Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gavin Packard

Film spectators would be remembering the 1988 super hit Malayalam film 'Aryan' which was directed by Priyadarshan in which Mohan Lal was the male lead.He acted as the character 'Devanarayanan' who was accused of the theft of 'Thiruvabharanam' from the local temple.The poor innocent man fled to Mumbai to escape from the Police and there he join hands with a Don.In this movie a resident of Mumbai's suburb 'Kalyan' acted as a local goon and it was his debut film in any language.He was 'Gavin Packard' a body builder and National award winner for the same.
Gavin Packard was born on 8th June 1964 at Kalyan in Mumbai and his grandfather was of Irish American Origin.
In 1989 he entered Bollywood films by acting in the film 'Ilaaka' in which he acted as a smuggler who kidnapped children.Dharmendra,Mithun Chakraborty and Sanjay Dutt were the main actors of that film.
In the same year in 1989, he acted in the Malayalam film 'Season' written and directed by P.Padmarajan, which was a crime thriller that revealed the story of a revenge.Mohan Lal portrayed the central character of the film in which Maniyan Pillai Raju,Asokan,Jagathy Sree Kumar,Leena Nair etc acted.It was set as all happened at the lovely beach of 'Kovalam' in Thiruvananthapuram.In this film Gavin Packard portrayed the villain character 'Fabien Remenez' and the character was well noted and he became a familiar figure to Malayalam film goers.The character which he depicted in this film would be perhaps the most well noted and important role in his film career.The throughout role of that film emulates Mohan Lal's hero character in 'Season'.
He became an established actor of Bollywood from 1989 and acted till 2000 mostly as a villain and in negative type roles.
In the film 'Jurm' (1990) he acted as a Minister's goon.
In the film 'Deedar' in which Akshay Kumar and Karishma Kapoor were the main pair in 1992, he had a role.
'Mohra' the musical action thriller movie  which gave much fame to Raveena Tandon, Packard acted in a negative role.
In the film 'Karan Arjun' directed by Rakesh Roshan, he acted as a Boxer.
Salman Khan,Sharukh Khan,Mamta Kulkarni,Kajol and Rakhee acted in it.
In the film 'Hulchul' he acted along with Vinod Khanna,Ajay Devgn,and Kajol.
In the film 'Khiladiyon Ke Khiladi' (96) he acted with Akshay Kumar,Raveena Tandon,Rekha,Gulshan Grover etc.
In the movie 'Pardesi Babu' (98) his role was as a wrestler and acted along with Govinda,Raveena Tandon,Shipa Shetty etc.
In the Malayalam film 'Ayushkalam' directed by Kamal, he played the role of Benjamin Bruno.
He was  a trainer and body builder to few Bollywood actors also.
He died of respiratory disorder on May 18, 2012 at Mumbai.
Selected Filmography
Hindi
Tridev
 Jurm
Patthar Ke Phool
Sadak

 








Dak
Chamatkar
Deedar
Anaam
Pehchan
Jagruti
Waqt Hamara Hai
Taadipaar
Cheetah
Mohra
Jallad
Karan Arjun
HulChul
Muquaddar
Jurmana
Gaddar
Yeshwant
Mrityudata
Bade Miyan
Baharwali
Shera
Kranti
Yeh Hai Jalwa
Jaani Dushman

Malayalam
Aryan
Season
Ayushkalam
Jackpot
Aanaval Mothiram
Boxer



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