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Gufi Paintal Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 5, 2023

Short Biography

Gufi Paintal was born on 04-10-1944 in Taran Taran in the state of Punjab, India as Sarabjeet Singh Paintal. He was an Indian Film Actor, Assistant Director, Television Actor, Casting Director & Film Director who was best known for his acting in the TV serial "Mahabharat" as a Shakuni.

Other Name: Sarabjeet Singh Paintal, Sarabjeet Paintal
Other Professions: Assistant Director Television Actor Casting Director Film Director
Appearance: Bollywood Hindi

Gufi Paintal Complete Bio & Career

Gufi Paintal was born on 4 October 1944 in Punjab. He was a director and actor by profession. He rose to fame with his role of Shakuni in the serial Mahabharat. He started his career in the 1980s. Besides films, he also did television serials and plays. He hails from a Sikh Family. Before coming into the industry he was an engineer. He started taking up modeling projects first. Then he worked as an assistant director in movies.
He acted in Mahabharat and his role as Shakuni was highly praised. The show was by B.R Chopra and Ravi Chopra. He was so inspired by his character that he also discussed it at the news channel named, Sahara Samay. He entered the industry as a director by directing the movie named, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The movie was based on the life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who was a devotee of Krishna. Pawan Kumar was his producer and the music was given by Ravindra Jain. His co-star named, Pankaj Dheer established an academy named, Abbhinnay Acting Academy and he made Gufi Paintal it's head in 2010.
His first movie was titled Dillagi in 1978. The same year he did another movie, Des Pardes. He played the role of Mamaji in the movie, Maidan e Jung in 1995. Other films done by him include The Revenge: Geeta Mera Naam, Mahabharat Aur Barbareek, and Samrat & Co. In television, he acted in serials like Kanoon, Sauda, Akbar Birbal, Shani, Karn Sangini, and Radha Krishna.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Gufi Paintal died at the age of 78 from heart failure on 05-06-2023 at a hospital in Andheri, Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He had complications related to old age. He was admitted to a private hospital on 31-05-2023 in Andheri Mumbai, where he took his last breath on 05-06-2023.

DEATHDAY 5 June,2023 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Gufi Paintal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Gurucharan Paintal (cameraman) 
Mother Name Not Known
Brother Kanwarjit Paintal (a comic actor)
Sister None
Wife Rekha Paintal (died in 1993)
Son Harry Paintal (actor)
Daughter None
Other Relatives Hiten Paintal (actor, nephew)

He was born to a cameraman father Gurucharan Paintal and a homemaker mother. He hails from a Punjabi Sikh family. He had a younger brother named Kanwarjit Paintal, a well-known comic actor. He was married to Rekha Paintal, who passed away from a heart attack in 1993. Together the couple had a son named Harry Paintal, who worked as actor in the Bollywood blockbuster film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" as Haresh in 1999. The television/film actor Hiten Paintal is his nephew.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Punjab
Nationality Indian
Religion Sikhism
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School DPS International School, Delhi
College N/A
Qualification Graduate in Engineering
Marital Status Married
Debut Dillagi (1978)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Place Kedarnath
Favorite Dress Shirt-Pant
Favorite Accessories Ties

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Gufi Paintal

  • He rose to fame with his role of Shakuni in Mahabharat.
  • He was the son of a well-known cameraman father.
  • He was the elder brother of actor Kanwarjit Paintal, famously known as only Paintal.
  • He played his last role as Vishwakarma in the television serial RadhaKrishn and Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki.

Gufi Paintal Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Gufi Paintal was 78 years 8 months & 1 day old age.