Did you remember the foreigner villain of the film Mr. India? We are talking about actor Bob Christo who was always seen in the villain-centric roles in the films. However, in real life, Bob was totally opposite to his reel life roles.
Bob Christo was born in 1938 in Australia. In 1943 his father took him to Germany to his grandmother and paternal aunt. Meanwhile, that time world war was going on in Germany. He started theatre along with studies there and met his first wife Helga while doing theatre. They got blessed with three children 1 son and two daughters. However, Helga died in a car accident.
How he reached Bollywood?
Actually, once Bob saw Parveen Babi‘s photo on the cover of a magazine. He went crazy after her. He wanted to meet her and to fulfill his desire he reached India. Here he came to know that the shooting for the film ‘The Burning Train’ is going near Churchgate Mumbai. He went to meet Parveen Babi next day.
There he met Parveen Babi luckily and they became good friends. Sanjay Khan discovered him and gave him his first break in his movie Abdullah as the villain, and also after many years, Sanjay Khan gave him a break in his first ever television serial, The Great Maratha, where he played the iconic character of Ahmed Shah Abdali.
After then, he worked in a number of films as a villain. The 72-year-old actor died of “rupture of left ventricle valve” in Bangalore on 20 March 2011. Tributes poured from all over India.