Veteran actor Viju Khote Passes Away Best known for Sholay Actor ‘Kaalia’

Veteran Bollywood actor Viju Khote has died. The actor best is remembered for his role as Kalia in the cult classic Movie Sholay.

The actor, who worked in a number of Hindi and Marathi films, has been working in film since 1964. Apaprt from Sholay, he is remembered for his roles in films like Andaz Apna Apna, where he starred as a Robert. The actor is related to veteran actors Shubha Khote and Durga Khote.

He is actress Shubha Khote’s younger brother by 5 years. Their father Nandu Khote was a noted stage actor and in silent movies, whose sister-in-law was actress Durga Khote.

Viju Khote (born 17 December 1945) is an Indian actor who is known for his work in more than 300 films in Hindi and Marathi cinema. He is famous as the dacoit Kalia in the film Sholay and the dialogue, “Sardar maine aapka namak khaya hai” and Robert in movie Andaz Apna Apna with the dialogue “galti se mistake hogaya“. On television he is most remembered for his role in Zabaan Sambhalke (1993). He has also acted in Marathi theatre over the years.