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Actor Sameer Khakhar known for playing Khopdi in Nukkad dies at the age of 71

Sameer Khakhar

On March 15’ 2023, Wednesday, Veteran Film and Television actor passed away at the age of 71, his brother Ganesh Khakhar confirmed the news of his death. Sameer Khakhar, who was seen in Salman Khan’s film Jai ho, died due to multiple organ failure. The actor was admitted to M M Hospital at, Borivali on March 14th where he breathed his last. He also suffered from urinary issues and respiratory problems, according to a report. 


In an interview with ETimes, Ganesh, cousin brother of Sameer Khakhar said, “He was suffering from respiratory issues, then he went to sleep and went unconscious. We called the doctor and he suggested that we should admit him to the hospital. His heart was also not working properly and he had urinary issues as well. His condition worsened, he was kept on a ventilator, but eventually, he collapsed at 4:30 am this morning.” Sameer’s funeral is reported to be held in the evening at Babhai Naka crematorium, Borivali.


Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar was best known for his role as Khopri in the cult Doordarshan television series, Nukkad. In the 38 years of his acting career, he was a part of several films and TV shows. The actor had taken a short break from showbiz and settled in the USA, later he returned and did two Gujarati plays as he was also a known name in the Gujarat theatre, and was popular for his character in Salman Khan’s film Jai Ho. Mr. Khakhar actively participated in both the TV and film industries. He did a lot of shows, such as Manoranjan, Circus, Naya Nukkad, Adalat, Shrimaan Shrimati, and the most famous one Nukkad. He was last seen in Surbhi Chanda and Namit Khanna’s starrer Sanjivani. 


Sameer Khakahr was also a part of some films including Shehzaade, Awwal Number, Parinde, Ptakha, Aatank hi Aatank, and the most popular one was Jai Ho. Once, the actor had spoken to a news portal and revealed that he was in a search of good roles after returning from the USA but he did not get one. He said, “Everyone is looking for work, so am I, and by looking for work I mean approaching and applying for the job.” Sameer Khakhar also stated that he is hopeful that people who know him will offer him work and he did not want to stop working till the day he died. He wished to entertain the audience all his life. The death of Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar shocked the whole Television and Film industry.  

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