Veteran Bollywood actor, director Satish Kaushik passes away, condolences pour in

New Delhi | Updated: 09 March, 2023 10:20 am IST
Kaushik reportedly died of a heart attack while traveling in a car on March 9, and his body has been taken to Deendayal Hospital for postmortem.
Kaushik reportedly died of a heart attack while traveling in a car on March 9, and his body has been taken to Deendayal Hospital for postmortem.

Veteran Bollywood actor and director Satish Kaushik  known for his roles in movies like Mr India and his directorial ventures like Tere Naam  passed away on Wednesday at the age of 66. 

Kaushik reportedly died of a heart attack while traveling in a car on March 9, and his body has been taken to Deendayal Hospital for postmortem.

He was born on April 13, 1956, in Haryana and started his career as a theatre artist before making a name for himself in Bollywood. He is survived by his wife Shashi and 11-year-old daughter Vanshika Kaushik. 

His death has prompted a flood of condolences from Bollywood stars, including Anupam Kher, Kangana Ranaut, Amit Shah, Madhur Bhandarkar, and Vivek Agnihotri.

In a tweet, Anupam Kher posted a black-and-white photo of himself and Satish Kaushik and expressed his shock at the sudden loss of his best friend of 45 years. Kher wrote that he never imagined he would be writing about Kaushik while he was still alive, and acknowledged the inevitable truth that death is a part of life. He mourned the loss of his friend and said that life would never be the same without him.

Kangana Ranaut, a Bollywood actor, also expressed her condolences to the deceased actor-director and his mourning family on Twitter, in addition to Anupam Kher.

Ranaut wrote, “Woke up to this horrible news, he was my biggest cheerleader, a very successful actor and director Satish Kaushik ji personally was also a very kind and genuine man. I loved directing him in Emergency. He will be missed, Om Shanti (sic).” In the upcoming movie, set to be released in October this year, Ranaut and Kaushik portray the roles of Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, and Jagjivan Ram, an independence activist.

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, expressed his condolences and paid tribute to Satish Kaushik, the actor, director, and writer. Shah stated that Kaushik’s artistic creations and performances will be remembered forever, and his contributions to Indian cinema will always be appreciated. The Home Minister shared his sympathies with the family and followers of the deceased and ended his message by saying, “Om Shanti Shanti.”

The director Madhur Bhandarkar, famous for directing movies such as Page 3 and Indu Sarkar, also expressed his condolences to the late actor. According to Bhandarkar, the actor was always lively, active, and full of vitality. The director Madhur Bhandarkar, famous for directing movies such as Page 3 and Indu Sarkar, also expressed his condolences to the late actor. According to Bhandarkar, the actor was always lively, active, and full of vitality.

The director of movies such as The Kashmir Files and Buddha in a Traffic Jam, Vivek Agnihotri, expressed his condolences to the departed soul of the Udta Punjab actor in the form of a poem. Agnihotri shared a picture of himself with Kaushik and wrote, “It was just yesterday… What to say, how to say…Those taunts, those tales, those holding hands, “You don’t understand conscience, listen to elders…” That obsession of 10,000 steps… Those stories, those films that were to be made… All missing, everyone is silent. om Shanti Satish Kaushik! Artists like you never die.”

Kaushik’s acting skills were showcased in numerous films, including Mr India (1987), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Udta Punjab (2016), and Soorma (2018).

He also played a role in Rishi Kapoor’s last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, which was released on Amazon Prime Video in 2022. In addition to acting, he won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Ram Lakhan in 1990 and Saajan Chale Sasural in 1997.

Furthermore, Kaushik made a name for himself as a director with movies such as Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja (1993), Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000), Tere Naam (2003), Dhol (2007), and Kaagaz (2021).

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