'Villain of Millennium' Pran hospitalised

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 17:25 hrs
'Villain of Millennium' Pran hospitalised

Veteran Bollywood actor Pran on Monday was admitted in the Lilavati Hospital after he complained of respiratory dysfunction.

According to sources, the actor was on a regular check-up visit at the hospital when he was admitted for respiratory problems.

Pran Krishan Sikand often referred as the ´Villain of the Millennium´ born on Feb 12, 1920 is a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor who is one of the most popular villains of Hindi cinema.

Pran played the leading man in films like Khandaan (1942), Pilpili Saheb (1954), Halaku (1956), Aurat (1967 film), Dharma (1973), Jangal Mein Mangal (1972), Gaddar (1973) and Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara (1973).

His pivotal roles in the films such as Bari Behen (1949), Bahar (1951), Azaad (1955), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), , Aurat (1967), Ansoo Ban Gaye Phool, Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?, Johny Mera Naam (1970), Victoria No. 203, Zanjeer (1973), Don (1978), Maan Gaye Ustaad (1981) and Duniya (1984) are considered to be among his best performances.

In 2010, he was named on the list of CNN´s Top 25 Asian actors of all time.

He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972 and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1997.

In 2001, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema.

On contrary to the villainous characters he played in his early films, he is very social; a member of various organizations, and also has his very own football team, ´Bombay Dynamos Football Club´.

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