Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 29: Kannada actor Mandeep Roy passed away at the age of 75 due to a heart attack on Sunday, January 29 at 1.45 am. The family members said that the cremation will be held at the Hebbal crematorium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
During last December, Mandeep had suffered a heart attack and was admitted to a hospital. Since then he was undergoing treatment.
Acting in over 500 movies
Mandeep Roy has acted in more than 500 movies including Shankar Nag and Ananth Nag's 'Minchina Ota', 'Geeta', 'Accident', 'Gajapati Garvabanga', 'Yelu Sutthina Kote', 'Accident', 'Ayya', 'Hatavadi', 'Agni IPS' and 'Preethsod Tappa.'
Mandeep Roy came from Mumbai and learnt Kannada
Originally from Mumbai, Mandeep Roy did not know Kannada. Mandeep met Shankar Nag when the latter's family lived in Mumbai. From there, Mandeep's interest towards theater grew. Mandeep acted in the movie 'Minchin Ota' on Shankar Nag's insistence. But Mandeep could have acted only if he had been given a script written in Hindi. Mandeep learnt Kannada in his free time after some people criticized him saying that when Kannadigas themselves were not getting enough opportunities, he did not stand a chance as an outsider. Actor Shivaram and Shankarnag's mother also helped him a lot to learn. After that, Mandeep learnt Kannada and got an opportunity to act in the movies starring big names including Dr. Rajkumar, Kamal Haasan and Amol Palekar.
Great respect for the Shankar family
Mandeep had a lot of respect for Shankar Nag's family that helped him become an actor and survive and grow in the film industry for four decades and inspired him to learn Kannada.