Navin Nischol is a popular Indian actor. He made his debut with the Hindi film Sawan Bhadon in 1970. The film was a box office hit and Nischol was constantly in demand for several years. He was also the first gold medalist from the Film and Television Institute of India to make it big. He starred in several superhits, such as Victoria No. 203(1972) and Dhund(1973). At one time, he was popularly known as the "poor man's Rajesh Khanna" . He also starred with Amitabh in "parwane" and "desh premee" which were semi-hits. Later on, Nischol switched over to character roles and carved out a successful career for himself in television. One of his most successful serials on television was Dekh Bhai Dekh co-starring Shekhar Suman and Farida Jalal.
He also starred in the Punjabi films Aasra Pyar Da (1983)and Mahaul Theek Hai (1999).Navin was first married to Dev Anand's niece, Neelu Kapur, sister of Shekhar Kapur. After Neelu found out that Navin was having an affair with starlet Padmini Kapila, she divorced him, and turned to Christianity. Shortly after that Padmini started having an affair with director Prakash Mehra, and broke up with Navin.
Navin then married divorcee Geetanjali. On April 24, 2006, his wife committed suicide by hanging at her residence