Sultan Rahi

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Native name سلطان راہی
Born 1938
Utter Pradesh, British India
Died 9 January 1996
Gujranwala, Pakistan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1959–1996
Website
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Sultan Rahi / (Urdu/Punjabi) سلطان راہی was a Pakistani Punjabi actor with an appearance in 813 films in his career . He is the only Pakistani actor to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. He worked in over 703 plus Punjabi films and 100 Urdu films.[citation needed] He won 160 Film Awards. Some of his major films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather, Basheeraa and Wehsi Gujjar. He has appeared in the highest grossing films of Pakistan and has established himself as one of the leading and most successful actors of Pakistani and Punjabi cinema.[1] he also worked as senior acting officer in tabi production

Life and work[edit]

Rahi was born to a Muslim arain family who were settled in Muzaffar Nagar, District Bijnore, Utter Pradesh India, and after the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and moved to Gujranwala,Punjab. Before joining films he acted in the stage drama named Nadir Shah Durrani in 1955.

Rahi was an extra in the 1959 film Baghi. Although he struggled for a few years in the early 1960s, playing only a few supporting roles. The turning point came in 1972, when three of his films celebrated diamond jubilees. In 1975 he became an action icon for the lovers of Punjabi films. In 1979 Maula Jatt became his most successful Pakistani film to date. Rahi worked most often with directors Masood Rana and Younas Malik.

On 9 January 1996 he was shot dead on the main highway in Pakistan known as GT Road, near Gujranwala, Punjab. There was no real progress to his murder investigation.

Rahi has a son, Haider Sultan, who is an actor.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1971 Dil aur Dunia
1972 Khan Chacha
Sultan
Bashira
1973 Banarsi Thag
Zarq Khan
1974 Dillagi
Ultimatum
Rastay ka Pather
Sidha Rasta
1975 Dada
Wehshi Jatt
Shareef Badmash
1976 Toofan
Jagga Gujjar
1977 Lahori Badsha
Qanoon
Jeera sain
1978 Ranga Daku
1979 Jatt Soorma
Maula Jatt
Goga Sher
Wehshi Gujjar
1980 Behram Daku
Boycot
Hitlar
1981 Anokha Daaj
Sher Maidan Da
Miley Ga Zulm Da Badla
Jeedar
Jatt in London
Veryaam
Athra Puttar
Sher Khan
Sala Sahib
Chan Veryam
1982 Do Bigha Zameen
Muftber
Rustam
1983 Raka
Lawaris
Dara Baloch
Rustam Khan
Murad Khan
Shan
Baghi Sher
1984 Kalia
Sholay
Qatil Hasina
Jabar Khan
1985 Qismat
Ajab Khan
Jagga
1986 Qaidi
Queemat
1987 Sangal
Allah Rakha
Dulari
Badal
Nache Nagan
1988 Mola Bakhsh
Mafroor
Hasina 420
Roti
1989 Hakumat
Super Girl
Kalka
Balawal
Sultana
Dakait
Rangiley Jasoos
Mujram
Khuda Bux
1990 Siren
Sher Dil
1991 Kaley Chore
Chiraghbali
Badmash Thug
Qatil Qaidi
1992 Majhoo
1994 Bala Pere Da
1996 Sakhi Badsha

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sultan Rahi-An Action Legend". Pakistan Film Magazine. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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