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Bob Christo: Bollywood's favourite bad boy

Movies | IBNLive | March 21, 2011, 4:49 pm
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 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.
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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.

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 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.
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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.

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 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.
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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.

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 The Australian-origin actor came to Mumbai to meet actress Parveen Babi. His entry into Bollywood was by pure cooincidence.
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The Australian-origin actor came to Mumbai to meet actress Parveen Babi. His entry into Bollywood was by pure cooincidence.

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 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.
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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.

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 Christo, a born athlete, loved wind surfing, water skiing, and any outdoor sports that required physical fitness.
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Christo, a born athlete, loved wind surfing, water skiing, and any outdoor sports that required physical fitness.

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 His films include Mr. India, Abdullah, Don, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Disco Dancer, Mard and Kaalia.
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His films include Mr. India, Abdullah, Don, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Disco Dancer, Mard and Kaalia.

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 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.
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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.

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 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.
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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.

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 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.
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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.

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