Darshan Jariwala Biography
Darshan Jariwala is a Gujarati actor. Son of a veteran Gujarati actress Leela Jariwala (contemporary of Deena Pathak) and husband of Kyonki Saans Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi fame Apara Mehta, is a famous actor of Gujarati theatre. He has performed well on the silver screen as well as on Indian television. One of his most remembered Gujarati TV serials is Narasimha Mehta, the celebrated poet and disciple of Lord Krishna. He portrayed Narsimha Mehta. But his role of Mahatma Gandhi in the recent (August 2007) film Gandhi, My Father, proved to be the best in his career of three decades and put him on the international map.
His Gujarati plays include Hatheli Par Baat Baaki, Patro Mitro, Mulraj Mansion and Andhalo Pato. He also acted in a Hindi play Uncle Samjha Karo and in English theatre Going Solo 2 He has played small characters in many Hindi films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Guru, Aap Ka Soorur
As is well known now, that Feroz Abbas Khan (director of Gandhi, My Father and a veteran theatre personality) had approached him for Gandhi's role in his famous play Mahatma v/s Gandhi. But due to date problem of this busy actor-cum-stockbroker, the match could not workout. However, the look of Darshan had carved a deep impression on Feroz's mind and the offer was again knocking Darshan's mind for Feroz's film Gandhi, My Father, which finally materialized.