Lekh Tandon Age, Wife, Family, Death Cause, Biography, Facts & More

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Full NameLekh Tandon
ProfessionActor, Director, Screenwriter
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 February 1929
Date of Death15 October 2017
Place of DeathAt his residence in Powai, Mumbai
Death CauseDied of Chronic disease
Age (as in 2017)88 Years
Birth PlaceLahore, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownLahore, Pakistan
DebutFilm Directorial: Professor (1962)
Lekh Tondon debut movie Professor
TV Directorial: Dil Dariya (1988)
Acting: Swades (2004)
Lekh Tandon - Swades
FamilyFather- Faqeer Chand Tandon
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Yograj Tandon (Urdu playwright)
Sister- Not Known
AddressB 3/31, Shiv Parvati Chs, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Sector 21, Mumbai
HobbiesReading, Playing Video Games
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorsKanwaljeet, Pawan Malhotra, Arundhati, Divya Seth, Arun Bali, Naveen Nischol, Vinita Malik, Seema Bhargava, Lillette Dubey
Favourite SingerMohammed Rafi
Favourite BooksThe Hindu View of Life by Dr. Radhakrishnan, Bhagwad Geeta (in Urdu) by Khwaja Din Mohammed, Tarjaman Ul Quran by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidower
Wife/SpouseLate Swarn Tandon
ChildrenSon- Nitin Tandon
Daughter- Gayatri Tandon

Lekh Tandon

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lekh Tandon

  • Did Lekh Tandon smoke?: No
  • Did Lekh Tandon drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Lekh’s father, F. C. Tandon,  and Prithviraj Kapoor were school friends and classmates. Later, Prithviraj Kapoor inspired Lekh to join Bollywood.
  • In September 1947, he came to Mumbai from Lahore, after which Prithviraj made him an assistant in RK Films.
  • He worked as an assistant director with Raj Kapoor in films like ‘Aag’, ‘Barsaat’, and learned many aspects of direction from him.
  • He made a Varanasi based serial-Bikhri Aas Nikhri Preet. The serial is based on the novel Vyavadhan published in 1963 by Late Shanti Kumari Bajpai.
  • His 1966 flick ‘Amrapali’, starring Sunil Dutt and Vyjayanthimala, was picked as Indian entry for the best foreign language film at 39th Oscar awards.

  • His role models are Raj Kapoor, Kidar Sharma, Frank Caprah, and Binny Wilder.
  • He won the Filmfare Best Screenplay Award for his movie, ‘Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye’ (1978).
  • His debut directorial TV serial ‘Dil Dariya’ (1988) is credited for discovering Shah Rukh Khan.

  • Throughout his career, he had this capability to pick the right actors for the characters in his films.
  • In the latter part of his life, he acted in films like – ‘Swades’, ‘Chennai Express’, and ‘Rang De Basanti.’ Lekh Tandon in Swades
  • Since early 2017, he was bed-ridden and had multiple health issues due to which he passed away on 15 October 2017, around 5:30 pm, at his residence in Mumbai.