Indian-American Actor, Tom Alter Is Battling Stage Four Bone Cancer!

Veteran film and theatre actor, Tom Alter is battling stage four of bone cancer in a Mumbai based hospital. The following information was given by a close source to HuffPost. Alter has appeared in over 170 films and several TV shows and is currently 67-years-old. 


“We are all praying for his recovery and I am sure he will recover,” said playwright Sayeed Alam about Alter’s condition.

He is famous for his role in TV shows like Shaktiman and Zabaan Sambhalke and apart from this he also worked with legendary Indian filmmaker, Satyajit Ray in Shatranj Ke Khiladi. 

Alter was born and raised in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand and tried his hands a lot of other professions before making it to Bollywood. He started off as a teacher and managed to bag his first role in the movie ‘Charas’ in 1976. He played the role of a customs officer and this turned out to be the beginning of his career in the industry.

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He also worked in movies like Gandhi, Kranti and Aashiqui and within no time gained popularity within the industry. His brilliant command on languages like Hindi and Urdu, make him one of the finest play writers of the country. He has played iconic roles like Mirza Ghalib and Maulana Azad in his plays and they are mentioned in every theatre production house even today.

He was also the former cricket coach and one of the few first journalists to interview Sachin Tendulkar. 

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He has two kids, Jamie and Afshaan who are said to be with him during his treatment.

We wish for the actor’s speedy recovery and hope that he is back home with his family soon!

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