Tirlok Malik

Tirlok Malik (born in New Delhi) is an India-born actor and filmmaker.[1]


Tirlok Malik has a Bachelor's degree in business from repudated Delhi University and has also attended the various Acting and Theatrical Arts Institutes and Weist Barron School of Television. He founded his own production company, Apple Productions, in 1989.

He produced and starred in the movie Lonely in America (1990), which was directed by Barry Alexander Brown and featured a cameo by Spike Lee. Lonely in America has appeared in 74 countries, 32 film festivals, and on HBO. Malik has appeared in numerous commercials and in several off-off-Broadway plays, including: The Indian Wants the Bronx (by Israel Horowitz-150 performances in New York), The hot’l Baltimore (by Lanford Wilson), A Better Tomorrow and the India epic Ramayana (a dance drama). Most recently, he played the role of "Krishna" in the 3-D film, Little Magician (2002). He currently lives in New York City.

As an actor Malik has also acted in more than 40 roles. He has modeled for commercials including those for Air India, Altel Telephone company, WABC TV and many others. He has also acted in off-off Broadway Productions of "Indian wants the Bronx", "The Hotel Baltimore", "A Better Tomorrow" and others.

On television, he has appeared in Law & Order: criminal Intent, Third Watch and other network and cable shows as well as commercials for ABC Eyewitness News, Air India, Altel, Campbell’s Soup, Earthlink, Microsoft, Nokia, Nature Show (WNET).

On the stage, Malik acted in The Indian Wants the Bronx (by Israel Horowitz-150 performances in New York), The hot’l Baltimore (by Lanford Wilson), A Better Tomorrow, the India epic Ramayana (a dance drama), and other plays.

In addition to his work in American productions, Malik has worked with many stars of India. He starred in a lead role with Deepty Naval and has appeared in Cameos with Al Pacino, Sanjay Dutt, Surya, Kamal Hassan, Tamanna, Manisha Koirila, Mammootty, Rani Mukerjee, Rekha, and Rajinikanth.

After successful career in acting, he has founded his own production company, Apple Productions, in 1989. He has had many triumphs in his life, and these multiple successes praise and applaud his hard work in the film industry. He has become a pioneer in making films on the Indian American immigrant experience.

Tirlok Malik has been honored with the 'Outstanding Citizen' award by the New York City Council in collaboration with the Jackson Heights Indian Merchants Association for his filmmaking career. He has also been nominated for the New York Emmy award for the film Lonely in America which has been shown in 74 countries, on HBO, and in 37 film festivals.


As an actor

Year Film Role Notes
1982 Dard Ka Rishta Dr. Khan
1990 Lonely in America Max Emmy Award Nominated Film
1996 Taxi Bhaiya
1997 Drown Soda The Father
1999 Mother Trilok Mullic
2000 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Lala Lajpatrai
2001 American Desi Mr. Saeed
2001 The Favor Vendor aka "Mission" - Japan (English title) (festival title)
2001 Lajja Trilok Mallik aka "The Shame" - India (English title) (literal title)
2001 The Relay Employee TV Episode
2001 Third Watch Employee 1 episode
2002 People I Know Cab Driver
2002 Gay Wiry Guy TV episode
2002 The Job Wiry Guy 1 episode
2002 Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar Dr. Hemang Patel "My Heart Keeps Repeating" - International (English title)
2003 Magic Magic 3D Krishna Malayalam Film. Dubbed into Tamil & Hindi, with the Hindi dub being titled as Chota Jadugar (Little Magician)
2003 Arya Om Dutt
2005 True Crime: New York City VG
2005 Saving Face Patel TV episode
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Patel aka "Law & Order: CI" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
2006 Quarter Life Crisis Mr. Hauser
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Suspected Killer aka "Hunt and Play" - International (English title) (informal literal title) ... aka "Hunting Game" - Europe (English title)
2007 Ta Ra Rum Pum Restaurant owner
2007 Sivaji Friend of Sivaji aka "Sivaji: The Boss" - India (English title) (long title)
2008 Mehbooba Malik
2008 When Kiran Met Karen Cab Driver
2008 A Jersey Christmas Mahan
2009 The Day the Bread Turned Green Indian Baker
2009 Anandha Thandavam Hindu Priest
2009 Extrospection Ray
2010 Khushiyaan www.khushiyaanthefilm.com

As a producer and filmmaker

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Lonely in America producer Emmy Award Nomited Film
2000 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar line producer: USA
2003 Chota Jadugar co-producer ... aka "Magic Magic 3D" - India (English title), India (Malayalam title)... aka "Little Magician" - India (English title)... aka "Small Magician" - India (English title)
2003 Arya producer
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu line producer: USA ... aka "Hunt and Play" - International (English title) (informal literal title)... aka "Hunting Game" - Europe (English title)
2007 Sivaji line producer: USA ... aka "Sivaji: The Boss" - India (English title) (long title)
2008 Mehbooba line producer: USA
2008 Vaaranam Aayiram line producer: USA
2009 Anandha Thandavam line producer: USA

As a director

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Khushiyaan www.khushiyaanthefilm.com

As a TV show producer

Year Film Role Notes
Namaste – I Love Making Films in New York! for Thirteen/WNET TV Show Producer Emmy Award Nominee for show about Indian film-makers in the U.S.
NRI TV/Film Awards Show TV Show Producer Aired on TV-Asia
How to Flirt, Date and Meet your Mate TV Show Producer Based on Susan Rabin’s best-selling book
India at 50: A View from the NRIs of America TV Show Producer About Non Resident Indians living outside India
Who Will Walk With Me? TV Show Producer
U.S. Immigration: Green Card TV Show Producer


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