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Place of Birth: a North-eastern state of India and is currently b
Wiki Biography: Adil was born in Assam, a North-eastern state of India and is currently based in New Delhi. Since his childhood, he acted in many plays and later appeared in television, film, radio plays and stand up comedy performances. He was awarded a scholarship to study acting at the National School of Drama, New Delhi and then went on to England for further training at the Drama Studio London, London. He pursued his acting training under the guidance of his teachers Khalid Tyabji and Shaupon Boshu. In 1997 and in 2007 he played the lead actor in a production called 'The Moeder India' produced by the International Danstheater, Holland. He became well known in India as a stage actor after his internationally acclaimed performance as Othello in Roysten Abel's production of 'Othello- A play in Black and White' which was awarded a Fringe First in 1999. Later he played lead roles in television series and independent film productions such as 'Jasoos Vijay', 'In Othello', 'Iti Srikanto', 'For Real' etc. He entered into the Hindi film industry with his roles in 'Ishqiya' and then in 'Agent Vinod'. His role in the Indo-Italian production of 'Gangor' was praised highly by the Hollywood Reporter in 2010. His first Hollywood production was 'Life of Pi' directed by Ang Lee, where he plays Pi's father. Apart from being an actor, he has regularly engaged as a work-leader with young actors to share his experiences at the National School of Drama, New Delhi and at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He started acting in a theatre production, 'Karmnishtha', a dialogue between Krishna and Arjun on the battlefield, with his guide and friend, Dilip Shankar in 2011. He speaks English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese fluently.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
5op2 Gita Patel 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kalapani 0000
Hum Naujawan Priya 1985 Action, Drama, Family
Vijaypath 1994
Pehla Pehla Pyar Sapna 1994 Drama, Action, Comedy
Prem Lachi / Sonia Jetley 1995 Musical, Romance
Saajan Ki Baahon Mein Kavita 1995 Drama, Family, Romance
Haqeeqat Sudha Ravi Malhotra 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
Maachis Viran 1996
Saajan Chale Sasural 1996
Tu Chor Main Sipahi 1996
Himmat Anju 1996
Saajan Chale Sasural Divya Khurana 1996 Comedy, Drama
Tu Chor Main Sipahi Kajal 1996 Action, Drama
Jeet 1996 Action, Drama, Romance
Ninne Pelladatha Mahalaxmi / Pandu 1996 Romance, Comedy, Drama
Virasat 1997
Iruvar Selvam's lover 1997 Drama
Chachi 420 1997
Aavida Maa Aavide Archana 1998 Family, Romance
2001: Do Hazaar Ek Billu 1998 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Adajya Mad Woman 1998
Hanuman 1998 Adventure, Family, Romance
Hu Tu Tu 1999 Drama
Biwi No. 1 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Biwi No.1 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kohram Insp. Kiran Patekar 1999 Action, Drama, Thriller
Thakshak Suman Dev 1999 Crime, Drama, Action
Hera Pheri Anuradha Shivshankar Panikar 2000
Tarkieb Roshni Choubey 2000
Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! Kamya Lal 2000 Adventure, Drama
Astitva 2000 Drama
Shikari 2000
Ghaath Kavita Chaudhary 2000 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Chandni Bar 2001 Crime, Drama
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya 2001 Comedy
Filhaal... 2002
Maa Tujhhe Salaam Captain Sonia Khanna 2002 Action, Drama
Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai Shalu 2002 Drama, Family
Khanjar Shilpa 2003
Hawa Sanjana 2003 Horror, Thriller
Jaal: The Trap Neha Pandit 2003 Action, Musical, Drama
Maqbool Nimmi 2004 Crime, Drama
Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities Meenaxi 2004
Meri Zindagi Ek Agneepath Special Appearance 2005 Action
Bhagmati Bhagmati 2005 Animation, Drama
Andarivaadu Shanti 2005 Comedy
Silsiilay Rehana 2005 Drama
Shock Geeta 2006 Action
The Namesake 2007 Drama
Cheeni Kum 2007 Romance
Toh Baat Pakki! Rajeshwari 'Rajjo' S. Saxena 2010 0
Khuda Kasam Neetu Singh 2010 Action, Crime, Drama
Urumi Special Appearence 2011 Action, Adventure, Drama
Life of Pi 2012 0, 0
David Frenny 2013 Action, Crime, Drama