Rajesh Vivek dies after suffering heart attack; Lagaan actor passes away at 66 years of age


Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, best known for his role in the blockbuster movie Lagaan breathed his last on Thursday. The revered artist died after suffering heart attack. Vivek was 66-years old and was not known to be in serious medical condition.

Although, he was away from the limelight from the past several years, Vivek is still recalled for his role in the Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan, where he played the comic astrologer role of Guranbaba. Apart from Lagaan, he also received critical admiration for his role as the postmaster in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Swadesh.

Vivek rose as a ground-root artist who worked step-by-step by working hard in each and every role he picked up in the television circuit. He is known for the characters played in television epics Mahabharata and Bharat Ek Khoj.

In the latter part of his career, Vivek performed in movies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, What’s Your Raashee? (as the Astrologer/Detective) and Bunty Aur Babli.


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    sputnik 6 years ago


    He was typecast as the crazy baba ever since he played that in his first movie Junoon. It was good to see him in Swades in a normal role. Liked him in Lagaan too.

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    sputnik 4 years ago

    RIP. Did not know that Shrivallabh Vyas was in a paralytic for the last 9 years.

    He was an excellent actor who did not get his due. Recently rewatched Lagaan and Chandni Bar and he was excellent in both. He was brilliant in Lagaan where he gets out and he was brilliant in a somewhat negative role in Chandni Bar where Tabu asks him when he started doing Bhadwagiri. Also liked him a lot in movies like Droh Kaal and Maya Memsaab.


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