Sultan Rahi

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Sultan Rahi
Native name سلطان راہی
Born Muhammed Sultan Rahi
1938
Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died 9 January 1996
Gujranwala, Pakistan
Other names Agha Jani , Rahi Sahab
Occupation Actor, Director, Writer
Years active 1956–1996

Muhammad Sultan Khan, known as Sultan Rahi (Punjabi and Urdu: سلطان راہی‎), was a Pakistani Punjabi actor.

Some of his films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather, Basheeraa and Wehsi Gujjar. He established himself as one of the leading and most successful actors of Pakistani and Punjabi cinema.[1]

He was shot and killed in 1996.

Life and career[edit]

Rahi was born to a Punjabi family settled in Muzaffar Nagar, Bijnore District, Utter Pradesh, India, during the British Raj. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947 he moved to Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.

Rahi performed in the stage drama Nadir Shah Durrani in 1955.

He begin his film career in 1959 as a guest actor in the film Baghi. Maula Jatt was released on 11 February 1979 which became his most successful Pakistani film. His other works include Sher Khan (1981) and Sala Sahib.

Rahi appeared in key roles in over 535 films.[2] He worked most often with directors Masood Rana and Younas Malik.[3]

On 9 January 1996 he was shot and killed on the main highway in Pakistan known as Grand Trunk Road, near Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Select filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Director
1956 Baghi Urdu Ashfaq Malik,
1956 Wehshi Urdu Munawar H. Qasim
1956 Hatim Urdu Daud Chand
1957 Yakkay Wali Punjabi M.J. Rana
1957 Palkan Punjabi Amin Malik
1957 Murad Urdu Daud Chand
1957 Sardar Urdu M.S. Daar
1957 Zulfan Urdu Agha Hussaini
1958 Zehr-e-Ishq Urdu Director: Masood Parvez
1958 Rukhsana Urdu Director: Fazal Deen
1958 Darbar Urdu Director: Riaz Ahmad
1979 Dangal Punjabi Director: Kaifee
1958 Mumtaz Urdu Director: Mohammad Ali
1958 Pehla Qadam Urdu Director: A. G. Thawni
1958 Akhri Dao Urdu Director: A.K. Chodhary
1958 Aadmi Urdu Director: Luqman
1958 Jagga Punjabi Director: Saqlain Rizvi
1959 Yaar Beli Punjabi Director: Khalil Qaisar
1959 16 Aanay Urdu Director: Agha Hussaini )
1959 Sahara Urdu Director: A. Rauf
1959 Bodi Shah Punjabi Director: S.M. Ahmad, Qalandar
1959 Raaz Urdu Director: Humayun Mirza,
1959 Nagin Urdu Director: Khalil Qaisar
1959 Lalkar Urdu Director: T.H. Riaz
1959 Shera Punjabi Director: M.J. Rana (also screenplay)
1959 Himmat Urdu Director: Amin Malik
1960 Yeh Dunya Urdu Director: Nazir Sufi
1960 Watan Urdu Director: Anwar Kemal Pasha
1960 Bhabhi Urdu Director: Syed Atta Ullah Shah Hashmi
1960 Ayaz Urdu (Director: Luqman
1960 Khaibar Mail Urdu Director: Agha Hussaini
1960 Dil-e-Nadan Urdu Director: Najam Naqvi
1960 Daku ki Larki Urdu Director: Saleem Ahmad
1960 Saheli Urdu Director: S.M. Yousuf
1961 Farishta Urdu Director: Luqman
1961 Habu Urdu Director: Rahim Gul

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Pashaura; Fenech, Louis E. (2014-03). The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies. Oxford University Press. pp. 488–. ISBN 9780199699308. Retrieved 25 March 2015.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Malik, Iftikhar Haider (2006). Culture and Customs of Pakistan. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 182–. ISBN 9780313331268. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Actor Sultan Rahi’s 16th death anniversary observed – AAJ News". aaj.tv. 

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