NEW DELHI: Indian Famous actor Farooq Sheikh died at the age of 65 years due to heart attack in Dubai.
He was born on 25th March 1948.
He started his career in Bollywood in 1973 with ‘Garm Hava’, and his last performance in Bollywood was that of Ranbeer Kapoor’s father in commercially hit film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. He was 65 years old. “He has passed away,” a family member said, without disclosing any further details.
His body will be brought to Mumbai after completing the formalities in Dubai.
He was most excellent in his films during the 1970s & 1980s. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema.
Farooq Sheikh was Famous for his roles in ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Chashme Baddoor’, ‘Kissi Se Na Kehna’ and ‘Noorie’.
His last film was ‘Club 60’ and before that he was seen playing the role of a father to Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.
He acted in lots of serials and shows on television and performed on stage in famous productions. He also hosted the popular Zee TV show “Jeena issi ka naam hai” in which he interviewed several Bollywood celebrities.