Name: Deepak Dobriyal
1) In the year 2010, Deepak Dobriyal was nominated for the prestigious Apsara Award in the Best Performance in a Negative Role category for his role in ‘Gulaal’, directed by AnuragKashyap.
2) In the year 2006, he won the Filmfare Special performance award for his role in the Vishal Bhardwaj directed ‘Omkara’, starring Naseeruddin Shah, BipashaBasu, KonkonaSen Sharma, VivekOberoi, Saif Ali Khan, Kareen Kapoor and Ajay Devgan.
3) In 2012, Deepak was given the Apsara Award in the Best Performance in a Comic role award for his role of ‘Pappiji’ in the film ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ directed by Anand L. Rai.
Biography: Deepak Dobriyal, the well known film and theatre actor began his career in Bollywood in the year 1994. His parents hail from Kabra village situated near Satpuli and Reethakhal village, PauriGarhwal in the Indian state of Uttarakhan. When Deepak was five years of age, his family shifted to Delhi.
In the year 1994, he started working with Arvind Gaur, the famous theatre director. Some of Deepak’s major plays include ‘EkMamooliAdmi’ by Ashok Lal, ‘The Good Doctor’ by Neil Simons, ‘The Good Person of Szechwan’, ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’, ‘Operation Three Star’ by Dario Fo, ‘Court Martial’, ‘RaktKalyan’ also known as Taledanda, ‘Desire Under The Elms’, ‘Final Solutions’, ‘AndhaYug’, ‘Tughlaq’ and several others. After working for six long years at Asmita theatre, Deepak joined hands with Pt. N. K. Sharma’s Act One theatre group. Deepak acted in plays such as ‘Aksar Maine SochaTha’, ‘HamaarBaabujikichhattri’ and ‘AaoSaathiSapnaDekhe’.
One of his recent films include the Salman Khan starrer, ‘Dabangg 2’, directed by Arbaaz Khan. In this film Deepak played the character role of Bachcha’s (enacted by actor Prakash Raj) brother Genda, who used to be involved in all the illegal activities under Bachcha.
Deepak Dobriyal’s filmography includes ‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’, ‘1971’, ‘The Blue Umbrella’, ‘Shaurya’, ‘Delhi-6’, ‘13B’, ‘Gulaal’, ‘DaayenYaBaayen’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Tanu weds Bhai’, ‘Not A Love Story’ and ‘Dabangg 2’. He also did a voiceover in the Nikhil Advani directed bilingual stereoscopic 3-Dimensional animation film, ‘Delhi Safari’.