A former major in the Indian army, the prolific and beloved artiste made his film debut in 2003.
Coronavirus update: Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal dies of COVID-19 complications
Mumbai - 01 May 2021 14:41 IST
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal died today morning of COVID-19 complications. The 52-year-old actor had been admitted to the hospital.
A former major in the Indian army, Kanwarpal made his film debut in 2003 with Pooja Bhatt’s Paap. The prolific actor went to appear in a number of television and film projects.
Born on 29 August 1968 in Himachal Pradesh, Kanwarpal followed in the footsteps of his father, lieutenant colonel Dwarka Nath Kanwarpal, enlisting in the military three years after graduating from The Lawrence School, Sanawar in 1986.
In 2002, he retired from the army to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. After his film debut, he performed in several films such as Don (2006), Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year (2009), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Indu Sarkar (2017) and Marjaavan (2019).
On television, he played supporting characters on shows such as the Anil Kapoor-starrer 24, Crime Patrol Dastak, Adaalat, and Diya Aur Baati Hum. He was also part of recent web-series such as Special Ops (2020), Illegal (2020), Your Honor (2020), Undekhi (2020) and Avrodh: The Siege Within (2020).
His colleagues and friends in the industry eulogized Kanwarpal, nicknamed ‘Bizz’, as a warm individual and a thorough professional.
Extremely sad news . I’ve known Major Bikramjeet for so many years. He and I have worked on so many films together. The last being Bypass Road. Such a fantastic, encouraging and energetic human being he was and will always be remembered as. #RIP My dear friend will miss you 🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/8NE6FeZ6Ei— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) May 1, 2021
Oh No.. this is devastating 💔💔💔 He did his first film with me in 2002.. I still have a photo album he meticulously put together of our schedule in Spiti 🙏🙏🙏— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) May 1, 2021
Oh my god!!! What a sad news !!! We knew each other for 14 yrs since the making of 1971 ! REST IN PEACE MAJOR !!!🙏 So Shocking!!! https://t.co/JUzj4aLR29— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) May 1, 2021
Saddened to hear demise of Maj. Bikramjeet Kanwarpal a talented actor who had acted in my films Heroine, Page3, Corporate & Indu Sarkar. Will miss our conversations on Indian Army and his dream project film on Siachen. My Condolences for his family and friends. #OmShanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/XyaXCngQas— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) May 1, 2021
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passed away. I first met him standing in line for an audition all the way back in 2003 - 2004. We bumped into each other many times over the years and did keep in touch on and off. Goodbye Major... We'll meet in another line someplace somewhere pic.twitter.com/rvUXrNVzNq— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) May 1, 2021