Popularly known as Sarabjeet Singh Paintal, veteran actor Gufi Paintal passed away due to age-related health problems at a hospital in Mumbai. This man is not only an actor but also a casting director. Although the man has been a part of countless movies and TV shows, he is best remembered for his iconic role as Shakuni Mama in BR Chopra and Ravi Chopra’s adaptation of Mahabharat. Gufi Paintal himself also recognized the role of Shakuni Mama as his best role. A sad death is a shock to many people. Let’s know more about the late actor.
Gufi Paintal- Personal life
Gufi Paintal was born on October 4, 1944. He pursued engineering but somehow entered the world of acting like his younger brother. Upon arriving in Bombay in 1969, this man began his modeling career. He then also started working as an assistant director for a number of films. He also started acting in many films and television series. In one of his projects, Gufi Paintal also directed his brother.
|Real Name (If any):
|Date of birth:
|October 4, 1944
|Place of birth:
|June 5, 2023
|Cause of death:
|Age-related health problems
|Place of death:
|Bellevue General Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai
|Age (at time of death):
|78 years 8 months
|DPS International School, Delhi
|Graduated from Engineering
|Travel, read books
|Actor, director, casting director
|Widely known for:
|His role as Shakuni in the Indian television series Mahabharat
|Rekha (died 1993)
Harry Paintal (Son)
|Gurucharan Paintal (Father)
|Son Kanwarjit (UK)
Table 1: Gufi Paintal- Personal life
Gufi Paintal- Career
Gufi Paintal’s career is best remembered for her iconic role of the character Shakuni Mama in BR Chopra and Ravi Chopra’s famous film adaptation of Mahabharat. Not only for his fans but the role of Shakuni Mama was also the best role of his life for Gufi Paintal himself. The character became immensely popular, so much so that he got an opportunity to present a show based on political discussions on the character Shakuni Mama on Sahara Samay news channel.
His directing career is also worth mentioning. The film Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is directed by Gufi Paintal. The film’s producer is Pawan Kumar and the music is scored by Ravindra Jain.
The film revolves around the life of a 16th century Krishna devotee, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is considered an incarnation of the Almighty by Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
In 2010, Gufi Paintal was chosen as the junior head of Abbhinnay Acting Academy. Abbhinnay Acting Academy is an acting school founded by Pankaj Dheer (Gufi Paintal’s Mahabharata co-star), in Mumbai.
Gufi Paintal- Movie
Actor Gufi Paintal made his debut in the world of cinema with Rafoo Chakkar, a film released in 1975. In the film, he played the character Salim. Next, he acted in the 1978 film Dillagi as the character Ganesh. The actor’s last film was Samrat & Co. released in 2014. In Samrat & Co., the actor plays the role of Dinesh Das, also known as Family Lawyer DD. Below is a list of films performed by the actor.
|Akshay Kumar’s maternal uncle
|Revenge: Geeta Mera Naam
|Vijay Dikshit’s boss
|Mahabharat Aur Barbareek
|two thousand and thirteen
|Samrat & Co.
Table 2: Gufi Paintal’s films
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Gufi Paintal- TV show
Gufi Paintal is not known as a phenomenal actor on the silver screen but is also a famous actor in the television industry. He entered the world of television with the series Bahadur Shah Zafar on DD National. However, the highlight of his television career was the character Shakuni he played in the famous show Mahabharat. The actor is not only an important character in the film but is also the film’s casting director. His last television show was Jay Kaniya Lal Ki, on Star Bharat, where he played the role of Vishwakarma.
|Bahadur Shah Zafar
|Shakuni. He also worked in television as a casting director
|Om Namah Shivay
|Mulla Do Pyaza
|Shhhhhh. Koi Hai
|Magic makeup box
|Dwarkadheesh Bhagwaan Shree Krishn
|Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein
|Bharat Ka Veer Putra- Maharana Pratap
|two thousand and thirteen
|Karmaphal Shani data
|Jay Kaniya Lal Ki
Table 3: Gufi Paintal’s dramas
Gufi Paintwal passed away at Bellevue General Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai, on June 5, 2023, due to health problems at the age of 78.
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