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Jatin Kanakia

Jatin Kanakia
Born 1952
Gujarat, India
Died July 18 1999 (aged 46/47)
Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Jatin Kanakia (c. 1952 - 1999) was an Indian comedy actor. He acted in numerous Gujarati plays, some Hindi TV serials and a few Bollywood movies in a career spanning from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. He was referred as The Prince of Comedy.


Early Life

Jatin Kanakia was born in a Gujarati family in 1952. He moved to Bombay and became popular as a phenomenal Comedy actor.


Jatinji got break in Shrimaan Shrimati (1994) where he became popular playing the role of Keshav Kulkarni. Here he got chance to act with many established comedy actors like Rakesh Bedi, Archana Puran Singh, Reema Lagoo and also Hindi Poet Shail Chaturvedi. He excelled at comic acting, a fact that is evident from the fact that most of the TV serials and films he worked in have featured him in a comic role.


His promising career was cut short in 1999 when he died of Pancreatic Cancer after a brief period of hospitalization. According to reports, he had been working normally even after he was diagnosed with cancer.[1]


  • Won Posthumous Award at the Indian Telly Awards in 2001 for his Contribution to Indian Cinema & Television.[2]



  • Shrimaan Shrimati -1989
  • Do Aur Do Paanch
  • Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh
  • Hum Sab Ek Hain
  • Maal Hai To Taal Hai
  • Mrs. Madhuri Dikshit
  • Padosan
  • Gudgudee
  • Yes Boss



  1. ^ "The Prince of Comedy". The Indian Express.  
  2. ^ Screen news bytes

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