Viju Khote: ‘Kalia’ of ‘Sholay’ passes away

Viju Khote, who played the role of Aham Kalia in Bollywood’s well-known film ‘Sholay’, passed away at the age of 78. The actor was ill for a long time. He breathed his last at his home in Mumbai on Monday morning.


Apart from Hindi films, he has been praised for his excellent performance in many Marathi films.

The news of the death of Viju Khote spread a wave of mourning in the Bollywood industry. The actor played the iconic character of Kalia in the film Sholay which left such a deep impression in the hearts of the people that even today he is known for his character all across the world.


Viju Khote was associated with the film world from the year 1964. He worked in many Marathi and Hindi films in his film career. Apart from the film Sholay, he is also known for his character in Andaz Apna Apna.

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