Riyaz Khan

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Riyaz Khan
Riyaz Khan at the Aagam Audio Launch.jpg
Riyaz Khan at the Aagam Audio Launch
Born Riyaz Ahmed Khan
(1972-09-09) 9 September 1972 (age 46)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, bodybuilder
Years active 2000 – present
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s) Uma Riyaz Khan
(m. 1992-present)
Children Shariq Hassan, Samarth Hassan[1]
Parent(s) Rasheed, Rasheeda Baanu

Riyaz Khan is an Indian film actor and bodybuilder who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil cinema, besides acting in a few Telugu and Kannada films, as well as one Hindi film and two Bengali films. He debuted in the Malayalam film Sugham Sughakaram, directed by Balachandra Menon. Later, he went on to act in Tamil and Telugu films. After many years, he came back to the Malayalam film industry acting in Balettan, starring Mohanlal. He is also a brand ambassador of a Chennai-based fitness studio called Inshape Health & Fitness.[2] His notable films include Badri (2001), Baba (2002), Ramana (2002), Balettan (2003), Winner (2003), Runway (2004), Ghajini (2005), Stalin (2006) and Thirupathi (2006). Currently he is acting in the serial Nandini, which is airing on SUN TV.


He is born to Rasheed, a Malayalam movie producer and Rasheeda Baanu at Fort Kochi, Kerala. He has a sister, Roshini who is married and settled. Since his father was a movie producer and all the South Indian movies were then shot in Madras, now known Chennai, his family migrated there. He had his primary education from Chennai and pursued his bachelor's degree from United States.[3] He is married to actress Uma Riyaz in 1992 on the 14th of July who is the daughter of Tamil music director Kamesh and yesteryear actress Kamala Kamesh. The couple has two sons, Shariq Hassan and Samarth Hassan.









  • Kudumbam (1998)
  • Ramani vs. Ramani (1998–2000)
  • Chithi (1999-2001)
  • Nandini (2018)


  1. ^ Sivaram, Sravia (13 May 2016). "Riyaz Khan's son all set to make debut". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Kallarakkal, Shezina (26 June 2009). "Inshape fitness studio gets a new look". Chennaionline. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "പുതിയ മുഖം... പുതിയ ഭാവം..." [The new face... has a new look...]. Mangalam (in Malayalam). Mangalam Publications. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

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