Many Indian actors have painted countless avatars of a common man, but every one falls short in front of the ones portrayed by Farooq Sheikh. He is noted for depicting the ‘Aam Aadmi’ on screens.
He was a king of big screens, but was equally appreciated for his Theatre performances, radio shows and TV debates.
On his birth Anniversary, here are a few things to know about one of the finest actor of the Bollywood industry
Born on March 25, 1948 in Amroli, Farooq Sheikh studied law. He later took up acting, and started theatre performances.
He made an impressive debut in Garam Hawa in 1973 as a supporting actor
His first film as a male lead was Mere Saath Chal
He has acted in notable films such as Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Noorie, Chashme Buddoor, Umrao Jaan, Bazaar, Saath Saath, Rang Birangi, Kissi Se Na Kehna, and Biwi Ho To Aisi
He one of the first Muslim lead actors to retain his real name on screen
Sheikh was equally appreciated for his radio & TV shows. He was a popular radio personality with shows such as Binny Double and Quits Quiz contest.
His love for white chikankaari kurtas from woman SEWA in Lucknow is well known
He was actively involved in UNICEF’s polio eradication campaign
He was last seen in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani before passing away in 2013