On Wednesday (9 March, 2023), Satish Chandra Kaushik, an actor and filmmaker, passed away at the age of 66 in Gurugram, after suffering a heart attack. Anupam Kher, his friend and colleague, confirmed the news of his death to indianexpress.com. Kaushik was visiting a friend in Gurugram when he experienced a decline in his health and asked his driver to take him to the hospital. Unfortunately, he suffered a heart attack while in the car and was unable to be saved.
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Satish Kaushik is an Indian actor, film director, and screenwriter who is best known for his work in Bollywood movies. He was born on April 13, 1956, in Dhanounda, a small town in Haryana, India.
Kaushik began his acting career in the late 1970s and early 1980s with small roles in various Bollywood films. He got his big break in the 1990s when he played the role of Calendar in the hit movie “Mr. India” (1987). He went on to appear in several other popular films such as “Ram Lakhan” (1989), “Hum Aapke Hain Koun!” (1994), and “Judwaa” (1997).
Apart from acting, Kaushik has also directed several successful films such as “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” (1993), “Mere Baap Pehle Aap” (2008), and “Gang of Ghosts” (2014). He has also written the screenplays for many of his films.
Kaushik has received several awards for his work in the film industry, including the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for his role in “Ram Lakhan” (1989), and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Brick Lane” (2007).
In addition to his work in movies, Kaushik has also appeared in numerous television shows and theater productions. He is known for his versatility as an actor and his ability to play a wide range of characters.
Early Life and Education:
Satish Kaushik was born in Dhanounda, a small town in Haryana, India. He completed his schooling from Kurukshetra, Haryana, and went on to earn a degree in commerce from Delhi University. However, his passion for acting and theater led him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Career in Theater:
Satish Kaushik started his career in theater and was associated with the famous theater group “Sambhav” in Delhi. He was actively involved in theater during his college days and also worked as a playwright and director for various theater productions.
Career in Films:
Satish Kaushik made his debut in Bollywood with the film “Masoom” (1983), in which he played a small role. He then appeared in supporting roles in several films, including “Jalwa” (1987), “Tridev” (1989), and “Karz Chukana Hai” (1991). His breakthrough role came in the form of Calendar in the blockbuster film “Mr. India” (1987), directed by Shekhar Kapur.
After the success of “Mr. India”, Satish Kaushik went on to play memorable roles in several hit films, such as “Ram Lakhan” (1989), “Prem Pratigyaa” (1989), “Saajan Chale Sasural” (1996), “Chal Mere Bhai” (2000), and “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” (2000).
Apart from acting, Satish Kaushik also directed several films, including “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” (1993), “Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain” (1999), and “Tere Naam” (2003). He also wrote the screenplays for many of his films.
Satish Kaushik has also appeared in several television shows, including “Rishtey” (1999-2001), “Sumit Sambhal Lega” (2015-2016), and “The Kapil Sharma Show” (2019).
Awards and Recognition: Satish Kaushik has won several awards for his work in the film industry, including the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for “Ram Lakhan” (1989), the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Brick Lane” (2007), and the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Brick Lane” (2008). He was also honored with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India, in 2019 for his contributions to the field of arts and entertainment.
Satish Kaushik is married to Shashi Kaushik, and the couple has two children, a son named Shiva and a daughter named Vanshika.