Tirlok Malik

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Tirlok Malik
New Delhi, India
Occupation(s)Film maker, actor and producer

Tirlok Malik (born in New Delhi) is an Indian-American film maker, actor and producer based in New York. [1] [2] [3] He has been nominated in Emmy Awards. [4] He is also an entrepreneur, ayurveda restaurateur and happy life yoga speaker. [1] [5]


Early life

Malik was born and brought in New Delhi. He shifted to New York in his early 20s to expand his father's export business. [2]


Malik started his career as a model for print and television before shifting to theatre. He has more than 300 performance in the Broadway. [2]

Later he became a producer and finally an actor, writer and director.

In 2007, He was nominated in Emmy Awards for producing the television series "Namaste: I love making films in New York". [6]

He is CEO of Apple Productions and founder of Nritvfilmclub. [7] [8] [9]

Malik has produced several films under the banner of Apple production since 1990 starting with Lonely in America. [10] [11] The film was shown in 74 countries and as well as on HBO and participated in 37 film festivals, winning multiple Awards. [11] He continues to make films about Indian American experiences in America. He released a new short film 'To New India with Love' on the occasion of India's 75th Independence Day. [12] [13] [14]

Malik's work as an actor and a filmmaker has been acclaimed globally. [15] [16] He also received the Pride of India Gold Medal for his work as a filmmaker from the Indian Ambassador of the USA. [10] In August 2007, Tirlok Malik was presented with the New York Citizens Award from the New York Mayor's Office. In 2014, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer presented him a citation for his work as a filmmaker and a restaurateur and declared 1 November 2014 as Tirlok Malik appreciation day. [17]

He has line produced (USA Filming) and Some of the films starring India Superstar Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Suriya, Sanjay Dutt, Mamoothy, Sunny Deol, Kangana Ranut, Manisha Koirala, Mithun Chakravarty, Anupam kher. [18] [11] [19]

As an actor, he has worked in many television series, and films. He has been in many advertisements including for Campbell Soup, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, PBS Channel 13, Microsoft, Air India, and Nokia. [20] [21]


As an actor

1982Dard Ka RishtaDr. Khan
1990Lonely in AmericaMax
1996Taxi Bhaiya
1997Drown SodaThe Father
1999MotherTrilok Mullic
2000 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Lala Lajpatrai
2001American DesiMr. Saeed
2001The FavorVendoraka "Mission" – Japan (English title) (festival title)
2001LajjaTrilok Mallikaka "The Shame" – India (English title) (literal title)
2001The RelayEmployeeTV Episode
2001Third WatchEmployee1 episode
2002People I KnowCab Driver
2002GayWiry GuyTV episode
2002The JobWiry Guy1 episode
2002Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar BaarDr. Hemang Patel"My Heart Keeps Repeating" – International (English title)
2003 Magic Magic 3D Krishna Tamil Film. Dubbed into Malayalam, Telugu & Hindi, with the Hindi dub being titled as Chota Jadugar (Little Magician)
2003AryaOm Dutt
2005 True Crime: New York City Video game [22]
2005Saving FacePatelTV episode
2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentPatelaka "Law & Order: CI" – USA (promotional abbreviation)
2006Quarter Life CrisisMr. Hauser
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Suspected Killeraka "Hunt and Play" – International (English title) (informal literal title) ... aka "Hunting Game" – Europe (English title)
2007Ta Ra Rum PumRestaurant owner
2007 Sivaji Friend of Sivajiaka "Sivaji: The Boss" – India (English title) (long title)
2008When Kiran Met KarenCab Driver
2008A Jersey ChristmasMahan
2009The Day the Bread Turned GreenIndian Baker
2009 Anandha Thandavam Hindu Priest
2014On Golden YearsVijay
201515 August 1947Host
2021To New India With LoveProf. Khanna

As a producer and filmmaker

1990Lonely in Americaproducershown in 74 countries, 37 film festivals, and HBO. cameo by Spike Lee. Directed by Barry Alexander Brown (Academy Awards nominee)
2000Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkarline producer: USAStarring Mammootty, directed by Jabbar Patel, produced by NFDC and government of India
2003Chota Jadugarco-producer... aka "Magic Magic 3D" – India (English title), India (Malayalam title)... aka "Little Magician" – India (English title)... aka "Small Magician" – India (English title)
2003AryaproducerDirected by Manan Katohora
2006Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaaduline producer: USA... aka "Hunt and Play" – International (English title) (informal literal title)... aka "Hunting Game" – Europe (English title) starring Kamal Haasan, Directed by Gautham Menon,
2007Sivajiline producer: USA... aka "Sivaji: The Boss" – India (English title) (long title) starring Rajinikanth. Directed by S. Shankar
2008Mehboobaline producer: USAStarring Sanjay Dutt, Manish Koirala. Directed by Afzal Khan
2008Vaaranam Aayiramline producer: USAStarring Suriya, Simran, Ramya. Directed by Gautham Menon
2009Anandha Thandavamline producer: USAProduced by Ascar Films. Directed by A.R. Gandhi Krishna.
2011I love New Yearline producer:


produced by T-Series, starring Kangana Ranaut, Sunny Deol. Directed by Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru
2014Purani Jeansline producer:


produced by Eros Internationals
2014On Golden Yearsco-producerproduced by Golden Movies
2021To New India With Loveproducer

As a director

2010Khushiyaanwriter, director
2014On Golden Yearswriter, director
201515 August 1947writer, director
2021To New India With Lovedirector

As a TV show producer

Namaste – I Love Making Films in New York! for Thirteen/WNETTV show ProducerEmmy Award Nominee for show about Indian film-makers in the U.S. Aired on PBS.
NRI TV/Film Awards ShowTV show ProducerAired on TV-Asia
How to Flirt, Date and Meet your FateTV show ProducerBased on Susan Rabin's best-selling book
India at 0: A View from the NRIs of AmericaTV show ProducerAbout Non Resident Indians living outside India. Aired on Doordarshan (Indian National TV)
Who Will Walk With Me?TV show Producer
U.S. Immigration: Green CardTV show Producer
15 August 1947TV show

Host and Producer

Co-produced with and Aired on Jus Punjabi TV (USA, Canada)

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