Chennai: Salim Ghouse, a veteran actor, television, and film actor who appeared in a number of Bollywood, South Indian, and English films, died on Thursday in Mumbai following a cardiac arrest. Ghouse, 70, was brought to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Versova late on Wednesday but could not recover, family source said.
Ghouse was born and brought up in Chennai, and after graduating from the FTII in Pune, he went on to work in theatres. He was also a master of martial arts. Since his debut in 1978 with "Swarg Nark," Ghouse has played with some of the biggest stars and banners in Bollywood and south India, including parts in "Bharat Ek Khoja," "Wagle Ki Duniya," "Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi," and "Subah."
Later in his career, the dynamic actor with piercing eyes and a strong voice appeared in award-winning films such as "Chakra" (1981), "Saaraansh" and "Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!" (both 1984), and "Trikaal" (1985).
He was appeared with Shah Rukh Khan in "Koyla", besidies playing prominent roles in movies like "Mujrim," "Shapath," Kamal Haasan's "Vettri Vizhaa," Mohanlal's "Thazvaram," and "Well Done Abba." He last appeared in the Tamil film "Kaa" (2022). His other films include Maniratnam's "Thiruda Thiruda" , "Sardari Begum" , "Soldier" , "Indian" , and "Missed Call", during period 1993 to 2005.