Kumar Pallana

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Kumar Pallana
Kumar Pallana.jpg
Kumar Pallana in 2006
Born Kumar Valavhadas Pallana
(1918-12-23)23 December 1918
Indore, India
Died 10 October 2013(2013-10-10) (aged 94)
Oakland, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–2013

Kumar Valavhadas Pallana (23 December 1918 – 10 October 2013) was an Indian character actor and vaudevillian.[1][2] He performed on the Mickey Mouse Club as a plate spinner and juggler.[3]

Pallana owned an Indian restaurant, Cosmic Cup (now Cosmic Cafe) in Dallas, Texas which Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson frequented. Anderson cast Pallana in Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited. He has also worked in the 2010 Bollywood movie Anjaana Anjaani and the acclaimed independent 2011 film Another Earth.

He died on 10 October 2013 at his home in California, aged 94.[4]

Family[edit]

He was well loved by both his children and grandson. His daughter Sandhya Pallana worked with him on The Terminal and other productions. His son Dipak Pallana is also an actor, who has appeared in such films as Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Role
1996 Bottle Rocket Kumar
1998 Rushmore Mr. Littlejeans
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Pagoda
2002 Bomb the System Kumar Baba
2003 Duplex Indian Restaurant Owner (voice only)
2004 The Terminal Gupta Rajan
2005 Romance & Cigarettes Da Da Kumar
2005 RevoLOUtion Kumar
2006 10 Items or Less Lee
2007 The Darjeeling Limited Old man on train
2009 Today's Special Shah
2010 Anjaana Anjaani Coast guard
2011 Campus Radio Yogi
2011 Another Earth Purdeep
2014 Hamlet A.D.D. Kumar

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