Wednesday, June 25, 2014

D.K.SAPRU

Daya Kishan Sapru who got popularized as D.K.Sapru was a character actor in Bollywood films from 1940's to 70's.He also appeared in certain villain type characters.Mostly he acted in dignified roles like Lawyer,Judge,Police Commissioner and other high ranked Police Officers,Maharajah(Emperor,Nawab,Sultan),Mythological characters,Historical characters,Zamindars(Thakurs,Wealthy Land Lords),Diwan(Chief Minister of Maharajah's) and of course Characters like Dad,Uncle,Grandfather etc to heroes and heroines.
D.K.Sapru was born on March 16, 1916 in Kashmir and he was a Kashmiri Pandit.
His debut film was Marathi film 'Ram Shastri' which was produced by Prabhat Productions and then he went on to act in Hindi films.
He acted in several Hindu Mythological movies like 'Sati Ahalya,Viswamitra,Draupadi Vastraharan,Jai Ambe,Chandi Pooja,Gopal Krishna,Sri Krishna Leela,Mahasati Savitri and many more.
In the film 'Gopal Krishna he depicted 'Raja Kans' and in 'Sree Krishna Leela' also he was Maharaja Kans.He portrayed Bhagwan Shri Yamaraj in the movie 'Mahasati Savitri'.
In Historicala films like 'Adil-e-Jahangir,Jhansi Ki Rani,Samrat Prithviraj Chauvan' etc he portrayed important characters.
He acted in fantasy films like 'SihaDweep Ki Sundari' also.
He got accolades for portraying the cruel, intimidating Zamindar 'Majhle Sarkar' in the movie Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam.
Diwan character of Dev Anand film 'Kalapani(58) which D.K.Sapru played was villain type who stood for the protection of real murderers and accused and imprisoned an innocent person.Diwan was directly involved in this plot.Dev Anand who played 'Karan' and  who was the son of the imprisoned victim-  Shankar Lal finds out the truth.
In the film 'Devar' he acted as 'Diwan Jaswant' and in the film 'Satyakam' he was Diwan Bajridhar Talwar.
In the film 'Gopal Krishna' he was Maharaja Kans,in the film Arpan he acted as Maharajah,In the film 'Bahu Begum' he acted as Nawab Mirza Sultan,In the film 'Kavi Kalidas' he portrayed Emperor Vikramaditya.In the film 'Alibaba Marjina' he was Baadshah.He was Maharajah in 'Dharam Veer'and in  '5 Rifles' also.
In the film 'Himalaya Ki God Mein' he was D.I.G. of Police,in the film 'Shaitan' 
he was Police Commissioner.
He acted as Military Judge in the film 'Prem Pujari',He was judge in films 'Prem  Shastra,Adalat,Hum Hindustani,Phool aur Pathar' etc.
He acted as Prosecuting Lawyer in 'Majboor and in the film 'Faraar' he acted as Defence Lawyer.
He was active in films till his death in 1979.










Selected Filmography
Ramshastri
Chand
Gokul
Nai Baat
Romeo and Juliet
Lakhpati
Lal Dupatta
Paras
Sati Ahalya
Ahuti
Meena Bazar
Draupadi Vastraharan
Goonj
Lanka Dahan
Viswamitra
Hari Darshan
Jhansi Ki Rani
Gawaiya
Jagadguru Shankaracharya
Kanchan
Navratri
Retna Manjari
Waman Avtar
Gauri Pooja
Inquilab
Panna
Raj Rani Meera
Sajni
Anjali
Chandi Pooja
Jai Ambe
Jannat
Kalapani
Nag Champa
Suvarna Sundari
Kavi Kalidas
Sunhari Nagin
Majboor
Shehnai
Amar Jyoti
Gopal Krishna
Himalay Ki God Mein
Johar Mehmood in Goa
Shaheed
Daku Mangal Singh
Devar
Dil Diya Dard Liya
Johar in Kashmir
Phool aur Pathar
Bahu Begam
Insaf Ka Mandir
Pyar Hi Pyar
Sajan
Satyakam
Soorya Devta
Talash
Harishchandra Taramati

  

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