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 February 11, 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.

filmography[edit]

As a Lead[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1967 Akbara
1968 Lala Rukh
1968 Josh-e-Inteqam
1968 Badla
1968 Ik Si Maa
1968 Sohna
1968 Pyar da Vairi
1969 Dilbar Jani
1969 Bhaian di Jori
1969 Qoul Qarar
1969 Gabhru Putt Punjab Day
1969 Dhee Rani
1970 Anwara
1970 Aakhri Chattan
1970 Ik Sona Ik Mitti
1970 Ali Baba 40 Chor
1970 Laralappa
1970 Chann Sajna
1970 Bahadur Kissan
1970 Rabb di Shaan
1970 Rangu Jatt
1970 Bholay Shah
1970 Att Khuda da Vair
1970 Dunya Matlab Di
1971 Bhaian Baj Na Jorian
1971 Asghara
1971 Ghunghroo
1971 Des Mera Jeedaran Da
1971 Chanan Akhian Da
1971 Babul
1971 Sakhi Lutera
1971 Aasoo Billa
1971 Jatt da Qoul
1971 Dil aur Dunya
1971 Sohna Puttar
1971 Khoon Da Rishta
1972 Khoon Pasina
1972 Khan Chacha
1972 2 Pattar Anaran day
1972 Eid da Chann
1972 Patola
1972 Melay Sajna day
1972 'Hashu Khan
1972 Sir Da Sain
1972 Sajjan Dushman
1972 Basheera
1972 Sir Dhar di Bazi
1972 Heera
1972 Zindagi Kay Melay
1972 Sultan
1972 Nizam
1972 Jangu
1972 Thah
1972 Raju
1973 Khoon da Darya
1973 Zarq Khan
1973 Jawani di Hawa
1973 Bala Gujjar
1973 Des Mera Jeedaran Da
1973 Sadhu aur Sheitan
1973 Pehla War
1973 Banarsi Thug
1973 Baghi Haseena
1973 Dharti Sheran Di
1974 Zulm Kaday Nein Phalda
1974 Nadra
1974 Qatil Tay Mafroor
1974 Sidha Rasta
1974 Rano
1974 Sasta Khoon Mehnga Pani
1974 Khana Day Khan Prohnay
1974 Babul Sadqay Teray
1974 Sohna Mukhra
1974 Suhag Tera Lahu Mera
1975 Ustad
1975 Sharif Badmash
1975 Wehshi Jatt
1975 Shaheed
1975 Jor Tor Da Badshah
1975 Balwant Kour
1975 Sheeda Pastol
1975 Khooni
1975 Doghla
1975 Jailor Tay Qaidi
1976 Dankay Di Choat
1976 Mout Khed Jawana di
1976 Yaar da Sehra
1976 Akhar
1976 Rastay ka Pathar
1976 Ultimatum
1976 Toofan
1976 Pindiwal
1976 Sakhi Lutera
1976 Wardat
1976 Chitra tay Shera
1976 Baghi tay Farangi
1976 Truck Driver
1976 Licence
1976 Ghairat
1976 Ann Daata
1976 Shera Tay Babbra
1976 Jagga Gujjar
1976 2 Dushman
1976 Ajj Da Badmash
1976 Reshma tay Shera
1976 Charagh Bahadur
1976 Gangu Puttar Maa Da
1976 Thuggan day Thug
1976 Taqdeer Kahan Lay Ayi
1977 Aakhri Medan
1977 Dada
1977 Jurm Main keeta si
1977 3 Badshah
1977 Jasoos
1977 Lahori Badshah
1977 Jeera Sain
1977 Sadqay Teri Mout Tun
1977 Inteqam Di Agg
1977 Sher Babbar
1977 Qanoon
1977 Shaheen
1977 Aakhri Muqabla
1977 Dosti Tay Dushmani
1977 Kon Sharif Kon Badmash
1977 Ghairat Di Mout
1977 Meray Badshah
1977 Khamosh
1978 Nidarr
1978 Ghunda
1978 Chori Mera Kaam
1978 Lathi Charge
1978 Elaan
1978 Chal Wal It was Pashto Film
1978 Heera tay Basheera
1978 Chaman Khan
1978 Shera Daket
1978 Ibrat
1978 2 Daku
1978 Lakha
1978 Tax
1978 Hera Pheri
1978 Boycott
1978 Ranga Daku
1978 Curfew Order
1978 Lalkara
1978 Sharif Ziddi
1979 Maula Jatt Moula Jatt A Blockbuster film, The film completed continuously 130 weeks at Shabistan Cinema Lahore and combined 310 weeks in its first run.
1979 Main Nalaiq Aan

As a Guest[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
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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