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. He acted in over 200 films in a career spanning from 1962 to 2009. He was one of Bollywood's best known villains from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Bhagwandas Moolchand Luthria
|Died||12 May 2014 (aged 85–86)|
|Occupation||Actor, Assistant director|
|Spouse||Sheila Ray (former)|
|Children||Ashok Banker (Step-son)|
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. 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.
|1968||Apna Ghar Apni Kahani|
|Ek Phool Ek Bhool|
|1971||Hare Rama Hare Krishna||Michael|
|Mera Gaon Mera Desh||Police Inspector|
|1982||Satte Pe Satta||Som Anand|
|1985||Ram Tere Kitne Nam||Diwan Lalchand|
|Meri Jung||Bhosale (Police Inspector)|
|Adventures of Tarzan|
|1988||Gunahon Ka Faisla||Shiva|
|Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá||One of Bata's goons|
|Oonch Neech Beech||Chhote|
|Elaan-E-Jung||Arjun Singh's man|
|Gunahon Ka Devta|
|Sheshnaag||one of Aghori's Deciple|
|Doodh Ka Karz||Jumman|
|Yeh Aag Kab Bujhegi||Investigating Officer Roshanlal|
|1992||Shola Aur Shabnam||Brij (Jaichand's partner)|
|Tahalka||Dong's Right Hand|
|Dil Hai Betaab||Sudhir (Vikram's employee)|
|Veerta||Mill Manager Mehta|
|1994||Raja Babu||Police Inspector|
|Zamane Se Kya Darna||Gambler|
|Ekka Raja Rani||Police Commissioner Gaekwad|
|Ikke Pe Ikka||Police Inspector|
|Beta Ho To Aisa||J.K.'s henchman|
|Zamaana Deewana||Gullu (Hitman)|
|Ram Shastra||Inspector Azhgar Ali|
|Share Bazaar||Police Commissioner|
|1998||Dulhe Raja||SSP Nissar Khan|
|Iski Topi Uske Sarr||Joseph|
|1999||Lal Baadshah||Vikram's Henchman|
|Chudail No. 1|
|2000||Billa No. 786||Balwant Rai|
|2007||Jhoom Barabar Jhoom||Contest Co-announcer|
|2009||Victoria House||Ramu Chowkidaar|
|1993–2001||Zee Horror Show|
|2003||CID - The Case of Predictions||Dr. Kailash (episode 249-250)|
|CID - The Case of Illusive Bomber||Jinjar (episode 269-270)|
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- "Bollywood villain Sudhir dies". Gulf News. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
- Ghosh, Avijit (13 May 2014). "With his horseshoe moustache, Sudhir was a familiar Bollywood villain". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 August 2019.