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C. S. Dubey


Chandrashekhar Dubey (4 September 1924 – 28 September 1993) commonly referred to as C. S. Dubey was an Indian actor and radio personality. He was born in Kannod and appeared in over 150 Hindi films as a character actor starting in the 1950s, with Patita (1953) and Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955). He became famous for his one-liner "Dhakkan khol ke" in the film, Zinda Dil (1975), which he later used in his radio programs, as a suffix with almost every sentence.


Dubey was active in the Quit India movement for which he was imprisoned. He then moved to Bombay to work as an actor. He was also known as a social worker who helped poor students pay for their education.


He first worked for producer and director Amiya Chakravarty as an office boy, production manager, and assistant director before appearing in his two films Patita and Seema (1955). He went on to appear in almost 200 films, for example, Teesri Kasam, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Mausam, Angoor, and Ram Teri Ganga Maili. He was known for mostly portraying negative characters, such as money lenders, pimps, or rapists.


He worked for the radio and starred in radio programs like Hawa Mahal, Fauji Bhaiyon, and radio plays.


Saudagar as Banerjee

Seema as Banke lal