Bob Christo, born as Robert John Christo, was a civil engineer and actor in Hindi films. He made his debut in the year 1980 with Sanjay Khan’s film Abdullah. In his career span, he acted in over 200 films. Bob Christo was born in Sydney and came to Mumbai for a work permit, but fate had something else in store for him. It was during this visit that he got a chance to meet
, who went on to introduce him to Hindi films. His stunning looks led him to model assignments, and he thus got a chance to travel all around the world and came to Mumbai only to meet Parveen Babi. Due to his bald headed look and physique, he played similar roles throughout his career, either that of a British army officer or that of an antagonist.
He appeared in some hit movies by the superstar
and surprisingly, he was the one who first said the dialogue, ‘Hum jaha khade hote hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hai’ in the movie. He has also acted in Hindi serials like The Sword of Tipu Sultan and
The Great Maratha
. He is most remembered for his roles in Namak Halaal, Kaalia, Agneepath, Mr. India, Qurbaani, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. In the year 2000, he shifted to Bangalore and became he director of a fitness center there. He faded away from the movie industry in the year 2003. This legendary actor passed away on 20 March 2011, due to a rupture of his left ventricle. He has two sons Darius and Sunil, with his wife, Nargis and two daughters Monique and Nicole from a previous marriage. His contribution to the Hindi film industry is immense, and he will surely never be forgotten.