Veteran actor Viju Khote passed away on Monday morning due to multiple organ failure. The 77-year-old actor had been a part of phenomenal films in Hindi and prominently in the Marathi film industry. His death is a huge loss to the Indian film industry.
Viju Khote’s niece told PTI that he passed away at 6:55 am at his residence. The actor was unwell for quite a long time and took his last breathe today in Mumbai.
The film industry is mourning the actor’s death and is heartbroken to lose such a gem.
Here’s everything you need to know about Viju Khote:
The veteran actor was born on December 17, 1941, and his full name is Vijay Khote and people admiringly addressed him as Viju.
His father Nandhu Khote was a stage actor and worked in silent movies.
Viju’s elder sister Shubha Khote is also a well-known actress. She has been a national champion in swimming and cycling.
In his career of 6 decades as an actor, Viju Khote has been a part of some path breaking work in films, tv shows and theatre.
Viju Khote has been a part of more than 300 films.
In the Hindi film industry, he is known mainly for his role of Kaalia from the film Sholay (1975). But he played vital roles in popular films like Nagina, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Andaz Apna Apna, Golmaal 3 and many others.
In the Marathi acting industry, he has been a part of many super hits like Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, Uttarayan, Ventilator, and Ek Unad Diwas, to name a few.