Veteran actor Chandrakant Pandya is well known for playing the role of Lord Rama’s childhood friend Nishad Raj in Ramanand Sagar’s mythological drama Ramayana. The actor passed away on October 21 due to health ailments. His co-star Dipika Chikhlia confirmed the news.
Dipika, who is well known for playing the role of Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana, took to social media to inform about the senior actor’s demise. Reportedly, the actor passed away due to health ailments. He was 72 years old.
Dipika Chikhlia shared a picture of Chandrakant Pandya on Instagram stories and wrote, “#RIP @Chandrakant Pandya – Nishad of Ramayan.” Take a look at it below:
Apart from Ramayana, the senior actor has worked in several movies such as Prem Lagna, Pyar Ho Gaya, Parivaar Na Pankhi, Hote Hote Pyar Hogaya, and Chundadi Ni Laaj. He also worked in Gujarati movies.
A few days ago, veteran theatre and film actor Arvind Trivedi, who was well known for playing the role of Ravana in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana passed away in Mumbai. He was 82 years old when he breathed his last on October 6. It was reported that Trivedi was ailing for a long time with age-related issues.
Trivedi also acted in other popular teleseries “Vikram Aur Betaal” and “Vishwamitra”, and over 300 Gujarati and Hindi films. The veteran actor briefly joined politics and was elected as a Lok Sabha MP from Gujarat’s Sabarkantha constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. He served a full term till 1996. He also was CBFC chairman for a brief period in 2002-2003.