Published On: Fri, May 19th, 2017

50 Bollywood Actors Dead Until May 2017

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Saeed Jaffrey (January 1929 – November 2015)

Saeed Jaffrey

Born on January 8, 1929, in Malerkotla, Punjab, British India, Saeed Jaffrey was an Indian-born British actor. His radio, stage, TV and film career spanned across six decades in tons of British, American and Indian movies. His is best known for his roles in Bollywood movies Shatranj Ke Khilari, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Henna and Tandoori Nights. He received Padma Shri award in 2016.

Saeed Jaffrey died in from brain haemorrhage in London on 15 November 2015.

Om Prakesh Puri (October 1950 – January 2017)

Om Prakesh Puri

Born on October 8 in Ambala, Punjab, the Indian actor is best known for his roles in Hindi movies Aakrosh and Arohan. Om Puri also acted in TV films like Tamas and Sadgati. He was awarded with Padma Shri in 1990.

Om Puri acted in movies produced in United States, Britain and Pakistan.

He died at the age of 66 on 6th January due to heart attack at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai.

Sulabha Deshpande (1937 – June 2016)

Sulabha Deshpande

The Indian acterss Sulabha Deshpande was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra and started her career as a teacher. She later acted in Marathi theater and Hindi theater before entering the mainstream Bollywood films. She is well recognized from her roles in movies Bhumika. She was crowned with several awards like Nanasaheb Phatak Puraskar, Vasantrao Kanetkar Puraskar and Rangabhoomi Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar.

She died on June 4, 2016, after prolonged illness in Mumbai.

Amrish Puri (June 1932 – January 2005)

Saeed Jaffrey

Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, on 22 June 1932, Amrish Puri is well known in Indian cinemas for playing negative roles. His famous roles are Mogambo in 1987 movie Mr. India and Mola Ram in Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Ambrish Puri has acted in over 400 films between 1967 and 2005. His elder brothers Madan Puri and Chaman Puri were established actors in Mumbai before him and he followed their footsteps to start his career in acting. However, initially he failed his screen test and had found job with the Employees’ State Insurane Corporation Ministry of Labour and Employment (ESIC).

The great villain of Bollywood died on 12 January 2005 due to cerebral haemorrhage. He was 72.


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