CID-FEDY1-fotor-202312092582 CID actor  Actor Dinesh Phadnis  ( Inspector Fredericks )Passes away at 57

Inspector Fredericks  ( Actor Dinesh Phadnis ) Passes away at 57, Television fraternity Mourns actor’s death

On December 5, 2023, the Indian television industry mourned the loss of Dinesh Phadnis, a renowned actor born on November 2, 1966. Widely recognized for his portrayal of Inspector Fredericks in the enduring TV series, C.I.D., Phadnis made a significant impact in the entertainment realm. Not only did he excel in his role as an Inspector in C.I.D., but he also showcased his versatile talent by contributing as a writer for some of the show’s episodes. Beyond the small screen, Phadnis graced the Bollywood film industry with his presence in notable films such as Sarfarosh and Super 30. His creative endeavors extended to Marathi cinema, where he lent his writing skills to a film. Dinesh Phadnis called Shantivan in Borivali East his home, leaving an indelible mark on the industry and the hearts of his fans. Unfortunately, his journey came to an untimely end on December 5, 2023, as he succumbed to complications arising from liver damage. The legacy of his contributions to Indian television and cinema will be cherished by many.   Filmography
Year Film Role
1999 Sarfarosh Inspector
2000 Mela Cameo appearance in the song ‘Mela Dilon Ka’
2001 Officer Inspector
Year Show Role Notes
1998–2018 C.I.D Inspector Fredericks
2005 CID: Special Bureau Sub-Inspector Fredericks
2012 Adaalat Inspector Fredericks (Guest) Guest appearance
2014 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
2019 CIF Constable Shambhu Tawde Supporting role
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