Kanhaiyalal

  • Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Biography

Kanhaiyalal is a male Indian film actor who acted in 105 films in his career, primarily in Hindi films produced in Bollywood, the Mumbai-based film industry.

A native of Benares (Varanasi), his full name was Kanhaiya Lal Chaturvedi. He was fond of plays and came to Mumbai to find a space on stage. He staged his own written play Pandrah August in Mumbai, later he tried his luck in films. He also had written many plays. In 1940 he got a role of moneylender (Sahukar) in a Mehboob Khan's film Aurat as Sukhilala. After that he later acted in many films as a character artist. When Mehboob Khan was directed his immortal film Mother India he again picked Kanhaiya Lal to act as Sukkhi Lala, a character that came alive with his natural acting. After that Kanhaiya Lal played same type of roles in Ganga Jamuna, Gopi, Upkar, Apna Desh. His other notable movies are Dushman, Bandhan, Bharosa, Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke, Hum Paanch. He is known for his roles in Mother India, Gunga Jumna, Upkaar etc. His memorable roles include those as villainous scheming moneylender in the film Mother India and Upkaar.


Movies

1972 - Annadata
1975 - Anokha
1973 - Anokhi Ada
1967 - Aurat
1969 - Bandhan
1971 - Banphool
1963 - Bharosa
1969 - Chirag
1955 - Devdas - 1955
1969 - Dharti Kahe Pukarke
1974 - Dost
1971 - Dushman
1972 - Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara
1963 - Grahasti
1961 - Gunga Jumna
1980 - Hum Paanch
1979 - Jaan-e-Bahaar
1970 - Jeevan Mrityu
1971 - Lakhon Mein Ek
1975 - Mazaaq
1954 - Naukari
1977 - Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
1960 - Parakh
1964 - Phoolon Ki Sej
1969 - Rahgir
1978 - Rahu Ketu
1967 - Ram Rajya
1970 - Samaj Ko Badal Dalo
1978 - Satyam Shivam Sundaram
1970 - Sharafat
1954 - Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
1980 - Sitara
1962 - Son of India
2015 - Tangewala
1967 - Upkar