Gufi Paintal, best known for playing ‘Shakuni mama’ in the epic TV serial “Mahabharat”, has passed away. He was 79. Paintal’s acting credits also include 1980s Hindi films such as “Suhaag”, “Dillagi”, as well as television shows “CID” and “Hello Inspector”, but his manipulative uncle act as Shakuni mama from BR Chopra’s “Mahabharat” made him a household name.
Sarabjeet Singh Paintal was in the army before he became an actor, as his brother, Amarjit Paintal, was already a Bollywood star. From working as a casting director, he ended up working in films and various TV serials. His last show was Jai Kanhaiyya lal ki on Star plus. He has also been a part of several TV shows, like Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein, Karmaphal Daata Shani, Karn Sangini, and RadhaKrishn amongst others.
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