- Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Aditya Pancholi (born Nirmal Pancholi) is an Indian film actor and producer who appears in Bollywood films. He started his career as a lead actor but found more success with supporting and negative roles and received a Filmfare nomination for the Best Performance in a Negative Role for Yes Boss (1997).
Pancholi began his career with television movies produced by Nari Hira and ventured into mainstream Bollywood cinema with Sasti Dulhan Mehnga Dulha (1986). Pancholi first came to limelight with a supporting role in Maha-Sangram (1990). He initially gave critically acclaimed performances as a lead actor in films like Kab Tak Chup Rahungi (1988), Qatil (1988), Sailaab (1990), Laal Paree (1991), Naamcheen (1991), Yaad Rakhegi Duniya (1992), Chor Aur Chaand (1993), Surakshaa (1995) and Khilona (1996) but failed to find commercial success. His biggest commercial success as a lead actor and his most well-known performance was in Mahesh Bhatt's Saathi (1991).
After failing to make a mark as a lead actor, Pancholi became a supporting actor in multi-starrer movies like Ladaai (1988), Jaadugar (1989), Aatish: Feel the Fire (1994) and Aankhen (2002) and became synonymous for negative roles in movies like Awwal Number (1990), Jung (1996), Yes Boss (1997), Hameshaa (1997), Jung (2000) and Musafir (2004).