Deepak Tijori was Aamir Khan’s senior, ‘Herogiri’ came out as soon as he stepped into the industry, then luck shone like this


‘Aashiqui’, ‘Khiladi’, ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’, ‘Badshah’ and ‘Ghulam’. Means Deepak Tijori worked with Akshay Kumar to Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan, but he got only supporting roles in most of the films. When he used to do theater in college, he used to dream of becoming a ‘hero’. Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi were his juniors. But when he entered the industry, all the air evaporated. Roles were not available even after having experience in acting. Stumbled door to door for three years. Once he made up his mind that this place is not for him, but it is said that hard work definitely pays off. The same happened with Deepak and again history is the witness.

Deepak Tijori was born in a Sindhi family. He studied in college in Mumbai. During this, he joined a theater group. Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi were his juniors. Also Paresh Rawal, Ashutosh Gowariker and Vipul Shah were also among the members of the theater group. His friends influenced him to pursue a career in films. However, he struggled a lot in the beginning.

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Struggled for three years

Deepak Tijori, now 62, gave an interview to, in which he told that he struggled for three years. Used to sit outside the office trying to talk to the producers. After a lot of struggle got small roles, which were very useless. He also worked for Cine Blitz magazine and as a hotel manager.

Mahesh Bhatt offered

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Mahesh Bhatt had given an offer to Deepak

For the first time Deepak Tijori was given an important role by Mahesh Bhatt in his film ‘Aashiqui’. The film was a hit and the audience liked the work of all the actors. After this he never looked back. He worked in films like ‘Afsana Pyar Ka’, ‘Kaun Kare Qurbaniyan’. In the year 1992, Mahesh Bhatt offered him a supporting role in two films ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi’ and ‘Sadak’. He appeared in Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Khiladi’.

Akshay Kumar left behind

Apart from this, Deepak (Shekhar Malhotra) is known for his strong acting in ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’, but do you know that Akshay Kumar also auditioned for this role and Milind Soman was signed, But this role came in Deepak’s lap.

‘Herogiri’ left as soon as he entered the industry

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Deepak Tijori told in an interview to Dainik Bhaskar that he used to play hero roles in the theater during his college days, but when he went to earn a name in the industry, all the heroism went away. The reality came to know after going there. Stumbled door to door to enter films. It is very difficult to get a foothold there without a godfather. Then started modeling and then the journey of acting started.

Has appeared in ‘Bigg Boss’

Deepak Tijori was seen in the first season of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. While he was in the house, his wife Shivani messaged friends, family members and the media, requesting them to help Deepak get out of ‘Bigg Boss’. After leaving the show, he had said that he would make a film based on the show. He called the show ‘Laundered Reality’. But clearly denied that the show is scripted.

Director, Producer and Web Series

Now Deepak is an actor as well as a director and TV producer. The movie ‘Tom Dick and Harry 2’ made in his direction was released in the year 2018. Making a film from the year 2021, ‘Tina and Lolo’. He has also appeared in web series ‘Abhay’, ‘Illegal’ and ‘Bullets’.

Married life full of controversies

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Talking about personal life, Deepak is married to Shivani, who is a fashion designer. It was in the year 2017, when Shivani filed a case of domestic violence against him in the court. Shivani also alleged that he had an affair with an underage yoga trainer. Whereas, Deepak later came to know that his wife had not divorced her first husband.

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