Ranjit Chowdhry, 'The Office' and 'Prison Break' Actor, Dies at 64

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Ranjit Chowdhry

He also appeared on 'NYPD Blue' and 'Cosby.'

Ranjit Chowdhry, an actor who appeared on The Office and Prison Break, has died. He was 64.

No cause of death was given. His death was first reported Thursday in The Economic Times.

Chowdhry's half-sister Raell Padamsee also shared the news on Instagram, writing, "For all those who knew Ranjit, the funeral will be held tomorrow and a gathering to celebrate his life and share stories on May 5th. With love, Raell."

Chowdhry was born in 1956 in India and began his career in 1978 in Basu Chatterjee’s feature film Khatta Meetha. He went on to appear on NYPD Blue, Cosby, Falcone and Prison Break, before becoming Vikram on The Office in 2007.

In 1991, Chowdhry penned Sam & Me, in which he also starred. The film was directed by Deepa Mehta. 

Chowdhry most recently appeared as a hotel manager on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2013.