Remembering Farooq Sheikh

Sat Dec 28 2013, 12:22 hrs
Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died on Friday night after suffering a massive heart attack, while holidaying in Dubai. The actor, who passed away at the age of 65, is greatly remembered for his roles in notable films such as ‘Noorie’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’, Kissi Se Na Kehna’ and his major contribution to theatre and television as well. (Express archive photo)
Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died on Friday night after suffering a massive heart attack, while holidaying in Dubai. The actor, who passed away at the age of 65, is greatly remembered for his roles in notable films such as ‘Noorie’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’, Kissi Se Na Kehna’ and his major contribution to theatre and television as well. (Express archive photo)
During his early days, Farooq Sheikh took an active part in theatre, doing plays with IPTA and with well-known directors like Sagar Sarhadi. (Express archive photo)
During his early days, Farooq Sheikh took an active part in theatre, doing plays with IPTA and with well-known directors like Sagar Sarhadi. (Express archive photo)
He began his Bollywood career with a major role in 1973 film ‘Garam Hawa’. The film tells the tale of the plight of a North Indian Muslim family, in the years post partition of India in 1947. Farooq Sheikh played the role of Sikander Mirza in the film, which went on to be the Indian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (Express archive photo)
He began his Bollywood career with a major role in 1973 film ‘Garam Hawa’. The film tells the tale of the plight of a North Indian Muslim family, in the years post partition of India in 1947. Farooq Sheikh played the role of Sikander Mirza in the film, which went on to be the Indian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (Express archive photo)
He was also seen in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Shatranj ke khiladi’ (1977), which depicted decadent royalty of Central North India. The film was set around the life of the last independently ruling Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. (Express archive photo)
He was also seen in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Shatranj ke khiladi’ (1977), which depicted decadent royalty of Central North India. The film was set around the life of the last independently ruling Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. (Express archive photo)
Another notable performance of Farooq Sheikh was his role as Yusuf Fakir Mohammed in Manmohan Krishna’s ‘Noorie ‘ in 1979. The veteran actor starred opposite actress Poonam Dhillon and the film was a superhit, becoming the 7th highest grossing film at the Box Office that year. (Express archive photo)
Another notable performance of Farooq Sheikh was his role as Yusuf Fakir Mohammed in Manmohan Krishna’s ‘Noorie ‘ in 1979. The veteran actor starred opposite actress Poonam Dhillon and the film was a superhit, becoming the 7th highest grossing film at the Box Office that year. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh is deeply remembered for his comic role of Siddharth Parashar in 1981 romantic-comedy ‘Chashme Buddoor’ along with Deepti Naval, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani among others. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh is deeply remembered for his comic role of Siddharth Parashar in 1981 romantic-comedy ‘Chashme Buddoor’ along with Deepti Naval, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani among others. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh delivered a brilliant performance as Nawab Sultan in 1981 film ‘Umrao Jaan’, which also starred Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, and Raj Babbar. The film was based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh delivered a brilliant performance as Nawab Sultan in 1981 film ‘Umrao Jaan’, which also starred Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, and Raj Babbar. The film was based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada. (Express archive photo)
In 1983, Farooq was seen in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s comedy flick, Kissi Se Na Kehna’, once again co-starring with Deepti Naval. He also did a slightly negative role in Deepti Naval-Naseeruddin Shah starrer 'Katha' (1983). In 1985, Sheikh once again appeared with Deepti Naval in Yash Chopra’s ‘Faasle’, which also featured Sunil Dutt and Rekha. However, the film was termed a flop.(Express archive photo)
In 1983, Farooq was seen in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s comedy flick, Kissi Se Na Kehna’, once again co-starring with Deepti Naval. He also did a slightly negative role in Deepti Naval-Naseeruddin Shah starrer 'Katha' (1983). In 1985, Sheikh once again appeared with Deepti Naval in Yash Chopra’s ‘Faasle’, which also featured Sunil Dutt and Rekha. However, the film was termed a flop.(Express archive photo)
In the 1990s Farooq Sheikh appeared in fewer films. His last few appearances include ‘Saas Bahu Aur Sensex’ (2008). He was also seen in 2012 sports film ‘Lahore’. His performance as S K Rao earned him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.  A still from the film 'Lahore'. (Express archive photo)
In the 1990s Farooq Sheikh appeared in fewer films. His last few appearances include ‘Saas Bahu Aur Sensex’ (2008). He was also seen in 2012 sports film ‘Lahore’. His performance as S K Rao earned him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.
A still from the film 'Lahore'. (Express archive photo)
In the late 90s Farooq Sheikh appeared in a number of television serials such as ‘Chamatkar’ where he played the role of a man who had a listening difficulty but was not deaf. He also featured in ‘Ji Mantriji’, which was an Indian adaptation of the British satirical sitcom ‘Yes Minister’. He has also worked in a TV serial ‘SHRIKANT’ which aired from 1985 to 86. (Express archive photo)
In the late 90s Farooq Sheikh appeared in a number of television serials such as ‘Chamatkar’ where he played the role of a man who had a listening difficulty but was not deaf. He also featured in ‘Ji Mantriji’, which was an Indian adaptation of the British satirical sitcom ‘Yes Minister’. He has also worked in a TV serial ‘SHRIKANT’ which aired from 1985 to 86. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh also turned host for award-awarning talk show ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’, which premiered in 2002. The show delved into the lives of many Bollywood faces as well some Indian celebrities by interviewing them, their families and friends. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh also turned host for award-awarning talk show ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’, which premiered in 2002. The show delved into the lives of many Bollywood faces as well some Indian celebrities by interviewing them, their families and friends. (Express archive photo)
The veteran actor’s most recent film appearances – ‘Club 60’ along with Sarika,  which released earlier this month. The film, which was the tale of a doctor couple who lose their only child, was rated 2 and half stars by Indian Express critic Shubra Gupta. “I would recommend 'Club 60', because it brings into the frame an age group euphemistically called the 'silvers', and by touching a chord with its performances. Farooque Shaikh is as solid as ever,” wrote Shubra in her review. (Express archive photo)
The veteran actor’s most recent film appearances – ‘Club 60’ along with Sarika, which released earlier this month. The film, which was the tale of a doctor couple who lose their only child, was rated 2 and half stars by Indian Express critic Shubra Gupta. “I would recommend 'Club 60', because it brings into the frame an age group euphemistically called the 'silvers', and by touching a chord with its performances. Farooque Shaikh is as solid as ever,” wrote Shubra in her review. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh also appeared in grand Box office success ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The actor played the role of Ranbir’s father, Rishikant Thapar in the film. The film of course opened to good reviews and become the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of all time in India and worldwide. (Express archive photo)
Farooq Sheikh also appeared in grand Box office success ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The actor played the role of Ranbir’s father, Rishikant Thapar in the film. The film of course opened to good reviews and become the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of all time in India and worldwide. (Express archive photo)

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