Riyaz Khan

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Riyaz Khan
Riyaz Khan at the Aagam Audio Launch.jpg
Riyaz Khan at the Aagam Audio Launch
Riyaz Ahmed Khan

(1972-09-09) 9 September 1972 (age 47)
Kochi, Kerala, India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm actor, bodybuilder
Years active1993–present
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Uma Riyaz Khan (m. 1992)
ChildrenShariq Hassan, Shamshad Hassan[1]
Parent(s)Rasheed, Rasheeda Baanu

Riyaz Khan is an Indian film and television actor and bodybuilder who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil cinema and television series, besides acting in a few Telugu and Kannada films, as well as two Hindi films 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 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.[2] 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.


Shariq made his acting debut with Pencil where he played the lead antagonist and achieved further recognition participating in Bigg Boss Tamil.

His notable films include Badri (2001), Baba (2002), Ramana (2002), Balettan (2003), Winner (2003), Runway (2004), Power of Womeni (2005) Ghajini (2005), Thirupathi (2006) and Stalin (2006).

Currently he is acting in the serial Nandini, which is airing on Sun TV.

He is also a brand ambassador of a Chennai-based fitness studio called Inshape Health & Fitness.[3]








Year Title Role Channel Language Notes
1998 Kudumbam Mouli Sun TV Tamil
1998–2000 Ramani vs Ramani
2000–2001 Chithi Anand
2002–2005 Annamalai Nallasivam
2017–2018/2019 Nandini Seiya Nayagi (Transgender) and Rathnavel Bhoopathi Dual Role
2019–Present Magarasi Pandian


  1. ^ Sivaram, Sravia (13 May 2016). "Riyaz Khan's son all set to make debut". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  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. ^ 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.

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