Arun Bali Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More


Arun Bali was born on Wednesday, 23 December 1942 (age 80 years; as of 2022) in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He got training in acting from the National School of Drama in Delhi.
A collage of Arun Bali’s old pictures

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 3″
Hair Colour: White
Eye Colour: Brown


He belongs to a Punjabi Muhiyal (Brahmin) family.

Parents & Siblings

When Arun was in 5th standard, his father died. Arun Bali had 5 brothers and a sister.

Wife & Children

His wife’s name is Prakash Bali.
Arun Bali with his wife, Prakash Bali
They have three daughters named Pragati Bali Jairath, Stuti Bali Sachdeva, Itishri Bali, and a son named Ankkush Bali.
Arun Bali’s children


Arun Bali’s autograph



Arun Bali, in his young days, used to work for Britannia Industries. He worked as a salesperson who travelled to many places like Punjab, UP, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan to sell biscuits.


Before landing a career in acting, Arun Bali was a singer. During the rehearsing of an opera, Arun’s brother, who was in theatre, pushed him to play a role that surprisingly required singing also.




In 1991, he made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Saugandh.’ He played the role of Shyamaldas Chanchad in the film 3 Idiots.
Arun Bali as Shyamaldas Chanchad in a still from the film ‘3 Idiots’
He played the role of Darshan Singh Poonpuri in the 2014 film ‘Punjab 1984’ and the chief priest of Kedarnath Temple in the film ‘Kedarnath’ (2018). In 2012, he appeared in the film ‘Barfi’ as Jhilmil’s grandfather.
Arun Bali as Jhilmil’s grandfather in a still from the film ‘Barfi’
Later, he appeared in several Bollywood films including Khalnayak (1993), Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994), Shikari (2000), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Dand Nayak (1998), Aankhen (2002), Arman (2003), and Laal Singh Chaddha (2022).


He made his Punjabi debut with the film Baisakhi. In 2008, he appeared as a grandfather named Gurdit Singh in the film Munde U.K. De alongside Jimmy Shergill.
Arun Bali on the official poster of the film ‘Munde UK De’


In 1989, he made his Television debut with the Doordarshan TV series Doosra Kewal in which he s shared the screen with Shah Rukh Khan.
Arun Bali as Kirpal Singh in a still from the TV series Doosra Keval
Later, he appeared in many Hindi TV shows including Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand (2002), Kumkum (2002), Maayka (2007), Swabhimaan (1995), and Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (2007).


Arun Bali published his book titled Main Or Meri Tukbandiya in 2018.
Main Or Meri Tukbandiya – A Great Book On Life by Arun Bali


  • Actor(s): Jitendra and Sridevi.
  • Songs: Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi


  • In 2022, he got diagnosed with a rare long-term neuromuscular disease, Myasthenia Gravis, and was admitted to Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Arun Bali likes to lead a simple life without any glamour and buzz.
  • During an interview, Arun said that when he was young, he used to wear his best friend’s turban. He further added that he thought he looked really nice in it so he started wearing turbans.

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