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Seema And Ramesh Deo: Forever Together On Sliver Screen, And In Real Life

Ramesh Deo's passing brings an end to his nearly six decades long personal and professional partnership with his wife Seema Deo.

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Veteran actor Ramesh Deo, who was known for playing diverse roles in the Hindi and Marathi film industry, passed away on Wednesday evening at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, due to a heart attack. The actor is survived by his wife and actor Seema Deo and two sons--Ajinkya and Abhinay Deo. Ramesh Deo passed away just days after celebrating his 93rd birthday on January 30.
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As per his son Ajinkya, Ramesh Deo was not keeping well and on Wednesday morning, he experienced breathlessness. He was admitted to the hospital, where he passed away in the evening. The last rites of the actor will be held on February 3 afternoon at the Vile Parle cremation ground in Mumbai.

Having acted in more than 450 Hindi and Marathi feature films, along with being a part of commercials and television shows, Ramesh Deo is known for playing a diverse range of characters. Hindi film viewers might remember him from his cameo in the iconic movie Anand, featuring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. He has starred alongside his wife Seema Deo in the superhit 70s film.


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Deo's elder son Ajinkya is also an actor who has been seen in Hindi films like Aan: Men At Work (2004), the Indian remake of the show 24 (2013), amongst others, while the younger son Abhinay has directed films like Delhi Belly, Force 2 and Blackmail.

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Seema and Ramesh were not just an off-screen couple, they have played quite a few roles together both in Hindi and Marathi. In 2014, the two of them were chosen for the Raja Paranjape lifetime achievement award. In Marathi films, they often played the lead while in Hindi they played supporting characters.

Ramesh Deo Seema Deo Love Story

Ramesh Deo is older than Seema Deo by a couple of years. He hails from a Rajput Sisodia family from Kolhapur and began his acting career in Marathi films in the early 1950s. He started out with small roles and then went on to play the most pivotal roles, mainly negative.

Meanwhile, Seema, whose real name is Nalini Saraf, made her debut as a leading lady with the movie Jagachya Pathivar by Raja Paranjpe in 1960. This film also featured Ramesh and went on to be a hit.

Subsequently, the two appeared together in more films, including Vardakshina in 1962, in which Seema was cast opposite Ramesh. In the film, Ramesh's character falls for Seema's while trying to get her married to someone else. The film also had a strong message against dowry.

The two actors married on July 1, 1963, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013. On that day they renewed their marital vows. The ceremony was attended by celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Hema Malini, Nitin Desai, amongst many others.

On their 56th wedding anniversary, their son Abhinay tweeted, "In a day and age where friendships, relationships, love even movies are celebrated when they hit a 50 DAY mark, here is a couple that hits the 56 YEAR mark today...Happy anniversary Aai Baba."

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