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Arun Bali

Arun Bali (1942-2022) was an Indian veteran actor, who is known for his roles in Bollywood films and Hindi TV shows. He died on 7 October 2022 in Mumbai due to a rare long-term neuromuscular disease.

Wiki/Biography

Arun Bali was born on Wednesday, 23 December 1942 (age 79 years; at the time of death) in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He got training in acting from the National School of Drama in Delhi.

A collage of Arun Bali's old pictures

A collage of Arun Bali’s old pictures

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 1″

Hair Colour: Grey

Eye Colour: Brown

Arun Bali with Amitabh Bachchan

Arun Bali with Amitabh Bachchan

Family

He belonged to a Punjabi Muhiyal (Brahmin) family.

Parents & Siblings

When Arun was in 5th standard, his father died. Arun Bali had 5 brothers and a sister.

Wife & Children

Arun Bali is survived by his wife, Prakash Bali, three daughters named Pragati Bali Jairath, Stuti Bali Sachdeva, and Itishri Bali, and a son named Ankkush Bali.

Arun Bali with his wife, Prakash Bali

Arun Bali with his wife, Prakash Bali

Arun Bali's children

Arun Bali’s children

Career

Salesperson

Arun Bali, in his young days, used to work for Britannia Industries. He worked as a salesperson and travelled to many places like Punjab, UP, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan to sell biscuits.

Actor

Film

Hindi

In 1991, he made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Saugandh.’ He played the role of Shyamaldas Chanchad in the film 3 Idiots.

Arun Bali as Shyamaldas Chanchad in a still from the film '3 Idiots'

Arun Bali as Shyamaldas Chanchad in a still from the film ‘3 Idiots’

He played the role of Darshan Singh Poonpuri in the 2014 film ‘Punjab 1984’ and the chief priest of Kedarnath Temple in the film ‘Kedarnath’ (2018). In 2012, he appeared in the film ‘Barfi’ as Jhilmil’s grandfather.

Arun Bali as Jhilmil's grandfather in a still from the film 'Barfi'

Arun Bali as Jhilmil’s grandfather in a still from the film ‘Barfi’

He appeared in several Bollywood films including Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Khalnayak (1993), Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994), Dand Nayak (1998), Shikari (2000), Aankhen (2002), Arman (2003), and Laal Singh Chaddha (2022).

Punjabi

In 1991, he made his Punjabi debut with the film Visakhi.

Arun Bali as Dharam Singh in a still from the Punjabi film Visakhi (1991)

Arun Bali as Dharam Singh in a still from the Punjabi film Visakhi (1991)

In 2008, he played the role of a grandfather named Gurdit Singh in the Punjabi film ‘Munde U.K. De.’

Arun Bali on the official poster of the film 'Munde UK De'

Arun Bali on the official poster of the film ‘Munde UK De’

Television

In 1989, he made his Television debut with the Doordarshan TV series Doosra Kewal in which he shared the screen with Shah Rukh Khan.

Arun Bali as Kirpal Singh in a still from the TV series Doosra Keval

Arun Bali as Kirpal Singh in a still from the TV series Doosra Keval

Later, he appeared in many Hindi TV shows including Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand (2002), Kumkum (2002), Maayka (2007), Swabhimaan (1995), and Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (2007).

Writer

Arun Bali published his book titled Main Or Meri Tukbandiya in 2018. [1]Instagram- Arun Bali

Main Or Meri Tukbandiya - A Great Book On Life by Arun Bali

Main Or Meri Tukbandiya – A Great Book On Life by Arun Bali

Death

In 2022, he got diagnosed with a rare long-term neuromuscular disease, Myasthenia Gravis, and was admitted to Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai. The 79-year-old Arun Bali died on 7 October 2022 in Mumbai at 4:30 am. [2]The Times of India In an interview, his son, Ankkush, talked about the chronic illness of his father and his last days. He said,

My father left us. He was suffering from Myasthenia gravis. He had mood swings for two-three days. He told the caretaker he wanted to go to the washroom and after coming out he told him he wanted to sit down and he never got up then.”

Favourites

  • Food: Saag

Facts/Trivia

  • Arun Bali led a simple life without any glamour and buzz.
  • During an interview, Arun shared that when he was young, he used to wear his best friend’s turban. He further added that he thought he looked really nice in it so he started wearing turbans.
  • Before making a career in acting, Arun Bali was a singer. During the rehearsing of an opera, Arun’s brother, who was in theatre, pushed him to play a role that surprisingly required singing also.

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