Renowned Bollywood actor Rio Kapadia, best known for his roles in iconic films like “Chak De India” and “Dil Chahta Hai,” has passed away at the age of 66, leaving the industry in mourning. The news of his demise was confirmed by his close friend Faisal Malik. While the cause of Rio’s death remains undisclosed, his family is yet to release an official statement regarding this sudden loss.
Rio Kapadia’s cremation is scheduled for September 15, at the Shiv Dham Shamshan Bhumi in Goregaon. He is survived by his wife, Maria Farah, and their two children, Aman and Veer.
Throughout his illustrious career, Rio Kapadia graced the silver screen with his presence in various memorable movies. In “Chak De India,” he portrayed the role of a commentator, leaving an indelible mark on Bollywood. His versatile talent extended to films like “Dil Chahta Hai,” “Mardaani,” and his recent appearance in “Made in Heaven” season 2, where he played Mrunal Thakur’s father.
Rio Kapadia’s last social media post on Instagram, dated June this year, showcased his enthusiasm for exploring the beauty of Paris during his European trip. His previous adventures included a visit to Switzerland, where he marveled at the breathtaking landscapes and paid tribute to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Rio Kapadia’s untimely demise marks the end of an era in Bollywood, leaving a void that will be deeply felt by his colleagues and fans. His legacy in the film industry, along with his impactful contributions, will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.