pedro
1956 New Delhi Kumar Swami
1956 Parivar
1954 Jagriti Man in audience
1953 Chacha Chowdhury
1948 Jeevacha Sakha
1948 Peera Dhaigude

Death[edit]

Dhumal died on 13 February 1987 due to a massive heart attack.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Isak Mujawar (1969). Maharashtra: birthplace of Indian film industry. chief information officer, Maharashtra Information Centre. p. 152. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Kishore Valicha (1 January 1980). The Moving Image: A Study of Indian Cinema. Orient Blackswan. p. 74. ISBN 978-81-250-1608-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Sanjit Narwekar (2005). Eena Meena Deeka: The Story of Hindi Film Comedy. Rupa & Company. p. 1887. ISBN 978-81-291-0859-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Dhumal's Daughter Remembers".
  5. Hanif Zaveri (1 January 2005). Mehmood, a Man of Many Moods. Popular Prakashan. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-81-7991-213-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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