Standing tall at 6 feet 4 inches, Anirudh Agarwal’s lofty stature was one reason for his specialization as a demonic character in Bollywood films of the 80s and 90s. With all the make-up and caliginousdarkness surrounding him in films, his image wasstrikinglyscary.He was the Frankenstein’s monster of Bollywood.
Even though he is not known as a full-fledged actor in Bollywood, his identity as a demon and zombie has won him many fans. Some communities have created a fan following for him through social networking sites such as Orkut and Facebook. He had passed out as a Civil Engineer in 1974 from Roorkee University, which is now known as IIT, Roorkee. His enterprising personality had made him the representative in sports in his school and college by the age of 19. In Roorkee University, he had fought for the students rights as General Secretary of the youth council. At that time, the students were compelled to wear white as the earlier aristocratic British class, which was objectionable as many students couldn’t have afforded it due to their backgrounds. After he had completed his graduation in Civil Engineering, he travelled to Bombay (Mumbai) with only Rs. 100 to pursue acting.
Although most people wouldn’t know him by name from his films, he is surely known by his fearsome looks to most. Some of his most popular films were Purana Mandir (1984), Bandh Darwaza (1990), and Saamri (1985). He also starred in a few Hollywood films such as The Bandit Queen (1994), Such a Long Journey (1998), and The Jungle Book (1994). Some of his films are telecast regularly on popular television channels. He had also acted in the episodes Pyaas, Taveez, Dehshat of the popular television horror series Zee Horror Show.
Born: 1 December 1949
Place of Birth: Dehradun (Uttaranchal), India
Height: 6’ 4”
Years Active: 1975- present