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.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
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.
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.
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.’
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.’