Pawan Malhotra is a Hindi film and television actor. He made his film debut with Pankaj Parashar’s `Ab Ayega Mazaa` (1984). He has played lead roles in Buddhadev Dasgupta’s National award-winning film,`Bagh Bahadur` and Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s `Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro`, both released in 1989. He is famous for his role as a cold-blooded mafia don, Irfan Khan in the Telugu blockbuster, `Aithe` (2003) and recently, in his acclaimed role of Tiger Memon, in `Black Friday` (2004). He recently starred in the super hit Hindi movie, `Jab We Met`.
Over the years he had worked with other acclaimed directors including Shyam Benegal, Deepa Mehta and Roland Joffé. In 2006, he was seen in Manish Goswami’s `Aisa Desh Hai Mera` on Sony television. Currently, he is seen on the TV serial, `Alag Alag` and Partho Mitra's `Patang`, on DD Metro. He is currently acting in `Lagi Tujhse Lagan` as Malmal More on Colors TV.
An Arts graduate from Delhi University, Pawan ventured into the Delhi theatre circuit, and later moved to Mumbai. Here he started out acting in the television industry, as an assistant on the sets of the TV series, `Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi` (1984), before he got a role in Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s TV series on Doordarshan, `Nukkad` (1986), which brought him much acclaim.