Dan Dhanoa – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Dan Dhanoa Indian Actor
Dan Dhanoa

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 38-31-12 inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 98 kg (216 lbs)
Waist 31 inches
Hair Color Grey-Black
Eye Color Blue-Grey
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Gender Male
Age 64 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth February 28, 1959
Full Name Capt. Inderpreet Singh Dhanoa
Profession Actor
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Zodiac Sign Aries

Inderpreet Singh Dhanoa, popularly known as Dan Dhano, who is a former film actor. And very few people know that he is a sailor (Master Mariner) in the Merchant Navy. He belongs to a middle-class family of India and did schooling from The Doon School, located in Dehradun. He is an avid traveler and loves to indulge himself in his passions, such as; gardening, collecting art & artifacts.


The actor is mainly known for playing negative roles in the Bollywood film industry. Mostly, he played such kind of roles in between the 1980s to 1990s. Moreover, he has worked in more than 100 movies and undoubtedly, holds a special place in the heart of his fans who sings praise for him.

He always gives credit to the famed, veteran actor, director, Feroz Khan who introduced him to the Hindi cinema. In 1984, Dan Dhanoa made his film debut with the movie “Mard” which was directorial of Manmohan Desai. While the film cast the veteran, iconic, superstar, Amitabh Bachchan. It was a great pleasure for Dhanoa to work with such a talented, most-famed, and renowned actor, Amitabh Bachchan.

Later, after making a debut, he frequently appeared in several movies and became popular for his best performances.

In 1986, he appeared in the movie “Karma” for which he got much recognition from viewers and fans. Later, he appeared in “Tridev” which was directed by Rajiv Rai and produced by Gulshan Rai. While the film features superstars, like; Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, and Naseeruddin Shah who played their roles brilliantly.

In 1991, he appeared in the movie “Sanam Bewafa” in which he worked alongside the Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan. However, he has marked his identity in the cinema and appeared in various hit movies.


He earned huge success and fame throughout his career life and he considers it the greatest achievement of life.

 Personal Life

In 1986, he got married to Nikii Waalia and the couple is blessed with a son, Gobind Singh Dhanoa. Now his son is a cinematographer. Well, the couple parted their ways, and later, Dhanoa got married to Nandita Puri, who is an actress and a classical dancer as well. The couple got married in the year 2007.


Dan Dhanoa has worked in Soorarai Pottru.

Dan Dhanoa Education

Qualification: Master Mariner (Navy), HND & B-Tech Nautical Sciences (UK)

School: The Doon School

Dan Dhanoa Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Hindi cinema in the 1980s and 1990s


Manmohan Desai film

Net Worth: USD $2 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Late Maj Gen (Dr) Sardar Singh Dhanoa

Mother: Capt (Dr) Paramjit Kaur Dhanoa

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Nikii Waalia (m. 1986–2005)

No. of Children: 1

Son: Gobind Singh Dhanoa

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Hobbies: Acting, Dancing

Favorite Color: White

Favorite Books: Amarinder Singh:The People’s Maharaja by Khushwant Singh

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    Some Corrections in Dan Dhanoa’s Bio above:
    Film Name: DAN DHANOA
    Date of Birth: 28th Feb’ 1959
    Age: 62 years
    Birth Place: Jalandhar, Punjab, India
    Now Residing: Chandigarh
    Weight: 98 Kg
    Chest: 45 inches
    Colour of Hair: Grey-Black
    Colour ofEyes: Blue-Gray
    Qualifications: Master Mariner (Navy), HND & B-Tech Nautical Sciences (UK)

    Present Wife : Classical Dancer & Actor Nandita Puri
    Ex Wife : Nikii Waalia

    Father : Late Maj Gen (Dr) Sardar Singh Dhanoa
    Mother : Capt (Dr) Paramjit Kaur Dhanoa

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