Sultan Rahi

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Sultan Rahi
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Sultan Rahi Film Actor
Native name Urdu: سلطان راہی
Born Mohammad Sultan Khan
Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died 9 January 1996(1996-01-09) (aged 57–58)
Gujranwala, Pakistan
Residence Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Ethnicity Punjabi
Alma mater Primary and middle from
Occupation Actor, producer, singer, writer,
Years active 1956–1996 (present)
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Shaheen (Divorce)
Naseem Sultan
  • Babar Sultan
  • Tariq Sultan
  • Haider Sultan
  • Samina Sultan
  • Saima Sultan
Parent(s) Abdul Majeed he was retired Subedar Major of Army
Relatives Javed (brother)
Parveiz (brother)

Muhammad Sultan Khan, known as Sultan Rahi (Punjabi and Urdu: سلطان راہی‎), was a Pakistani Punjabi actor.

Some of his films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather, Basheeraa and Wehsi Gujjar. He established himself as one of the leading and most successful actors of Pakistani and Punjabi cinema.[1]

He was shot and killed in 1996.

Life and career[edit]

Rahi was born to a Punjabi family settled in Muzaffar Nagar, Bijnore District, Utter Pradesh, India, during the British Raj. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947 he moved to Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.

Rahi performed in the stage drama Nadir Shah Durrani in 1955.

He begin his film career in 1959 as a guest actor in the film Baghi. Maula Jatt was released on 11 February 1979 which became his most successful Pakistani film. His other works include Behram Daku (1980), Sher Khan (1981), Sala Sahib and Ghulami (1985).

Rahi appeared in key roles in over 535 films.[2] He worked most often with directors Masood Rana and Younas Malik.[3]

On 9 January 1996 he was shot and killed on the main highway in Pakistan known as Grand Trunk Road, near Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Select filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Singh, Pashaura; Fenech, Louis E. (2014-03). The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies. Oxford University Press. pp. 488–. ISBN 9780199699308. Retrieved 25 March 2015.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Malik, Iftikhar Haider (2006). Culture and Customs of Pakistan. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 182–. ISBN 9780313331268. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Actor Sultan Rahi's 16th death anniversary observed – AAJ News". 

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