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Updated December 5th, 2023 at 14:37 IST

Who was Dinesh Phadnis? All you need to know about CID actor

Dinesh Phadnis, who died on December 5, started his acting career in 1997 but gained fame after featuring in hit TV show C.I.D. as Fredrick.

Dinesh Phadnis
Dinesh Phadnis | Image:Dinesh Phadnis/Instagram
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C.I.D fame Dinesh Phadnis died today, December 5, at around 10:30 AM due to multiple organ failure. The 57-year-old was admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai after suffering a massive heart attack a few days ago. He was popular for playing the role of Fredrick in C.I.D.

Who is Dinesh Phadnis?

The television actor was born on November 2, 1966 in Bihar. The late actor started his acting career in 1997 but gained fame after featuring in C.I.D. as Fredrick, an inspector. He was part of the show for almost 20 years. C.I.D, led by actor Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman, went on air in 1998 and was one of the longest-running television shows in India. The show also starred Dayanand Shetty, Aditya Srivastava, Janvi Chheda Gopalia, Hrishikesh Pandey and Shraddha Musale.

(A file photo of Dinesh | Image: Instagram)

Apart from acting in the show, he also wrote some of the episodes of C.I.D and Marathi films. He has also been part of other C.I.D series CID: Special Bureau (2005) as Sub-Inspector Fredericks, Adaalat (2012), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2014) and CIF (2019) as Constable Shambhu Tawde.

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(A file photo of Dinesh | Image: Instagram)

Apart from featuring in TV shows, he has also starred in Bollywood films such as Aamir Khan starrer Sarfarosh (1999) as Inspector, Aamir Khan and Twinkle Khanna starrer Mela (2000), Officer (2001) as Inspector and Super 30.

CID co-stars pay tribute to Dinesh Phadnis

 

(Shraddha with Dinesh | Image: Instagram)

Shraddha Musale, who played the role of Dr Tarika in CID took to her Instagram handle to pay tribute to the actor. She shared a photo posing with Phadnis and wrote, "We will miss you Freddy sir". 

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Published December 5th, 2023 at 11:33 IST

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