Arun Bali was born on Wednesday, 23 December 1942 (age 80 years; as of 2022) in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He got training in acting from the National School of Drama in Delhi.
Height (approx.): 6′ 3″
Hair Colour: White
Eye Colour: Brown
He belongs to a Punjabi Muhiyal (Brahmin) family.
Parents & Siblings
When Arun was in 5th standard, his father died. Arun Bali had 5 brothers and a sister.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Prakash Bali.
They have three daughters named Pragati Bali Jairath, Stuti Bali Sachdeva, Itishri Bali, and a son named Ankkush Bali.
Arun Bali, in his young days, used to work for Britannia Industries. He worked as a salesperson who travelled to many places like Punjab, UP, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan to sell biscuits.
Before landing a career in acting, Arun Bali was a singer. During the rehearsing of an opera, Arun’s brother, who was in theatre, pushed him to play a role that surprisingly required singing also.
In 1991, he made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Saugandh.’ He played the role of Shyamaldas Chanchad in the film 3 Idiots.
He played the role of Darshan Singh Poonpuri in the 2014 film ‘Punjab 1984’ and the chief priest of Kedarnath Temple in the film ‘Kedarnath’ (2018). In 2012, he appeared in the film ‘Barfi’ as Jhilmil’s grandfather.
He appeared in several Bollywood films including Khalnayak (1993), Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994), Shikari (2000), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Dand Nayak (1998), Aankhen (2002), Arman (2003), and Laal Singh Chaddha (2022).
In 1991, he made his Punjabi debut with the film Visakhi.
In 2008, he played the role of a grandfather named Gurdit Singh in the Punjabi film ‘Munde U.K. De.’
In 1989, he made his Television debut with the Doordarshan TV series Doosra Kewal in which he shared the screen with Shah Rukh Khan.
Later, he appeared in many Hindi TV shows including Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand (2002), Kumkum (2002), Maayka (2007), Swabhimaan (1995), and Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (2007).
Arun Bali published his book titled Main Or Meri Tukbandiya in 2018.
- Actor(s): Jitendra and Sridevi.
- Songs: Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi
- In 2022, he got diagnosed with a rare long-term neuromuscular disease, Myasthenia Gravis, and was admitted to Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.
- Arun Bali likes to lead a simple life without any glamour and buzz.
- During an interview, Arun said that when he was young, he used to wear his best friend’s turban. He further added that he thought he looked really nice in it so he started wearing turbans.