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Kanhaiyalal, or Kanhaiya Lal Chaturvedi, was an Indian film actor who acted in 105 films in his career, primarily in Hindi films produced in Bollywood, the Mumbai-based film industry. 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, and later he tried his luck in films. He also had written many plays. In the 1939 film Ek Hi Raasta as Banke, he got a break in Hindi films and in 1940 he got the role of the moneylender (Sahukar) in Mehboob Khan's film Aurat as Sukhilala. After that, he later acted in many films as a character artist. When Mehboob Khan directed his film Mother India, he again picked Kanhaiyalal to act as Sukkhi Lala, a character that came alive with his natural acting. Some of the performances of Kanhaiyalal which were appreciated by the audience for his vesatility include his characters in the films Bhookh (1947), Ganga Jamuna, Gopi, Upkar, Apna Desh, Janta Hawaldar, Dushman, Bandhan, Bharosa, Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke, Hum Paanch, Upkar, Gaon Hamara Desh Tumhara, Dadi Maa, Gruhasti, Hatyara, Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Heera, Teen Bahuraniyaan, Dost etc. His memorable roles include those as villainous[1] scheming moneylenders in the films Mother India , Ganga Jamuna, Gopi and Upkaar. (Wikipedia)

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Jan 1, 1910 In Varanasi, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Job 1954-10-12
Latest Project:
Movie Sitara 1980-06-13
Known For
Poster of Sitara
Poster of Job
Movie Sitara Unknown 1980-06-13
Movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram Pandit Shyam Sunder 1978-03-22
Movie Black Magic Unknown 1977-01-01
Movie Biradari Rammurthy 'Dudhwala' 1965-12-31
Movie Oonche Log Unknown 1965-08-16
Movie Meri Surat Teri Ankhen Rahmat 1963-01-01
Movie Gunga Jumna Kallu 1961-01-01
Movie The Test Pandit Tarkalankar 1960-08-05
Movie Sahara Unknown 1958-11-15
Movie Mother India Sukhilala 1957-02-13
Movie Job Hari 1954-10-12

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