Farooq Sheikh Passes Away

Rashmi Daryanani , 28 Dec 2013
Farooq Sheikh
Farooq Sheikh (photo courtesy | Mid Day)

We woke up to some incredibly sad news this morning – veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passed away in Dubai late last night (Friday). The actor was in the city reportedly to attend an event, but unfortunately had a heart attack and passed away at the age of 64. A family member confirmed the news to the media, but would not say much more about his death. All that is known is that his body will be brought back to Mumbai, but only after all the formalities are completed in Dubai.

Mr Sheikh was one of the most talented and versatile actors in the industry – he’s done everything from films to television serials (both acting and hosting) to theatre. More than that, though, he is probably most appreciated for that calm aura around him. He’s one actor known for his simplicity, and that smile that could quietly light up an entire scene.

Club 60
Club 60

He was last seen in Club 60, which he did alongside other talented performers like Sarika, Satish Shah, Himani Shivpuri and Zarina Wahab. Prior to that, he was seen in Listen… Amaya and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. In YJHD, he played the role of Ranbir Kapoor‘s father, and it is a testament to his talent that the two scenes he did were amongst the most heartwarming in the film. Earlier, in 2010, he also won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor in his 2009 film, Lahore.

Take a look at some of Farooq Sheikh’s work over the years:

It turns out that, after his Dubai trip, Farooq Sheikh was supposed to head to Indore. Boman Irani tweeted saying that he was supposed to meet the actor today to shoot. Unfortunately, though, he passed away before this happened.

We extend our condolences to his family and hope that they find strength during this sad time.


Club 60 (2013)
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Listen… Amaya (2013)
Shanghai (2012)
Tell Me O Khuda (2011)
Accident on Hill Road (2009)
Lahore (2009)
Saas Bahu Aur Sensex (2008)
Lépidoptère, Le (1998)
Mohabbat (1997)
Ab Insaf Hoga (1995)
Maya Memsaab (1992)
Jaan-E-Wafa (1990)
Mera Damad (1990)
Toofan (1989)
Doosra Kanoon (1989)
Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)
Gharwali Baharwali (1988)
Peechha Karo (1987)
Rajlakshmi (1987)
Khel Mohabbat Ka (1986)
Anjuman (1986)
Ek Pal (1986)
Faasle (1985)
Salma (1985)
Lorie (1984)
Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984)
Yahan Wahan (1984)
Lakhon Ki Baat (1984)
Rang Birangi (1983)
Ek Baar Chale Aao (1983)
Katha (1983)
Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)
Bazaar (1982)
Saath Saath (1982)
Chashme Buddoor (1981)
Umrao Jaan (1981)
Noorie (1979)
Gaman (1978)
Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)
Mere Saath Chal (1974)
Garam Hawa (1973)

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