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Samir thukral
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Sameer Dattani or Sammir Dattani
Born January 27, 1982 (1982-01-27) (age 28)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other names Dhyan, Sammir
Occupation Film actor.Model
Years active 2000–present
Spouse None
Sameer Dattani or Sammir Dattani (Kannada: ಸಮೀರ್ ದತಾನೀ) also known as Dhyan (Kannada: ಧ್ಯಾನ್)(in Kannada film industry)[2] is an Indian film actor who acts in Bollywood and Kannada films.

Contents [hide]
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Filmography
3.1 Kannada
3.2 Tamil
3.3 Hindi
4 References
5 External links

[edit] Early life
Sammir belongs to a Gujarati business family and was born and brought up in Mumbai. He did his schooling at Greenlawns and graduated from H.R college. Before turning to acting, Sammir was a national level roller skater and has won many awards at the all India level. The actor hails from a business family which is in the textiles business. Sammir is also the owner of a Chinese restaurant in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.

[edit] Career
Sammir has been facing the camera since the age of 17. He was a popular face on many TV commercials and music videos.

Sammir Dattani started his Hindi film career with one of the biggest banners in Bollywood, Rajshri Films. Even though the film 'Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai' did not do well at the box-office, his acting was appreciated. His roles in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Corporate' and Vikram Bhatt's 'Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie' were small, but once again his acting was appreciated .

Most of his films in the Kannada film industry have been big hits. A few have also been dubbed in Telugu and become hits there as well. In fact, his career in films began with the Kannada film, 'Nanna Preethiya Hudugi'. The film celebrated its silver jubliee at the box office and also fetched him the best debutant award in the South. A famous song from the film 'car car' became a huge hit with the audience and continues to be a popular number. Another Kannada film of his 'Amruthadhare' also made waves at the box office. It ran successfully for 25 weeks across cinema halls in Karnataka. The film even had the Big B, Amitabh Bachchan make a special appearance, his only appearance in a South Indian film so far. Now besides consolidating his career in Bollywood, he still continues to do films down South, where his screen name is 'Dhyan'

In the Hindi film 'Mukhbir' Sammir played an under cover police informer. The film was directed by Mani Shankar and starred senior actors like Om Puri, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff.

Sammir recently released his first Tamil film, produced by Gemini Films. Titled 'Kutty' acting with Shreya Saran. He is rumoured to be making a foray into other South Indian languages as well.

Shyam Benegal cast him in Well Done Abba (2010), alongside Boman Irani and Minissha Lamba. After premiering at international film festivals in Montreal, Dubai and London, the film had its commercial release 26 March 2010.[3] The film was very well received by all critics and garnered a lot of praise for Sammir. This film gave him role which had great depth to showcase his acting talent and he surprised all by pulling off a performance to match that of the senior actors in the film. While reviewing the film Taran Adarsh wrote "Samir Dattani is another revelation. The role gives him ample opportunity to showcase his talent and he does it with great restraint, without going overboard." His signature line "insaaniyat ke liye" will be memorable to all girls whose heartstrings he managed to pull. Shyam Benegal's directorial efforts and Sammir Dattani's talent has proved that the talented actor has come a long way.

Sammir has completed shooting for Dharma Productions I Hate Luv Storys, which released on 2 July 2010. The film also stars Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor.[4]

[edit] Filmography
[edit] Kannada
Year Film Role Co-star Director Notes
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi Puttu Deepali Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar
2004 Monalisa Dhyan Sadha Indrajith Lankesh
2005 Jootata Sanju Richa Pallod N.S Shankar
2005 Amrithadhare Puru Ramya Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar
2007 Sajni Vikram Sharmila Mandre Murugesh
2008 Neene Neene Abhisekh Aishwarya Nag Shivadwaj
2010 Thunta Thunti


Anmol Rawat
Minissha Lamba
Madhur Bhandarkar

Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee
Jai Gokhale
Vikram Bhatt

Dhoom Dhadaka

Shama Sikander
Shashi Ranjan

Raima Sen
Mani Shankar

Well Done Abba
Minissha Lamba
Shyam Benegal

I Hate Luv Storys
Sonam Kapoor
Punit Malhotra (Dharma Productions)

[edit] References

[edit] External links

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