Khubsoorat actor Ranjit Chowdhry passes away
He played the role of Jagan Gupta in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 comedy starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan
Actor Ranjit Chowdhry, best remembered for his appearance in Hrishikesh Mukerjee’s Khubsoorat (1980), passed away on Wednesday. He was 65.
Ranjit’s sister, Raell Padamsee, a theatre producer, shared the news on social media. She wrote: “For all those who knew Ranjit, the funeral will be held tomorrow and a gathering to celebrate his life and share his stories on May 5.”
Ranjit started out with small roles in Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha and Baton Baton Mein. In Khubsoorat, he played the part of Rakesh Roshan’s younger brother Jagan. After moving to the US in the 1980s, he continued pursuing writing and acting. He appeared in two episodes of The Office as the telemarketer Vikram. He also co- wrote and starred in Deepa Mehta’s Sam & Me, which won an honourable mention at the Cannes Film Festival. His other appearances were in films like Bandit Queen, Fire, Kaante and Last Holiday. Ranjit’s last two appearances were on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Girls, both aired in 2013.