Dinesh Phadnis (Actor) Wiki, Age, Wife, Career, Death Cause, Family and More

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Dinesh Phadnis (Actor) Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Biography, Girlfriend and More

Dinesh Phadnis is an Indian Actor who is mainly known for playing the role of Inspector Fredricks aka Freddy in the television serial CID which was broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television. On 4 December 2023, Dinesh passed at the age of 57 in Tunga Hospital in Mumbai.


Real NameDinesh Phadnis
ProfessionActor and Writer
Date of Birth2 November 1966
AgeDied at age of 57 on 4 December 2023
Birth PlaceBihar, India
Home TownBihar, India
FamilyMother: Name Not Known
Dinesh Phadnis with his mother
Father: Not Available
Sister: Not Available
Brother: Not Available
Wife: Not Available
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra
Dinesh Phadnis

Birth & Early Life

Dinesh Phadnis was born on 2 November 1996 in Bihar, India. He has done his schooling at Chogle High School, Sri Krishna Nagar, Borivali East, Mumbai. After completing his schooling, Dinesh pursued his graduation degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1980.



Dinesh Phadnis began his acting career on television in 1993, portraying a police inspector in the Hindi series Fasale. This marked his first significant television role. His big break came in 1998 when he started a two-decade-long run playing Inspector Fredericks on the hit Sony TV serial CID. Dinesh remained a core cast member of the police procedural until 2018, while also co-writing several episodes alongside acclaimed director Sriram Raghavan.


While starring in CID, Dinesh continued expanding his television resume with guest appearances on other Sony series like the horror anthology Aahat in 2006 and the courtroom drama Adaalat in 2012. In 2014, he was featured in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah which is aired on SAB TV. After departing CID, Dinesh took on a new regular role in 2019 as Constable Shambhu Tawde on the police series CIF airing on Dangal TV.


Dinesh Phadnis began his career while first appearing in the Marathi film Bharla Ha Malavat Raktan in 1993. After that, he got the lead role in Aamir Khan’s film Sarfarosh where he played the role of SI Crime Branch in 1999. Later, Dinesh gave his cameo appearance in Dharmesh Darshan’s film Mela where he featured in the song Mela Dilon Ka. Dinesh has also worked with Hrithik Roshan in Super 30 film.

Education Details and More

SchoolChogle High School
CollegeNot Available
Educational QualificationGraduate in Mechanical Engineering
DebutTelevision: Fasale (1993)
Film: Sarfarosh (1999)
AwardsCinematic Pictures Award
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Physical Stats and More

HeightIn Feet: 5 Feet 9 Inches
In Meter: 1.75 m
WeightIn Pound: 143 lbs
In Kilogram: 65 Kg
Body ShapeChest: 40 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
HobbiesActing, Painting, Travelling etc.
Dinesh Phadnis

Personal Life

Dinesh Phadnis is married to Nayan Phadnis on 20 November. The couple is blessed with a Daughter named Tanu.

Marital Status and More

Marital StatusMarried
GirlfriendsNayana Phadnis
WifeNayana Phadnis
Dinesh Phadnis with his wife
ChildrenDaughter: Tanu Phadnis
Dinesh Phadnis with his daughter
Salary (approx.)Not Known
Net Worth40-50 Lakh
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Death Cause

On 4 December 2023, actor Dinesh Phadnis passed away at Tunga Hospital in Mumbai. Sources revealed that Phadnis had been battling liver damage before his death. Earlier reports had stated Phadnis suffered a heart attack, however, his CID co-star Dayanand Shetty dismissed those rumours.

The cause of death was confirmed to be complications from liver damage, ending Phadnis’ fight against the condition at Tunga Hospital where he had been admitted for treatment.

Some Facts About Dinesh Phadnis

  • Dinesh Phadnis was born and brought up in Bihar, India.
  • Dinesh has also worked in the thriller film Officer which was released in 2001. In this film, he worked with Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon.
  • He was an avid lover of writing poems and stories. Besides, he has also written Marathi film scripts.

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