Famous actor, director, producer and writer Satish Kaushik is no more. He was 67 years old. Born on 13 April 1967 in Mahendergarh, Haryana, Satish’s film journey was full of ups and downs. Studied from NSD (National School of Drama) and FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Satish had to struggle a lot for his career. The struggle of films started around 1980. Got recognition in the 1987 film Mr. From the calendar roll of India.
By becoming a calendar, Satish became Bollywood’s new choice for supporting roles. However, before that he was trying to get into direction. In 1983, worked with Shekhar Kapur as an assistant director in the film Masoom. He worked in many memorable films and also directed many great films. Satish was a close friend of actress Neena Gupta and there was a time when he wanted to marry Neena.
Neena paid tribute to him by sharing a video on social media and said, ‘Friends this morning happened with very bad news. There was only one man in this world who called me Nancy and I called him Kaushikan. Very old companion of ours… in Delhi…we were together since college days…whether we meet or not…he is no more…it is very sad. It is a very difficult time for his little girl Vanshika and wife Shashi.
Married Satish Kaushik once proposed marriage to Neena Gupta. In June 2021, Neena Gupta herself wrote in her autobiography ‘Sach Kahoon To’ that being a good friend, Satish had proposed marriage to her, which she had rejected.
Actually, Neena Gupta was in a relationship with West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards in the 80s. Vivian was already married to a woman named Miriam, with whom he had two children. In such a situation, when Neena became pregnant, Vivian refused to marry Neena. Neena was broken. When Satish came to know about this, he went straight to Neena.
He proposed marriage to Neena saying that giving birth to a single child would be defamatory. If the color of the child is dark, then people will think that the child belongs to Satish. Tears welled up in Neena’s eyes on hearing this, but she rejected the marriage proposal. Neena gave birth to daughter Masaba Gupta in 1989 and raised her single-handedly, although she remained in touch with cricketer Vivian even after this.
Satish had already married Shashi Kaushik in 1985, 4 years before proposing marriage to Neena. When Neena Gupta’s autobiography Sach Kahoon Toh was launched, she was asked in an interview what was her wife’s reaction to it. Satish told that his wife knew Neena very well and understood their friendship. Being a friend, Neena often used to visit his house as well, in such a situation she also respected friendship and did not give any negative reaction.