Kumar Pallana

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Kumar Pallana
Kumar Pallana.jpg
Kumar Pallana in 2006
BornKumar Valavhadas Pallana
(1918-12-23)23 December 1918
Indore, India
Died10 October 2013(2013-10-10) (aged 94)
Oakland, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1996–2013
 
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Kumar Pallana
Kumar Pallana.jpg
Kumar Pallana in 2006
BornKumar Valavhadas Pallana
(1918-12-23)23 December 1918
Indore, India
Died10 October 2013(2013-10-10) (aged 94)
Oakland, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1996–2013

Kumar Valavhadas Pallana (23 December 1918 – 10 October 2013) was an Indian character actor and vaudevillian.[1][2] He performed on the Mickey Mouse Club as a plate spinner and juggler.[3]

Pallana owned an Indian restaurant, Cosmic Cup (now Cosmic Cafe) in Dallas, Texas which Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson frequented. Anderson cast Pallana in Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited. He has also worked in the 2010 Bollywood movie Anjaana Anjaani and the acclaimed independent 2011 film Another Earth.

He died on 10 October 2013 at his home in California, aged 94.[4]

Family[edit]

He was well loved by both his children and grandson. His daughter Sandhya Pallana worked with him on the Terminal and other productions. His son Dipak Pallana is also an actor, who has appeared in such films as Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.

Filmography[edit]

YearMovieRole
1996Bottle RocketKumar
1998RushmoreMr. Littlejeans
2001The Royal TenenbaumsPagoda
2002Bomb the SystemKumar Baba
2003DuplexIndian Restaurant Owner (voice only)
2004The TerminalGupta Rajan
2005Romance & CigarettesDa Da Kumar
2005RevoLOUtionKumar
200610 Items or LessLee
2007The Darjeeling LimitedOld man on train
2009Today's SpecialShah
2010Anjaana AnjaaniCoast guard
2011Campus RadioYogi
2011Another EarthPurdeep
2014Hamlet A.D.D.Kumar

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