Name: Viju Khote
Biography: Viju Khote, the Indian actor was born on the 17th of December as Vittal Bapurao Khote. He has worked in above 300 movies in both Marathi and Hindi cinema as a character actor. Some of his famous roles include the one of Kalia the dacoit, in Sholay and that of Robert in the film Andaz Apna Apna. He has enacted numerous comedy roles in various films and he is most known for his role in the 1993 Rajiv Mehra directed Hindi sitcom by the name of ‘Zabaan Sambhalke’. This was the Indian version of ‘Mind Your Language’ (1977), the British sitcom. He has also played an active role in the realm of Marathi theatres. He is five years younger to his sister, the famous actress Shubha Khote. Viju Khote’s father was Nandu Khote who was a well known actor in silent films. The actress, Durga Khote was Nandu Khote’s sister in law.
In the year 2010 he signed up for Rohit Shetty’s Bollywood action comedy flick ‘Golmaal 3’ starring Kunal Khemu, Shreyas Talpade, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Mithun Chakraborty, Tusshar Kapoor and Arshad Warsi. Here he played the comic role of Shambu Kaka. The very same year he had also appeared in the Ajay Devgan starrer ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ directed by Ashwni Dhir.
Viju Khote’s filmography includes Golmaal 3 (2010), Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge (2010), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Paying Guest (2009), Dhoondte Reh Jaoge (2009), Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008), Khushboo (2008), Halla Bol (2008), Family – Ties of Blood (2006), Viruddh… Family Comes First (2005), Pehchaan: The Face of Truth (2005), Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005), Insan (2005), Shararat (2002), Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2001), Khiladi 420 (2000), Aaghaaz (2000), Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000), Pukar (2000), Mela (2000), Aag (1994), Jai Kishen (1994), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Janam Se Pehle (1994), Prem Shakti (1994), Beta Ho To Aisa (1994), Banjaran (1991), Dancer (1991), Do Matwale (1991), Karz Chukana Hai (1991), Afsana Pyar Ka (1991), Benaam Badsha (1991), Na Insaafi(1989), Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), Dariya Dil (1988), Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988), Saglikade Bombabomb (1988), Nagina (film) (1986), Andar Baahar (1984), Bartender, Phulwari (1984), Hum Hain Lajawaab (1984), Panch qaidy (1981), Karz (1980), Jal Mahal (1980), Qurbani (1980), Aaitya Bilavar Nagoba (1979), Tapasya (1976), Sholay (1975), Insaaniyat (1974), Jurm Aur Sazaa (1974), Jalte Badan (1973), Shareef Budmaash (1973), Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972), Ganwaar (1970), Pagla Kahin Ka (1970), Jeene Ki Raah (1969), Anokhi Raat (1968), Ya Malak (1964).