Riyaz Khan

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Riyaz Khan
Native name റിയാസ് ഖാന്‍
Born Riyaz Ahmed Khan
(1972-09-09) 9 September 1972 (age 43)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2000 – present
Spouse(s) Uma Riyaz Khan
Children Shariq, Samshad
Parent(s) Rasheed, Rasheeda Baanu

Riyaz Khan is an Indian film actor who has acted in several Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi 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'.[1] His notable films include Balettan (2003), Runway (2004), Stalin, Thirupathi, Ghajini, Winner, Baba and Ramana.


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 bachelors from United States.[2] He is married to actress Uma Riyaz who is the daughter of Tamil music director Kamesh and yesteryear actress Kamala Kamesh. The couple have two sons, Shariq and Samshad.[3]








  1. ^ Kallarakkal, Shezina (26 June 2009). "Inshape fitness studio gets a new look". Chennaionline. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "പുതിയ മുഖം... പുതിയ ഭാവം..." [The new face ... has a new look ...]. Mangalam (in Malayalam) (Mangalam Publications). 13 August 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "പുതിയൊരു തുടക്കവുമായി റിയാസ് ഖാന്‍ എ.എസ്. ദിനേശ്‌" [Riaz Khan, the beginning of a new Dr. Dinesh]. Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam). 19 December 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2015.  zero width joiner character in |title= at position 34 (help)

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