Girish Thapar is an Indian actor, who is best known for films like Ek Paheli Leela (2015), Race 3 (2018), and Housefull 4 (2019) and for the TV show C.I.D. (1998).
Girish Thapar was born on Monday, 15 June 1974 (age 49; as of 2023) in Kanker Khera, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He passed his 12th examination from Sanatan Dharm Inter College, Meerut.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 80kg
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Girish Thapar belongs to a Punjabi Khatri family.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Balraj Thapar, was a theatre artist.
Wife & Children
Girish got married to Seema Thapar on 1 July 1994. They have one son and one daughter.
His son, Karan Thapar, is an architect and lives in Canada.
His daughter’s name is Tanya Thapar.
Before beginning with acting, Girish used to work as a teacher. He quit his job because of his passion for theatre and acting.
After quitting his job as a teacher, he joined theatre. He used to love watching his father Balraj Thapar on stage as he was also a theatre artist. Girish made a debut with the play “Chauraha” in which he played eight different roles. He got a lot of appreciation for his first act. He has also done anchoring for various stage shows.
He made a debut in 2002 with the film Bharat Bhagya Vidhata in which he played the role of a police havaldar.
His other famous Bollywood films are Ek Paheli Leela (2015), Poster Boys (2017), Race 3 (2018), Housefull 4 (2019), Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2021) and many more. His role in the film Ek Paheli Leela as Samar Singh has helped him to gain recognition and opportunities in Bollywood.
He has appeared in several Mollywood films like Adiyal, Nikhatta, and many more.
He made his television debut with the TV show Aasmaan Ki Aur which was aired on Doordarshan. His other famous TV shows are C.I.D. (1998), Best Of Luck Nikki (2011), Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek – Arjun (2012), Asia Prem Kahan (2014), Crime Petrol (2016), Crime Alert (2019), Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana (2021), Bhagya Lakshmi (2021), and many more.
In C.I.D. (1998), he is best known for playing the role of Gautam in the show.
He has done several advertisements and commercials for various brands.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Raag Media Award 2016
- Swami Vivekananda Rashtriya Puraskar 2022
- Award for Thousand Episodes of RDD Show 2023
- The Face of India Achiever Award 2023
- Food: Amritsari Kulcha, Mirchi Vada, Samosa
- Girish is often invited as a special guest on various occasions and events.
- After almost 25 years, on 27 August 2023, Girish got the opportunity to conduct an event for the Face of India Achiever Award 2023, where he was also awarded.
- Girish Thapar has been active on television since 1997. He has acted in more than 450 TV serials, 15 films, advertisements, and various web series.
- In 1987, he along with his friends formed an organisation called “Natrang” and gave many street and theatre plays. After that he came to Mumbai in 1997, to try his luck in acting.
- He came to Mumbai from Meerut in 1997 but couldn’t stay for a longer duration due to a lack of opportunities. Since 2012, he is staying in Mumbai and continuously working in the entertainment industry.
- He is often spotted drinking alcoholic beverages on various occasions.
- He is often seen visiting various religious places.