Articles about Tom Alter

A proud recipient of the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India, Thomas Beach Alter, aka Tom Alter, was an established actor in the Hindi film industry. His parents lived in India, and he was born in Mussoorie, where he completed his schooling. Later, he moved to the US for higher education but soon returned to India after losing interest in his studies. Subsequently, inspired by actor Rajesh Khanna in 'Aradhana' (1969), he wished to establish a career in acting. Alter studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India (1972-74) and then headed to Mumbai to find a film opportunity. His debut Hindi release was 'Charas' (1976) but in 1977, he got his first break in the industry with the film ‘Saheb Bahadur’ alongside Dev Anand. Over the years, he worked in numerous blockbuster movies, including ‘Shatranj Ke Khilari’, ‘Kranti’ and ‘Naukri’. The 2006 film ‘One Night with the King’ marked Alter's debut in Hollywood movies. In 2017, he was diagnosed with stage IV skin cancer, and he passed away in September the same year. Four of his movies were released posthumously, and the 2019 movie ‘Kitaab’, which was a short film, was Alter's last film.

Tina Ambani shares heartfelt post on Dev Anand's death anniversary

03 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Tina Ambani shares heartfelt post on Dev Anand's death anniversary

Former actress Tina Ambani has shared a heartfelt post for late superstar Dev Anand, remembering him on his death anniversary.

'Zabaan Sambhal Ke' is coming back, this time on ALTBalaji

18 Aug 2018

Entertainment
'Zabaan Sambhal Ke' is coming back, this time on ALTBalaji

One of the most popular sitcoms of 1990s 'Zabaan Sambhal Ke' is coming back on ALTBalaji, the streaming platform confirmed.

Actor Tom Alter passes away at 67

30 Sep 2017

India
Actor Tom Alter passes away at 67

Veteran actor and Padma Shri, Tom Alter passed away at 67. He was suffering from squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer).

He was diagnosed with cancer

11 Sep 2017

India
He was diagnosed with cancer

On 11th Sep, it was reported that esteemed actor Tom Alter, theatre, television and film veteran, was diagnosed with stage four cancer.