Sameer Khakhar (9 August 1952 – 15 March 2023) was an Indian film and television actor in Bollywood. Some of Sameer Khakhar's notable work was in TV shows "Nukkad", "Circus" and "Shrimaan Shrimati", and films such as "Pushpak", "Parinda" and "Jai Ho".[1]

Sameer Khakhar
Born(1952-08-09)9 August 1952
Died15 March 2023(2023-03-15) (aged 70)
Years active
  • 1984–1998
  • 2013–2023

Life and career edit

Khakhar's notable TV serial roles include the one of the drunken character Khopdi from yesteryears milestone TV serial Nukkad in 1986, directed by Kundan Shah and Saeed Akhtar Mirza.[2] His most memorable film role was in the dialogue-free Pushpaka Vimana (1987) of the alcoholic businessman who gets kidnapped by the hero – Kamal Haasan.[3]

Khakhar died from multiple organ failure on 15 March 2023, at the age of 71.[1]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Channel
1986–1987 Nukkad Khopdi DD National
1987 Manoranjan
1989 Circus Chintamani DD National
1993 Naya Nukkad
1994 Shrimaan Shrimati Toto, the film director DD Metro
2009-2010 Bandini Saurabh Bhai aka Baapuji Imagine TV
2013 Adaalat Sishpal Shastri
2019-2020 Sanjivani Guddu Mathur StarPlus

Web series edit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2021 Sunflower Mr. Tondon Zee5
2023 Farzi Prime Video

Short films edit

Year Title Role Channel
2018 Purana Pyaar Pandurang YouTube

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar dies at 71". Mid-day. 15 March 2023. Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  2. ^ Balakrishnan, Ravi (12 January 2008). "Pushpak: A speechless Indian classic". Economic Times. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  3. ^ "The film 'Pushpaka Vimana' is the one time Kamal Haasan said a lot without saying anything at all". Scroll. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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