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Farooq Sheikh, the Bollywood Veteran actor died at 65

Dec 28, 2013 09:09 IST

Farooq SheikhVeteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh died on 28 December 2013 due to heart attack in Dubai. He died at the age of 65 and was born on 25 March 1948. He is survived by wife Rupa and daughters Shaista and Sanaa.

image He was best known for roles in films like Garam Hawa (1973), Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977), Noorie (1979), Chashme Baddoor (1981), Umrao Jaan (1981), Bazaar (1982) and Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983). He won 2010 National Film Award for best supporting actor in Lahore (a sports film).

He started his Bollywood career in 1973 with Garam Hawa and his last performance was in'Club 60'. Earlier he was seen in the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013. He was a theatre personality. He was the host of the popular show Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai on television, in which he interviewed the celebrities of Bollywood. Sheikh worked with Directors like Satyajit Ray, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Muzaffar Ali.

He started his Bollywood career in 1973 with Garam Hawa and his last performance was in Club 60. Earlier, he was seen in the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013. He was a theatre personality. He was the host of the popular show Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai on television, in which he interviewed the celebrities of Bollywood. Sheikh worked with Directors like Satyajit Ray, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Muzaffar Ali.


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