Bollywood villain Mahesh Anand dies at 57, suicide not ruled out
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Bollywood villain Mahesh Anand dies at 57, suicide not ruled out

Police found actor Mahesh Anand’s body in a decomposed state at his Mumbai home. He is suspected to have died at least two days ago.

bollywood Updated: Feb 11, 2019 11:03 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Mahesh Anand and Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Akayla.

The body of noted yesteryear Bollywood actor, Mahesh Anand, 57, was found in his Andheri flat in Mumbai on Saturday morning, police said.

Living alone for many years and virtually jobless, he is suspected to have died at least two days ago, and the decomposed body has been sent for autopsy to the Cooper Hospital to ascertain the time and cause of death.

A popular actor in the late 1980s and 1990s, known for his tall and tough body frame, he was usually seen as the main henchman of the villains in several films, but was facing huge financial constraints for many years.

Mahesh Anand in a still from Baaghi, starring Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Pancholi.

Anand acted with top actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, in major films like Ganga Jamuna Saraswati and Shahenshah (1988), Majboor (1989), Thanedaar (1990), Betaaj Badshah (1994), Coolie No 1 (1995), Vijeta (1996), Lal Badshah, Aaya Toofan (1999), Baaghi and Kurukshetra (2000), Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaata (2003).

After a long gap of over 15 years, he was recently seen in Pahlaj Nihalani's Rangeela Rajaa with Govinda, which released in January this year.

The Versova Police have registered a case of accidental death and informed Anand's sister who lives in Mumbai, an official said.

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First Published: Feb 10, 2019 14:30 IST