Thai movie stars died in 2009

Here are 1 famous actors from Thailand died in 2009:

Ruj Ronapop

Ruj Ronapop (March 13, 1931 Nakhon Si Thammarat Province-December 27, 2009 Nonthaburi Province) also known as Surin Charoenpura, Ruj Ronnapop or Ruj Ronnapob was a Thai actor and film director. His children are called Mai Charoenpura, Ploy Charoenpura, Venic Charoenpura, Wipawee Charoenpura and Intira Jaroenpura.

Ruj Ronapop began his acting career in the 1950s, becoming a notable presence in Thai cinema during the 1960s and 70s. He appeared in over 200 films in his career, often taking on lead roles or playing supporting characters. In addition to acting, he also directed several films such as "Three Brats" and "The Last Assignment". Ronapop's contributions to the film industry earned him numerous accolades throughout his career, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Thai Film Association in 2006. Aside from his successful career, Ronapop was known for his philanthropic work, particularly with underprivileged children, and was an active member of the Buddhist community.

Later in his career, Ruj Ronapop also ventured into television, where he appeared in several popular dramas. He was highly regarded by his peers for his professionalism and dedication to his craft. Ronapop's legacy in Thai cinema and entertainment remains influential, with many actors and filmmakers citing him as an inspiration. His children have also followed in his footsteps, with three of them - Mai, Ploy and Venic - becoming successful actresses in their own right. Ruj Ronapop's contributions to Thai culture and society have left a lasting impact, and his memory continues to be celebrated by his fans and colleagues alike.

Ruj Ronapop was born in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand, on March 13th, 1931. He studied at Satri Withaya School in Bangkok before starting his acting career in the 1950s. During his prime, he was considered one of the most popular and talented actors in Thai cinema. In 1953, Ronapop played the lead role in the film "Khon Hak" which propelled him to fame. He went on to star in numerous films, including dramas, comedies, and action movies. In the 1960s and 1970s, Ruj Ronapop further cemented his status as a top actor, appearing in several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. He was known for his versatility in portraying various characters, from lovable rogues to morally upright heroes. Apart from acting, Ronapop also explored his passion for directing, producing several films during his career that showcased his creative talents. Ronapop's talent and dedication were recognized by the Thai Film Association, which awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He was also honored with various other accolades throughout his career, including Best Actor at the 4th Asian Film Festival in Tokyo for his role in the film "The Moonhunter" (1972). In addition to his contributions to the film industry, Ruj Ronapop was also known for his philanthropy and charity work. He founded the Ruj Ronapop Foundation, which aims to help underprivileged children and families in Thailand. He was also an active member of the Buddhist community, devoting time and resources to various temple projects. Ruj Ronapop passed away on December 27th, 2009, in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, at the age of 78. His legacy as a pioneering actor and filmmaker in Thai cinema continues to inspire generations of artists in Thailand and beyond.

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