Ace Bollywood Actor Satish Kaushik Passes Away At 66
Mumbai, March 9 (TNA) Shocking news came this morning from Bollywood as ace comedian, actor, director Satish Kaushik passed away. He was 66. Known for his comic timing and brilliant acting from the days of his struggle after the National School of Drama (NSD) days, he created a huge space for hismelf in the lifes of cinema lovers.
The news was broken to the world by his close friend Anupam Kher. In a heartfelt tweet, Kher said life was not going to be the same without his friend Kaushik, with whom his and Anil Kapoor’s friendship was well-known and loved. Kher and Kaushik remained friends for over 45 years.
Satish was born on April 13, 1956 in Mahendragarh, Haryana and had graduated from Kirori Mal College, Delhi in 1972. He was an alumnus National School of Drama and Film and Television Institute of India.
As a film actor, he was noted for his roles as "Calendar" in Mr. India, as Pappu Pager in Deewana Mastana, and as "Chanu Ahmed" in Sarah Gavron's British film Brick Lane (2007). He won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award twice: in 1990 for Ram Lakhan and in 1997 for Saajan Chale Sasural.
As a theatre actor, his most noted role was that of "Willy Loman" in the Hindi-language play, Salesman Ramlal, an adaptation of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. He wrote dialogues for Kundan Shah's comedy classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983). His 2009 film Teree Sang, starring Ruslaan Mumtaz and Sheena Shahabadi, explores issues of teen pregnancy.
His first film as a director was Sridevi's Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. His second was Prem (1995), which was supposed to be Tabu's inaugural film. Both were box office disasters. He continued to make films and got his first hit with Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain in 1999.