Mumbai: Hindi film actor Narendra Jha, seen in films like “Haider” and “Raees”, died early on Wednesday due to a heart attack. He was 55.
Narendra was at his farmhouse in Nanegaon, Maharashtra, when he complained of chest pain, the actor’s driver told reporters.
“He had no health issues and last night (Tuesday) he was fine. He ate properly and spoke to us… Things were fine. Around 4 a.m. today, he felt a chest pain so we took him to a nearby hospital, but everything was over by then,” Lakshman Singh, the driver told reporters.
Born and brought up in Delhi, Narendra also featured in films like “Mohenjo Daro” and “Kaabil”. He worked with iconic filmmakers like Shyam Benegal in the film “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero”.
He also featured in a play “Samvidhaan”, in which he played Mohammed Ali Jinnah, as well as did shows on television.
Narendra was also signed up for the upcoming Salman Khan starrer “Race 3”, as well as another movie.
The actor was married to former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Pankaja Thakur.