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Kader Khan

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Kader Khan
Kader Khan 2012.jpg
Kader Khan in 2012
Born 1935/1936 (age 78–79) [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. 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 (2015), 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 Choudhary and Dharam Veer.[10]

Awards[edit]

  • 2013: Sahitya Shiromani Award for his work and contributions to Hindi Film industry and Cinema. This award was given by the Government of India.
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
Hogaya Dimaag Ka Dahi (2015)
Hero (2015)
Welcome Back (2015) Dr. Ghunghroo's brother
Hera Pheri 3 (2015)
Tevar (2015) Police Officer
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 Pachpan 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
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 film) (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

Television actor[edit]

Film producer[edit]

  • Shama (1981)

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