Sujit Kumar (7 February 1934 – 5 February 2010) was an Indian actor and producer. He appeared in over 150 Hindi films in the 1960s through the 1990s, and in at least 20 Bhojpuri films. Sujit played the major lead actor in many films in Bhojpuri cinema whereas in Hindi films he played pivotal roles either as a villain or as a character actor. One of his most memorable screen appearances was of a friend playing the mouth organ while driving a jeep as Rajesh Khanna courted Sharmila Tagore in the 1969 film Aradhana . Beginning in the late 1980s through the 2000s, Sujit primarily worked as a film producer.
|Died||5 February 2010 (aged 75)|
|Other names||Sujeet Kumar|
(m. 1970; died 2005)
Sujit was the leading man in suspense flicks in Hindi in the early 1960s, like in Lal Bangla (1966) and Ek Saal Pehle (1965). He was often part of films with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero, like in Aradhana, Ittefaq, Aan Milo Sajna, Haathi Mere Saathi, Amar Prem, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Roti, Mehbooba, Avtaar, Aakhir Kyon? and Amrit.
His other notable roles include that of a spy in Ramanand Sagar's Aankein (1968), Naya Raasta (1970), Jugnu (1973), Hamrahi (1974), Charas (1976), Dharamveer (1977), Dev Anand's Des Pardes, The Burning Train, Kaamchor, Krantiveer, Tiranga and many more. Sujit produced small budget movies like Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989) in the 1980s and then subsequently bigger budget films later like Daraar (1996), and Champion.
His best friends from the film industry were, Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan, the two with whom Sujit used to hit the gym regularly. Other close friends included producer Saawan Kumar Tak and Randhir Kapoor, all of whom practically grew up together in the Hindi Film industry since the early 1960s.
He appeared in such films as Bidesiya, Loha Singh, Dangal, Pan Khaye Saiyya Hamar, Champa Chameli, Patoh Bitiya, Sajan Kare Kanyadan, Bairi Bhaile Hamar , Nag Panchami, Saiyya Se Bhaile Milanawa, Aaeel Basant Bahar, Bidhana Nach Nachawe, Mai Ke Lal, Sampurna Teerth Yatra, Sajai Da Maang Hamar, Saiyya Magan Pahalwani Me, Ganga Kahe Pukar Ke, Ganga Jaisan Bhauji Hamar and Ganga Hamar Mai.
Kumar died in 2010 of cancer, an illness from which he was suffering since 2007. His wife, Kiran Singh predeceased him in 2005; they have two children, son Jatin Kumar, a film producer, and a daughter Henna Singh. A condolence meeting took place on 8 February 2010, at the Indian Medical Association, beside PVR Cinema, Juhu, Mumbai where many of his friends from the industry, like members of the Kapoor family, Rakesh Roshan's family, and Rajesh Khanna's family paid their last respects.
|1954||Taxi Driver||(first movie smoking cigarette in background) Dev Anand's movie|
|1967||Sab Ka Ustad|
|Jaal (1967 film)|
|Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke||Taxi Driver||Special Appearance|
|Aradhana||(IAF Flight lieutenant) Madan,||Arun Verma's friend, playing the mouth organ in the song "Meri Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aayengi Tu"|
|1970||Maharaja (1970 film)||Shyamu|
|Geet||Kunver Shamsher Singh|
|Maa Aur Mamta|
|Aan Milo Sajna||Mohan|
|Murder in Circus|
|Haathi Mere Saathi||Gangu|
|1972||Putlibai (1972 film)|
|Yeh Gulistan Hamara||Teju|
|Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara||Shyam C. Pandey|
|Amar Prem||Mahesh Sharma|
|Mere Jeevan Saathi|
|Amir Garib||Police Inspector Anand|
|Resham Ki Dori||Dinesh|
|1975||Do Jasoos||G L Sippy|
|Aap Beati||Prakash Kapoor|
|Chhoti Si Baat||Dacoit in song Janeman Janeman|
|Barood||Ratan - Bakshi's Las Vegas Associate|
|1977||Farishta Ya Qatil||Gautam|
|Dharam Veer||Rajkumar Sujan Singh|
|Kasam Khoon Ki||Laxman|
|1978||Jindri Yar Di||Punjabi movie|
|1979||Aatish||Khan, Bank Manager|
|The Great Gambler||Marconi||he was gang leader of Prem Chopra under control gang|
|Khandaan||Vikas G. Srivastav|
|Dhan Daulat||Sudhir Kumar|
|The Burning Train||Inspector Ranveer|
|Insaaf Ka Tarazu||Owner of Ad Agency|
|Ram Balram||Daku Satarawala|
|1981||Bhula Na Dena|
|1983||Avtaar||Bawaji (Parsi Man)|
|Pukar (1983 film)||Hasmukh|
|1984||Boxer||Police Inspector Khatau|
|Haqeeqat (1985 film)||Superintendent of Police Surajpal Singh|
|Kala Dhanda Goray Log||Inspector Shiva Singh|
|Ek Aur Sikander|
|Avinash||Police Inspector Rajan|
|Mera Yaar Mera Dushman||Gopal|
|1989||Asmaan Se Ooncha||Police Commissioner|
- 1986 : Anubhav
- 1989 : Aasmaan se Ooncha
- 1992 : Khel
- 1996: Daraar
- 2000: Champion
- 2004 : Aetbaar
- 1991 : Ganga Kahe Pukar Ke
He also acted in Zee horror show's episode Dahshat 1994-1995
- By: Gayathry V Pillai (6 February 2010). "Actor Sujeet Kumar of — Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "Character actor Sujit Kumar no more". The Times of India. 6 February 2010. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012.
- Premacanda, 1881-1936. Naag pooja. OCLC 927427971.