Dinesh Thakur| death_place = | nationality = | education = | alma_mater = Kirori Mal College | years_active = 1971–2012 | known_for = Ank Theatre Company | occupation = theatre director, actor | children = Mahesh Thakur | awards = | website = [https://web.archive.org/web/20100221082747/http://www.anktheatregroup.com/ Ank Theatre Group] }} Dinesh Thakur (1947 – 20 September 2012) was an Indian theatre director, actor in theatre, television and Hindi film, where most notably he appeared as one of the leads in ''Rajnigandha'' 1974 and directed by Basu Chatterjee, which won both Filmfare Best Movie Award and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. Dinesh Thakur was born in 1947 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He was the founder-director of ANK productions, a Mumbai-based theatre company, established in 1976.
Though he mainly appeared as character roles in Hindi films, as a screenwriter and story writer, he is known for writing the story and screenplay of ''Ghar'' (1978), which won him the 1979 Filmfare Best Story Award.
He died on 20 September 2012 due to kidney failure. Provided by Wikipedia