Veteran Bollywood star Robert 'Bob' Christo has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 72 years old.
The Indian actor, who had Australian heritage, passed away on 20 March (11) in Bangalore, India.
Christo, who shortened his name to just Bob at the height of his Bollywood stardom, began his career as a qualified civil engineer before turning to modelling and acting. His big break came when he was hired to star as a villain in 1980 Hindi movie Abdullah.
He went on to make his name as a Bollywood bad guy, starring in more than 200 films including Kaalia, Disco Dancer and Mr. India, and often playing villainous roles.
Christo auditioned for a role in classic war movie Apocalypse Now, but lost out to Harrison Ford and instead used his civil engineering background to help build the film's sets, according to Variety.com.
He is survived by his wife, Nargis, and five children.
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