|Full Name||Satish Chandra Kaushik|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film (Actor): Chakra (1981); as a boot polisher
Film (Director): Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993)
|Last Released Film||Kaagaz (2021); as Advocate Sadhoram Kewat
|Last Unreleased Film||Emergency
|Awards & Honours||• Filmfare Best Comedian Award For Ram Lakhan (1990)
• Filmfare Best Comedian Award For Saajan Chale Sasural (1997)
• Screen Videocon Award for Philips Top Ten for co-writing and anchoring the show
• Bollywood Movie Award under the Best Comic Actor category for the film Pardesi Babu (1999)
• National Award under the Best Film category for the Haryanvi film Chhoriyan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti (2021)
• Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Kaagaz (2022)
• OTTplay Jury Award for the film Thar under Best Supporting Actor in an Original Film category (2022)
• Golden visa UAE from the Saudi government (March 2022)
• Star Dust Award for Sustained Excellence in Cinema (January 2023)
|Date of Birth||13 April 1956 (Friday)|
|Birthplace||Dhanonda, Mahendragarh, Punjab, India (now Haryana)|
|Date of Death||9 March 2023|
|Place of Death||Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana|
|Age (at the time of death)||66 Years|
|Death Cause||Cardiac arrest NDTV|
|Hometown||Mahendragarh, Haryana, India|
|College/University||• Kirori Mal College, New Delhi
• National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi (1978)
• Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Graduation from Kirori Mal College in 1972.
• Acting courses from NSD and FTII. ThePrint
|Caste||Brahmin Aaj Tak|
|Controversies||• Accused of committing fraud: Satish Kaushik was a part of the Chandigarh Film City project in alliance with Parsavnath Developers (a real estate company). In 2007, he acquired a 30-acre land from the Chandigarh administration in Sarangpur village, Chandigarh, to construct an Rs. 800 crores worth multimedia-cum-film city. Later, it was exposed by the media that the land was leased by Satish and Parsavnath Developers at a cheaper price than the actual cost. Following the media's exposure, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) established a committee to conduct an investigation. The committee in its report stated that the land was leased to them at Rs. 191 crores, whereas the actual cost of leasing the land was around Rs. 1200 crores. Later, the Chandigarh administration cancelled all the dealings with Parsavnath Developers, forcing the developers of the film city to pull out. Thereafter, a case was registered against Satish and the inquiry was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). However, Satish later got a clean chit in the case as the authorities could not prove his involvement in the fraud. While giving an interview, Satish said,
"I had given a detailed presentation on the basic concept of the project and was a creative partner with Parsvnath. I have now come to know that Parsvnath has decided to opt out of the project and UT administration is strongly considering allowing it. But I am being kept out of the loop and neither of the two parties have cared to inform me."
• Accused of using derogatory remarks against the Dalits: A farmer named Lal Bihari Mritak, on whom Kaagaz was based, accused Salman and Kaushik of changing the film's title as well as his name in the film. He also accused them of using abusive language in the film's dialogues against the Dalits. He further said that as per the agreement, the filmmakers were supposed to narrate and discuss the script of the film prior to its production. Hindustan Times While giving an interview, Lal Bihari Mritak said,
"Impressed by my life and story, Kaushik along with scriptwriter Imtiaz Hussain met me in 2003. After a long conversation, I gave them my consent for making the film on my life. He said Kaushik did not keep his promise of narrating the movie script before filming it. Mritak added Kaushik promised to call the film Main Zinda Hu. But he titled the movie Kaagaz. Kaushik did not take my permission to change the title."
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married|
|Marriage Date||12 May 1985|
|Wife/Spouse||Shashi Kaushik (filmmaker)
|Children||Son- Shanu Kaushik (deceased)
Daughter- Vanshika Kaushik
|Parents||Father- Banwari Lal Kaushik (deceased; accountant)
Mother- Basanti Kaushik
• Brahma Prakash (elder)
• Ashok Kaushik (elder)
• Saraswati Devi
• Shakuntala Devi
• Savita Devi
|Other Relatives||Nephew: Nishant Kaushik (producer)
Paternal Uncle- Govardhan Kaushik
|Director(s)||Robert De Niro, Abhishek Chaubey|
|Actor(s)||Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Varun Dhawan|
|Actresses||Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol|
|Film(s)||Upkar (1967), Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Madhumati (1958)|
|TV Show(s)||Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani, Razia Sultan, Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev|
|Car Collection||• Audi Q7
• Audi Q3
• MG Hector
• Mercedes-Benz 280SL
• BMW M3 E30
• Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
• Cadillac DeVille
|Net Worth (approx.)||According to some sources, his net worth in 2023 was estimated to be Rs. 50 crores, while some sources claim his net worth in 2023 to be around Rs. 120 crores.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Satish Kaushik
- Satish Kaushik was an Indian actor and filmmaker who is known for playing the role of Calendar in the Hindi film Mr. India (1987). He is also known for his comedic roles in various Bollywood films including Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1996), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Gharwali Baharwali (1998), and Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1998). He directed several popular films like Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001) and Tere Naam (2003).
- He grew up in Naiwala Gali, Karolbagh, Delhi. In an interview, while talking about his graduation days at Kirori Mal College, Satish said that he started skipping classes after joining the college’s theatre group called Players. Thereafter, he acted in several plays and represented his college at various events. He received the Best Actor Award for his role in a play titled Teen Apahij.
- Satish Kaushik studied acting at NSD along with several actors including Anupam Kher.
- One of his noted roles as a theatre artist is Willy Loman in Salesman Ramlal, a Hindi-language play, which was adapted from Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. While giving an interview, a theatre director named Arvind Gaur, said,
I have seen many versions of the play. But whenever I think of Death of a Salesman, Satish Kaushik’s performance is the first thing that comes to mind. He lived the character and made it his own.”
- For working as a boot polisher in the 1981 film Chakra, Satish received Rs. 500 as payment. While giving an interview, he said that he celebrated his first income by buying two bottles of cold drinks. He said,
I went to the station and wanted to take the fast train. So, I jumped the track to go to the other side. Trains came from both the sides and people started shouting ‘marega, kya kar raha hai?’ But they did not know the level of my excitement. After I got off the track, I bought two bottles of cold drink. That’s how the journey of an actor is going to start, or maybe end.”
- In 1983, Satish Kaushik not only assisted Shekhar Kapoor in directing the film Masoom but also played the role of Tiwari in it.
- In the same year, he wrote the script and assisted Kundan Shah in directing the film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. He also played the role of a character named Ashok Namboodirippad in the film.
- His first directed film, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, starring Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Johnny Lever, and Anupam Kher, did not perform well at the box office.
- In 1984, he landed the role of Khajju Haryanvi in the film Ab Ayega Mazaa.
- In the 1984 film Sheeshay Ka Ghar, Satish shared the screen with renowned actors like Om Puri and Anupam Kher.
- In 1987, Satish Kaushik appeared in Jalwa as sub-inspector Ramu Ghadiali. The film had Naseeruddin Shah and Archana Puran Singh in its cast.
- He played the role of a character named Calendar in the 1987 film Mr. India.
- In the 1989 film Ram Lakhan, Satish Kaushik essayed the role of Kashiram, sharing the screen with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff.
- In 1983, he appeared in Prem Pratigyaa as Charan, Aag Se Khelenge as Inspector Pardesi, and Guru Dakshina.
- In 1990, he landed the role of Aiport in the film Swarg, which had Govinda in the lead role.
- In the 1990 film Jamai Raja, as a character named Bankhe Bihari Chaturvedi aka BBC, Satish Kaushik acted along with Anil Kapoor and Hema Malini.
- He appeared as Noni Singh in a 1994 Zee TV record chart show Philips Top 10; he also wrote the script for the show.
- He landed the role of Panipuri Sharma in the 1994 film Andaz.
- In 1995, he directed his second film, Prem, which was a box-office disaster.
- He became Chitrayug Productions Private Limited’s director on 17 January 1995.
- In 1996, he essayed the role of Mutthu Swamy in the film Saajan Chale Sasural.
- He landed the role of Chanda Mama in the 1997 film Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi in which he worked along with actors like Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, and Paresh Rawal.
- In the 1997 film Deewana Mastana, he was given the role of a character named Pappu Pager.
- He played the role of Jumbo, sharing the screen with Anil Kapoor, in the 1998 film Gharwali Baharwali.
- As a character named Sharafat Ali, Satish Kaushik worked with Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda in the 1998 film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan.
- He won an award for essaying the role of a character named Harpal ‘Happy’ Singh in the 1998 film Pardesi Babu.
- Satish Kaushik directed Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain in 1999, which became his first box-office hit film.
- He directed the romantic action drama film Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000).
- In the same year, he appeared in Hadh Kar Di Aapne as Prakash Choudhury.
- Satish directed Badhaai Ho Badhaai in 2002.
- In 2003, he directed Tere Naam, starring Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawla. After the film’s release, many sources claimed that during the shooting of the film, Satish and Salman entered into an altercation as a result of which Salman slapped him. However, Satish quashed the claims of any altercation on the sets.
- On 03 February 2007, he co-founded a film company named Karol Bagh Productions with Anupam Kher. The production house produced and released its first film, Teree Sang, in 2009. However, the company was shut down following some disagreements between Anupam and Satish. In an interview, while talking about the reasons for closing the production company, a close aide said,
Though there were major plans for the production house, what with other major corporate houses expressing interest in tying up with them for many more films in years to follow, somehow things didn’t quite materialize. As partners, it wasn’t really working out for Kher saab and Satishji. They felt that it was best for them to stay on as friends instead of bringing a production house between which was turning out to more of a problem than a solution.”
- Satish’s son Shanu died in 1996 when he was just two years old. In an interview, when Satish was asked about how his life changed after the demise of his son, he said,
I have become much more homely now. Pehle main apne mein hi ramta rehta tha. I avoid going to parties now, I have become calmer. I even control my diet and drinking because of her. I had lost my son 20 years back, when I was at the peak of my career. I couldn’t really get time to even feel that loss. I used to be continuously busy with work and this would make me feel guilty. I didn’t even have the time to mourn my son’s death. But ab Vanshika ke aane se sab baraabar ho gaya. All the unsettled emotions are somewhere settled with Vanshika’s arrival.”
- In the 2008 short film Migration, Satish Kaushik played the role of a character named Mr. Nanda.
- He essayed the role of Chief Minister Bholaram Sachha in the film God Tussi Great Ho, which was released in the same year.
- He appeared in various films in 2009 including Do Knot Disturb and Teree Sang: A Kidult Love Story.
- On 3 December 2009, Satish Kaushik assumed the directorship of the Delhi Film Council.
- He acted in the 2010 film Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? with renowned actors Paresh Rawal and Ajay Devgn.
- He essayed the role of Bata Bhai in the 2011 film Double Dhamaal.
- He became Uv News Media & Communication Limited’s director on 21 February 2011.
- In Jai Ho! Democracy, a 2015 comedy film, Satish Kaushik landed the role of a character named Choudhry.
- In the same year, he appeared in the StarPlus sitcom Sumit Sambhal Lega as Jasbir Walia.
- He played the role of Tayaji in Udta Punjab in 2015.
- He appeared in the TV show The Great Indian Family Drama as Nawaab Jung Bahadur, which was aired on SAB TV in 2015.
- In April 2018, Satish took to Twitter on the completion of 25 years of his first directorial film, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, and asked the producer Boney Kapoor for his forgiveness because the film was a box office failure which left Boney broke.
- In 2018, he played the role of Diljit Dosanjh‘s father in the film Soorma.
- In the same year, he landed the role of Gopi Bhalla in Veerey Ki Wedding.
- He co-produced a Haryanvi film titled Chhoriyan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti in which he played the role of a character named Jaidev Choudhary. He received the National Award for it.
- In 2020, he directed and acted in When Life Gives U A Banana, a music video.
- In the 2020 film Baaghi 3, he bagged the role of Bhokelal Mupe Chatora.
- In the same year, he appeared for four episodes in the web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story as Manu Mundra. The series premiered on SonyLIV.
- He assumed directorship of Avees Script Studio Llp on 26 June 2020.
- In the 2021 ZEE5 film Kaagaz, he shared the screen with Pankaj Tripathi. He also directed the film.
- Satish partnered with Nishant Kaushik, his nephew, and founded The Satish Kaushik Entertainment Llp on 26 November 2021.
- In the same year, he and Pankaj Tripathi were featured on the cover of a fashion magazine titled Reverie.
- In 2022, he appeared in many films including Thar as a policeman, Awwal, Karam Yudh as Bhisham Roy, and Country Mafia.
- In 2023, in the ZEE5 film Chhatriwali, he played the role of a character named Ratan Lamba.
- In her autobiography Sach Kahun Toh (2021), Neena Gupta revealed that Satish Kaushik offered to marry her when she was pregnant with Masaba. In the autobiography, she mentioned that while offering to marry her, Satish Kaushik said,
Don’t worry, if the child is born with dark skin, you can just say it’s mine and we’ll get married. Nobody will suspect a thing.”
- Satish Kaushik passed away on 9 March 2023 at Fortis Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana. According to Anupam Kher, Satish began feeling restless on the night of 8 March 2023 and complained about severe chest pains while he was visiting a family friend for Holi celebrations. He suffered a cardiac arrest while he was being taken to the hospital in his car. The doctors declared him dead upon arrival at 1 am. NDTV Anupam Kher said,
He felt uneasy and he told driver to take him to the hospital and on the way he suffered a heart attack around 1 am.”
- Following his death, his manager, Santosh Rai, in an interview, opened up about Satish Kaushik’s last moments and said that Satish didn’t want to die, and he wanted to live for his wife, Shashi, and daughter, Vanshika. According to Santosh, Satish put his head on his shoulder and said,
- A couple of days after Satish died, the estranged wife of the owner of the farmhouse, where Satish Kaushik attended a party a day before his death, made accusations against her husband for being responsible for his death. In a complaint addressed to the Delhi Police commissioner, the woman alleged that her husband did not want to return the Rs 15 crore that he had borrowed from Kaushik. In her complaint, the woman said,
I was present in the drawing room where both Kaushik and my husband got involved in an argument… My husband promised Kaushik that he would repay the money soon. When I asked my husband, he claimed that he lost Kaushik’s money during the Covid pandemic. My husband also said that he was planning to get rid of Kaushik.”
- Satish consumed liquor occasionally.
- Satish served as the director of the Haryana Arts Council, chairman of the Haryana Film Promotion Board, and vice president of the FTII society.
- While giving an interview, Satish claimed that it was Veeru Devgan, who persuaded him to give up the habit of smoking.