Veteran actor Viju Khote dies at 77
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Veteran actor Viju Khote dies at 77

Veteran theatre and film actor Viju Khote passed away at the age of 77 in Mumbai. The actor is best known for the role of Kalia in Sholay and Robert in Andaz Apna Apna.

Film and theatre actor Viju Khote passed away at the age of 77 in Mumbai on Monday. The actor, who is popular for playing the role of Kalia in Sholay, has appeared in over 300 Hindi and Marathi films and numerous television shows and plays.

The actor made his big screen debut with the 1964 film Ya Malak and went on to do some of the most iconic characters in Bollywood. His popular films include Sholay, Andaz Apna Apna, Qurbani, Karz, Nagina and China Gate, among others.

Watch Viju Khote in the iconic scene from Sholay here:

Viju Khote is the younger brother of veteran actress Shubha Khote. Their father Nandu Khote was also a noted stage actor. Actress Durga Khote is his aunt.

He was last seen in the 2018 film Jaane Kyun De Yaaron.