Ravi Baswani

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Ravi Baswani
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Born (1946-09-29)29 September 1946
New Delhi, India
Died 27 July 2010(2010-07-27) (aged 63)
Occupation actor
Years active 1981–2006

Ravi Baswani (29 September 1946 – 27 July 2010) was a well known Indian film actor, most famous for his role in Sai Paranjpe's Chashme Buddoor (1981) and Kundan Shah's cult comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), for which he won Filmfare Best Comedian Award in 1984.[1] He was noted for his comic timing and underplaying a character in the true sense of the word. In a career spanning 30 years he acted in some 30 films. He died in Haldwani, on his way to Delhi from hill station Nainital, to where he had travelled to scout for locations for his upcoming directorial feature which was also to be his debut in that role.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Ravi Baswani was born and brought up in a Jat family in Delhi. He did his schooling from St. George's College, Mussoorie. He later did his graduation from Kirori Mal College (KMC), Delhi University, he was also part of the KMC dramatic society at the college.[4]

Career[edit]

He started his career in 1981 with Chashme Buddoor and did many successful films as a comedian and/or as a character artist. He also appeared very many times on Indian television. He went on to work in films like the cult Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Chhota Chetan, Ab Aayega Maza and Naseeruddin Shah's first directorial venture, Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota. As a television actor, he acted in numerous TV serials, including, the popular comedy serial, Idhar Udhar on Doordarshan in the 1980s, wherein he acted alongside Pathak sisters, Supriya Pathak and Ratna Pathak.[5] More recently he was seen in character roles in films like Bunty Aur Babli and Pyar Tune Kya Kiya.[6] In 2004, when Film and Television Institute of India, Pune revived its acting course after 26 years, he became its coordinator and a teacher, along with Naseeruddin Shah, who also redesigned the course, Baswani however resigned the next year.[7][8]

Death[edit]

Baswani died following a massive heart attack on 27 July 2010 in Haldwani (Distt. Nainital). He was returning from Nainital to Delhi, where he had to hunt for location for his directorial debut film, set in the hills. He was unmarried.[6][9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Monsoon Baba
Anthony Kaun Hai? Dr. Lashwani
Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Papaji
2005 The Film Film-maker Kanti Gulati
Bunty Aur Babli B.B.'s first victim
Lucky: No Time for Love Mr. Negi
It Could Be You Dhillon Sr
2001 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Vispy – Jai's boss
2000 Chal Mere Bhai Waitor
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Orphanage manager
Chhota Chetan Raja
Ghar Bazar Movie actor (Uncredited)
1996 Return of Jewel Thief Trikal Trivedi
1994 Laadla Ravi
1993 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa Albert Sullivan
Raunak Ravi
1992 Jaan Tere Naam Hotel Employee
1987 Zevar Sundeep
1986 Peecha Karro Hari Harihara
Ghar Sansar Banwari
Love Havaldar Pandu
Main Balwan Dhillon Sr
1984 Ab Ayega Mazaa Suresh 'Sidey'
1983 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Sudhir Mishra
Dhat Tere... Ki Madhukar Sharma (Maddy)
1981 Chashme Buddoor Jai Lakhanpal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIP: Ravi Baswani". Pune Mirror. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' actor Ravi Baswani dead". CNN-IBN. 27 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Dubey, Bharati (28 July 2010). "The final shot: Actor Baswani succumbs to heart attack". The Times of India. 
  4. ^ Ghosh, Abantika (22 June 2006). "All the world's a stage at DU". The Times of India. 
  5. ^ "Long Run". Screen. 16 October 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Dubey, Bharati (28 July 2010). "'Jaane bhi' star, Baswani, dies of a heart attack". The Times of India. 
  7. ^ "FTII revives acting course after 26 years PTI,". The Times of India. 12 July 2004. 
  8. ^ Shete, Monirupa (2 May 2005). "Playing truant in college?". The Times of India. 
  9. ^ "Jaane bhi do Yaaron famed actor Ravi Baswani dead – Hindustan Times". www.hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 

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