Kumar Pallana Net Worth

Kumar Pallana Net Worth – How Much is Kumar Pallana Worth?

Kumar Pallana had an unusual journey to Hollywood. The 94-year-old plate spinner and juggler, best known for appearing in Wes Anderson films like Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and Darjeeling Limited was discovered at a coffee shop owned by his son Dipak in Dallas frequented by actors Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson; these actors took notice of him and offered him roles. Anderson eventually cast him in Bottle Rocket before giving him many other parts. Pallana became just as much part of Anderson’s universe as colorful wallpaper and Kinks songs!

Pallana was born in Indore, India on December 23rd 1918 to an automobile dealer father who dreamed of making movies. At 13 he left school and headed towards Bombay hoping that by walking through studio gates he could become an overnight star of Bollywood movies. Unfortunately for Pallana at that time the British seized both his home and business leaving his family significantly reduced in circumstances.

After his performance career in the 1950s and ’60s, which attracted fans such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Harry Belafonte, Pallana settled down in Texas teaching yoga. But his desire for performance continued, prompting him to travel overseas in early ’90s with his brother to perform as a juggler/dancer until returning back home where he eventually settled down again – eventually landing in Las Vegas before eventually returning back home where he performed regularly and spun plates at nightclubs before returning back home and teaching yoga in Texas!

He made numerous television appearances, most notably on Mickey Mouse Club and Captain Kangaroo, before making his true cinematic debut with Bottle Rocket (1996, 13-minute short). Here, he played one of a group of unwitting thieves.

Pallana made only a brief cameo appearance in Bottle Rocket; however, he went on to appear in other Anderson films such as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums; additionally he can be found in 2010 movie Anjaana Anjaani as well as 2011 independent film Another Earth.

One of the most poignant scenes in the latter film is one of its smallest but most touching. Pallana sits with a young girl in a hotel room when he begins telling her his life story – an emotionally stirring yet tragic scene worth revisiting as Pallana’s journey draws to a close. Rest in peace Kumar Pallana; we shall miss you.

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