Viju Khote was a Veteran Hindi and Marathi film-theatre actor, greatest identified for taking part in the position of ‘Kaalia’ within the epic film Sholay (1975).
Vittal Bapurao Khote or popularly often called Viju Khotey was born on Monday, 17 December 1941 (age 77 years on the time of demise) in Bombay Presidency, British India. His zodiac signal is Sagittarius. He attended St. Sebastian’s Gaon Excessive Faculty in Mumbai, and later, he accomplished his commencement.
Viju was born right into a Hindu household. His father ‘Nandu Khote’ was a stage actor in silent movies. His sister ‘Shubha Khote’ is a well-known Bollywood and Indian TV actress. The late actress ‘Durga Khote’ was his aunt. The Indian TV actress Bhavna Balsavar is his niece. Viju obtained married to Nimma, they usually had been blessed with two sons- Sunil Khote and Fortunate Khote.
Viju’s sister was a well-established actress earlier than he began his profession in appearing. He labored in each the Hindi and Marathi cinemas. His first film was Ya Malak (1964), produced by his father. He labored in additional than 300 Hindi and Marathi motion pictures a few of which include- Anokhi Raat (1968), Shareef Budmaash (1973), Sholay (1975), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), China Gate (1998), Golmaal 3 (2010), and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge (2010).
His character of ‘Kaalia’ in Sholay (1975) and ‘Robert’ in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) grew to become iconic. His dialogues from each the films are nonetheless reminded-
Sardar maine aap ka namak khaya hai” (Sholay)
Galti se mistake ho gaya.” (Andaz Apna Apna)
He was snug in doing the comedian position, so, he determined to play extra comedian characters reasonably than the detrimental characters within the motion pictures. His final film ‘Jaane Kyun De Yaaron’ was launched in 2018.
Loss of life
He died on 30 September 2019, at 6.55 am in Mumbai at his residence. He had a number of organ failure, and his final riots had been carried out at Chandan Wadi in Mumbai. On his demise, his niece mentioned
He handed away in the present day at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at his residence. He has been unwell since fairly a while. He had a number of organ failure.”
- He used to run a printing press earlier than he began appearing.
- Reportedly, he had obtained Rs. 2500 for taking part in the position of ‘Kaaliya’ within the film Sholay (1975).
- As per his interview, he used to admire Bollywood actor Sanjeev Kumar; as he was very right down to earth and whereas taking pictures for Sholay, Sanjeev used to remain in the identical resort with them in contrast to the opposite actors of the film.