Dhumal (actor)

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).

Dhumal
Born29 March 1914
Died13 February 1987(1987-02-13) (aged 72)
Mumbai
ResidenceMumbai
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1940s–1980s

Career

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

YearTitleRole
1986Pyar Ka MandirPatient
1984BijliSethu – Parvati's brother
1984DuniyaPascal
1984Maati Maangey KhoonSharda's dad
1983Bindiya ChamkegiDaulatram
1982Bade Dil WalaBanwarilal
1981Dil Hi Dil MeinRamdhan (Mr. Verma's servant)
1981Jail YatraConstable at the beach
1981Sannata
1981DaasiMangala's maternal aunt
1980Sheetla MataMunim Ram Bharose
1979Geet Gaata Chal
1979Aaitya Bilavar NagobaSindhu Madhav Shastri
1979Janta Hawaldar
1979KhandaanTo-be groom's uncle
1978Maan ApmaanMakhan's maternal uncle
1978AnjaamTotaram
1978BesharamMukhiya
1978KarmayogiKakaram
1978Devata
1977Chalta PurzaConstable Balchander
1977Dream GirlManager of the shop
1977Naav Motha Lakshan Khota
1977Saheb BahadurCharandas
1976Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
1976Ha Khel Savlyancha
1976KabeelaLalaji
1976Udhar Ka SindurSunderprasad's dad
1976BhanwarChaudhary Phuliaram
1975Aaram Haram Aahe!Jagge
1974SanyasiDinu – House Servant
1973BenaamPolice Constable Havaldar
1972JugnuSheela's Father
1972Baazigar
1972Do ChorTikamdas
1972Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche
1971Haar Jeet
1971Jawan MuhabatChhote Lal
1971Naya ZamanaDharamdas, the landlord
1971Woh Din Yaad Karo
1971HungamaBanaspati Prasad
1971PreetamGauri's Father
1971Jaane-AnjaaneDhondu
1970Albela
1970Samaj Ko Badal Dalo
1970Tum Haseen Main JawanSeth Ganpat Rao
1969Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?Stewart
1969BalakDharamraj
1969Prarthana
1969Pyar Hi PyarJattadhari
1969Pyasi ShamD'Souza
1969SachaaiHostel Warden
1969Tumse Achha Kaun HaiSheila's Father
1968Ek Shriman Ek ShrimatiMaharaj (Jungle King)
1968AnkhenStudio Owner
1968BrahmachariKirtandas (Taxi Driver)
1968Mera Naam Johar007 / Charan Das
1968Payal Ki JhankarVaidraj
1968SaraswatichandraPassenger in bull cart (Savior)
1968Suhaag RaatParwana
1967Teen BahuraniyanHariprasad – Radha's Father
1967AnitaRoshandhan
1967Chandan Ka PalnaGopi
1966Woh Koi Aur Hoga
1966DevarRam Bharose / R.B. Bosay
1966Do BadanMohan's dad
1966Mera SaayaBankeji
1966Preet Na Jane ReetRosie's father
1965Love in TokyoSheela's dad
1965ArzooMunshi Ashadaulal (as Dhoomal)
1965Bahu BetiNemak Das
1965Chand Aur SurajNand Gopal
1965Mere SanamBankhe
1965Rishte NaahteDiwanji
1964GumnaamMister Dharamdas
1964Awara BadalBabloo
1964Kashmir Ki KaliBholaram
1964Woh Kaun Thi?Madhav
1964ZiddiRamdas
1963ZindagiChameli's dad
1963Akela
1963HamrahiHukumchand
1963Holiday in BombayHanuman Prasad
1963Pyar Ka BandhanLala (as Dhoomal)
1962Aaj Aur KalDhanaksingh's Secretary
1962AnpadhKalu
1962ijli Chamke Jamna Paar
1962Ek Musafir Ek HasinaUltaram
1962RungoliBalabadradas (as Dhoomal)
1962Sahib Bibi Aur GhulamBansi
1961Boy FriendSampat
1961Mem-DidiSethji
1961SasuralDharamdas
1960Shola Aur ShabnamMunshiji
1960Bombai Ka BabuMamu
1960Ek Phool Char KaanteUncle – Religious
1960Girl Friend
1960Jagachya Pathivar
1959Chhoti BahenSukhiya
1959Main Nashe Men HoonMunshi Totaram (as Dhoomal)
1958UjalaBholu
1958DetectiveChaudhary
1958Howrah BridgeUncle Joe
1958Khota Paisa
1958PhagunMattu
1958Police
1958Sone Ki ChidiyaFilm Producer
1957Night Club
1957Apradhi Kaun?Deaf & Dumb servant
1957Ek Gaon Ki KahaniBansi
1956Suvarna Sundari
1956Ek SholaPedro
1956New DelhiKumar Swami
1956Parivar
1954JagritiMan in audience
1953Chacha Chowdhury
1948Jeevacha Sakha
1948Peera Dhaigude

Death

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

References

  1. Isak Mujawar (1969). Maharashtra: birthplace of Indian film industry. chief information officer, Maharashtra Information Centre. p. 152.
  2. Kishore Valicha (1 January 1980). The Moving Image: A Study of Indian Cinema. Orient Blackswan. p. 74. ISBN 978-81-250-1608-3.
  3. Sanjit Narwekar (2005). Eena Meena Deeka: The Story of Hindi Film Comedy. Rupa & Company. p. 1887. ISBN 978-81-291-0859-3.
  4. "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.
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