Mangal Dhillon

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Mangal Dhillon
Village Wander Jatana, Faridkot district, Punjab
EducationPost Graduate from Indian Theatre, Panjab University, Chandigarh
OccupationActor, Writer, Director, Producer
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Mangal Singh Dhillon, better known as Mangal Dhillon is an Indian actor, writer, director and film producer. He was born in Wander Jatana near Kotkapura in Faridkot district, Punjab.

Early life[edit | edit source]

He was born in a Jat Sikh family in a village Wander Jatana, in Faridkot district of the Indian state of Punjab. He studied in Panj Graayin Kalan Government school until 4th Standard. He then moved to Uttar Pradesh near his father's farm. He graduated from Zila Parishad high school in Nighasan, Lakhimpur Kheri district. He then returned to Punjab where he completed his higher secondary from Kot Kapura. He graduated from Muktsar Government College.

He worked in theatre in Delhi and joined Indian Theatre department at Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1979 and completed his post-graduate diploma course in acting in 1980.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Serial Role Year Notes
Katha Sagar 1986
Buniyaad Lubhaya Ram 1986
Junoon[1] Sumer Rajvansh 1993
The Great Maratha Dattaji Scindia 1994-95
Panther Panther 1996-1998
Maulana Azad Maulana Azad
Mujrim Hazir
Lahoo Ke Phool Decoit
Param Vir Chakra Col.Hoshiar Singh 1988
Apane Paraye
Yug (TV series) King 1996-98
Noorjahan (TV Series) Emperor Akbar 2000

Feature films[edit | edit source]

Film Role Year Notes
Khoon Bhari Maang Advocate 1988
Kahan Hai Kanoon Peter 1989
Apna Desh Paraye Log Advocate Sharma
Bhrashtachar Mangal
Naaka Bandi Police Inspector Satyaprakash 1990
Azaad Desh Ke Gulam Mangal
Amba Thakur Shamsher Singh
Nyay Anyay Inspector Khan
Pyar Ka Devta Murli M Rai 1991
Ranbhoomi Chandan Henchman
Akayla Advocate
Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan Inspector Aslam
Lakshmanrekha Jabbar Khan
Vishwatma Madan Bhardwaj 1992
Zindagi Ek Juaa Mangal Jagjit Singh JJ Assistant
Yugandhar Gora Thakur 1993
Dil Tera Aashiq Mr James
Dalaal Jagga Seth
Nishana Police officer 1995
Nagmani Snake Charmer
Train to Pakistan Punjab Police A.S.I. 1998
Janasheen Jaichand 2003
Toofan Singh

Production house[edit | edit source]

Dhillon formed a production company and released a well-received historical film entitled Khalsa. His other productions include A Day at the Golden Temple-(about the 24 hours holy practice every day)", Prakash Sri Guru Granth Sahib (in 2004 about the uniqueness of Guru Granth Sahib), Sikh Ate Dastaar, The Inseparable-A Sikh and his Turban, (about the unbreakable bond of every Sikh with his turban & long hair) Sarvnash-(in 2007 against drug abuse) Gurbani De Kautak Part-1 and Part-2 (in 2009-10 about the divine healing powers of Gurbani) Toshakhana Sri Darbar Sahib (about the priceless articles kept at Toshakhana) and Ḧarinam Ke Chamatkar (a documentary about the divine healing powers of Harinam).

Forth coming projects include Shahadat (a feature film, about politics of votes & countless other social issues of Punjab, India & NRIs), Ä Western Salutation to Sikhism (about the devotion, faith & conviction of western people who embraced sikhism) Saaka-Sarhind (a docu-drama film about the martyrdom of the sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji), and Gurbani De Kautak Parts 3, 4 and 5 (documentary films about the divine healing powers of spiritual hymns of Sri Guru Granth Sahib)and many others.

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • For his role in television serial Junoon, he won the RAPA (Radio and Television Advertising Practitioners' Association) award for best actor in 1998.
  • He was honored with Baba Farid Award by Punjab Government for the film Khalsa
  • An outstanding achievement award from Chief Minister Punjab in 2006 as well as various other recognitions from organizations all over Punjab and abroad.
  • He was awarded the Mohan Rakesh Gold Medal for best actor.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Amritsar PLUS". Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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