Veteran actor Rio Kapadia, best known for films such as ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Chak De! India’, and ‘Happy New Year’, passed away after a battle with cancer on Thursday afternoon, his friend Faisal Malik said. He was 66.
“He passed away in the afternoon at around 12:30 pm. He was suffering from cancer,” Malik said.
Kapadia largely played supporting roles in films and TV shows such as ‘Khuda Haafiz’, ‘The Big Bull’, ‘Agent Vinod’, ‘Kutumb’ and ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’, among others.
He was recently seen in season two of ‘Made in Heaven’. Kapadia is survived by his wife and two children.
His last rites will be held on Friday at a Goregaon crematorium.