Comedian Razak Khan Dies of Cardiac Arrest
Bollywood mourns the passing away of this veteran funny man
While the industry is divided currently on how they feel about comics and comedians and their respective acts, Bollywood today mourns the passing away of one of the original comedians, actor Razak Khan. Well known for his performances in films and television, the actor dies yesterday due to a cardiac arrest.
The actor, who has been part of Bollywood films such as Raja Hindustani(1996), Hello Brother (1999), Hera Pheri (2000), Partner (2007) and Action Jackson(2014), was rushed to Holy Family Hospital in Bandra around 12:30am. However, he was declared dead on arrival by the hospital authorities, reported an article in Hindustan Times.
Khan began his onscreen journey with a small role in the famous television show, Nukkad (1986-87), and made his Bollywood debut with Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993), after Javed Akhtar spotted him in a Juhu hotel. He gained popularity for playing slightly negative roles with a comic flavor. With over 90 films to his credit in his 23-year-long career, Razak Khan unfortunately got typecast in similar roles, though his range of acting abilities could well be seen in films like Dubai Return where he played the lead alongside Irrfan Khan.