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Kader Khan

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Kader Khan
Kader Khan 2012.jpg
Khan in 2012
Born 1935/1936 (age 79–80) [1]
Kabul, Afghanistan
Ethnicity Pashtun
Citizenship Indian, Canadian
Alma mater Ismail Yusuf College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970-present
Religion Islam[2]

Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney.[3] Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.

Early life and education[edit]

Khan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan.[4] His father was Abdul Rehman Khan from Kandahar while his mother was Iqbal Begum from Pishin, British India (now in Balochistan, Pakistan). Khan had three brothers Shams ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman and Habib ur Rehman.[5] He is an ethnic Pashtun of the Kakar tribe.[5] He is a Haffiz-e-Quran.

He enrolled in a local municipal school and later in the Ismail Yusuf College after which he obtained a Master's Diploma in Engineering (MIE) from the Institution of Engineers (India) specializing in Civil engineering. Between 1970 and 1975, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla as teacher of civil engineering.

On the college's annual day function, Khan took part in a play and it was acclaimed by all present. Actor Dilip Kumar came to know about it; he called him and showed keenness in watching the play. Khan made special arrangements and acted the play for him. Kumar was so impressed that he signed him for his next two films: Sagina Mahato and Bairaag.

Khan lives in Mumbai, the home of the Hindi film industry. He also has family in the Netherlands and Canada. He has three sons: Sarfaraz Khan, Shahnawaz Khan, and a third son in Canada. His son Sarfaraz Khan has also acted in several films. He also belongs to the family of Zarine Khan, who also works in the film industry as an actress and model. It is reported that Kader Khan is also a citizen of Canada.[6]

Career[edit]

Khan has acted in over 300[3] films in Hindi and Urdu and has written dialogues for over 250 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century.[7] Manmohan Desai paid him a handsome amount of one lakh twenty-one thousand for writing dialogues for the film Roti (1974). He is most popularly recognized for working with actor Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan. He has worked side-by-side with other comedians like Shakti Kapoor[8] and Johnny Lever.[7] He has played a large variety of parts in films like a supporting role of a father, uncle, brother, main villain or the side villain, guest actor and comedian.

He recently appeared in Tevar (2015), Hera Pheri 3 (2016), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Lucky: No Time for Love (2006) and Family: Ties of Blood (2006). He starred in his own comedy television series titled Hasna Mat, which aired on Star Plus. He made a comeback on Indian television with a comedy series Hi! Padosi... Kaun Hai Doshi? on Sahara One.[9]

Dialogue and script writer[edit]

As a dialogue writer Kader Khan has worked with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra for their films starring Amitabh Bachchan. Besides Amitabh, he was the only one to work in the rival camps of Mehra and Desai. His films with them include Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Sharaabi, Coolie, Desh Premee, Lawaaris, Suhaag, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Parvarish and Amar Akbar Anthony.[10]

Other Amitabh Bachchan films for which he has written dialogues are Mr. Natwarlal, Khoon Pasina, Do Aur Do Paanch, Satte Pe Satta, Inquilab, Giraftaar, Hum and Agneepath. Khan has also written screenplays for films starring Amitabh like Agneepath and Naseeb.[11]

Other successful films for which he has written dialogues include Himmatwala, Coolie No. 1, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Kanoon Apna Apna, Khoon Bhari Maang, Karma, Sultanat, Sarfarosh, Justice Chaudhury and Dharam Veer.[10]

Awards[edit]

  • 2013: Sahitya Shiromani Award for his work and contributions to Hindi Film industry and Cinema.
Filmfare Award Winner
Filmfare Award Nominee
  • 1984: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Himmatwala
  • 1986: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Aaj Ka Daur
  • 1990: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Sikka
  • 1992: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Hum
  • 1994: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Aankhen
  • 1995: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Main Khiladi Tu Anari
  • 1996: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Coolie No. 1
  • 1997: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Saajan Chale Sasural
  • 1999: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Dulhe Raja

Khan was recognized by the AFMI (American Federation of Muslims from India) for his achievement and service to the Muslim community in India.

Work[edit]

Film actor[edit]

Movie Year Role
Hera Pheri 3 2017
Hogaya Dimaag Ka Dahi 2015 [12]
Ungli 2014 Sunil
Lateef 2014
Dil Bhi Khaali Jeb Bhi Khaali 2014 Police Officer
Kill Dil 2014
Zila Kannauj 2014
In your arms 2013
Gang of Gardulle 2013
Mr. Money 2013
Deewana Main Deewana 2012
Don't Worry 2009
Mehbooba 2008 Lawyer
Deshdrohi 2008 Abdul - Fruit vendor
Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega 2007 Kiran's dad
Undertrial 2007 Advocate Ravi Vishnoi
Umar 2006 Iqbal Khan
Jigyaasa 2006 Nand Kishore - Nanduji
Family: Ties of Blood 2006 Kalim Khan
Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai 2005 Vikram Malhotra
Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen 2005 Goverdhan
Lucky: No Time for Love 2005 Doctor
Dhadkanein 2005
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi 2004 Mr. Duggal
Bazaar: Market of Love, Lust and Desire 2004
Suno Sasurjee 2004 Raj K. Saxena
Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya 2004 Kuldeep Khanna
Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century 2003 Bhaleram/Goatherd
Parwana 2003 Ismailbhai Muskurahat
Basti 2003 Commentator
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye 2002 Kokibhai
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye 2002 Mahendra Malhotra
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna 2002 Murari
Akhiyon Se Goli Maare 2002 Akhendra "Topichand" Bhangare
Yeh Hai Jalwa 2002 Purshottam Mittal
Badhaai Ho Badhaai 2002 Ghuman Singh Rathod
Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya 2002 Babban Miyan
Sindoor Ki Saugandh 2002 Majid Shola/Inspector Asli Tandoor Khan
Dial 100 2001 Kamal Bihari
Galiyon Ka Badshah 2001
Ittefaq 2001 Seth. Gujjumal Hiranandani
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa 2000 Mr. Oberoi (Boss)
Dhadkan 2000 Special Appearance in song 'Dulhe Ka Sehra'
Kunwara 2000 Vishwanath Pratap Singh
Joru Ka Ghulam 2000 Dyaneshwarprasad Pitamber
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge 2000 Mr. Oberoi (special appearance)
Billa No. 786 2000
Krodh 2000 Balwant
Jaanwar 1999 Singer on Square at Temple
Hindustan Ki Kasam 1999 Dr. Dastoor
Haseena Maan Jaayegi 1999 Amirchand
Rajaji 1999 Shivnath
Sooryavansham 1999 Major Ranjit Singh
Anari No. 1 1999 K.K.
Aa Ab Laut Chalen 1999 Sader
Nyaydaata 1999 Yaadram
Sirf Tum 1999 Phone booth operator
Kudrat 1998 Vijay's grandpa
Hero Hindustani 1998 Topi
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 1998 (uncredited) Waiter/Kadar Bhai
Dulhe Raja 1998 K.K. Singhania
Gharwali Baharwali 1998 Hiralal Verma
Aunty No. 1 1998 Rai Bahadur Behl
Jaane Jigar 1998 Ghanshyam
Mere Do Anmol Ratan 1998 Major Bhagawat Singh
Phool Bane Patthar 1998 Choudhry Bhavani Singh/Dadhu
Tirchhi Topiwale 1998 Sanam's dad
Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi 1997 Badri Prasad
Deewana Mastana 1997 Marriage Registrar
Ek Phool Teen Kante 1997
Hero No. 1 1997 Dhanraj Malhotra
Judaai 1997 Kaajal's Father
Banarasi Babu 1997 Chaubey
Bhai 1997 Inspector Lalit Kapoor
Bhoot Bhungla 1997 Khan Baba
Daadagiri 1997 Dinanath
Hamesha 1997 Raju's chacha
Judwaa 1997 Sharma
Naseeb 1997 Master Chaban
Sanam 1997 Khan Bahadur
Shapath 1997 Chaurasia
Chhote Sarkar 1996 Commissioner Jagmohan
Sapoot 1996 Singhania
Rangbaaz 1996
Maahir 1996 Jailor
Aatank 1996 D'Costa
Bhishma 1996 Jaunpuri
Ek Tha Raja 1996 (as Kadar Khan) Lalchand Dogra
Saajan Chale Sasural 1996 Khurana (Divya's father)
Diya Aur Toofan 1995 Gyaneshwar
Yaraana 1995 (as Kadar Khan) Rai Saheb
Veer 1995 Agarwal/Advocate Vishwanath
Hulchul 1995 Chachaji
Coolie No. 1 1995 Choudhry Hoshiarchand Shikarpuri Bakulwala
Taaqat 1995 (as Kadar Khan) Master Dinanath
Anokha Andaaz 1995
Taqdeerwala 1995 (as Kadar Khan) Yamraaj
The Don 1995 Chaprasi Rajaram/Principal Amarnath/Prof. Raghav
Maidan-E-Jung 1995 Maganlal
Jallaad 1995 K.K.
Oh Darling Yeh Hai India 1995 Bidder
Surakshaa 1995 Manager
Vartmaan 1995
Mr. Azaad 1994 (as Kadar Khan) Hiravat Mishra
Ghar Ki Izzat 1994 Ram
Aulaad 1994 Inspector Shamsher Singh (Raja's real dad)
Main Khiladi Tu Anari 1994 (as Kadar Khan) DCP/Constable Ramlal
Aag 1994 Tolaram
Chahne Waale 1994 Shyamlal
Pehla Pehla Pyar 1994 Dharam Pal/Streetside Vendor/Grocer/Nawab/Head Gypsy
Saajan Ka Ghar 1994 Uncle
Prem Shakti 1994 Romeo
Gunehgaar 1994 J.K. Singhania
Raja Babu 1994 (as Kadar Khan) Kishan Singh
Aatish: Feel the Fire 1994 (as Kadar Khan) Kadar bhai
Andaz 1994 Principal
Chhoti Bahoo 1994 Durga's husband
Eena Meena Deeka 1994 Dabba
Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se 1994 Hardwarilal
Khuddar 1994 Kanhaiyalal
Mohabbat Ki Arzoo 1994 Dr. Anand
Shatranj 1993 Dharamraj D. Verma
Aakhri Chetawani 1993
Dhanwaan 1993 Jagmohan Chopra
Reyasat 1993 Nagraj
Karobaar 1993 Seth Din Dayal
Dhokebaaz 1993 Dharampal (Ravi's evil uncle)
Zakhmi 1993 Michael Braganza
Lahoo 1993 Jagmohan
Aulad Ke Dushman 1993 Ahuja (College Vice-Principal)
Dil Tera Aashiq 1993 Naseeb Kumar
Hum Hain Kamaal Ke 1993 Pitamber
Zaalim 1993 J.K. Verma/Footpathia Fakir
Dil Hai Betaab 1993 Parshuram
Rang 1993 Madhav Singh
Kayda Kanoon 1993 Mirza Lucknowi
Aankhen 1993 Hasmukh Rai
Aashik Aawara 1993 Jaggu
Badi Bahen 1993 Ram
Angaar 1993 Buddhiram
Dosti Ki Saugandh 1993
Gurudev 1993 (as Kadar Khan) Inspector Khan
Jeevan Ki Shatranj 1993 Havaldar No.100
Meharbaan 1993
Zakhmo Ka Hisaab 1993 Gyani
Angaar 1992 Jagangir Khan
Humshakal 1992 Devi Dutt
Bol Radha Bol 1992 Jugnu
Ganga Bani Shola 1992
Honeymoon 1992 Seth. Dhaniram
Tyagi 1992 Choudhry Gangaprasad Dayal
Basanti Tangewali 1992
Parasmani 1992 Daku Ibrahim Khan/Baba Malang
Suryavanshi 1992 Baba
Mera Dil Tere Liye 1992 Principal Sinha
Daulat Ki Jung 1992 K.K. Topji/Sher Khan
Dil Hi To Hai 1992 Thakur Karan Singh
Insaaf Ki Devi 1992 Advocate Kanoonilal
Maa 1992 Ravi Kant
Nagin Aur Lootere 1992 Thief
Umar 55 Ki Dil Bachpan Ka 1992 Dhaniram / Maniram
Vansh 1992 Hawaldar Imaandaar
Saajan 1991 Rajiv Verma
Indrajeet 1991 Minister (Mantri) Sadachari
Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan 1991 Jagatram
Nachnewala Gaanewale 1991
Do Matwale 1991 Gorakh Nath
Karz Chukana Hai 1991 Atmaram
Khoon Ka Karz 1991 Champaklal/Hitler Champaklal/Ravana Champaklal
Hum 1991 General Rana Pratap Singh/Chittor
Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri 1990 Raman
Ghar Ho To Aisa 1990 Bajrangi
Pyar Ka Devta 1990 Pritam
Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii 1989 Gangaram Verma
Biwi Ho To Aisi 1988 Kailash Bhandari
Ganga Tere Desh Mein 1988 Zaalim Singh
Muddat 1986 Thakur Gajendra Singh
Insaaf Ki Awaaz 1986 Politician Chaurangilal Domukhia
Mera Jawab 1985 Inspector Ajay
Pataal Bhairavi 1985 Mantrik
Karate 1983
Coolie 1983 Zafar Khan
Naseeb 1981
Shama 1981 Dinoo Munshi
Kaalia 1981) Shamu
Lawaaris 1981 fakir / darvesh / baba
Qurbani 1980 Joe
Jyoti Bane Jwala 1980 Dharamdas
Lootmaar 1980
Do Aur Do Paanch 1980 Uncle/Jagdish
Suhaag 1979 Jaggi
Mr. Natwarlal 1979 Mukhiya/Baba
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar 1978 Fakir Darvesh, Baba
Parvarish 1977 Supremo
Mukti 1977 Hussain (Dialogues too)
Khoon Pasina 1977 (Thakur) Zalim Singh
Adalat 1976 Inspector Khan
Bairaag 1976 Superintendent of Police
Benaam 1974 Voice On Telephone (Voice)
Daag 1973 Prosecuting Attorney

Writer[edit]

Television actor[edit]

Film producer[edit]

  • Shama (1981)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veteran Bollywood actor performs Haj discreetly". Arab News. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Wahab, Siraj (30 September 2014). "Kader Khan in Makkah for Haj". Arab News. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "An interview with Kader Khan in Pune". February 2007. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Kader Khan Full Interview 2012 with Pashto - Shamshad Tv". YouTube. Shamshad TV. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Kader Khan Indian (Afghan) Interview in PASHTO 2012". 
  6. ^ Indu Mirani (26 February 2012). "Kader Khan turns educationist". Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Kader Khan - Movies List". 
  8. ^ "List of Kader Khan & Shakti Kapoor movies together". gomolo.com. 
  9. ^ http://www.desiclub.com/bollywood/bollywood_features/bolly_article.cfm?id=2513
  10. ^ a b "List of Mithun Chakraborty & Kader Khan movies together". gomolo.com. 
  11. ^ "Do Aur Do Paanch (1980)". IMDb. 
  12. ^ "John, Abhishek and veteran comedian Kader Khan are the new additions in the franchise". The Indian Express. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

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