Jatin Kanakia Wiki, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Jatin Kanakia (1952-1999) was an Indian actor. He was famous for playing comedy roles in television shows and movies. He died on 18 July 1999 due to pancreatic cancer.


Jatin Kanakia was born on Monday, 29 June 1959 (age 47 years; at the time of death) in  Porbandar, Saurashtra, India. After completing his studies, Jatin pursued a career in acting and began with roles in Gujarati and Hindi theatre.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Jatin Kanakia standing


Jatin belonged to a Gujarati Hindu family.

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents and siblings

Wife & Children

Jatin had a son named Drupad Kanakia. There is not much information about his wife.


He followed Hinduism.



Kanakia began his career with the comedy series ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’ (1994), where he played the role of Keshav Kulkarni alongside Archana Puran Singh and Reema Lagoo.

Poster of 'Shrimaan Shrimati'

Poster of ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’

The series was aired on Doordarshan and gained immense love from the viewers. In 1995, he played the role of ‘Ajay Tripathi’ in the serial Padosan. He did many serials with Zee TV including Hum Panch (1996), Mrs Madhuri Dixit (1997), Do Aur Do Panch (1998), And Chashme Baddoor (1999). He was last seen in the comedy series ‘Don’t Worry Ho Jayega’ (2000) as ‘Moti’ on Sahara TV.

Poster of 'Hum Panch'

Poster of ‘Hum Panch’


Jatin Kanakia made his film debut in the Hindi film ‘Vishwavidhaata’ (1997) as Mr. Anand. In 1999, he appeared in three back-to-back films namely, ‘Khoobsurat,’ ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai,’ and ‘Trisakti.’

Poster of 'Hum Saath Saath Hai' (1999)

Poster of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ (1999)

Awards & Honours

For his contributions to Indian television, Kanakia received a posthumous honor at the first Indian Telly Awards in 2001.


On 18 July 1999, Jatin Kanakia, at the age of 47, took his last breath in Mumbai; he had been suffering from pancreatic cancer for a long time.


  • During the Covid lockdown, Jatin’s show Shrimaan Shrimati returned to TV and became a superhit again.
  • Jatin Kanakia’s greatest contribution to the comedy industry led him to earn the title ‘Prince of Comedy.’
  • Jatin shared his views on the concept of the serial ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma.’ [1]Koimoi


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