Chandrashekhar, a veteran actor who appeared in films like as Cha Cha Cha and Surang and as Arya Sumant in the renowned TV series Ramayan, died on Wednesday due to age-related illness. He was 98 years old at the time.
Chandrashekhar died at his home about 7 a.m., according to his son and producer Ashok Shekhar.
“He died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his loved ones… just the way he wanted. It wasn’t his health that was the issue; it was just his age. He had a happy life “Shekhar remarked. In the evening, the veteran actor’s final rituals will be held at Juhu’s Pawan Hans cremation, he added.
Chandrashekhar, who was born in Hyderabad, began his career in the film industry as a minor actor in the early 1950s before landing his first leading role in V Shantaram’s Surang in 1954. Kavi, Mastana, Basant Bahaar, Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal, and Barsaat Ki Raat were among his later films.
Cha Cha Cha, starring veteran actress Helen in her first big role, was his production and directorial debut in 1964.
On the DD mythological program Ramayan, directed by Ramanand Sagar, Chandrashekhar featured as Arya Sumant, King Dasharatha’s prime minister, in 1987.
Chandrashekhar, who starred in over 250 films between 1972 and the early 1990s, also temporarily assisted writer-director Gulzar on films such as Parichay, Koshish, Achanak, Aandhi, Khushboo, and Mausam between 1972 and 1976. Three children survive the experienced actor.