Bollywood actor Satish Kaushik, “Calendar” from “Mr. India”, dies

Veteran actor and filmmaker Satish Kaushik – who dabbled in lovable characters like Calendar Mr India and “Pappu Pager” in Deewana Mastana – handed away in Mumbai on Thursday.

Kausik was 66 years outdated. He leaves behind a spouse and daughter.

Kaushik graduated from the Nationwide Faculty of Drama, New Delhi and the Movie and Tv Institute of India, Pune.

He wore many hats – he was a director, producer, theater actor, display actor, comic and screenwriter.

Kaushik’s NSD colleague and household pal Anupam Kher broke the information of his loss of life.

“I do know that loss of life is the last word fact on this world! However I by no means thought in my wildest goals that at some point I might write this factor about my greatest pal. Such a sudden finish to a forty five 12 months friendship!! With out you, Satish, life won’t ever be the identical!” mentioned Kher.

“I woke as much as this horrible information, he was my greatest cheerleader, a really profitable actor and director Satish Kaushik ji personally was additionally a really variety and real man, I beloved directing him in Emergency. He will likely be missed Om Shanti,” Kangana Ranaut wrote.

Satish was born on April 13, 1956 in Mahendragarh in Haryana and graduated from Kirori Mal Faculty in Delhi in 1972.

He wrote dialogue for Kundan Shah’s traditional comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983).

He was identified for his function as “Calendar” within the hit movie Shekar Kapur’s Mr India 1989, during which he had a memorable function alongside Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Amrush Puri. He was additionally identified for his function as “Pappu Pager” within the comedy Deewana Mastana (1997) directed by his pal David Dhawan. The movie stars Govinda, Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla in key roles.

He received the Filmfare Greatest Comic Award twice: 1990 for Ram Lakhan and 1997 for Saajan Chale Sasural.

His first movie as a director was produced by Boney Kapoor Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993) with Sridevi and Anil Kapoor.

His second was Prem (1995) starring Tabu and Sanjay Kapoor and produced by Boney Kapoor.

Each Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja And premium didn’t go down nicely on the field workplace.

Kaushik received his first hit Hum Apke Dil My Rehte Hain 1999, which starred Anil Kapoor and Kajol.

In 2003 he got here out with Tere Naam with Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawla.

Kaushik has additionally served as Chairman of the Haryana Movie Promotion Board and Vice President of the FTII Society.

In truth, just a few days earlier than his loss of life, Kaushik had posted pictures of Holi celebrations and wished Kher a cheerful birthday.

In January, he posted a video of his exercise at a gymnasium, during which he wrote, “I do know laborious work will repay… loving your self is that this 12 months’s motivation.”