Kader Khan

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Kader Khan
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Kader Khan
Born (1942-10-22) 22 October 1942 (age 71)
Pashin Balochistan [1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970-Present
Religion Islam

Kader Khan (born 22 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer and Director. He graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the film industry (1970–75) he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.

Personal life[edit]

Khan was born on 22 October 1942 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is an ethnic Pashtun.[2] He is the son of Abdul Rehman Khan who was from Kandahar while his mother was Iqbal Begum from Pishin, Balochistan. He had three brothers Shams ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman & Habib ur Rehman who all died before he was born.[3] He is a Haffiz-e-Quran.

At the age of one, his family immigrated to Bombay and started living in the crime infested slums of Kamathipura . He enrolled in a local municipal school and later in the Ismail Yusuf College after which he obtained a master's diploma in engineering- (M.I.E.) from the Institution of Engineers (India) specializing in civil engineering. Between 1970 and 1975, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla as teacher of civil engineering.

On the college's annual day function, Khan took part in a play and it was acclaimed by all present. Dilip Kumar came to know about it; he called him and showed keenness in watching the play. Khan made special arrangements and acted the play for him. Kumar was so impressed that he signed him for his next two films: Sagina Mahato and Bairaag.

Khan lives in Mumbai, the home of the Hindi film industry. And he has family, who lives also in the Netherlands and Canada. He has three sons; Sarfaraz Khan and Shahnawaz Khan and the third son lives in Canada. His son Sarfaraz Khan has also acted in several films. He is also family of Zarine Khan, which also works in the Film industry as an Indian actress and model. It is reported that Kader Khan is also a citizen of Canada.[4] He currently lives in Santa Cruz, Mumbai.

Career[edit]

Khan has acted in over 450 films in Hindi and Urdu and has written dialogues for over 250 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century.[5] Manmohan Desai paid him a handsome amount of one lakh twenty-one thousand for writing dialogues for the film Roti (1974). He is most popularly recognized for working with actor Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan. He has worked side-by-side with other comedians like Shakti Kapoor[6] and Johnny Lever.[5] He has played a large variety of parts in films like a supporting role of a father, uncle, brother, main villain or the side villain, guest actor and comedian. He is best known as a legend in Hindi cinema. He has made a great contribution to the Hindi film industry and Bollywood.

He recently appeared in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Lucky: No Time for Love (2006) and Family: Ties of Blood (2006). He starred in his own comedy television series titled Hasna Mat, which aired on Star Plus.

There were rumours of him writing a sequel to Andaaz Apna Apna but, when media asked him, he denied it saying "I have not taken any projects as writer, its just a rumor." He made a comeback on Indian television with a comedy series Hi! Padosi... Kaun Hai Doshi? on Sahara One.[7]

Dialogue and script writer[edit]

As a dialogue writer Kader Khan has worked with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra for their films starring Amitabh Bachchan. Besides Amitabh, he was the only one to work in the rival camps of Mehra and Desai. His films with them include Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Sharaabi, Coolie, Desh Premee, Lawaaris, Suhaag, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Parvarish and Amar Akbar Anthony.[8]

Other Amitabh Bachchan films for which he has written dialogues are Mr. Natwarlal, Khoon Pasina, Do Aur Do Paanch, Satte Pe Satta, Inquilab, Giraftaar, Hum and Agneepath. Khan has also written screenplays for films starring Amitabh like Agneepath and Naseeb.[9]

Other hit films for which he has written dialogues Himmatwala, Coolie No. 1, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Kanoon Apna Apna, Khoon Bhari Maang, Karma, Sultanat, Sarfarosh, Justice Choudhary, Dharam Veer etc.[8]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

Winner

Nominated

Khan was recognized by the AFMI (American Federation of Muslims from India) for his achievement and service to the Muslim community in India.

Filmography[edit]

Television career[edit]

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