Roopesh Kumar (January 16, 1946 – 1995) (रूपेश कुमार) was a character actor in Bollywood films, especially known for his role as a villain in over 100 Hindi films from 1965 to 1995. He was the cousin of actress Mumtaz. Born Abbas Farashahi on 16 January 1946 in Mumbai, he was the oldest son of Ali Asgar Farashahi (Asgar Seth of Pune city, Mandai) and Mariam. He was also a student of Dastur School, Pune. He was fondly known as Dadash (meaning brother in Persian). Although his family were in the restaurant and bakery business in Pune, he chose to be an actor which he loved from his childhood days. He is widely remembered for his negative role in the superhit film "Seeta Aur Geeta". He was very fond of his cousins actress Mumtaz and Malika. Roopeshji's oldest daughter is married to Dilip Kumar Saab's nephew Zahid Khan and they have two children.
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