Ranjit Chowdhry, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Ruptured Ulcer
Death Date: 15/04/2020
Age: 64 Years


Ranjit Chowdhry

Profession Actor, writer
Famous Role Vikram, a telemarketer in "The Office" (2005)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Khatta Meetha (1978) as Russie Mistry Khatta Meetha
TV: Prison Break (2005) as Dr. Marvin Gudat
Ranjit Chowdhry in Prison Break
Last FilmBreakaway (2011) as Mr. Patel Senior Breakaway (2011)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 19 September 1955
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Date of Death15 April 2020
Place of Death Mumbai, India
Age (at the time of death) 64 Years
Death CauseRuptured ulcer in the intestine [1]The Independent
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
School Campion School, Mumbai
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
AffairsPreeti Ganguly [2]Spotboye
Wife/SpouseMalini Chowdhry
ChildrenSon- Avishay Chowdhry
ParentsMother- Pearl Padamsee (Actress)Pearl Padamsee
SiblingsBrother- Rahul Padamsee
Sister- Raell Padamsee
Ranjit Chowdhry

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ranjit Chowdhry

  • Ranjit Chowdhry was a popular Indian actor who is known for his roles in films, theatre, and T.V  series both in Bollywood and Hollywood.  His character of “Vikram” in the American sitcom The Office (2005) is popular among his fans.
  • Ranjit Chowdhry was the son of Pearl Padamsee from her first marriage. Later on, she married Alyque Padamsee and had two children, Raell Padamsee and, Rahul Padamsee.
  • Alyque Padamsee, the popular actor, and the ad-man was his stepfather.

    Ranjit Chowdhry

    Ranjit Chowdhry with family

  • Khatta Meetha (1978), Baton Baton Mein (1979), and Khubsoorat (1980) are some of his Bollywood films, for which, he is still remembered by his fans.
  • He moved to Cannada in the 1990s to try his luck in North America, and act in movies of the Indian diaspora
  • Sam & Me (1991) which was directed by Deepa Mehta, was his first overseas film for which, he also wrote the screenplay.

    Sam & Me (1991)

    Sam & Me (1991)

  • In Hollywood, he has worked with celebrities like Denzel Washington in “Mississippi Masala” (1991),  Nicolas Cage in “It Could Happen to You” (1994), Steve Carell in ” The Office” (2007-2008), Wentworth Miller in “Prison Break” (2005), and, Queen Latifah in Last Holiday (2006).
  • He lived in New York, USA with his wife and a 16-year-old son before visiting India, for his dental treatment and stayed back due to lockdown in 2020.