Mazhar Khan (actor, born 1955)

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Mazhar Khan
Born (1955-07-22)22 July 1955
Bombay, Bombay State, India
Died 16 September 1998(1998-09-16) (aged 43)
Occupation Actor, Director
Spouse(s) Rubaina Mumtaz
Zeenat Aman

Mazhar Khan (22 July 1955 – 16 September 1998) was an Indian film and television actor, producer and director.


Mazhar made his debut in the 1979 film Sampark. He came into recognition with the 1980 film Shaan which was directed by Ramesh Sippy and co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor. The song "Naam Abdul Hai Mera" from the film was picturized on Khan and became popular. He went on to appear in over 40 Hindi films playing villain and supporting roles throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. He also appeared in a Hollywood science fiction film titled Terminal Entry (1986) where he played one of the main villains. He was also noted for his role in the television serial Buniyaad (1987) which reunited him with director Ramesh Sippy. In 1989 he acted in the British mini-series Traffik.

His last film appearance was in the 1992 film Angaar after which he quit acting. He turned to producing and directing the multi-starrer film Gang which started production in 1990 and was delayed for many years. Mazhar died of renal failure in 1998 at the age of 45. The film was released two years after his death.

Personal life[edit]

He married Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman in 1985 and they had two sons, Azaan and Zahaan. Mazhar and Zeenat had also acted in a few films together in the 1980s. Mazhar was ill with a kidney infection and later died from the disease. Mazhar died in September 1998 of renal failure. Before his death, Zeenat filed for divorce. Prior to this marriage, he was married to Rubaina Mumtaz, a Mumbai socialite, niece of Dilip Kumar and a granddaughter of Fazal Nawaz Jung.

His sister Nilofer Amrohi is married to Tajdar Amrohi who inherited Kamalistan Studios along with his siblings from his illustrious father Kamal Amrohi.

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