Sarabjeet Singh Paintal
4 October 1944
|Occupation||Actor, Casting Director.|
|Years active||1978 - present|
|Children||Harry Paintal (son)|
Sheetal Paintal (daughter-in-law)
Sarah Paintal (grand daughter)
Sarabjeet "Gufi" Paintal (born 4 October 1944) is an Indian actor and director. His most famous role was that of Shakuni in the TV serial Mahabharat. He is the elder brother of the noted comedian and character actor Paintal.
Gufi Paintal is an Indian actor who appeared in some notable Bollywood movies in 1980s, as well as television serials and plays. He was born in a Sikh Family.
Initially trained as an engineer, he would go on to follow his younger brother (who had been trained at the Film and Television Institute of India) into acting. Arriving in Bombay in 1969 and Gufi took up modeling, worked as an assistant director for movies and acted in various movies and serials. He has also directed his brother. His most well-known role is that of Mama (Maternal Uncle) Shakuni in the Mahabharat adaptation by B.R. Chopra and his son Ravi Chopra which Paintal himself recognizes as his best role. Indeed, he is so associated with his Shakuni character in India that Paintal presented a political discussion show on the news channel Sahara Samay in the character of Shakuni.
Paintal has recently directed the movie, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu which sketches the life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a 16th-century devotee of Krishna who is recognised as an incarnation of the god by followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. The film was produced by Pawan Kumar with music by Ravindra Jain. In 2010 he was appointed head of facility at the Abbhinnay Acting Academy in Mumbai, a school established by his Mahabharata co-star Pankaj Dheer.
|1994||Suhaag||Akshay kumar's maternal uncle|
|2000||The Revenge: Geeta Mera Naam|
|2013||Mahabharat Aur Barbareek||Shakuni|
|2014||Samrat & Co.||Dinesh Das a.k.a. DD Family Lawyer|
|1986||Bahadur Shah Zafar||DD National|
|1988–90||Mahabharat||Shakuni as an actor & Also the Casting Director||DD National|
|1988–90||Kanoon||Justice Raghunath||DD Metro|
|1998-99||Akbar Birbal||Mulla Do Pyaza||DD National|
|2002||Ssshhhh...Koi Hai||Dr. Jarkos||Star Plus|
|2003||The Magic Make-Up Box||Brithari||Zee TV|
|2012–13||Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein||Brijbhushan Bhalla||Zee TV|
|2013||Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap||Humayun||Sony TV|
|2018||Karn Sangini||Kripacharya||Star Plus|
- https://youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=WHXjL6Gnv-8. Retrieved 16 November 2019. Missing or empty
- The other Paintal Archived 18 December 2010 at WebCite
- Sahara Samay: banking on youth Archived 18 December 2010 at WebCite
- http://www.timesmusic.com/chaitanyamahaprabhu.php Archived 9 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- "Akshay Kumar inaugurates Pankaj Dheer's acting academy - Abbhinnay". businessofcinema. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
- "Akshay inaugurates Abbhinnay Acting Academy". Indiatimes. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
- "Gufi Paintal in Mrs. Kaushik". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013.