Sanjay Khan

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Sanjay Khan
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Khan at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
Born Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (now in Karnataka, India)
Years active 1964–2005
Spouse(s) Zarine Katrak (m. –present)
Children 4; including Farah Khan Ali and Zayed Khan
Relatives Feroz Khan (brother)
Akbar Khan (brother)
Fardeen Khan (nephew)
DJ Aqeel (son-in-law)

Sanjay Khan (Hindi: संजय ख़ान) is an Indian film actor, producer, director known for his works in Hindi cinema, and Television. [1] Abbas Khan made his debut in Chetan Anand's 1964 film Haqeeqat, followed by the Rajshri film Dosti which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for that year.[2]

In the 1960s and 1970s, Khan starred in hit movies like Dus Lakh, Ek Phool Do Mali, Intaqam etc. He co-starred with his elder brother Feroz Khan in the films Upaasna (1971), Mela (1971) and Nagin (1976). He acted in over thirty films from the 1960s through to the mid-1980s with his last film appearance in Kala Dhanda Goray Log in 1986. In 1990 he was starred in and directed the famous historical fiction television series The Sword of Tipu Sultan.[3]

Early life[edit]

Khan was born in Bangalore, India, to an Afghan immigrant.[4][5][6] His father belonged to Tanoli[7] Tribe of Pathan[8] ethnicity from Ghazni province of Afghanistan[9] while his mother was of Persian background.[5]

Khan was educated in Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore and St. Germain High School, Bangalore. His brothers are Feroz Khan, Shahrukh Shah Ali Khan, Semir Khan and Akbar Khan. His sisters are Khurshid Shahnavar[10] and Dilshad Begum Sheikh, popularly known as Dilshad Bibi. After his schooling in Bangalore, he traveled to Mumbai where he joined his brother Feroz Khan and assisted the directors of his films.

Career[edit]

Sanjay Khan at Esha Deol wedding in 2012.

He turned producer and director of three films in which he played the leading role and scripted popular films like Chandi Sona (1977), Abdullah (1980) and Kala Dhanda Goray Log (1986). In 1990 he starred in and directed India's first mega historical fiction television series The Sword of Tipu Sultan based on the novel of the same name.

He produced and directed the mega Indian TV series, based on life of Maratha General Mahadji Scindia: The Great Maratha. It captures the third Panipat war depicting the courage and tenacity of the Marathas who faced a formidable army of the Afghan invader Ahmed shah Abdali in 1769. This historical serial was presented in a manner never before seen in the Indian television history for its authentic presentation. In the mid-1990s he produced and directed TV-series such as Jai Hanuman, 1857 Kranti and Maharathi Karna.[11]

Awards[edit]

Sanjay Khan receiving an award.
  • Uttar Pradesh Film journalists Association Award 1981.
  • Andhra Pradesh journalist award 1986.
  • The Gem of India Award for Excellence 1993.
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 1993.
  • The Udyog Ratna Gold Medal Award 1994.
  • The Aashirwad Award 1994.
  • The Arch of Excellence Award 1994.
  • National Citizen's Award 1994.
  • The Glory of India Award 1995.
  • The Super Achiever of India Award 1995.
  • Hind Gaurav Award 1997.
  • Kashi Pandit Sansad Award.
  • Business Initiation Development Award 1997.
  • Honour of Lifetime Achiever Award 1996.
  • Achiever of Millennium Award 1999.
  • The Millennium Achievers 2000.
  • American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin 2006.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award by Screen Star 2009.

Resort[edit]

In 1997, he launched his dream project — the five-star deluxe Golden Palms Hotel and Spa in Bangalore. He completed this 150-room hotel with built up area of approximately 300,000 sq ft, with the largest swimming pool ever built in India containing 300,000 litres of water. Golden Palms Hotel and Spa was conceived, designed, constructed was owned by him till 2010; his wife Zarine Katrak designed the interiors.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Sanjay Khan at Rajesh Khanna prayer meet.

Sanjay Khan was born in Bangalore to a Ghaznavi Pathan Muslim liberal family. Khan is married to Zarine Katrak (a well-known model of the 60s). Zarine acted as the secretary of Devanand in the film Tere Ghar Ke Saamne in 1963 and post her marriage to Sanjay in 1966, she quit acting They have three daughters and a son. Elder daughter Farah was born on 28 December 1969 (married to DJ Aqeel), second daughter Simone was born on 12 February 1971 (married to Ajay Arora managing director and owner of D'decor), and his youngest daughter Sussanne Khan was born on 26 October 1978 (formerly married to actor Hrithik Roshan). Son Zayed Khan was born on 5 July 1980. Actor Fardeen Khan is his nephew.[14][13]

Fire accident[edit]

A major fire accident took place on 8 February 1990 in the Premier Studios of Mysore where the serial The Sword of Tipu Sultan was being shot. Loose wiring and absence of ventilators were further causes for the fire to spread. Instead of fire-proofing material, the walls had gunny bags and the temperature rose to around 120 °C (248 °F) because of huge lights being used. All these factors contributed to the massive fire, and the final death toll was 52.[15] Sanjay Khan suffered major burns and had to spend 13 months in hospital and undergo 73 surgeries.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Director[edit]

Producer[edit]

Scripting[edit]

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