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Kumar Pallana in 2006
|Born||Kumar Valavhadas Pallana
23 December 1918
|Died||10 October 2013
Oakland, California, United States
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.
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.
|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|
|2006||10 Items or Less||Lee|
|2007||The Darjeeling Limited||Old man on train|
|2010||Anjaana Anjaani||Coast guard|
- New York Times
- Modell, Josh. "R.I.P. Kumar Pallana, star of several Wes Anderson movies". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- Profile at OriginalMMC.com
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