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Bal Dhuri Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Jayshree Gadkar
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 76 Years

Bal Dhuri

Bio/Wiki
Real NameBhaiyyu Ji [1]asianet news
NicknameBal
ProfessionActor
Famous Role"Dashrath" in Ramanand Sagar's "Ramayan" (1987)
Bal Dhuri as Raja Dashrath in Ramayan
Career
DebutMarathi Film: Devachiye Dwaari
Hindi Film: Jai Bajrang Bali (1976)
Bal Dhuri's Hindi Debut Film Jai Bajrang Bali (1976)
Gujarati Film: Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra (1989)
Bal Dhuri Gujarati Debut Film Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra (1989)
TV: Ramayan (1987)
Ramayan (1987)
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear 1944 [2]asianet news
Age (as in 2020)76 Years
BirthplaceMaharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Educational QualificationHe has a degree in Engineering. [3]asianet news
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidowed
Family
Wife/SpouseJayshree Gadkar (actor; died on 29 August 2008)
Bald Dhuri With His Wife Jayshree Gadkar
ChildrenHe has one child. [4]asianet news

Bal Dhuri as Raja Dashrath

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bal Dhuri

  • Bal Dhuri is an Indian actor who is best known for playing the role of “Dashrath” in Ramanand Sagar‘s Ramayan. He is also known for his work in Marathi films and theatres.
  • He belongs to a middle-class Marathi family.
  • Initially, his parents were sceptical about his decision to make a career in acting; however, Bal Dhuri was firm in his decision and went on to chose acting as a career.
  • Before entering the field of acting, he had worked as an engineer in a firm in Maharashtra.
  • Bal Dhuri has acted in more than 20 films and many Marathi plays.
  • It was Ramanand Sagar‘s epic television series “Ramayan” that gave him the much-awaited success in his career.
  • After portraying “Raja Dashrath” in Ramayan, he became a household name in India.

    Bal Dhuri in a scene from Ramayan

    Bal Dhuri in a scene from Ramayan

  • He is such a versatile actor that he has essayed a wide spectrum of roles; from a 25-year-old to 86-year-old characters.
  • His on-screen wife in Ramayan, Kaushalya (played by Jayshree Gadkar) is, in fact, his real-life wife, and even before Ramayan, they had been married to each other.

    Bal Dhuri as Dashrath and Jayshree Gadkar as Kaushalya in Ramayan

    Bal Dhuri as Dashrath and Jayshree Gadkar as Kaushalya in Ramayan

  • Reportedly, when Ramanand Sagar called Jayshree Gadkar to his office to offer her the role of Kaushalya in Ramayan, Jayshree had accompanied her husband, Bal Dhuri, to Sagar’s office. Sagar noticed the aura of Bal Dhuri and gave him a choice to either play Meghnad or Dashrath in Ramayan, and Bal Dhuri chose Dashrath’s role.
  • He has also authored a book titled “Suvarn Nayika Jasyhree Gadkar,” which is based on the life of his wife, Jayshree Gadkar.

    Suvarn Nayika Jasyhree Gadkar by Bal Dhuri

    Suvarn Nayika Jasyhree Gadkar by Bal Dhuri

  • Reportedly, Bal Dhuri played a significant role in giving a break to veteran actor Shivaji Satam in the musical drama Sangeet Varad.

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