Brilliant Performances By The Underrated Actor Pavan Malhotra.


Pavan Malhotra is one of the most underrated actors in the Bollywood industry.

People knew him by face as he has delivered many stellar performances as a character artist in the movies and shows.

Little do you know that the actor has been active in the industry from the last 36 years and is still struggling to get the fame which he deserves.

In his long Bollywood career, he has been part of more than 50 movies and 13 plus Indian TV shows.

Here, we have created a list of some noticeable performances by the actor as a character artist.

Check out this article to celebrate the true artist and know some brilliant performances by the Bollywood actor Pavan Malhotra.

Jab We Met

Jab We Met became a cult movie in the Romantic genre and later remade several times in many languages.

While everybody appreciated the performance delivered by Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead role, the character of the always charged Punjabi uncle played by pavan Malhotra was one of the best highlights of the movie.

Pavan Malhotra stole the show with his funky character of Geet’s hot-headed uncle.

While people can easily recognize him by his face, it is sad that most people don’t remember him by name.

Black Friday

pavan Malhotra got some recognition after playing the main villain in the movie Black Friday.

The movie has given many stars to the industry that include actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kay Kay Menon.

It was pretty amusing that despite playing one of the best villains in the Hindi movies, the actor got sidelined.

Critics have appreciated the movie especially talking about Pavan Malhotra’s performance stating that he was effortless with the portrayal of gangster Tiger Memon.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Rakyesh Om Prakash Mehra’s biopic of Flying Sikh gets a lot of positive reviews.

Everyone remembers the movie for the spectacular performance of Farhan Akhtar.

However, Farhan Akhtar’s coach in the movie was played by pavan Malhotra. He was fabulous in the role of a Punjabi Coach.

Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro

An art film titled Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro was appreciated by fans as well as critics.

He played the title character of Salim Langda in the movie, and he made a remarkable performance in the movie.

Later, director Anurag Kashyap saw his performance in the movie and offered him a role in his movie Black Friday.

Bhindi Bazar

Pavan Malhotra has played the character of underworld Don in 5 different movies.

With all his portrayal, he brought out a completely different shade of gangster on-screen.

His movies in which he played the underworld don include Black Friday, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Bagh Bahadur, Brothers In Trouble, and Bhindi Bazar.


Pavan Malhotra has played many supporting characters in big-budget movies.

For instance, he played the character of Narang in Shah Rukh Khan’s Don and police officer in Rustom.

Even though these are meaty roles, he stole the show playing the character of a simpleton cycle repair guy in the movie Nukkad.


Some of his memorable supporting roles include the movie Pardes starring Shah Rukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhary. He played the character of Sharafat Ali who is a band member of Arjun.

In the movie Delhi 6, he played the character of Jai Gopal who is one of the feuding brothers.

Later, he played the Jazz Mamu in the Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer Badmaash Company.

Children of War

Pavan Malhotra gave another noteworthy performance in the movie Children of War in which he played the character of a Physical Abuser officer.

He has given another awesome performance in the movie titled Punjab 1984.

Surprisingly, he is one of the few actors in the industry who started their career with lead roles and ended up playing supporting roles.

Circus (TV series)

Apart from movies, he has done many TV serials as well. His popular TV shows include Aisa Desh Hai Mera, Laagi Tujhse Lagan, and Patang on Sony TV, Colors TV, and DD Metro respectively. He has also worked in CID and Circus.

My Name is Anthony Gonsalves

It has been seen that Pavan Malhotra has made his character lovable despite the box office performance of the movie.

This is the reason that the movie ‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ which got mixed reviews from critics but everyone appreciated Pavan Malhotra’s acting skills.