Pran | Indian actor, 93

Posted: July 14, 2013

Legendary Bollywood actor Pran, 93, who played both heroes and villains in several Hindi film classics over six decades, died of pneumonia at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Friday, said his doctor, Sanjeev Mehta.

Pran Krishan Sikand acted in more than 350 movies in a career dating back to the 1940s. He played a vast range of roles but was best known for villains.

He was presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the Indian government's highest honor for cinema, in May.

He also received several other prestigious awards, including Filmfare magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 and the Villain of the Millennium by Stardust magazine three years later. - AP

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