Mangal Dhillon is a multidimensional person, who is an Actor, Writer, Producer, Director and a Poet. He was born in a small village called Wander Jatana, in Distict Farid Kot, Punjab, India on 18th June. He did his matriculation from Nighasan a place in district Lakhimpur Kheri-U. P. And Graduation from Government College, Muktsar. He used to act in plays etc. since school and college times, which inspired him to join the Department of Indian Theatre at Punjab University Chandigarh in 1980. He was awarded a Gold Medal for his out standing performances as an actor at the completion of his training by the University-Drama Department. He did a lot of theatre from 1978 to 1987 as an actor-writer-director and taught acting at various institutions. He worked in Doordarshan Serials and Radio Plays besides doing commercial voicing in New Delhi and Mumbai for couple of years. In 1987 he got the role of Lubhaya Ram in Ramesh Sippy's T.V. Serial "Buniyaad", which laid his foundation stone in the Mumbai Film and Television Industry. After Buniyaad he worked in almost 25-30 Hindi Feature Films and Television Serial, prominent amongst them were Yugandhar, Lakshman Rekha, Nishana, Vishvaatma, Khoon Bhari Mang & Azad Desh Ke Ghulam besides Television Serials like Junoon, Panther, Ghutan, Sahil, Mujrim Hazir, Kismat and Noorjahaan.

He married a prominent painter Ritu Dhillon on April 26, 1994 in Mumbai and since then they both complement each other in all their creative endeavors. He formed his production company by the name of "M.D. & Company" and made a historical film "Khalsa" based on the actual Khalsa history, which got an over whelming response from the audiences in Punjab and Abroad. He did a theatre production of his one-man Play "Theatrewala Urf Pagal Hai" which also got a great response from all over. At present he is making two more documentary films, one is "A Day At The Golden Temple" which shows 24 hours Holy Maryada at Sri Harimandar Sahib and another one is based on the true experiences of the illegal immigrants titles "Message". He is also working on a big historical film project "The Greatness of Sikhism." Besides this he is planning feature films like "Shahaadat" "Khud Ko Yahan Se Dekho" "Prem-Aandh" and "Vidroh." His own Television mega serials like Be-Lagaam, Ru-ba-ru and Sarfrosh are also in the pipeline along with a Docu-Drama Series based on the supernatural phenomena called "Beyond Logic."

He is writing two books in English and Punjabi titled "Kujh Saddaran ate Chand Haunke" (Some Desires and a Few Sighs) along with "The Dark World of The Ghosts" based on his own research and observations. Besides this a volume of his own poetry in Hindustani is also ready for publication, which is titled "Be-Tarteeb Jazbaat."(Scattered Emotions) As an actor at present he is working in a hindi film "Jan-Nasheen" by Firoze Khan.

mangal_02.jpg (3704 bytes)In brief his associates describe him as "A tall, handsome man with a powerful voice, which is characteristic of his multidimensional personality, a versatile actor, a well read and equipped writer, a perfectionist producer-director and an imaginatively sentimental poet, generous, just, loving, man of his words and an individual with high moral values and character and that's what Mangal Singh Dhillon is all about."