‘Arya Sumant’ Chandrashekhar Vaidya of Ramayana is no more, took part in Quit India Movement, used to work as a watchman
- Arya Sumant i.e. Chandrashekhar Vaidya of Ramayana serial passed away.
- Chandrashekhar Vaidya breathed his last at the age of 98.
- Chandrashekhar Vaidya worked in many films and TV serials from the 50s to the 90s.
Mumbai. Actor Chandrashekhar Vaidya, who played the role of Arya Sumant, the general secretary of Maharaj Dasaratha in the Ramayana serial, has passed away. Chandrashekhar Vaidya breathed his last at the age of 98. Chandrashekhar worked in films like Gateway of India, Barsaat Ki Raat, Kati Patang, The Burning Train, Namak Halal, Disco Dancer, Sharabi, Tridev from the 50s to the 90s.
Participated in Quit India Movement
Chandrashekhar Vaidya was born on 7 July 1923 in Hyderabad. His father was a doctor in a government hospital. His mother passed away when Chandrashekhar was young. After this his father got married for the second time. These stepmothers were younger than them. Chandrashekhar Vaidya had to leave school due to financial constraints. In 1940 he moved to Bangalore with his grandmother. His wife was not with him during this time. There came a time when he also worked as a watchman. Became a part of the Quit India Movement in the year 1942.
Mumbai brought 40 rupees in hand
After returning home, Chandrashekhar Vaidya worked in Ram Gopal Mills. After this, at the behest of friends, he came to Mumbai to try his luck in films. At that time he had only 40 rupees in his pocket. For some time, he made rounds of the studio and finally got a small role in a party scene. Chandrashekhar left Mumbai after working as a junior artist for some time and worked as a singer in Pune. After this, he made three films with Bharat Bhushan. He started his career in the year 1950 with the film Bebas.
oldest actor of ramayana
Chandrashekhar Vaidya was the oldest actor of the Ramayana serial. At that time he was 65 years old. Actually both Chandrashekhar Vaidya and Ramanand Sagar were good friends. It was only on his behest that he played the character of Arya Sumant.
Talking about personal life, Chandrashekhar Vaidya was married at the age of just 13. His daughter Renu Arora is a pathologist. Son Ashok Chandigarh and Anil are settled in America. Chandrashekhar Vaidya is also the maternal grandfather of actor Shakti Arora.
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