Navin Nischol

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Navin Nischol
Navin Nischol.jpg
Born (1946-04-11)11 April 1946
Lahore, British India
Died 19 March 2011(2011-03-19) (aged 64)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970–2011

Navin Nischol (11 April 1946 – 19 March 2011) was an Indian actor born in Lahore, British India. He made his debut with the Hindi film Sawan Bhadon in 1970.

Early life[edit]

Navin Nischol studied in Bangalore Military School, Bangalore erstwhile King George Royal India Military College, Bangalore. He was the first gold medalist from the Film and Television Institute of India to make it big. He starred in several superhits, such as Victoria No. 203 (1972) and Dhund (1973). Hanste Zakhm was the great breakthrough of his career. Later on, Nischol switched to character roles and carved out a successful career for himself in television. One of his most successful serials on television was Dekh Bhai Dekh, co-starring Sushma Seth, Shekhar Suman and Farida Jalal.[1] He also starred in the Punjabi films Aasra Pyar Da (1983) and Mahaul Theek Hai (1999).

Personal life[edit]

Navin's first marriage was to Dev Anand's niece Neelu Kapur, sister of Shekhar Kapur.

Navin later married divorcee Geetanjali. On 24 April 2006, Geetanjali hanged herself at her residence. She blamed Navin and his brother Pravin for her suicide.[2] Nischol died of a heart attack on 19 March 2011 en route from Mumbai to Pune. He was 64 years old.[3]

Bollywood reaction to death[edit]

Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood actor, said "I had directed Navin in Aa Ab Laut Chalein. A goodlooking man and a good human being. Very cultured and a great conversationalist. I bumped into him after ages at the Otters Club on Friday night. I don't frequent Otters Club. So in hindsight it all seems providential. The next morning he was supposed to drive with producer Gawa (Gurdeep Singh) and my brother Daboo (Randhir Kapoor) to Pune to spend a quiet Holi there. But before Gawa and Navin could reach Daboo, Navin asked Gawa to lower AC in the car. Then he just slumped and died... Just like that! It's too shocking and sad."[4]

Vipul Shah, Bollywood director, said "He was a regular at my dear friend Manmohan Shetty's parties. A really softpoken and cultured man. It is sad that his career didn't take off again after Khosla Ka Ghosla."

Dibakar Banerjee, who directed Navin Nischol in Khosla Ka Ghosla, said "He was an effortless actor, superb technically. He had a pickled sense of humour. He had been through all the turns of life that an actor could possibly experience. My misfortune that I couldn't work with him again. I dearly wanted to."

Kunal Kohli, producer of Nitin's film Break Ke Baad, recalls, "He was a thorough gentleman. A very warm person. I had wonderful conversations with him. He shared stories of past films and filmmakers with me. I'd just listen to him as enraptured as a child hearing fairytales. In the evening of his life he wanted to share his experiences. I feel privileged I spent evenings hearing him talk about the past. I think I'm a richer human being because of those evenings with Navinji."

Shabana Azmi, Bollywood actress, said "I remember Navin fondly. He was an underrated actor who had a very good voice and flawless diction both of which are rare. His performance in Lekh Tandon's Ek Baar Kaho is gentle, sophisticated and memorable. He used to often reminisce about his overnight stardom and the cruelty with which it was snatched away. It made him sometimes bitter, sometimes philosophical but he came to terms with it and moved on. His performance in Nagesh Kukoonoor's film Bollywood Calling as an aging filmstar was very moving. My condolences to the family."

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1970 Sawan Bhadon Vikram
1971 Parwana Rajeshwar Singh
1971 Nadaan Ajay Jain
1971 Sansar
1971 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit
1971 Buddha Mil Gaya Ajay
1972 Victoria No. 203 Kumar
1973 Tere Rang Nyare
1973 Dhund Chandrashekhar / Prakash
1973 Hanste Zakhm Somesh
1973 Dharma Raju
1973 Chhalia Shankar
1973 Barkha Bahar
1974 Woh Main Nahin Various Characters
1974 Paise Ki Gudiya Vijay
1974 Nirmaan Naveen
1975 Zorro Badey Rajkumar Gunawar Bahadur Singh / Zorro
1975 Mounto
1975 Mere Sajna Ratan
1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek ACP Rajesh Verma
1976 Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun Jamal Din
1976 Giddha Special Appearance
1977 Aafat Inspector Amar
1977 Kulvadhu Anil
1978 Tumhari Kassam Sunil Verma
1979 Do Ladke Dono Kadke Lekhraj Malhotra
1979 Prem Jaal Villain
1979 Lakhan
1979 Jaandaar
1980 Kashish Ramesh
1980 Saboot Anand
1980 The Burning Train Doctor
1980 Ek Baar Kaho Ravi Varma
1980 Khanjar Prakash
1980 Desh Drohee
1981 Dahshat Dr. Sameer
1981 Hotel Suraj
1981 Khara Khota
1981 Kaaran Insp. Gill Uncredited
1981 Doosra Roop
1981 Tadap
1982 Desh Premee Inspector Deepak Singh
1982 Anokha Bandan Shyamlal
1982 Shiv Charan
1982 Log Kya Kahenge
1982 Dil Hi Dil Mein Ashok Sahni
1983 Zakhmi Dil Special Appearance
1983 Aasra Pyaar Da Madan Lal
1984 Do Yaaron Ki Yaari
1984 Kunwari Bahu
1984 Teri Bahon Mein
1984 Jawaani Amar Nath
1985 Babu Shankerlal
1985 Lover Boy Prakash
1985 Sautela Pati R.L. Malhotra
1986 Gunehgaar
1986 Samundar Surajbhan
1987 7 Saal Baad Dilip Mathur
1987 Param Dharam Thakur Prem Singh
1987 Mard Ki Zabaan Ram Chauhan
1988 Maar Dhaad
1988 Sone Pe Suhaaga Hawaldar Vishwanath
1988 Mera Shikar
1989 Ajeeb Itefaq
1989 Desh Ke Dushman Inspector Suraj S. Gupta
1989 Teri Payal Mere Geet Thakur of Rajgarh
1990 Bahaar Aane Tak Mahendra Pratap
1990 Muqaddar Ka Badshaah DSP Rathod
1991 Naya Zaher
1991 Swarg Jaisaa Ghar
1991 Jeevan Daata CBI Officer Vijay Sharma
1991 Numbri Aadmi I.G.P.
1992 Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Lalkishan Chhabria
1993 Bhookamp
1993 Dil Ki Baazi Vishwanath Kashyap
1993 Santaan Saxena Sahab
1993 Aashik Aawara Dilher Singh
1994 Sangam Ho Ke Rahega
1994 Brahma Shivprasad
1994 Yuhi Kabhi Pooja's dad
1994 Udhaar Ki Zindagi
1994 Deewana Sanam
1995 Param Vir Chakra
1995 Guddu Dr. Gupta
1996 Himmat Chief of Secret Service
1997 Aastha Mr. Dutt
1997 Lahoo Ke Do Rang DCP A.A. Khan
1997 Prithvi
1997 Aastha: In the Prison of Spring
1998 Ek Tha Dil Ek Thi Dhadkhan
1998 Aakrosh Dr. Malhotra
1998 Major Saab Brigadier Satish Khurana
1999 Sar Ankhon Par
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen Ashwin
1999 Mahaul Theek Hai
1999 Manchala
1999 Hindustan Ki Kasam Chander Malhotra
2000 Glamour Girl Police Commissioner
2000 Khauff Judge
2000 Jung Police Commissioner
2000 Karobaar Chief Prosecuting Attorney
2001 Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Mr. Malhotra
2001 Abhay Tejaswini's father
2002 Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai Mr. Khurana
2002 Hum Kisise Kum Naheen Dr. D.D
2002 Yeh Hai Jalwa Surgeon
2003 Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaatha Shekhar Pillai
2003 Khushi Mr. Roy
2003 Out of Control Richa's dad
2003 Bollywood Calling Manu Kapoor
2003 Maa Santoshi Maa
2004 Mitter Pyare Nu Haal Mureedan Da Kehna Singing fakeer
2004 Mein Bikaaoo: On Sale
2004 Hatya Ratan Lal
2005 Aashiq Banaya Aapne Sneha's dad
2005 Classic Dance of Love J.K. Malhotra
2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla Bapu / Sethi
2009 Purab Ki Laila Paschim Ka Chaila: Hello India
2010 Break Ke Baad Jeet Gulati (Last appearance)
TV Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE LONG RUN". Screen. 16 October 2009. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Scandal
  3. ^ "Actor Navin Nischol passes away in Mumbai". DNA. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  4. ^ IANS (22 March 2011). "Lower the car AC, said Navin Nischol; then slumped and died". Sify News. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 

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