Girish Thapar Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Girish Thapar is an Indian actor, who has appeared in various television shows and Bollywood films. He 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).

Wiki/Biography

Girish Thapar aka Girish Thappar was born on Monday, 15 June 1974 (age 49; as of 2023) in Kanker Khera, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He passed his 12th examination from Sanatan Dharm Inter College, Meerut.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 80kg

Hair Colour: Salt ‘N’ Pepper

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Girish Thapar

Family

Girish Thapar belongs to a Punjabi Khatri family.

Parents & Siblings

His father, Balraj Thapar, was a theatre artist.

Girish Thapar mother

Mother of Girish Thapar (deceased)

Wife & Children

Girish got married to Seema Thapar on 1 July 1994. They have one son and one daughter.

Girish Thapar with his wife

Girish Thapar with his wife

His son, Karan Thapar, is an architect and lives in Canada.

Girish Thapar son

Son of Girish Thapar

His daughter’s name is Tanya Thapar.

Girish Thapar daughter

Daughter of Girish Thapar

Career

Teaching

Before beginning with acting, Girish used to work as a teacher. He quit his job because of his passion for theatre and acting.

Theatre

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.

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Film

Bollywood

He made a debut in 2002 with the film Bharat Bhagya Vidhata in which he played the role of a police havaldar.

Bharat Bhagya Vidhata 2002

Bharat Bhagya Vidhata (2002)

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.

Ek Paheli Leela (2015)

Ek Paheli Leela (2015)

Mollywood

He has appeared in several Mollywood films like Adiyal, Nikhatta, and many more.

Television

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.

CID (1998)

CID (1998)

Advertisements

He has done several advertisements and commercials for various brands.

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Raag Media Award 2016
    Girish Thapar Award

    Girish Thapar received the Raag Media Award in 2016

  • Swami Vivekananda Rashtriya Puraskar 2022
  • Award for Thousand Episodes of RDD Show 2023
  • The Face of India Achiever Award 2023

Favourites

  • Food: Amritsari Kulcha, Mirchi Vada, Samosa

Facts/Trivia

  • Girish is often invited as a special guest on various occasions and events.
    Girish Thapar as Chief Guest

    Girish Thapar invited as a special guest at SNDT Women’s University Mumbai in 2023

  • 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.
    Face of India Achievers Award Event

    Face of India Achievers Award Event (2023)

  • 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.
    Girish Thapar drinking beer

    Girish Thapar drinking beer

  • He is often seen visiting various religious places.
    Girish Thapar at Mangalnath Temple

    Girish Thapar at Mangalnath Temple, Ujjain (2016)

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