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Lekh Tandon Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 13, 2018

Short Biography

Lekh Tandon was born on 13-02-1929 in Lahore in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. He was an Indian Film Actor, Film Director & Television Director.

Other Name: Lekh Faqeer Chand Tandon
Other Professions: Film Director Television Director
Appearance: Bollywood

Lekh Tandon Complete Bio & Career

Lekh Tandon was born in Lahore during British India. He completed his school studies at Khalsa High School in Lyallpur (Today in Pakistan). His father was Prithvi Raj Kapoor’s classmate and was also his friends. Thus when Lekh came to Mumbai he stayed at Prithvi Raj Kapoor’s place in Mumbai. It was Kapoor who urged him to enter in Hindi film industry. His brother Yograj Tandon was already working in the industry as secretary and assistant director to Prithvi Raj Kapoor. He too began his career as an assistant director to Prithvi Raj Kapoor and by the decade of the 1960s, he turned into an independent director.
In his career, he directed numerous TV shows and films after making debut with the film Professor in the year 1962. After which, he directed super hit films like Agar Tum Na Hote, Ek Baar Kaho, and Prince among others. Among all his work his film titled Amrapali which had superstar Rajesh Khanna in the lead role gained the cult status and was arguably the biggest hit of his career.
In addition to films, he has also directed some famous TV shows like Phir Wahi Talash and Farmaan among others. It was he who discovered Shahrukh Khan’s talent and cast him in his television series titled Dil Dariya. After the 2000s, he tried his hands at acting and acted with brief roles in much-acclaimed films like Rang De Basanti, Swades,  Chaarfutiya Chhokare and Chennai Express among others.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Lekh Tandon died on 15-10-2017 in Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Aged 88. He died due to chronic disease.

DEATHDAY 15 October,2017 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Lekh Tandon Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married to Swarn Tandon and had a son named Nitin Tandon and a daughter named Gayatri Tandon.

Life's Important Dates Of Lekh Tandon

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Lahore
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Khalsa High School, Llyalpur
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Professor (1962 film)
Best Movies Amrapali (1966), Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye (1977), Ek Baar Kaho (1980), and Uttarayan (1985) among others


Favorite Actress Vinita Malik and Divya Sheth
Favorite Actor Pawan Malhotra and Kanwaljeet
Favorite Singer Mohd Rafi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Lekh Tandon

  • He received his first break as a director from F.C. Mehra to direct 'Professor' starring Shammi Kapoor and Kalpana who made her debut in the film.
  • His inspiration was Prithvi Raj Kapoor.
  • Perhaps Tandon's most cherished legacy is that he is credited with discovering the King of Bollywood. Tandon cast Shah Rukh Khan in his TV serial known as 'Dil Dariya' in 1988.
  • In 1978, Tandon shared the Filmfare Best Screenplay Award for his movie Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye with Vrajendra Gaur and Madhusudan Kalekar.
  • His film Amrapali, starring Vyjayanthimala and Sunil Dutt, was India's entry at the 39th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film.

Lekh Tandon Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Lekh Tandon was 88 years 8 months & 2 days old age.