Christo used to develop movie sets, do work for the military and take up modelling projects. A break from work while waiting for permit to enter Muscat brought him to Mumbai and there was no looking back.
Bob Christo, who starred in the film 'Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki', recently started a spa where he was the director of health and fitness. He taught yoga in Bangalore.
Christo was awaiting a permit to work in Muscat when he came to Mumbai. His first film as a villain was 'Abdullah' in 1980. Since then, he decided to stay in India and has appeared in over 200 movies in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
The Australian-origin actor came to Mumbai to meet actress Parveen Babi. His entry into Bollywood was by pure cooincidence.
Christo was a qualified civil engineer and was known for his muscular physique and bald headed look. His teeth-gnashing was famous in films where he mostly portrayed a British officer or a villain.
Christo, a born athlete, loved wind surfing, water skiing, and any outdoor sports that required physical fitness.
His films include Mr. India, Abdullah, Don, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Disco Dancer, Mard and Kaalia.
A slip disc in 2000 forced him to quit Bollywood, following which he concentrated on health and fitness. Christo had been working on his autobiography tentatively titled Bob Christo: That's My Life.
Christo, a popular villain of the 80s and 90s, was probably the only on-screen villain of foreign origin to make it big in the industry.
Christo was typecast as a henchman, lead villain's sidekick, rapist or a British officer in period films. He even played himself in certain films.