Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar, known for playing Khopri in the TV series. nukkad passed away at the age of 71. Throughout his 38-year acting career, he appeared in numerous television episodes and movies. The actor moved to the US and worked as a Java coder after a brief hiatus from show business. When the recession hit in 2008, he returned to India and pursued his first love, acting. He returned, he acted in two Gujarati plays and became known for the role he played in the Salman Khan film. jai-ho. Sameer was admitted to MM Hospital, Borivali, where he took his last breath. According to reports, today at 10:30 am, at the Babhai Naka Crematorium in Borivali, will be Sameer’s funeral.
Nukkad actor Sameer Khakhar, alias Khopdi, dies at 71
Ganesh Khakhar, Sameer’s cousin, stated in an exclusive interview with ETimes that his death was caused by multiple organ failure. He said: “He suffered from breathing problems, then fell asleep and was unconscious. We called the doctor and he suggested that we admit him to the hospital. His heart was not working properly and he also had trouble urinating. They kept him on a ventilator, he gradually collapsed at 4:30am this morning.”
In a 2021 interview with indianexpress.com, the actor expressed excitement about getting back into acting on camera, but confessed that he’s a bit old-fashioned in his approach and can’t sell himself. He said: “I don’t want to sound sad and say I’m not satisfied with how things are at the moment. However, I really hope the amount of work I’m looking for comes my way. I can’t wait to get in front of the camera and can only hope I get some good deals this year.”
He further added, “You can’t become a good actor by running around asking for work. I’m also a bit old school and can’t sell myself. I don’t understand how to market. I’m sure people who know me and my work will contact me when they have something for me.”
The actor worked in both the film and television sectors. Apart from Nukkad, Manorajan, Circus, Naya Nukkad, Shrimaan Shrimati and Adaalat, he has worked on several major TV shows. He was last seen in Sanjivani, starring Surbhi Chandna and Namit Khanna.
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