Farooq Sheikh, versatile Indian actor died of a cardiac arrest in December 2013. The Hindi film industry suffered a great loss indeed as there have not been many actors like him. Farooq's first major film role was in the 1973 film Garam Hawa where Farooq had a supporting role and leading man was Balraj Sahni.
Speaking of his personal life, actor Farooq Sheikh was born to Mustafa Shaikh, a Mumbai lawyer and Farida Shaikh in Amroli in Gujarat. He studied in St. Mary's School, Mumbai and perused further studies in St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
Farooq was married to Rupa Jain with whom he had an affair for nine years before tying the knot. Farooq has got two daughters -Shaista and Sanaa.
Today, on his death anniversary, let's take a look at the top films of Farooq Sheikh:
Garam Hawa (1973)
The movie Farooq Shaikh's debut film. Garam Hawa was India's official entry to the Academy Award's Best Foreign Film category, nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, it also won National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards.
Starring Farooq Shaikh, Poonam Dhillon, Madan Puri, Iftekhar . The film was superhit and the 7th highest grossing film of that year.
Chashme Buddoor (1981)
Chashme Buddoor a romantic comedy film starring Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswani and Saeed Jaffrey. The film was a silver jubilee hit.
Umrao Jaan (1981)
Umrao Jaan was directed by Muzaffar Ali. The film starred Bollywood actress Rekha and Farooq Shaikh in lead roles.
The film was directed by Sagar Sarhadi, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil and Supriya Pathak.The film highlighted the tragedy of young girls being sold by needy parents to affluent Indians in the Gulf.
Saath Saath (1982)
The movie directed by Raman Kumar starred Rakesh Bedi, Farooq Shaikh, Neena Gupta, Deepti Naval.
Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)
Kissi Se Na Kehna was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film starred Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval and Utpal Dutt.
Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)
The film was directed by J.K. Bihari. The story revolved around the lead pair played by Rekha and Farooq Shaikh. It's about how the character Shalu (Rekha) who overcomes all obstacles in her married life to win over the acceptance of her domineering mother-in-law Kamla.
Saas Bahu Aur Sensex (2008)
The film was directed by Shona Urvashi. Farooq Sheikh played an ethical but cranky and eccentric stock broker in the film.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Farooq Sheikh was also seen in one of the biggest blocbusters of this year Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The film was directed by Ayan Mukerji starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. Farooq Sheikh played the role of Ranbir Kapoor's father, Rishikant Thapar in the film.
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