Alok Nath is an Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood movies. He is most notable for playing the role of Haveli Ram in Ramesh Sippy's television series, Buniyaad.
Nath first rose to fame for his role in the 1987 television series, Buniyaad. He went on to essay the role of Deepak in the television serial Tara. He later appeared in the 1989 film, Maine Pyar Kiya, playing the father of Bhagyashree's character, Suman. He has appeared in some of the biggest hits of Bollywood, playing supporting roles as a father or uncle who is shown as kanyadani person. Prime examples are Taal, Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Pardes and Vivah. He played negative roles in films like Bol Radha Bol, Vinashak – Destroyer and Shadyantra. He also made an appearance in the international award-winning Richard Attenborough directed film Gandhi (1982).
Nath's film Vivah was very successful at the box office and his performance as a doting uncle was praised by critics. He appeared in some episodes of Rishtey, a TV series that aired on Zee TV during 1999-2001. He appeared in the Star Plus serial Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai which had been running since late 2007. He is currently working in Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli.
On 30 December 2013, jokes and memes based on characters played by Alok Nath started trending on social media without apparent reasons and spread quickly. The Curious Case of Alok Nath - Why did Alok Nath Trend on Twitter a case study to analyze the content which lead to the buzz around veteran Bollywood actor went viral on 4 January 2014. Reacting over the jokes, the Actor admitted that he liked most of them.