Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek dies of heart attack in Hyderabad

Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek died of heart attack in Hyderabad on January 14. He was 66.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: January 15, 2016 8:38 pm
Rajesh Vivek, Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek, Rajesh Vivek Swades Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, mainly known for his roles in superhits like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Swades’, died due to a heart attack in Hyderabad today. He was 66. (Source; Stills)

Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, mainly known for his roles in superhits like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Swades’, died due to a heart attack in Hyderabad on January 14. He was 66.

“Rajesh passed away in Hyderabad due to a heart attack. He was shooting there for a south Indian film. It is very shocking news,” said Vivek’s friend Vishnu Sharma. Rajesh Vivek was first introduced by Shyam Benegal in his film ‘Junoon’ (1978).

Basically a theatre actor, he had also acted in popular television series ‘Mahabharata’, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ and in ‘Aghori’. (Pics of Rajesh Vivek’s best films)

He made his mark as a villain in the beginning with films like ‘Veerana’ and ‘Joshilay’, often playing roles of henchman, but later on he started doing comic or supporting roles. (Lagaan team bids goodbye to Rajesh Vivek)

Some of his latest films include ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, ‘Bhoot Unkle’, ‘What is Your Rashee’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Son of Sardaar’, ‘Dishkiyaaun’.

He had played the role of a dreaded dacoit in “Bandit Queen” (1994). (Naseeruddin Shah mourns the death of his friend and Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek)

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    Alok Kulshreshtha
    Mar 29, 2017 at 9:10 am
    He was a great actor as well as great human being...I am lucky to travel with him along with his family from Mumbai to Agra. We had a great time...That time he was going to attend a spiritual function at Agra. I saw lots of fan following within that journey taking autograph, selfie, etc. We will always miss you!!! RIP
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      Deepak
      Apr 29, 2017 at 9:10 am
      Yes he was initiated by a true spiritual master....therefore he was an extremely lucky soul
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      Harry
      Jan 16, 2016 at 5:57 am
      it' s very shocking and sad to lose such a great actor. may his soul rest in piece.
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        Rajesh
        Jan 15, 2016 at 6:41 am
        The shock of hearing what a big ch..tiya Aaamir Khan is must have caused the heart attack.
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          DHananjay
          Jan 15, 2016 at 4:53 am
          Talented actor!!! RIP
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            Dipen
            Feb 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm
            Rajesh Vivek was first seen in Shyam Benegal's " Junoon" in which he is witnessed as a sufi-singer singing with his eye-balls lifted. Subsequently, he used this pose in many a film. He had a formidable way of dialogue delivery. It happens so, some films make characters immortal, as Asrani as jailor or Jagdeep as Surma Bhopali in Sholay. Likewise, Rajesh Vivek will remain imperishable as Guran of Lagaan.
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              Tait
              Jan 16, 2016 at 7:38 am
              It is shocking and saddening to me, His co-ordination of voice and facial expression formed the profile of his acting. He was brilliant in every Single role that he did. Came to know him when his stunning dialogue delivery performance outstood him as the best supporting actors
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                Tait
                Jan 16, 2016 at 7:40 am
                especially in Lagaan Who can forget his scoop over the keepers head that went all the way to boundary lt;3
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                  Guna Sekhar
                  Jan 15, 2016 at 6:13 pm
                  The Film industry has lost an cxcellent actor
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                    Guna Sekhar
                    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm
                    the Film industry has lost an excellent actor
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                      Imran Shaikh
                      Feb 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm
                      He was great actor I love him since horror film Veerana. Really we lost a talented actor like Rajesh vivek. I was not knowing his name just today I saw his real name. Otherwise I was recognized him as Nakita ka Buddha. Miss u so much Rajesh
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                        Ketan K
                        Jan 15, 2016 at 9:33 am
                        Goodbye to a thespian. He will be remembered for his roles in many movies. May his soul RIP.
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                          kirankanar
                          Jan 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm
                          sad news may soul rest in peace
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                            LS
                            Jan 16, 2016 at 2:04 am
                            Definitely not. The problem is the existence of insensitive, agressive and desrespectful people like you in this world. Rajeshji RIP....
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                              Hari Panicket
                              Jan 15, 2016 at 5:05 am
                              Goodbye to a thespian. He will be remembered for his roles in many good movies.
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                                pravitha
                                Jan 15, 2016 at 6:23 am
                                Rest in Peace Rajeshji. You were a brilliant Actor! Loved his performance in Lagaan.
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                                  K
                                  Jan 16, 2016 at 5:58 am
                                  R.I.P.
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                                    Sajeev Kumar
                                    Jan 15, 2016 at 11:34 am
                                    R I P - Film industry has lost an excellent actor!
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                                      Sanket Sudke
                                      Jan 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                                      Excellent actor. His role as 'evil tantrik' in Ramsays movies will always be remembered. RIP.
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                                        Shamsul
                                        Jan 15, 2016 at 7:27 am
                                        Rajesh Vivek a great actor will always be remembered for his great acting and perfect timings.
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                                          shrinivas J
                                          Jan 15, 2016 at 1:30 am
                                          May God his Soul Rest In Peace
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                                            can ci
                                            Jan 15, 2016 at 7:14 am
                                            RIP Sir.............an excellent high cl comedian with a father figure appearance.
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