Sujit Kumar (7 February 1934 – 5 February 2010) was an Indian film actor and producer. He appeared in over 150 Hindi films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and 25 films in Bhojpuri. From the late 1990s, he primarily worked with production. Kumar was considered a major actor in Bhojpuri cinema. He played pivotal roles either as a villain or as a character actor. One of his most notable roles was as a man playing the mouth organ while driving a jeep in the 1969 film Aradhana and subsequent 12 films with Rajesh Khanna.
|Died||5 February 2010 75) (aged|
|Other names||Sujeet Kumar|
Sujit was the leading man in suspense flicks in Hindi in the early sixties like Lal Bangla (1966) and Ek Saal Pehle (1965). He was always part of films with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero like in Aradhana, Ittefaq, Aan Milo Sajna, Haathi Mere Saathi, Amar Prem, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Roti, Mehbooba, Avtaar, Aakhir Kyon? and Amrit.
His other notable roles include that of a spy in Ramanand Sagar's Aankein (1968), Naya Raasta (1970), Jugnu (1973), Hamrahi (1999), Charas (1976), Dharamveer (1977), Dev Anand's Des Pardes, The Burning Train, Kaamchor, Krantiveer, Tiranga and many more. He produced big budget movies like Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989), Daraar (1996) Champion (2000), Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam (2009) .
His best friends from the film industry were Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan, the two with whom Sujit used to hit the gym regularly and other close friends included producer Saawan Kumar Tak and Randhir Kapoor, as all of them practically grew up together in the Hindi Film industry since the early sixties.
He appeared in such films as Bidesiya, Loha Singh, Dangal, Pan Khaye Saiyya Hamar, Champa Chameli, Patoh Bitiya, Sajanwa Bairi Bhaile Hamar , Nag Panchami, Saiyya Se Bhaile Milanawa, Aaeel Basant Bahar, Bidhana Nach Nachawe, Mai Ke Lal, Sampurna Teerth Yatra, Sajai Da Maang Hamar, Saiyya Magan Pahalwani Me, Ganga Kahe Pukar Ke, Ganga Jaisan Bhauji Hamar and Ganga Hamar Mai.
Kumar died in 2010 of cancer, an illness from which he was suffering since 2007. He had two children, Jatin Kumar and a daughter Henna. A condolence meeting took place on 8 February 2010, at the Indian Medical Association, beside PVR Cinema, Juhu, Mumbai where many of his friends from the industry like the whole of Kapoor family, Rakesh Roshan's family, and Rajesh Khanna paid their last respects. He was the best friend of Rajesh Khanna.
|1981||Bhula Na Dena|
|1980||The Burning Train|
|1979||The Great Gambler||Marconi||he was gang leader of Prem Chopra under control gang|
|1979||Khandaan||Vikas G. Srivastav|
|1976||Amir Garib||Police Inspector|
|1972||Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara||Shyam C. Pandey|
|1972||Mere Jeevan Saathi|
|1971||Murder in Circus
|1970||Geet||Kunver Shamsher Singh|
|1970||Maa Aur Mamta|
|1969||Aradhana||Madan, Arun Verma's friend, playing the mouth organ|
|1967||Sab Ka Ustad|
|1972||Amar Prem||Nandu's Father|
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