Dalip Tahil is a renowned Indian film, television and theatre actor. He has appeared in more than 100 Bollywood movies by starting his acting career in 1974 with a very successful movie, Ankur. In 1980 Ramesh Sippy offered him the role of a villain in his epic production Shaan. This was followed by a cameo in Sir Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi in 1982. On television, he has played roles in Sanjay Khan’s television serial The Sword of Tipu Sultan and Ramesh Sippy’s Buniyaad. Thereafter he worked in his first British television series: Bombay Blue. He gained national recognition across the UK when he won the role of Dan Ferreira in the iconic BBC1 soap opera EastEnders in 2003, appearing in over 60 episodes. He is currently working in Siya ke Ram, a mythological epic TV series on Star Plus playing the role of King Dasaratha.