Saturday, 28 December 2013

Bollywood Shocked As Veteran Actor Farooq Sheikh Dies At 65

Bollywood expressed shock over the sudden demise of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passed away on Saturday in Dubai at 65.

Veteran 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 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 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.

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