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Famous film actor Farooq Sheikh has his 73rd birthday on 25 March. Of course Farooq has said goodbye to this world, but on his birthday, his fans remember him wholeheartedly.
Farrukh had made a special identity not only on the big screen, but also on the small screen. His image on the screen was that of a straight and simple man. By the way, Farooq Sheikh was like that in real life too. He was the eldest of his five siblings.
His father Mustafa Sheikh was a prominent lawyer of Mumbai and mother Farida Sheikh was a housewife. Farrukh studied at St. Mary’s School in Mumbai. Here he used to take part in all the plays and sports activities along with studies. Farrukh always said that the rites and simplicity that came in him were the result of his father’s personality.
Steps into films kept from ‘hot air’
Born on 25 March 1948, Farrukh Sheikh made his acting debut in the year 1973 with ‘Garam Hawa’. The film was a big hit. After this film, he did a brilliant performance in ‘Chess Players’ in 1977, ‘Noori’ in 1979, ‘Chashme Baddur’ in 1981, ‘Kisi Se Na Na Kehna’ in 1983.
Agreed to do the first film for free
Farooq Sheikh agreed to work for free in his first film Garam Hawa. Ramesh Sathyu was making this film and he needed an artist who would give dates without fees. By the way, Farooq Sheikh got 750 rupees for this film, but not immediately, but after five years.
Farukh Sheikh and Deepti Naval
The pair of Deepti Naval and Farukh Sheikh were the biggest hits of the 80s. The audience wanted to see them together in films. The two worked together in several films, including Chashme Baddoor (1981), Saath Saath Saath (1982), Kisi Se Na Kehna (1983), Katha (1983), Rang-Birangi (1983). The pair’s last film ‘Lysen Amaya’ was released in 2013.