Indian-American actor Kumar Pallana dies

Los Angeles: Indian actor Kumar Pallana, who played the memorable role of a janitor in Tom Hanks starrer `The Terminal` and worked in many Wes Anderson movies, has died. He was 94.

Pallana was a scene stealer as an Indian janitor who enjoyed watching people slip on his freshly cleaned floors in the Steven Spielberg directed movie.

The actor, who was born on December 23, 1918, died on October 10, according to the Facebook post by his son Deepak.

He was born in India to a car salesman but immigrated to the US in 1946.

Anderson met Pallana as a customer at a coffee shop owned by his son and first cast him in 1996`s `Bottle Rocket`. The actor then went on to do supporting role in the director`s `Roshmore`, `The Royal Tenenbaums and `The Darjeeling Limited`, the Entertainment Weekly reported.

Pallana also worked as a juggler, a singer and a yoga instructor among other trades.


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