Popular actor Salim Ghouse passes away at 70...A look at his versatile journey!

Popular actor Salim Ghouse has passed away on Thursday - April 28 at the age of 70 due to cardiac arrest. Known for his role as the villain in several Tamil movies and for his journey in the Indian cinema industry, Ghouse has left a legacy through his versatile appearances in several languages. After learning about his demise, hundreds of fans pay tribute to the departed soul. 

Born in Chennai on 10th January 1952, Salim Ghouse has breathed his last in Mumbai. In his decades-long career, he has left a masterpiece in every language that he acted. As an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Ghouse rose to prominence through the TV series 'Subah' that aired on Doordarshan in 1987. 

He is well-known for playing Rama, Krishna, Tipu Sultan in Shyam Benegal's TV series 'Bharat Ek Khoj'. He has also worked in the TV serial 'Wagle Ki Duniya'. He made his debut in cinema in 1978 through the Hindi movie 'Swarg Narak'. He went on to act in two English movies - 'The Deceivers' and 'The Perfect Murder'. However, he won the fame through the Tamil movie 'Vettri Vizhaa', helmed by Pratap Pothen, in which he rivalled Kamal Haasan. 

He starred alongside Mohanlal in the Malayalam movie 'Thazhvaram' directed by Bharathan. In 1993, he did a villain role in Mani Ratnam's film 'Thiruda Thiruda'. Most importantly, he has gained popularity among the Tamil audience through his role as Sakkarai Gounder in the movie 'Chinna Gounder' released in 1992. He went on to act as the villain against Ajith in the movie 'Red' and against Vijay in the movie 'Vettaikaran', through which he reached the younger fans

Some of his notable Tamil movies include 'Magudam', 'Senthamizh Paattu', 'Dharma Seelan', 'Seeman', 'Daas', and 'Chanakya'. His demise has come when he was about to make a comeback to the Tamil cinema with the movie 'Kaa' which also stars Andrea. Besides being an actor, Ghouse was also a martial and dubbing artist. He was also actively involved in the Mumbai theatre scene.