Dinesh Hingoo is an Indian actor who is known for playing comic and supporting roles in the Bollywood film industry. He is well known for appearing in films like Namak Halaal (1982), Baazigar (1993), Judwaa (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), and No Entry (2005).
Dinesh Hingoo aka Dinesh Hingorani was born on Saturday, 13 April 1940 (age 82 years; as of 2022) in Baroda, Baroda State, British India ( now, Vadodara, Gujarat, India). His zodiac sign is Aries.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 85 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Dinesh Hingoo belongs to a Gujrati family.
Wife & Children
Dinesh Hingoo is married to Jamuna Hingoo, a former stage actress in the Gujarati film industry.
Dinesh Hingoo with his wife and son
She used the name ‘Jamuna Merchant’ as her screen name for theatre plays. The couple met at a theatre play titled ‘Mangal Phera,’ which was staged in Mumbai. Dinesh and Jamuna’s parents were not in favour of their marriage and the couple got married without their parent’s consent. The couple has two sons, Rajiv Hingoo and Jignesh Hingoo. Rajiv works at Jefferies Group, an American multinational independent investment bank. While Jignesh holds a master’s degree in dental morphology and owns Kavana Dental Pvt Ltd.
Rajiv Hingoo with his son and wife, Sanya Hingoo.
Jignesh Hingoo with his wife
Dinesh Hingoo started his career as a theatre artist. Dinesh actively participated in the dramatics department in a music college in Vadodara. During his college days, Dinesh participated in a theatre play which was staged in Mumbai. Later, he shifted to Mumbai and started doing theatre and stage plays. After performing in various theatre plays, Dinesh’s interest shifted to mimicry. He participated in a Mimicry Competition Night at Open Gate Theatre in Dhobi Talao, Mumbai. Later, Dinesh continued his mimicry shows with celebrities like Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mohamad Rafi, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mahmood, and Hemant Kumar.
In 1967, Dinesh Hingoo made his debut in the Bollywood film industry with the film Taqdeer and played the role of a villain.
Poster of Dinesh Hingoo’s debut film Taqdeer
Dinesh is known for his unique laughter style and imitation of a Parsi businessman in various films like Qurbaani (1980), Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989), Paap Ka Ant(1989), Bhabhi (1991), Judaai (1997), Baadshah (1999), and Phir Hera Pheri (2006).
In 1978, Dinesh Hingoo’s made his debut as a comedian with the film Nasbandi and played the role of Rahmani. In 1989, he appeared in the film Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni in which he played the role of Jhokumal Makmal Pyarelal. In 1993, Dinesh played the role of Bajodia Seth in the film Baazigar.
A still from Dinesh Hingoo’s film Baazigar
In 1996, Dinesh Hingoo appeared in the film Chhote Sarkar in which he played the role of an army officer.
A still from Dinesh Hingoo’s film Chhote Sarkar
Dinesh In 1997, he played the role of a jeweller in the film Judwaa.
A still from Dinesh Hingoo’s film Judwaa
In 1999, he played the role of Karodimal Seth in the film Rajaji alongside Govinda. He is known for his character as Chaman Jhinga in the film Hera Pheri (2000).
In 1985, Dinesh Hingoo appeared in the television show ‘Paying Guest’ in which he played the role of Somnath on Doordarshan.
Dinesh Hingoo in his television show, Paying Guest
- Johnny Lever, in an interview, stated that he took inspiration from Dinesh Hingoo to become a mimicry artist before coming into films. Further, he revealed that it was Dinesh Hingoo who gave him a break to perform on stage as a comedian.