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Dheer Charan Srivastav
Born (1967-08-09) 9 August 1967 (age 56)
Alma materOsmania University
Years active2005 – present

Dheer Charan Srivastav also known as D. C. Srivastav (born 9 August 1967), is an Indian character actor, comedian and dialogue writer from Hyderabad, Telangana, who mostly appears in Hyderabad Deccani Urdu, Telugu and Hindi Films. He is most notable for his role as Ismail Bhai in comedy films, The Angrez (2006), Hyderabad Nawabs (2006) and Hungama in Dubai (2007).[1][2][3] He is also known for his Hyderabadi dialect humor.

Early life and education

Srivastav was born and brought up in Hyderabad. He grew up at Himaytnagar locality, and studied at Daffodils School, where his mother Pushpa Srivastav taught Hindi. He completed his intermediate from St. Anthony's High School, Hyderabad in 1985. Later he graduated from Osmania University in 1995.[2]


Prior to films, he was a Network Techno Marketing Manager in Hyderabad. He is quite adept in comedy and character roles. He holds the Best Hyderabadi Deccani Urdu Comedian Award for acting in The Angrez. He acted in Bollywood movie with the Indian Film Director Ram Gopal Varma's (RGV) Department.


As actor

Year Film Role Language
2005 The Angrez Ismail Bhai Hindi
2006 Hyderabad Nawaabs Hanif Bhai Hindi
2007 Stalemate..Its your name Father Hindi
Hungama in Dubai Nawaab Saab Hindi
2009 Manorama Anna Telugu
Sontha Ooru Mechanic Telugu
2010 Golimaar Pimp Telugu
2011 Ayyappa Sakshi Village man Telugu
Inki toh Aisi Ki Tasi Sheik Chilli Hindi
2012 Department Shukla Hindi
Login Medical Shop Owner Hindi
2013 Himmatwala Village Man Hindi
Paisa Potti Problem Chunnu Bhai Hindi
Do Nawab Hyderabad ke Pasha Bhai Hindi
2014 Anaamika Hotel Manager Telugu
Paisa Prakash's friend Telugu
2015 The Angrez 2 Ismail Bhai Hindi
Gangs Of Hyderabad Ismail Bhai Hindi
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh Hakeem Telugu
Tiger Sultan Faizal Hindi
2017 127B Chand Miyan Ittarwala Hindi
2019 Mallesham Abdul Telugu


  1. ^ "The name is Ismail bhai". The Hindu. 23 May 2009. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "When Feroz Phekoo met Ismail Bhai". The Hindu. 22 May 2007. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Playing asli Hyderabadi: Actor Dheer Charan Shrivastav shot to fame as Ismail bhai and now he seems to enjoy his new identity". The Hindu. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2013.