Sudhir (Hindi actor)

Bhagwandas Moolchand Luthria (1928 – 12 May 2014) aka Sudhir (Hindi: सुधीर) was a Bollywood film actor. He was best known for his role in the film Satte Pe Satta with Amitabh Bachchan.[1][2][3] He acted in over 200 films in a career spanning from 1962 to 2009.[4] He was one of Bollywood's best known villains from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Sudhir
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Born
Bhagwandas Moolchand Luthria

1928
Died12 May 2014(2014-05-12) (aged 85–86)
NationalityIndia Indian
OccupationActor, Assistant director
Years active1960–2009
SpouseSheila Ray (former)
ChildrenAshok Banker (Step-son)

CareerEdit

He acted in Prem Patra starring Sadhana and Shashi Kapoor (1962) as Subhash.He appeared in Apna Ghar Apni Kahani (Pyas) opposite Mumtaz in 1968, singing "Jigar me dard kaisa ishko ulfat to nhi kahate" and 'main ye sochkar uske dar se utha tha' from Haqeeqat (1964), 'mujhe raat din ye khayal hai' and 'mere dil pe andheri sa chhan laga' from Ek Phool Ek Bhool'.

He often played the second-in-command sidekick to villains Ajit, Prem Nath and Pran, a torturous police inspector, or a sleazy man. He was most known for his shrill voice, long moustache and sideburns.[5] He starred in at least a dozen Amitabh Bachchan movies, such as Deewaar, Kaalia, Majboor, Sharaabi, Satte Pe Satta, Dostana, Shaan and Lal Baadshah. Other notable appearances included Feroz Khan's 1974 hit Khote Sikkay, its sequel Kachche Heere, Dharmatma, as well as Mera Gaon Mera Desh, and roles of a handicapped thief in Dev Anand's Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), as Police Inspector (Special Appearances) in Subhash Ghai's Meri Jung (1985) and in the Shah Rukh Khan-starring Baadshah (1999). His last film appearances were in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) and Victoria House (2009).

He also played episodic roles in CID in 2003.

He died on 12 May 2014 at the age of 86. He had long been suffering from a lung infection.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1962 Prem Patra Subhash
1964 Haqeeqat Ram Singh
1968 Apna Ghar Apni Kahani
1969 Ustad 420
Ek Phool Ek Bhool
1971 Hare Rama Hare Krishna Michael
Mera Gaon Mera Desh Police Inspector
Gambler Ram Mehta
1973 Joshila Kundan
1974 Khote Sikkay Bhaggu
Majboor Ravi's co-worker
1975 Deewaar Jaichand
Dharmatma Natwar
1980 Dostana Inspector Shinde
Shaan Ranjeet
1981 Kaalia Rawat
1982 Satte Pe Satta Som Anand
Kachche Heere Bhaggu
1984 Sharaabi
1985 Ram Tere Kitne Nam Diwan Lalchand
Meri Jung Bhosale (Police Inspector)
Adventures of Tarzan
1988 Gunahon Ka Faisla Shiva
1989 Awara Zindagi Tiger
Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá One of Bata's goons
Jung Baaz
Oonch Neech Beech Chhote
Na-Insaafi John D'Souza
Elaan-E-Jung Arjun Singh's man
1990 Zahreelay Jaichand Khurana
C.I.D. Micheal
Kali Ganga Shera
Gunahon Ka Devta
Sheshnaag one of Aghori's Deciple
Doodh Ka Karz Jumman
Zimmedaaar Raghu
1991 Farishtay
Ajooba Bandit
Yeh Aag Kab Bujhegi Investigating Officer Roshanlal
Jhoothi Shaan Abdul
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Brij (Jaichand's partner)
Humlaa Bhawani's man
Tahalka Dong's Right Hand
Angaar Health Minister
Baaz Gogi
1993 Aankhen Tejeshwar's henchman
Dil Hai Betaab Sudhir (Vikram's employee)
Police Wala Daniel
Veerta Mill Manager Mehta
1994 Raja Babu Police Inspector
Zamane Se Kya Darna Gambler
Gangster
Ekka Raja Rani Police Commissioner Gaekwad
Ikke Pe Ikka Police Inspector
Beta Ho To Aisa J.K.'s henchman
Mr. Azaad
1995 Jawab
Prem
Raja Police Inspector
Zamaana Deewana Gullu (Hitman)
Rock Dancer
Ram Shastra Inspector Azhgar Ali
1997 Aakhri Sanghursh Baggu
Share Bazaar Police Commissioner
Bhai Bhai Doctor
1998 Dulhe Raja SSP Nissar Khan
Iski Topi Uske Sarr Joseph
Maharaja Hunter
Zulm-O-Sitam Sikandar's Henchman
1999 Lal Baadshah Vikram's Henchman
Safari Uncle D'Silva
Chudail No. 1
Baadshah Rocky
2000 Billa No. 786 Balwant Rai
2002 Humraaz Tommy
2004 Deewaar Mushtaque
Hatya Johny
2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Contest Co-announcer
2009 Victoria House Ramu Chowkidaar

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Notes
1993–2001 Zee Horror Show
1997 Betaal Pachisi Bash
2003 CID - The Case of Predictions Dr. Kailash (episode 249-250)
CID - The Case of Illusive Bomber Jinjar (episode 269-270)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anindita Dev (13 May 2014). "Sudhir of 'Satte Pe Satta' fame passes away". Zee News. Essel Group. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Veteran Actor Sudhir Dead". HT City. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2019 – via PressReader.
  3. ^ "Satte Pe Satta actor Sudhir dead". Hindustan Times. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Bollywood villain Sudhir dies". Gulf News. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ Ghosh, Avijit (13 May 2014). "With his horseshoe moustache, Sudhir was a familiar Bollywood villain". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 August 2019.

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