The movie Aashiqui (1990) brought name and fame to numerous people in the Indian film industry, and Deepak Tijori was one of them. A former actor and presently a director, Deepak Tijori was on 28th of August 1961, in Mumbai. He completed his graduation from Narsee Monjee College, which is in Mumbai itself. Along with his graduation, Deepak also completed his course in acting by joining a part-time theatre group. Interestingly, some of the other members of the same group were
, Vipul Shah, and Ashutosh Gowarikar. After being influenced by one of his closest friends, Deepak decided to start his career in acting.
The initial journey was filled with struggle for Deepak Tijori. Before tasting huge success with Aashiqui in 1990, he played minor roles in movies like Tera Naam Mera Naam (1988) and Main Tera Dushman (1989). The success helped him to bag good roles in big movies, and as a result, he grabbed some major movies like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin and Sadak. In 1992, Deepak Tijori worked with
in the thriller ‘Khiladi’, which was also a huge hit.
After Aashiqui, the next movie that provided Deepak Tijori’s career a huge boost was the sports drama ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’, in which he played the character of Shekhar Malhotra. He made his directorial debut in the year 2003, through the movie ‘Oops’. He was also one of the housemates in the popular reality TV show Big Boss (2006). Shivani Tijori is her wife, and she is a fashion designer.