Film, television and theatre actor Ranjit Chowdhry, who was best known for his titular roles in films like Khubsoorat, Khatta Meetha and Hollywood/Bollywood died on April 15 2020. He was 65 years old.
The news of the actor’s death was shared by his sister Raell Padamsee, who is a popular theatre artist. She shared a monochrome photograph from one of Ranjit Chowdhry’s film appearances on instagram, adding that the funeral ceremony has been scheduled to be held today, i.e., on April 16, 2020.
Her post also stated that a prayer meeting will be held in memory of the actor, for celebrating his life and reminiscing his stories on May 5, 2020, once the COVID-19 lockdown is over. Raell Padamsee has her own theatre production and design company by the name of ACE Productions Private Limited.
Actor Ranjit Chowdhry was a well known theatre artist, especially for his stage performances. He was born in a family, rooted in theatre, as his mother Paarl Padamsee was a popular theatre personality between the 1960s-1990’s. His stepfather, Alyque Padamsee, was also a theatre actor and a professional ad film maker.
Ranjit Chowdhry was last seen in the 2011 Canadian sports-comedy film Breakaway. His illustrious film and television career spans between the 1980s-2010. He worked in two episodes of The Office, which is a popular American sitcom television series.
The actor played major roles in the classic hindi films such as Khubsoorat, Khatta Meetha and Baton Baton Mein. For his noted work in the 2002 film Bollywood/Hollywood, directed by Deepa Mehta, the actor was nominated for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. He was also appreciated for his role in the 1991 film Mississippi Masala, directed by Mira Nair. In recent times, his other noted roles include films like Last Holiday and he also appeared in two episodes of Prison Break, which is an American television drama series.