National Award winning and One of India's finest actors Farooq Sheikh suddenly died of massive heart attack. He was on a holiday with his wife and two daughters in Dubai.
He was best known for his work in Hindi films from 1977 to 1989 and for his work in television between 1988 and 2002. He returned to acting in films in 2008 and continued to do so until his death on 27 December 2013. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema. He had worked with directors like Satyajit Ray, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Ketan Mehta.
He had acted in many serials and shows on television and performed on stage in famous productions such as Tumhari Amrita (1992), alongside Shabana Azmi, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, and presented the TV show, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Season 1). He won the 2010 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lahore.
|Club 60 (2013)||Dr. Tarique|
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)||Thapar|
|Listen... Amaya (2013)||Jayant|
|Tell Me O Khuda (2011)||Ravi Kapoor|
|Accident on Hill Road (2009)||Prakash Shrivastava|
|Lahore (2009)||S K Rao|
|Saas Bahu Aur Sensex (2008)||Firoze Sethna, stock broker|
|Lépidoptère, Le (1998)||Le collègue du jongleur|
|Ab Insaf Hoga (1995)|
|Maya Memsaab (1992)||Dr. Charu Das|
|Mera Damad (1990)|
|Toofan (1989)||Gopal Sharma|
|Doosra Kanoon (1989)||Diwan Sardarilal|
|Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)||Suraj Bhandari|
|Gharwali Baharwali (1988)||Sunil Khanna|
|Peechha Karo (1987)||Vijay|
|Khel Mohabbat Ka (1986)||Amit Verma|
|Ek Pal (1986)||Jeet Barua|
|Lorie (1984)||Bhupinder Singhpeechha karro|
|Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984)||Vijay|
|Yahan Wahan (1984)|
|Lakhon Ki Baat (1984)||Alok Prakash|
|Rang Birangi (1983)||Prof. Jeet Saxena|
|Ek Baar Chale Aao (1983)|
|Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)||Ramesh|
|Saath Saath (1982)||Avinash|
|Chashme Buddoor (1981)||Siddharth Parashar|
|Umrao Jaan (1981)||Nawab Sultan|
|Noorie (1979)||Yusuf Fakir Mohammed|
|Gaman (1978)||Ghulam Hussain|
|Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)||Aqueel|
|Mere Saath Chal (1974)||Amit|
|Garam Hawa (1973)||Sikandar Mirza|
Bollywood celebrities expressed shock over his untimely death:
Amitabh Bachchan: T 1336 – God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad.. Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!
Shekar Kapur: #RIPFarooqShaikh The last time we met, we talked politics. I wish we has talked film and acting. Its what we love most. I would have learned.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.
Arshad Warsi: Really sad to hear about Farooq Sheikh, admired him as a person and as an actor… RIP Farooq Sahab.
Kunal Kohli: Completely Shocked to hear about Farooq Sheikh passing away. RIP. Can’t believe this news. Really sad.
Mika Singh: The great actor the great man Farukh Shekh is no more!! RIP
Aftab Shivdasani: Rip Farooq Sheikh sahab.. A wonderful gentle soul and a thorough gentleman.. Prayers and condolences for his family.
Ali Zafar: Had the good fortune of meeting Farooq Sheikh sahab& step in his shoes for Chashme Baddoor. He gave his blessings.
Sonu Sood: A man with a smile always on his face, a true gentleman. Farooq sheikh sahib. U will be missed. #RIP
Anupama Chopra: Farooq Sheikh - such a rare combination of wit, elegance and grace. Gone too soon. RIP.
Karan Johar: RIP Farooq Sheikh....your subtle,nuanced and genius body of work will live on forever...
Kapil Sharma: Farooq sheikh ji passed away.. Very sad.. I met him last week in delhi.. Cnt believe he is no more.. RIP
Rahul Khanna: Sad news about Farooq Sheikh. Such a talent is rare & such a thorough gentleman, even rarer. What a great, premature loss.
Farah Khan: Can't believe Farooq sheikh has passed away!! Nicest,kindest n most gracious.
Reteish Deshmukh: Shocked beyond words - Rip Farooq Sheikh - you will be missed sir.
Neha Sharma: Shocked and saddened...u will b missed...#farooq sheikh
Boman Irani: Farooq Sheikh passes away! Shocked, numbed and saddened. Was supposed to be shooting with him today. A gentleman actor is no more!
Payal Rohtagi: Heard Farooq Sheikh ji passed away. Life is so unpredictable. Lets have love and forget the hatred. RIP Farooqji . May God bless your soul.
Neha Dhupia: Woken up to the tragic news of yet another icon passing away .. R I P Farooq Sheikh Sir .
Joginder Tuteja: Farooq Sheikh no more? Not happening!