Veteran actor Satinder Kumar Khosla, popularly known as Birbal Khosla, died at the age of 84 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. There was silence in the Bollywood industry due to his departure.
The Sholay actor died of a heart attack and his last rites will be performed today. The news of his death was confirmed by his friend Jugnu.
Born in 1938 in Gurdaspur, Punjab, Satinder Kumar Khosla has acted in more than 500 films. During his career, the actor has played mostly comic roles and appeared in Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi and Bhojpuri films.
Birbal got his first successful role in the 1967 film ‘Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti’ directed by V Shantaram. Jeetendra and Mumtaz were in lead roles in the film. He debuted in 1967 with Upkar.
She has also worked with famous actor Manoj Kumar in films like Upkar, Kranti and Roti Kapda Aur Makaan. However, his role as a prisoner in the blockbuster film Sholay remains one of his most prominent roles.
He also became famous for the role of a drug addict in the film ‘Anurodh’. His filmography includes ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Aradhana’, ‘Gambler’, ‘Sadma’, ‘Yaarana’, ‘Bol Radha Bol’, ‘Betaab’, ‘Karz’ and ‘Mr and Mrs Khiladi’. Movies like are also included.
Satinder Kumar Khosla originally lived in Seven Bungalows area of Mumbai. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Talking about the net worth of Satinder Kumar, according to the available information, his net worth was 10 million dollars i.e. about Rs 83 crore.
After the news of Satinder Kumar Khosla’s death surfaced online, tributes started pouring in from all over the world. Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) confirmed the news on social media and paid his last tribute. His post read, “CINTAA condoles the demise of Birbal (member since 1981).”