Veteran film and television actor Anupam Shyam is a widely popular face in the entertainment sphere. Recently, he has been suffering from ill-health and has been admitted to the ICU in Mumbai’s Lifeline Medicare Hospital. Reports suggest he is being diagnosed with kidney infection.
The 62-year-old actor was relocated to an ICU from a dialysis centre on Monday after he collapsed, his younger brother Anurag told indianexpress.com.
He said, “Anupam was undergoing dialysis at Apex Kidney Care. But yesterday, he collapsed. We took him to Lifeline Medicare Hospital immediately and got him admitted there.”
Anurag informed that the actor is currently stable.
Owing to the pandemic, lot of industries have been going through a financial crunch, especially the entertainment industry. To make ends meet, lot of actors are taking up odd jobs till the situation settles. Consequently, Anupam Shyam’s family has been earnestly persisting for financial help from the Hindi film industry.
“There’s a money crisis right now, so we are talking to people. We have written to Being Human website. We have informed some of Anupam’s friends about his condition. Manoj Bajpayee ji had called and said that he will look into it,” Anurag said.
Anupam Shyam, known for essaying antagonistic roles, kickstarted his Hindi film career in 1996 with Shyam Benegal’s Sardari Begum. Following that, he went on to feature in films like Dil Se, Zakhm, Dushman, Satya, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Slumdog Millionaire among others.
Though his television career took a flight with Benegal’s Amaravathi ki Kathaye, it’s his brutal role as Thakur Sajjan Singh in Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya (2009-2012) that made the actor a household name.
Anupam Shyam last appeared on TV show Krishna Chali London.