On This Day - Tiku Talsania's Birthday: Did You Know the Actor Loves Bike Riding and Long Road Trips?

The actor goes on bike rides almost every weekend.

Tiku Talsania is one such actor who excels in every platform of entertainment, from TV to theatre to big screen. The actor is a legend in Gujarati theatre, having been a part of many acclaimed plays over the last few decades. But he is best known for his role in the TV show 'Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi', which was the longest-running sitcom in India in the 1980s. Besides, his other notable TV shows include 'Ye Duniya Ghazab Ki', 'Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo', etc.


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Talsania is a familiar name in Bollywood as well. Over the years, he has wowed us with his performance (especially the excellent comic timing) in films like 'Pyaar Ke Do Pal', 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin', 'Andaz Apna Apna', etc.


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The legendary actor turns 69 today. On this occasion, let's have a look at his adventurous side that not many know.

Tiku Talsania Loves Bike Riding and Long Road Trips

Talsania loves bike riding and long road trips like anything. In fact, his love for bikes started in his childhood. In his own words, "My father had a Lambretta which had a kick-starter. So, I used to kick and start it and raise it… One day, it was in gear, and it climbed up the first floor of my building! With me sitting on it. So, I had to ask people around to help me down. I remember being scared that my father is going to punish me. But that’s when the biking germ got under my skin.”

Speaking about his long bike rides, he once said in an interview, "Bikes now are gigantic and awesome to ride. Every ride is a new ride. And I love meeting new people. It’s a beautiful thing.” Even in the scorching Indian summers, he rides regularly. “We start as early as 5:30 am and ride from Mumbai, all the way up to Ahura, a place on the Gujarat highway. We have our breakfast there at 7 am and ride back to be home by 9:30 am before it gets hot.”

Notably, Talsania is a brilliant paraglider as well. He revealed, "Yes, I fly too! I have a power paraglider. There is a place called Motafofadia near Vadodra where we have a small club and we paraglide. It’s amazing to just take off like a bird and go the height and distance you want.”