Salim Ghouse, Indian film, television and theatre actor, theatre director has reportedly passed away. Salim Ghouse died on April 28, 2022. However, details regarding his cause of death is still unknown.
Salim Ghouse was born in Chennai. He studied at the Christchurch School and the Presidency College in Chennai. He was also a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Vivaan Shah took to Twitter to offer his condolences to Salim’s family. Sharing a monochrome picture of the actor, Vivaan wrote, “RIP Salim Ghouse sir. Deeply devastated to hear of his passing. A great great artist and a wonderful human being. A towering actor of Shakespearean proportions. My heart goes out to Anita Ma’m and Aaryama. Strength and prayers to the whole family.”
Salim Ghouse has acted in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and English films. He is also known for playing Rama, Krishna, Tipu Sultan in Shyam Benegal’s TV Series Bharat Ek Khoj. He has also worked in TV serial Wagle Ki Duniya.
In 1989, he portrayed the villain in the Tamil film, Vettri Vizhaa, directed by Pratap Pothen as the rival to Kamal Haasan. He starred alongside Mohanlal in the classic Malayalam movie, Thazhvaram, directed by Bharathan. In 1993 he did a villain role in Mani Ratnam’s film, Thiruda Thiruda, and also acted alongside Madhuri Dixit and Shahrukh Khan in the 1997 film, Koyla, then in 2009 he acted in Vettaikaran. He also acted in films like Maharaja, Soldier.
Actor Sharib Hashmi also paid tribute to Salim, writing, “Pehli baar #SalimGhouse Sahab ko tv serial #Subah mein dekha tha! Aur unka kaam behadd laajavaab laga tha !! Unki awaaz (I saw Salim Ghouse sir for the first time in TV serial Subah, and found his work really amazing!! His voice).”
Fans also paid tribute to Salim, with one calling him “one of the finest actors and theatre artists.” Another wrote, “It is shocking and saddening to hear the death of #SalimGhouse sir – From the Zinda of Vetri Vizha to Vedanayagam of #Vettaikaran, he never failed to create an impact in the industry in his limited outings. Rest in Peace, Sir. Our deepest condolences to his loved ones!”