Bhagwandas Mulchand Luthria
|Died||12 May 2014 (aged 69–70)|
|Occupation||Actor, Assistant director|
|Spouse(s)||Sheila Ray (former)|
|Children||Ashok Banker (Step-son)|
|Relatives||Milan Luthria (Nephew)|
Bhagwandas Mulchand Luthria (1944 – 12 May 2014) aka Sudhir (Hindi: सुधीर) was a Bollywood film actor. He was best known for his role in the film Satte Pe Satta with Amitabh Bachchan. He acted in over 200 films in a career spanning from 1962 to 2009. He was one of Bollywood's best known villains from the 1970s through the 1990s. He acted in prem patra starring sadhna and shashi kapoor 1962 as Subhash.He appeared in Apna Ghar Apni Kahani (Pyas) opposite Mumtaz in 1968, singing "Jigar me dard kaisa ishko ulfat to nhi kahate" and 'main ye sochkar uske dar se utha tha' (Hakeekat), 'mujhe raat din ye khayal hai' and 'mere dil pe andheri sa chhan laga' from Ek Phool Ek Bhool'.
He often played the second-in-command sidekick to villains Ajit, Prem Nath and Pran, a torturous police inspector, or a sleazy man. He was most known for his shrill voice, long moustache and sideburns. He starred in at least a dozen Amitabh Bachchan movies, such as Deewaar, Kaalia, Majboor, Sharaabi, Satte Pe Satta, Dostana, Shaan and Lal Baadshah. Other notable appearances included Feroz Khan's 1974 hit Khote Sikkay, its sequel Kachche Heere, Dharmatma, as well as Mera Gaon Mera Desh, and roles of a handicapped thief in Dev Anand's Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), as police inspector (Special Appearances) in Subhash Ghai's Meri Jung (1985) and in the Shah Rukh Khan-starring Baadshah (1999). His last film appearances were in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) and Victoria House (2009). He was also filmmaker Milan Luthria's paternal uncle.
He has been also seen in some cases of CID in 2003 in episodes 249/250- the case of predictions as Dr. Kailash(main culprit), 269/270- the case of illusive bomber as Jinjar(main culprit).
He died on 12 May 2014 at the age of 70. He had long been suffering from a lung infection.
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