Dinesh Phadnis Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 05/12/2023
Age: 57 Years
Death Cause: Multiple Organ Failure

Dinesh Phadnis

NicknameBobby [1]Facebook - Dinesh Phadnis
Profession(s)• Actor
• Writer
Famous RoleInspector Fredricks aka Freddy in the TV Show 'CID'
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Bollywood): Sarfarosh (1999)
Dinesh Phadnis (left) in a still from the film 'Sarfarosh'
AwardHe has won several awards and accolades.
Dinesh Phadnis award
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 November 1966 (Wednesday)
Date of Death5 December 2023
Place of DeathTunga Hospital, Mumbai
Age (at the time of death) 57 Years
Death CauseMultiple organ failure [2]The Indian Express
Zodiac signScorpio
SchoolChogle High School, Sri Krishna Nagar, Borivali East, Mumbai
Educational QualificationA diploma in mechanical engineering (1980) [3]Facebook - Dinesh Phadnis
Dinesh Phadnis worshipping at his home
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage Date20 November 1993
Wife/SpouseNayana Phadnis
Dinesh Phadnis with his wife
ChildrenDaughter- Tanvi Bhate
Dinesh Phadnis with his daughter
ParentsNames Not Known
Dinesh Phadnis with his parents
Style Quotient
Car CollectionHonda City
Dinesh Phadnis car at his home
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)12 Crores [4]Zee News

Dinesh Phadnis

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dinesh Phadnis

  • Dinesh Phadnis was an Indian actor and writer. He mainly worked in Hindi films and television series. On 5 December 2023, he passed away after suffering from multiple organ failure.
  • He was born in Bihar and grew up in Mumbai.
    Dinesh Phadnis in his youth

    Dinesh Phadnis in his youth

    An old photograph of Dinesh Phadnis

    An old photograph of Dinesh Phadnis

  • In 1993, he acted in the Marathi film ‘Bharla Ha Malavat Raktan.’
  • In the same year, he appeared as a police inspector in the TV series ‘Fasale.’

    Dinesh Phadnis (centre) in a still from the TV series 'Fasale'

    Dinesh Phadnis (centre) in a still from the TV series ‘Fasale’

  • He became a household name after he played the role of Inspector Fredericks in the TV series ‘CID,’ which aired on Sony Entertainment Television. He continued to play the role for almost two decades (1998-2018) in the show. He has also worked as a co-writer along with Sriram Raghavan for some episodes of the TV series.

    Dinesh Phadnis (right) in a still from the TV show 'CID'

    Dinesh Phadnis (right) in a still from the TV show ‘CID’

  • After making his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999), he appeared in the song ‘Mela Dilon Ka’ in the film ‘Mela’ in 2000.
  • He appeared alongside Suniel Shetty in the Bollywood film ‘Officer’ in 2001.
  • In 2019, he acted in the Hrithik Roshan starrer film ‘Super 30.’

    Poster of the film 'Super 30'

    Poster of the film ‘Super 30’

  • Apart from acting, he has also written scripts for a Marathi film and a few Hindi films.
  • In 2006, he acted in a few episodes of the horror TV series ‘Aahat,’  which aired on the channel Sony Entertainment Television.
  • He has once portrayed the Indian ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

    Dinesh Phadnis as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

    Dinesh Phadnis as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

  • He appeared as a guest in the TV show ‘Adaalat’ in 2012. The TV show was broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television.
  • In 2014, he made a guest appearance in the Hindi sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ (2014), which was broadcast on the channel SAB TV.
  • He played the role of Constable Shambhu Tawde in the TV series ‘CIF’ (2019), which aired on the channel Dangal TV.

    Dinesh Phadnis (right) in a still from the TV series 'CIF'

    Dinesh Phadnis (right) in a still from the TV series ‘CIF’

  • He had a passion for writing poems and short stories.
  • He followed a regular workout regimen to maintain his fitness.
  • On 4 December 2023, Dinesh Phadnis was hospitalized at Tunga Hospital in Mumbai, where he was undergoing treatment for liver damage and was relying on a ventilator for medical assistance. Reportedly, Phadnis had a heart attack, but Dayanand Shetty, his fellow actor in the TV series ‘CID,’ dismissed these claims. In an interview, Shetty clarified that Phadnis hadn’t suffered a heart attack; rather, he was under ventilator care as part of his ongoing treatment. [5]The Times of India
  • He took his last breath on 5 December 2023 around 12 a.m. According to some reports, he died of multiple organ failure. His funeral took place at the Daulat Nagar crematorium in Mumbai on the same day at 10:30 a.m. [6]The Indian Express