Indian Celebrity Deaths in 2020
2020 is one of the blackest years of our life. Unfortunate celebrity deaths were really shocking and deeply heartbreaking news for everyone. We lost a lot of actors, singers, choreographers, and other people this year.
This year has been particularly brutal to the entire world, beginning with the deadly covid, mainly in the Bollywood sector. Many film shoots were canceled because of the pandemic, while many films were completed but not released in theatres due to the lockdown. This scenario has not fully recovered; the Bollywood industry has lost outstanding artists such as Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan one after the other in 2020.
Soumitra Chatterjee, a legendary Bengali actor, director, playwright, writer, singer, and poet, was an Indian cinema actor, director, dramatist, writer, singer, and poet. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential actors in Indian Bengali movie history. His collaborations with filmmaker Satyajit Ray, with whom he collaborated on fourteen films, are his most well-known.
He Starting with his debut film, Apur Sansar (The Family of Apu, 1959), the third part of The Apu Trilogy directed by one of the great directors of Indian Cinema Satyajit Ray.
Soumitra Chatterjee was the first Indian film personality who was conferred with France’s highest award for artists ‘Commandeur’ of, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1999). He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan (2004) and France’s highest civilian award Commandeur de la Légion d’ Honneur (Commander of Legion of Honour) (2017).
He received two National Film Awards as an actor and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his work in theatre. In 2012, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema given by the government of India for lifetime achievement.
Due to COVID, legendary actor, Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on November 15, 2020. He died at the age of 85.
Rishi Raj Kapoor/(1952-2020)
Rishi Kapoor is recognized as one of India’s most iconic and impactful performers. For decades, he entertained us. As a child, he made his acting debut in his father Raj Kapoor’s film Mera Naam Joker, for which he received the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.
His first lead role was opposite Dimple Kapadia in the teen romance Bobby (1973), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died after a two-year-long battle of leukemia on April 30, 2020, at the age of 67.
Irrfan Khan was an Indian actor who appeared in both Bollywood and Hollywood films. Irrfan’s career spans over 30 years and earned him multiple awards, including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and six Filmfare Awards. He was given the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor, in 2011. He made his film debut with a small role in Salaam Bombay! (1988).
He had supporting roles in the Hollywood films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015), and Inferno (2016). His final film was Angrezi Medium (2020). The performance won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 2021.
Irrfan Khan was one of the legendary actors of Hindi cinema died at the age of 53 on 29 April 2020 due to a colon infection.
Sushant Singh Rajput/(1986-2020)
Sushant Singh Rajput was one of the charming and most talented actors in Hindi cinema. He starred in several commercially successful Bollywood films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Kedarnath (2018), and Chhichhore (2019).
He made his Bollywood debut in the film adaptation Kai Po Che! (2013) which became a commercial and critical success. He appeared on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list twice since 2017.
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide at his home in Bandra, Mumbai in June 2020, aged 34. His last film, Dil Bechara (2020), was released posthumously on the streaming platform Hotstar.
Saroj Khan was a Bollywood dance choreographer. She was the first woman choreographer in Bollywood and was best known for Dance Form Mujra. She choreographed nearly 3000 songs during her forty-year career.
She was the first woman to win a Filmfare Best Choreography Award for the song “Ek Do Teen.” She also holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Best Choreographer Awards, with eight victories, and three wins at the National Film Awards for Best Choreography.
The master choreographer Saroj Khan died of a sudden heart attack on July 3, 2020. She was 71.
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam/(1946-2020)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was an Indian legendary playback singer, music director, actor, dubbing artist, and film producer who mostly worked in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam cinema industries.
Balasubrahmanyam received six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, 25 Nandi Awards for his work in Telugu cinema, and numerous other state awards from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. He also received the Filmfare Award and six Filmfare Awards South. According to some sources, he held the Guinness World Record for recording the most songs by a singer with over 40,000 songs.
On 25 September 2020, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam died in Chennai after being hospitalized for over a month for complications due to COVID-19.He Was 74.