Satyen Kappu

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Satyen Kappu
Born Satyendra Kapoor
Panipat, India
Died 27 October 2007
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active 1952–2007
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Satyen Kappu (1931 – 27 October 2007), also credited as Satyendra Kapoor, was an Indian character actor in Bollywood films.He acted in 390 films. His most remembered role is Ramlal in movie Sholay (1975) and as Amitabh Bachchan's father in Yash Chopra's Deewaar. His other notable films are, Kati Patang, Anuraag, Amar Prem,Yaadon Ki Baraat, Khote Sikkay, Don, Chhoti Bahu, Benaam, Zanjeer, Avishkaar, Majboor, Namak Halaal, Kaala Patthar, Angaaray, Mr. Natwarlal, Red Rose, Naya Kadam, Aaj Ka M.L.A Ram Avtar.[1]


Satyen Kappu started his career as a stage actor in 1952 with the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) in Mumbai.[2] His career spanned from the early 1960s to the early 2000s with over 390 films to his credit. He mostly played supporting roles of a father, relative, uncle, police officer, doctor and villainous roles. His work in many films with Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra in the lead were noteworthy.

He was a resident of Sunder Nagar, Mumbai. He died on 27 October 2007 in Mumbai following a cardiac arrest. He was 76 and is survived by his wife and four daughters.[3]



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