Darshan Jariwala Biography | Television & Film Actor | Early Life | Career

Darshan Jariwala is a respected Indian actor. He is well-known for his brilliant acting in films, theatre, and television. He has been working in Gujarati and Hindi film, plays, and television for a long time. He has gained a lot of appreciation for his talent. Read more into Darshan Jariwala Biography.

Early Life

Darshan Jariwala was born on September 29 in 1958. His birthplace is Bombay. His parents are Vidyasagar Jariwala and Leela Jariwala. His mother, Leela Jariwala, was a renowned Gujarati actor who worked at the time of veteran actor Dina Pathak. Darshan was inspired by his mother very much. From his childhood, he wanted to follow the same path as his mother. 


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After finishing his studies, he went on to live his dream. He used to act in plays while studying. He worked in both Hindi and Gujarati theatre. He started his career on television with Gujarati daily soap Narsinh Mehta. The television drama was based on the life of Narsi Mehta or Narsi Bhagat. Narsi Bhagat was a 15th Century saint and poet in Gujarat whose contribution to Vaishnava poetry is undeniable. The drama was telecasted on Ahmedabad Doordarshan in 1991.


After his first work, Darshan Jariwala continued with his journey. He worked in another daily soap Kya Baat Hai in 1997. Later in 2001, he got the opportunity to work on the big screen for the first time. He debuted with the movie Style. In the same year, he starred in Paagalpan also. He came to the global limelight in 2007, when he acted as Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi, My Father. The film was critically acclaimed. Darshan’s acting was praised by all the audience. For this film, he also won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In the same year, the films Aap Ka Surroor – The Real Love Story, Guru, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., and Aaja Nachle released where Darshan played vital characters. Among the numerous films Darshan Jariwala has acted in, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (2009), Rang Rasiya (2009), Aarakshan (2011), Rakta Charitra and Raajneeti (2010) are most popular. 

Rowdy Rathore (2012), Kahaani (2012), F.A.L.T.U. (2011), Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013), Commando (2013), Ek Tha Hero (2016), and many more are on the list where Darshan Jariwala worked with an effortlessness. He has acted in many comedy films including Hangame Pe Hungama (2013), Entertainment (2014), Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016), and Humshakals (2014).

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Some of the popular television dramas where Darshan Jariwala appeared are Saas Bina Sasural (2010), Adaalat (2012), Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani (2015), The Good Karma Hospital (2017), and Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (2015). He has also worked on the OTT platform for ZEE5 Originals’ Akoori in 2018.

Sum Up

Darshan Jariwala acts on screen with an unavoidable presence. He portrays all his roles with ease, be it a comic or serious character. His characters, be it in films, television, or theatre, show his brilliance. His name is taken among the most talented actors of Indian movies and television.

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