Before becoming an actor, Jeevan worked in the Bombay Talkies studio as a laboratory assistant. It was here that he was discovered for his acting talent.
Jeevan's real name was Omkar Nath Dhar, but he adopted the screen name "Jeevan," which means "life" in Hindi, early in his career.
He had a brief stint in Hollywood and appeared in the film "Hatari!" (1962), directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne.
Jeevan worked with the legendary actor and filmmaker Guru Dutt in several films, including "Mr. & Mrs. '55" and "Howrah Bridge."
Jeevan acted in films across various Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, and Marathi, showcasing his adaptability to different film industries.
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