Dinesh Hingoo is an Indian actor who is known for playing comic and supporting roles in Bollywood films. He is well known for playing comic roles in films like Namak Halaal (1982), Baazigar (1993), Judwaa (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), and No Entry (2005).
Dinesh Hingoo aka Dinesh Hingorani was born on Saturday, 13 April 1940 (age 83 years; as of 2023) in Baroda, Baroda State, British India (now, Vadodara, Gujarat, India). His zodiac sign is Aries.
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Black
Dinesh Hingoo belongs to a Gujrati family.
Wife & Children
Dinesh Hingoo is married to Jamuna Hingoo, a former stage actress in the Gujarati film industry.
She used the name ‘Jamuna Merchant’ as her screen name for theatre plays. The couple acted in a theatre play titled ‘Mangal Phera,’ which was staged in Mumbai. Dinesh and Jamuna’s parents were not in favour of their marriage, and the couple got married without their parent’s consent. The couple has two sons, Rajiv Hingoo and Jignesh Hingoo. Rajiv works at Jefferies Group, an American multinational independent investment bank, and Jignesh holds a master’s degree in dental morphology, and he is the owner of Kavana Dental Private Limited in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Dinesh Hingoo started his career as a theatre artist. During his college days, Dinesh participated in a theatrical production, which was staged in Mumbai. Later, he shifted to Mumbai, and he started performing in theatre and stage plays. After performing in various theatre plays, Dinesh’s interest shifted to mimicry. He participated in a Mimicry Competition Night at Open Gate Theatre in Dhobi Talao, Mumbai. Later, Dinesh continued his mimicry shows with celebrities like Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood, and Hemant Kumar.
In 1967, Dinesh Hingoo made his debut in the Bollywood film industry with the film Taqdeer in which he played the role of a villain.
Dinesh is known for his unique laughter style, and imitation of a Parsi businessman in various films like Qurbaani (1980), Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989), Paap Ka Ant (1989), Bhabhi (1991), Judaai (1997), Baadshah (1999), and Phir Hera Pheri (2006).
In 1978, Dinesh Hingoo made his debut as a comedian with the film Nasbandi in which he played the role of Rahmani. In 1989, he appeared in the film Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni in which he played the role of Jhokumal Makmal Pyarelal. In 1993, Dinesh played the role of Bajodia Seth in the film Baazigar.
In 1996, Dinesh Hingoo appeared in the film Chhote Sarkar in which he played the role of an army officer.
Dinesh, in 1997, played the role of a jeweller in the film Judwaa.
In 1999, he played the role of Karodimal Seth in the film Rajaji alongside Govinda. He is known for his character as Chaman Jhinga in the film Hera Pheri (2000).
In 1985, Dinesh Hingoo appeared in the television show ‘Paying Guest’ in which he played the role of Somnath on Doordarshan.
- Johnny Lever, in an interview, revealed that he took inspiration from Dinesh Hingoo to become a mimicry artist before coming into films. Further, he revealed that it was Dinesh Hingoo who gave him a break to perform on stage as a comedian.
- Reportedly, Dinesh Hingoo’s parents were not in favour of him making a career in acting. So, he ran away from his home to fulfil his career aspirations, and shifted to Mumbai.
- Dinesh Hingoo acted in more than 300 films in various languages like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, and Bengali. The Lallantop