Jalal Agha

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Date of birth 1946 Date of death 1995 age 49 years was an Indian actor and director in Bollywood films. Son of the popular comedian Agha, Jalal studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

a photo of Jalal


He made his debut as a child actor playing the young version of Jehangir (who was played by Dilip Kumar as an adult) in the historical epic Mughal-E-Azam which released in 1960. He made his debut in an adult role in K.A. Abbas's Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein (1967),[1] and went to appear in over 60 Bollywood films from the late 1960s through to the early 1990s mostly playing supporting roles. His most famous role was in the blockbuster hit Sholay where he played the Rubab player in the popular song Mehbooba O' Mehbooba. His other roles to mention are 'Julie' (Julie's silent lover), the singer of 'Sama hai Suhana suhana' from Bollywood movie Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani' starring Balraj Sahni, Rakesh Roshan, Nirupa Roy and Bharti', Shabana Azmi's brother in 'Thodi Si Bewafai' and Naseeruddin Shah's friend in 'Dil Akhir Dil Hai'.

He also made appearances in English-language films such as Bombay Talkie (1970), Gandhi (1982), Kim (1984) and The Deceivers (1988). He also wrote and directed a Bollywood film titled Goonj which released in 1989.

He died of a heart attack in 1995 at the age of 49. He is survived by his son, Saleem Christopher Agha Bee, and daughter, Vanessa Feuerstein.

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  1. ^ "Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein (1968)". The Hindu. April 8, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

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