Viju Khote (17 December 1941 – 30 September 2019) was an Indian actor who was known for his work in more than 440 films in Hindi and Marathi cinema. He was famous as the dacoit Kaalia in the film Sholay and the dialogue, "Sardar maine aapka namak khaya hai"[2][3] and Robert in movie Andaz Apna Apna with the dialogue "galti se mistake hogaya". On television he was most remembered for his role in Zabaan Sambhalke (1993).[4][5] He also acted in Marathi theatre over the years.[6]

Viju Khote
Viju Khote image
Khote in June 2013
Born
Vijay bholanath Khote

(1941-12-17)17 December 1941
Died30 September 2019(2019-09-30) (aged 77)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
FamilyDurga Khote (aunt)
Shubha Khote (sister)
Bhavana Balsavar (niece)

Personal lifeEdit

 
Viju Khote with his sister Shubha Khote

He was younger brother of actress Shubha Khote. Their father Nandu Khote was a noted stage actor and in silent movies, whose sister-in-law was actress Durga Khote.[4]

Khote died on 30 September 2019 at his Mumbai home due to multiple organ failure at the age of 77.[7]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1964 Ya Malak
1968 Anokhi Raat Idle bandit
1969 Jeene Ki Raah Raghunandan - Sudha's prospective groom
1970 Dagabaaz
Pagla Kahin Ka
Khilona Johnson
Sachaa Jhutha
1971 Paras Munna Sarkar Friend
1972 Bhai Ho To Aisa Chandravadan
Raaste Kaa Patthar Doctor
Raampur Ka Lakshman Michael
1973 Shareef Budmaash Prisoner
Jalte Badan Deshpande,College Student
1974 Imaan Truck Driver
Benaam
Jurm Aur Sazaa
Insaaniyat Circus employee
1975 Sholay Kaalia
1976 Adalat
Tapasya Gopi
Kalicharan Hawaldaar Kishen
Charas No.10, Sharp Shooter
1977 Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye. Traffic Inspector
Jay Vejay Randhir
1978 Chakravyuha Police Constable
Azaad Stooge
1980 Jazbaat Sapna's Victim
Karz Baiyan (Kabir's left)
Jal Mahal
Qurbani Vikram's man
Be-Reham Tiger
Shaan Police Inspector
1981 Naseeb Rodgriues
Jyoti
Paanch Qaidi Daku
1982 Gopichand Jasoos Taxi Driver of Goa
Ashanti Francis
Insaan Girdhar
Vidhaata
1983 Kalka (1983 film) CRO Camp Supervisor
Humse Na Jeeta Koi Shakti Henchmen
Nastik (1983 film) Munimji
Romance Petty Thief
Achha Bura Jaggu
Pukar Kiran Bhandare
1984 Hum Hain Lajawaab Creditor
Jhutha Sach Custom Officer (song "Loot Gayi")
Inquilaab Blackmarketer,associate of Bhupathi
Ghar Ek Mandir
Sharaabi Mr Nahata
Rakta Bandhan Police Inspector
Phulwari Horse-riding trainer
Andar Baahar Bartender
Hum Hain Lajawaab
Karishmaa Birju
1985 Karm Yudh Police Constable Aayaram
Haqeeqat Hospital Ward Boy
Pataal Bhairavi
Meri Jung Arun Verma Assistant
Wafadaar Master
Maa Kasam Constable B A Talwar
1986 Dilwaala Grocer
Aag Aur Shola Police Constable
Baat Ban Jaye Dr. Dharam adhikari
Tan-Badan Road-Rowdy Goon who loots the people for money
Aakhree Raasta Amarnath Senior Police Inspector
Karma Jailor
Ek Aur Sikander Boga Seth Jewellery Shop Owner
Nagina Singh
Naache Mayuri
Avinash Superfast Detective
1987 Dadagiri Lakhanpal
Inaam Dus Hazaar Kamraan
Naam O Nishan Inspector Sharma
Satyamev Jayate Police Constable Daboo
Sadak Chhap
1988 Dariya Dil
Pyaar Ka Mandir Compounder
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Maan Singh
Kasam South Indian Madrasi Smuggler
Kanwarlal Ramprasad
Mar Mitenge Police Constable P.K.Kale
Qatil Red Rose Club announcer
1989 Daata Thief
Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon
Vardi Toll Plaza Agent
Main Tera Dushman Mental Hospital Doctor
Gair Kanooni Police Inspector
Mujrim Restaurant Manager
Na Insaafi
Aakhri Ghulam Munim
Elaan-E-Jung Police Inspector Khote
Kala Bazaar
Paap Ka Ant
1990 Khatarnaak Hotel Owner
Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri Prisoner
Pyar Ka Karz Police Inspector Naik
Kafan
Jawani Zindabad Mr Pathak
Zimmedaaar Goga Assistant Diamond Stealer
Thanedaar Police Constable Sukhiram
Tejaa Police Inspector
1991 Hum College Principal
Farishtay CRF Soldier
Benaam Badsha Hotel Security Guard
Afsana Pyar Ka Gurumurthy College Physics Prof
Karz Chukana Hai Gama Pahelwan
Do Matwale Cottage Keeper
Pyar Hua Chori Chori Police Constable Verma
Trinetra Roshanlal
Dancer Dhansukh Ghotale Dance Competition Organiser
Banjaran Bujangji Maharaj
1992 Geet Milan Ke Gaate Rahenge
Lambu Dada Municipal Dog Catcher
Sarphira Joseph
Tyagi Gabbar Singh
Deedar Inspector Khadak Singh
Jeena Marna Tere Sang College Principal Personaal Assistant (PA)
Khule-Aam Police Inspector
1993 Pyar Pyar College Professor
King Uncle Jairam, Marriage Mediaitor
Dil Ki Baazi Police Constable Guest/Cameo Role
Aashik Awara Kasturilal
Badi Bahen
Police Wala Police Inspector .
Gurudev Pathan Security Guard at Hospital
Veerta Kallu Dada
Aaja Meri Jaan Ship Captain
1994 Prem Shakti Delpotiya, Kewalchand's Manager
Janam Se Pehle Teerat Ram (Spy)
Jai Kishen Police Constable Shevde
Krantiveer Dr Vishwanath
Aag Village Doctor
Beta Ho To Aisa Poojari
Andaz Apna Apna Robert
1995 Policewala Gunda Shamsher Singh Kallu Jailor
Kismat Police Constable Talwar Singh
1996 Bambai Ka Babu (1996 film) Vinayak More
Loafer Hotel Manager
Ghatak: Lethal Shop Owner
1997 Vijeta' Vidya Sagar Lawyer
1998 Achanak Veternity Doctor M.Dasturi
Dulhe Raja Municipal Commissioner Todnar
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Arun,Train Passenger
China Gate Ghanshyam
1999 Lal Baadshah Kiran Boss,Insurance Company Manager
Baadshah Vijoo
2000 Rahasya
Mela Patil Rao
Agniputra
Pukar Dayanand Hawasti
Hadh Kar Di Aapne Khanna's employee
Aaghaaz Deshpande
Khiladi 420 Nadkarni
2001 Lajja (2001 film) Damodar
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya
2002 Hum Kisise Kum Nahin Pandit
Shararat Keshav Deshpande
Hathyar: Face to Face with Reality Chaudhary
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna Manager
Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe Shopkeeper in Mount Abu
2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins... Popatbhai Train Passenger
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Doctor
2005 Insan Real Estate Agent
Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen Ratilal
Pehchaan: The Face of Truth Mamaji
Viruddh... Family Comes First' Politician
Garam Masala Mac & Sam's boss
2006 Family - Ties of Blood
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq Amar, Journalist
2008 Halla Bol Mangesh
Khushboo
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Jaiswal's Doctor
2009 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Financer
Paying Guests
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Robert
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge Himself
Golmaal 3 Shambu Kaka
2013 Club 60
2017 Jeeney Bhi Do Yaaron (JBDY)[8] (Web Series) Ganpat Sharma (Dadaji)
2018 Jaane Kyun De Yaaron Biju Khote
2020 Kaamyaab Himself

Marathi filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Badla (1977 film) Chaman
1979 Paijecha Vida Patil
Aaitya Bilavar Nagoba Police Inspector Waghmare
1982 Bhujang Ramshastri Prabhune Lunch Home (Hotel) Owner
1983 Devta (1983 film) Daku Baldev
1987 Gammat Jammat Ganu Pahelwan
1988 Unad Maina
Saglikade Bombabomb Kingpong
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi Bali
1989 Bhutacha Bhau Indrasen Angre
Ina Mina Dika J.D.Shahane Manager At Transport Company
1990 Changu Mangu Vishwasrao
1991 Aayatya Gharat Gharoba Gopal Rao Kirtikar
2002 Aadhar Daaji
2004 Uttarayan Babu Borkar
2005 Ek Unaad Divas Mohanlal
2008 Adla Badli Ram
2010 Ladi Godi Police Inspector
2011 One Room Kitchen Joshi
2016 Ventilator Shirish Appa
2019 Stepney (2019 film)

TelevisionEdit

Year! Series Role Notes
1993-1997 Zabaan Sambhalke Vitthal Bapurao Pote
1994 Shrimaan Shrimati Sethia (Episode 17) Kala Kauwa (Episode 28) Guest Role
1997 Ghar Jamai Muthuswamy Guest Role Episode 18
1998 Family No.1 Aditya Kapoor Guest

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Veteran actor Viju Khote dies, best known as Kalia from Sholay". Hindustan Times. 30 September 2019. Archived from the original on 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Remembering 'Sholay' I". IBN Live. 2 August 2010. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012.
  3. ^ Kaalia talks to Avijit Ghosh, The Times of India
  4. ^ a b The Forgotten Bollywood bhai-behan Brigade[permanent dead link] Bollywood Hungama, 9 August 2006.
  5. ^ "Last-ditch efforts to save Bharatmata". The Indian Express. 7 September 2002.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ No go for the old and the male in soap land? 1 February 2003.
  7. ^ "Veteran actor Viju Khote, who played Kalia in 'Sholay', passes away at 77". The Economic Times. 30 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Trailer Jeene Bhi Do Yaaron". Archived from the original on 19 December 2021 – via www.youtube.com.

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