Mukri

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Mukri
Born Muhammad Umar Mukri
(1922-01-05)5 January 1922
Alibag, Raigad District, Maharashtra, India
Died 4 September 2000(2000-09-04) (aged 78)
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Cause of death
Heart Failure
Residence Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1945-1994

Mukri (5 January 1922 – 4 September 2000) was an Indian film actor, who worked as a comedian in Hindi films.[1] Born as Muhammad Umar Mukri in Alibagh, he started his film career from film Pratima along with noted film actor Dilip Kumar in 1945. Subsequently in career spanning 50 years, he acted in over 600 films.[2]

Mukri with his toothless smile, diminutive stature and perfect humor timing amused the audiences in more than 600 films, over six decades in Bollywood.

His notable films are Mother India (1957), Sharabi (1984), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Lawaris (1981), Bombay to Goa (1972), Gopi (1972), Kohinoor (1960) and many more.

Career[edit]

His career in films ran parallel to Dilip Kumar, who was his schoolmate.They made their debut as with the Bombay Talkies film Pratima, also the directorial debut of actor P. Jairaj.[2] Before joining film industry, Mukri worked as a Qazi.

Death[edit]

Mukri died in Mumbai on 4 September 2000 at the age of 78, at Lilavati Hospital due to heart attack.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Mukri died and was survived by his wife Mumtaz and 5 children, 2 daughters Naseem and Amina and three sons Nasir, Faruk and Bilal.[2] One of his child is Naseem Mukri who wrote dialogues of movies Dhadkan and Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya. She wrote screenplay of Dhadkan and acted in it too.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

  • Sharaabi (1984).... Natthulal
  • Betaaj Badshah (1994) .... College Principal
  • Baali Umar Ko Salaam (1994) (uncredited) .... Rahul
  • Farishtay (1991)
  • Trinetra (1991) .... Organizer Show Fight Wrestler in Water
  • Izzatdaar (1990)
  • Jaadugar (1989) .... Nathulal
  • Daata (1989) .... Pandit Ram Prasad
  • Gair Kaanooni (1989) .... Chinnappa Malappa Shetty
  • Mohabat Ka Paigham (1989)
  • Ram Lakhan (1989) .... Dhondu Nai
  • Agnee (1988) .... Santosh Sen
  • Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988) .... Inmate
  • Bhatakti Jawani (1988)
  • Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988) (uncredited) .... Master of the house newlyweds
  • Kaash (1987) .... Fisherman of the dogs
  • Hawalaat (1987) .... Director (guest appearance)
  • Imaandaar (1987) .... Nathulal
  • Parivaar (1987) .... Banwari
  • Karma (1986) .... Chhote Khan
  • Amrit (1986) .... Kamru
  • Babu (1985) .... Constable
  • Hum Dono (1985) .... Popley
  • Naya Bakra (1985) .... Boy
  • Jhutha Sach (1984) .... Politician (song "Loot Gayi")
  • Meraa Dost Meraa Dushman (1984) .... Harkishen
  • Rakta Bandhan (1984) .... Dharamdas
  • Sharaabi (1984) .... Natthulal
  • Coolie (1983) .... Mr. Iyengar
  • Mahaan (1983) .... Guru's foster father
  • Sun Meri Laila (1983) .... Ad Film Director
  • Daulat Ke Dushman (1983) .... Soni
  • Anokha Bandhan (1982) .... Kalu Mali (Gardener)
  • Vidhaata (1982) .... Dance Organiser
  • Sun Sajna (1982)
  • Dharam Kanta (1982) .... Shiva's stepfather
  • Khud-Daar (1982) .... Tailor
  • Khoon Ka Rishta (1981)
  • Sannata (1981)
  • Laawaris (1981) .... Gaffoor Bhai
  • Khoon Aur Paani (1981) .... Saramji Rustomji Bochwala – man with newspaper
  • Ladies Tailor (1981) (as Muqri) .... Kaniz's Drummer
  • Naseeb (1981) .... Mehboob Bhai
  • Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981)
  • Umrao Jaan (1981) (uncredited) .... Parnan Aziz
  • Karz (1980) .... College Principal
  • The Burning Train (1980) .... Kanhaiya
  • Abdullah (1980) .... Trader
  • Phir Wohi Raat (1980)
  • Takkar (1980)
  • Yari Dushmani (1980) .... Hotel manager
  • Aatish (1979) .... Diwan Chotelal
  • Shikshaa (1979) .... Parsi driving classic car
  • Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979)
  • Sunayana (1979) .... Circus owner
  • Ganga Ki Saugand (1978) .... Guest appearance
  • Ankh Ka Tara (1978) .... Govind
  • Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)
  • Pandit Aur Pathan (1977) .... Parheshan
  • Amaanat (1977) .... Mr. Lobo
  • Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) .... Taiyyab Ali
  • Chandi Sona (1977) .... Chhota
  • Saheb Bahadur (1977) .... Waiter
  • Tyaag (1977) .... Mangal Dada
  • Fakira (1976) .... Chimanlal's Private Secretary
  • Sabse Bada Rupaiya (1976) .... Phalku
  • Arjun Pandit (1976)
  • Bairaag (1976) (as Muqri) .... Munim
  • Jai Bajrang Bali (1976) .... Shakun's assistant
  • Bundal Baaz (1976) .... Gupta
  • Aa Jaa Sanam (1975)
  • Andhera (1975)
  • Mazaaq (1975) .... Chunnilal Paan Wala
  • Zorro (1975) .... Maniram
  • Kunwara Baap (1974) .... Hawaldar (Constable)
  • Naya Din Nai Raat (1974) .... Stage Prompter
  • Do Phool (1974) .... Man who captures Pavitra
  • Duniya Ka Mela (1974)
  • Loafer (1973) .... Bus Boy
  • Heera (1973) .... Manglu
  • Honeymoon (1973) .... Ramsingh
  • Mehmaan (1973) .... Bellboy
  • Mere Gharib Nawaz (1973) .... Afzal
  • Suraj Aur Chanda (1973)
  • Bombay to Goa (1972) .... South Indian
  • Piya Ka Ghar (1972) .... Kanhaiya
  • Annadata (1972) .... Shaadilal
  • Anokha Daan (1972)
  • Apradh (1972) .... German Jewelry Appraiser
  • Zindagi Zindagi (1972) .... Dr. Sunil's servant
  • Hungama (1971) .... Broker Talaram
  • Rakhwala (1971) (uncredited) .... Dr. Panchotiya
  • Pyar Ki Kahani (1971) .... Member of Banke's party
  • Upaasna (1971)
  • Albela (1971)
  • Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari (1971) .... Thakur Chandan Singh
  • Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong (1971) .... James
  • Jwala (1971)
  • Lakhon Me Ek (1971) .... Makhanlal
  • Main Sunder Hoon (1971) .... Dattaram
  • Paras (1971) .... Manager
  • Mastana (1970) .... Dhanraj's Chauffeur
  • Prem Pujari (1970) .... Indian Muslim
  • Bachpan (1970) .... Rahim's dad
  • Bhai-Bhai (1970)
  • Darpan (1970)
  • Devi (1970) .... Sunder Das
  • Gopi (1970) .... Ramlal
  • Mera Naam Joker (1970) .... Circus Surgeon
  • Suhana Safar (1970) .... Mukkaramjah Mknaik 'Mukri'
  • Do Raaste (1969) .... Special Guest
  • Bhai Bahen (1969) .... Mangu
  • Chirag (1969) .... Tingu
  • Madhavi (1969) .... Kaviraj
  • Meri Bhabhi (1969)
  • Nannha Farishta (1969) .... Chaubey
  • Yakeen (1969) .... Father of the guy who found body at the beach
  • Aabroo (1968)
  • Anokhi Raat (1968) .... Naubat
  • Izzat (1968) .... Rondhu
  • Padosan (1968) .... Banarasi
  • Raja Aur Runk (1968) .... Sunder – Sudhir's friend
  • Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968) .... Krishnamurthy
  • Vaasna (1968)
  • Anita (1967)
  • Chandan Ka Palna (1967) .... Munshi Chhote Lal
  • Duniya Nachegi (1967)
  • Farz (1967) .... Raju
  • Hamare Gam Se Mat Khelo (1967)
  • Meherban (1967) .... Nathu aka Moti – Owner of Gadhamaharaj
  • Milan (1967) .... Jaggu
  • Ram Aur Shyam (1967) .... Murlidhar
  • Suraj (1966) .... Anokhe
  • Daadi Maa (1966) .... Bihari
  • Johar in Kashmir (1966) .... School-master
  • Mera Saaya (1966) .... Munshiji (Banke's Friend)
  • Smuggler (1966) .... Banarsi "Batlitodh"
  • Johar-Mehmood in Goa (1965) .... Master/Headmaster Pinto
  • Bahu Beti (1965) .... Kadam
  • Himalay Ki Godmein (1965) .... Budhimaan
  • Nishan (1965)
  • Char Dervesh (1964) .... Masha Allah
  • Phoolon Ki Sej (1964) .... Jacket
  • Pooja Ke Phool (1964) .... Kisaan
  • Bahurani (1963)
  • Dev Kanya (1963)
  • Phool Bane Angarey (1963)
  • Aashiq (1962)
  • Asli-Naqli (1962) .... Nandu
  • Man-Mauji (1962) .... Darbari Lal
  • Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962) .... Ustad Fateh Khan
  • Son of India (1962)
  • Bada Aadmi (1961)
  • Anuradha (1960) .... Atmaram
  • Bewaqoof (1960) .... Sherdil (Marina's dad)
  • Kohinoor (1960)
  • Anari (1959) .... Kamdhar (Raj Kapoor's co-worker)
  • Barkha (1959) .... Shambu
  • Kali Topi Lal Rumal (1959)
  • Qaidi No. 911 (1959)
  • Aji Bas Shukriya (1958)
  • Amar Deep (1958) .... Lali
  • Kalapani (1958) .... Madhosh Miyan
  • Malik (1958)
  • Sohni Mahiwal (1958)
  • Mother India (1957) (as Muqri) .... Shambu
  • Suvarna Sundari (1957)
  • Aawaz (1956)
  • Chori Chori (1956) (as Muqri) .... Madarilal
  • Lalten (1956)
  • Paisa Hi Paisa (1956)
  • Char Paise (1955)
  • Inaam (1955)
  • Amar (1954) (as Muqri) .... Advocate
  • Daku Ki Ladki (1954)
  • Mangu (1954)
  • Mastana (1954)
  • Mirza Ghalib (1954)
  • Baghi (1953)
  • Shahenshah (1953)
  • Aan (1952) (as Muqri) .... Chandan
  • Annadata (1952)
  • Sazaa (1951) .... Batwa
  • Jan Pahchan (1950) .... Lallu
  • Pardes (1950)
  • Anokha Pyar (1948)
  • Mera Geet (1946)
  • Pratima(1945)

Self:

  • Raj Kapoor (1987) .... Himself (during funeral)
  • Gomti Ke Kinare (1972) .... Himself
  • Shrimanji (1968) .... Himself
  • Kala Bazar (1960) .... Himself

Archive Footage:

  • Film Hi Film (1983) (uncredited)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gulzar; Govind Nihalani, Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 341. ISBN 8179910660. 
  2. ^ a b c Eminent Koknis >> Mr. Mohammed Umer Mukri
  3. ^ Mukhri dies at 78
  4. ^ Biography IMDB.
  5. ^ "Heart of darkness". MiD DAY. 2010-11-02. 

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