Murad (actor)

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Murad (1910–1997)[1] was an Indian character actor who appeared in more than 100 Bollywood films from the early 1940s through to the end of the 1980s playing character roles of a father, police officer, judge and an emperor. His son Raza Murad is also an actor in the Bollywood industry who is known for playing mostly villain roles. His great-nieces are actresses Sonam, Zeenat Aman and Sanober Kabir.

His career began in the early 1940s when he made his acting debut in the 1943 film Najma which was directed by Mehboob Khan. The film featured him playing the father of Ashok Kumar despite being only a year older than him. He became a regular with director Mehboob Khan's films such as Anmol Ghadi (1946), Andaz (1949), Aan (1952) and Amar (1954). His other notable film roles included Do Bigha Zamin (1953) as a cruel landowner, Devdas (1955) as Devdas's father and the Hollywood film Tarzan Goes to India (1962) as a maharajah. From the 1960s through to the end of the 1980s he appeared mostly as a judge or police commissioner. He died in his birthplace in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh in 1997 but the precise date is unknown.

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