Bollywood star Jagdish Raj has died at the age of 85.

The actor passed away at his home in Mumbai, India on Sunday (28Jul13).

His son-in-law Rakesh Malhotra says, "Jagdish Raj had been in and out of hospital for the past two years and had respiratory problems. He passed away this morning due to respiratory arrest."

Raj was famous for playing police officers in Bollywood movies, and holds the Guiness World Record for “the most typecast actor” due to playing an inspector in 144 films.

He is survived by his daughters, actress Anita Raj and Roopa Mahotra.