Robert John Christo
, popularly known as Bob Christo
: बोब क्रिस्टो, Urdu
: بوب چرِستو), was an Indian
actor of Australian origin.
Christo was a qualified civil engineer. Known for his muscular physique and bald headed look, Bob came to Mumbai
to meet Parveen Babi
whilst awaiting a work permit to work in Muscat
He got his first break as a type-cast villain in the Hindi
in 1980. Christo decided to stay in India
and appeared in over 200 movies in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. His film career restricted him to be typecast and portray stereotypical roles such as a henchman, prisoner, the villain's sidekick or a British officer in pre-war related movies.
During later stages of his life, he worked as a Yoga instructor in Bangalore and remained inactive from the Hindi movie industry from 2003. Partly due to how little is known about him and partly due to the number of movies in which he has appeared, Bob Christo apparently has a cult following of sorts, with a website dedicated to him at . On 17 June 2008, Adil Ray officially announced, as part of the BBC Asian Network
's Bollywood month, that he was going to search for the legend Bob. However, he was unsuccessful.
The 72-year-old actor died... Read More