Dilip Dhawan (1955–2000) was a film and television actor. He started his career as a child in Sangharsh (1968), featuring Dilip Kumar, Dhawan acted in over 50 films. He acted as the hero in the movie Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan in 1978. He was also seen in the popular Topaz shaving blades advertisement in the early 1980s. Best known for his role as Guru in the television serial Nukkad, Dhawan also acted in serials like Janam, Deewar and Tere Mere Sapne. He was a well-known movie actor, known for mostly supporting roles (and a few major roles) in Ek Baar Kaho (1980), Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980), Sazaye Maut (1981), Saaheb (1985), Dak Bangla (1987), Hero Hiralal (1988), Swarg (1990), Izzatdaar (1990), Heena (1991), Madhosh (1994), Yash (1996), Virasat (1997), Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999) and Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya (2000). He was also the producer of the movie Saath Saath, in 1982. He died on 15 February 2000, in Mumbai, at the age of 45, of a heart attack.
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