Mahesh Anand (13 August 1961 – 9 February 2019) was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. He is remembered for playing villainous roles in Hindi films. He was a black belt in Karate and was a model and a trained dancer before he started acting. His debut movie was Karishmaa 1984 while his last on-screen appearance was in the 2019 comedy-drama Rangeela Raja starring Govinda. Before acting in Karishmaa he performed for the opening sequence of Sanam Teri Kasam 1982 with his dance in silhouette.
|Born||13 August 1961|
|Died||9 February 2019 (aged 57)|
|1982||Sanam Teri Kasam||Title dancer||Hindi|
|1986||Sasti Dulhan Mahenga Dulha||Shankar (Leading Role)||Hindi|
|1988||Sone Pe Suhaaga||Robert||Hindi|
|1988||Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswati||Shakta||Hindi|
|1989||Toofan||Daku Zaalim Singh||Hindi|
|1990||Aag Ka Gola||Mahesh||Hindi|
|1991||Khilaaf||Kunwer Bhanupratap Chauhan||Hindi|
|1992||Zulm Ki Hukumat||Hindi|
|1993||Waqt Hamara Hai||Major in Col Chikara Gang||Hindi|
|1993||Gumrah||Tiger,Opposition fighter in Ring at Hongkong||Hindi|
|1995||Coolie No. 1||Hindi|
|1997||Lahu Ke Do Rang||Tinnu Shikari||Hindi|
|1999||Aaya Toofan||Colonel Gaddafi||Hindi|
|1999||Lal Baadshah||Narayan Singh||Hindi|
|2003||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Captain Mahesh||Hindi|
|2005||Ssukh||Advocate Khalil Sheikh||Hindi|
|Top Hero||Jala Rakshasudu|
|Telugu Veera Levara|
|1996||Sivasakthi||Marc Zuber Anthony|
|1999||The Godman||John Britto|
Anand has been married five times and also has a son. He first married actor Reena Roy’s sister Barkha Roy and went on to marry Miss India International, Erica Maria D’Souza in 1987, Madhu Malhotra in the year 1992, Usha Bachani in the year 2000 and a woman of Russian origin in 2015.
On 9 February 2019, his maid failed to get any response from him after ringing the bell of his residence many times. She then immediately informed his sister who came there with Versova Police. They found Anand's body. He was still sitting on a sofa. A bottle of Old Monk and a plate lay on the table beside him. The television was still on. There are suspicions of suicide in his death.
- Saurabh Vaktania (11 February 2019). "Mahesh Anand death: TV was on, food plate and alcohol found near actor's body". India Today. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
- Saurabh Vaktania (9 February 2019). "Popular 90s villain Mahesh Anand, last seen in Rangeela Raja, dies at 57: Report". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
- Anushree Joshi (9 February 2019). "Actor Mahesh Anand found dead at home". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
- "Bollywood actor Mahesh Anand dies at 57, police find decomposed body at Mumbai home". India Today. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2020.