Khubsoorat actor Ranjit Chowdhry passes away at 65
Theatre and Film Actor Ranjit Chowdhry Passes Away At 65
Actor and writer Ranjit Chowdhry passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai. He was 64. The actor is best known for playing Rakesh Roshan’s younger brother in Rekha-starrer Khubsoorat. He also left his mark in movies such as Baton Baton Mein, Mississippi Masala and Bollywood/Hollywood among more.
As per sources, Ranjit was suffering from an ailment for several months and was admitted to a hospital for surgery. Unfortunately, he did not survive the procedure.
Ranjit’s half-sister Raell Padamsee took to Instagram to share the news of his demise. Sharing a photo of the actor, Raell wrote, “For all those who knew Ranjit, the funeral will be held tomorrow and a gathering to celebrate his life n share his stories on May 5th. With love, Raell.”
For all those who knew Ranjit, the funeral will be held tomorrow and a gathering to celebrate his life n share his stories on May 5th.
With love, Raell. pic.twitter.com/MZsTPXnTnp
— Raell Padamsee (@raellpadamsee1) April 15, 2020
Ranjit Chowdhry was the son of renowned theatre actor Pearl Padamsee, He made his silver screen debut with Khatta Meetha in 1978. He found fame overseas and featured in movies like, Lonely in America, Mississippi Masala, Bollywood/Hollywood, Fire and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. He also featured in US shows like The Office and Prison Break.
Following news of Ranjit Chowdhry’s demise, celebrities took to social media to offer their condolences.
Assem Chabra tweeted,
— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) April 15, 2020
His Bollywood/Hollywood co-star Rahul Khanna shared on Twitter, “Gutted to learn of #RanjitChowdhry’s passing.
Gutted to learn of #RanjitChowdhry’s passing. Despite his diminutive frame, he was a towering icon of Indian diaspora cinema and a master of his craft. By far, one of the most endearingly quirky and acerbically witty people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. A true original!
— Rahul Khanna (@R_Khanna) April 16, 2020
Ranjit Chowdhry’s funeral will be held today in Mumbai.
May His Soul Rest In Peace.