Popular Marathi Actor Viju Khote Passes Away At 77

He was most popular for his role as Kalia from the hit Hindi film Sholay. More details inside.

A Still Of Vijay Khote

Popular Marathi actor Viju Khote breathed his last today morning, due to multiple organ failure. He is best known for his role as Kalia in the Hindi blockbuster Sholay as well as Robert in Andaz Apna Apna, starring Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. Viju had been keeping unwell since a long time and passed away in his sleep at 6:55 am this morning. The last rites of the actor were performed in Chandan Wadi at 11 am. Viju is related to veteran actors Shubha and Durga Khote. He is well known for his work in Bollywood as well as Marathi cinema. Viju’s work in the latter comprises films like Ventilator, Ajab Lagnachi Gajab Ghost and Ajoba Vayat Ale. 

Watch his film Ajoba Vayat Ale here.

The actor has worked in over 300 films and was famous for his comic roles. Viju contributed to one of Hindi cinema’s most famous dialogues- Kitney Aadmi The from Sholay. He played Kalia, a sidekick to villain Gabbar in the film. Viju’s legacy will surely be missed and we offer condolences to his family through this difficult time. Post your wishes for the actor in the comments section below.

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