Ghanashyam Nayak is an Indian film and TV actor. He featured in many TV serials and Bollywood movies in character roles.
In most of the movies, his character was seen only for a couple of scenes.
However, 76 years old Ghanashyam Nayak is famous in the TV industry for playing the character of Natwarlal Prabhashankar Undhaiwala a.k.a. Nattu Kaka in one of the longest-running sitcoms titled ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’.
Ghanashyam Nayak always wanted to be an actor. This is probably the reason that he left his studies after getting the matriculation degree.
He was featured in approx. 100 Gujarati and Hindi movies. In addition to this, he is also part of more than 350 Hindi TV series.
Ghanashyam is also an amazing stage artist and has done more than 100 Gujarati plays.
He also worked in the industry as a dubbing artist and lent his voice for the veteran actors like Kanhaiyalal in the movie ‘Ek Aur Sangram’ and the Bhojpuri movie ‘Bairi Sawan’.
Here, check out some famous Bollywood movies where you can spot Ghanashyam Nayak’s acting skills.
1. Masoom (1960) – Child Artist
There are 3 movies titled Masoom in Bollywood. The oldest one starred Ashok Kumar in the lead role.
Ghanshayam was part of the movie as a child actor. He was only 16 years old then.
2. Beta (1992) – Hawaldar
Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit starrer Beta was one of the blockbusters of that year.
Ghanashyam Nayak played the character of Hawaldar in the movie.
3. Tirangaa (1992) – Ram Lakhan, Dr. Gupta Servant
Tirangaa is still a fan favorite movie because of its amazing dialogues and screenplay.
Ghanashyam Nayak as a servant is noticeable in the movie.
4. Aankhen (1993) – Villager
Aankhen starring Govinda and Chunky Pandey has many gags and fun elements.
A major portion of the movie was shot in the Village when Ghanashyam was seen playing a villager.
5. Laadla (1994) – Gate Watchman
Laadla featured the amazing on-screen chemistry of Sridevi and Anil Kapoor.
The movie has catchy one-liners, good music, and awesome performances. Ghanashyam played the character of Gate Watchman in the movie.
6. Krantiveer (1994) – Kalyani Bhai
Krantiveer is loved by the audience especially the monologue delivered by Nana Patekar in the climax.
In the movie, Nayak played the character of Kalyani Bhai who lives with the protagonist in the basti.
7. Andolan (1995) – Professor
The Andolan movie featured Govinda and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles.
Since the movie was set on the college-going boys, Ghanashyam Nayak played the character of a professor in the college.
8. Chaahat (1996) – Hospital Patient
A major portion of the movie Chaahat was shot in the hospital where Shah Rukh brought his father for surgery.
Ghanashyam played a cameo role as he was the Hospital Patient in the movie.
9. Ghatak (1996) – Hospital Receptionist
Sunny Deol starrer Ghatak also has a brief role from the actor Ghanashyam Nayak.
He played the Hotel Receptionist in which Sunny Deol brought his father for an operation.
10. Ishq (1997) – Inspector
The light-hearted comedy Ishq starred Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, and Kajol in the lead role.
Nayak played the character of the inspector in the movie.
11. Shyam Ghanashyam (1998) – Heroine’s Father
Bollywood action drama Shyam Ghanashyam featured Arbaaz Khan and Chandrachur Singh in the lead roles.
This is one of the meaty roles Ghanashyam Nayak got in movies as he played the Heroine’s father.
12. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) – Viththal Kaka
Salman and Aishwarya starrer Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is the movie that made Ghanashyam Nayak the best choice to play Kaka characters.
He was seen playing Viththal Kaka in the movie.
13. Tere Naam (2003) – Chandu Chaiwala
Tere Naam is considered one of the best films in Salman Khan’s filmography.
In the movie, Ghanashyam Nayak was seen playing the background character named Chandu Chaiwala.
14. Khakee (2004) – Tailor
Khakee is a multi-starrer cop drama that featured Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Tushar Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead role.
For a brief moment, you can see Ghanashyam Nayak who played the Tailor in the movie.
15. Dhoondte Reh Jaoge (2009) – Panditji
The comedy movie focused on the film making process where a director plans to con many producers in order to earn a huge profit by making a flop film.
The movie starred Kunaal Khemu and Sonu Sood in the lead role. Ghanashyam Nayak played the character of Panditji in the movie.