Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney.
Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated toBombay University. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering,Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.
Khan in 2012
|Born||1935/1936 (age 79–80)
|Alma mater||Ismail Yusuf College|
Early life and education
Khan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. His father was Abdul Rehman Khan from Kandahar while his mother was Iqbal Begum from Pishin,British India (now in Balochistan, Pakistan).
Khan had three brothers Shams ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman and Habib ur Rehman. He is an ethnic Pashtun of the Kakar tribe. He is a Haffiz-e-Quran.
He enrolled in a local municipal school and later in the Ismail Yusuf College after which he obtained a Master’s Diploma in Engineering (MIE) from the Institution of Engineers (India) specializing in Civil engineering. Between 1970 and 1975, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla as teacher of civil engineering.
On the college’s annual day function, Khan took part in a play and it was acclaimed by all present. Actor Dilip Kumar came to know about it; he called him and showed keenness in watching the play.
Khan made special arrangements and acted the play for him. Kumar was so impressed that he signed him for his next two films:Sagina Mahato and Bairaag.
Khan lives in Mumbai, the home of the Hindi film industry. He also has family in the Netherlands and Canada. He has three sons: Sarfaraz Khan, Shahnawaz Khan, and a third son in Canada. His son Sarfaraz Khan has also acted in several films.
He also belongs to the family of Zarine Khan, who also works in the film industry as an actress and model. It is reported that Kader Khan is also a citizen of Canada.
Khan has acted in over 300 films in Hindi and Urdu and has written dialogues for over 250 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century.
Manmohan Desai paid him a handsome amount of one lakh twenty-one thousand for writing dialogues for the film Roti (1974).
He is most popularly recognized for working with actorJeetendra, Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan. He has worked side-by-side with other comedians like Shakti Kapoor and Johnny Lever.
He has played a large variety of parts in films like a supporting role of a father, uncle, brother, main villain or the side villain, guest actor and comedian.
He recently appeared in Tevar (2015), Hera Pheri 3 (2016), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Lucky: No Time for Love(2006) and Family: Ties of Blood (2006).
He starred in his own comedy television series titled Hasna Mat, which aired on Star Plus. He made a comeback on Indian television with a comedy series Hi! Padosi… Kaun Hai Doshi?on Sahara One.
Dialogue and script writer
As a dialogue writer Kader Khan has worked with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra for their films starring Amitabh Bachchan.
Besides Amitabh, he was the only one to work in the rival camps of Mehra and Desai. His films with them include Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Sharaabi, Coolie, Desh Premee, Lawaaris, Suhaag, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Parvarish and Amar Akbar Anthony.
Other Amitabh Bachchan films for which he has written dialogues are Mr. Natwarlal, Khoon Pasina, Do Aur Do Paanch, Satte Pe Satta, Inquilab, Giraftaar, Hum and Agneepath. Khan has also written screenplays for films starring Amitabh like Agneepath and Naseeb.
Other successful films for which he has written dialogues include Himmatwala, Coolie No. 1, Main Khiladi Tu Anari,Kanoon Apna Apna, Khoon Bhari Maang, Karma, Sultanat, Sarfarosh, Justice Chaudhury and Dharam Veer.
- 2013: Sahitya Shiromani Award for his work and contributions to Hindi Film industry and Cinema.
- Filmfare Award Winner
- 1982: Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Meri Awaaz Suno
- 1991: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri
- 1993: Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Angaar
- 2004: Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
- Filmfare Award Nominee
- 1984: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Himmatwala
- 1986: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Aaj Ka Daur
- 1990: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Sikka
- 1992: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Hum
- 1994: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Aankhen
- 1995: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Main Khiladi Tu Anari
- 1996: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Coolie No. 1
- 1997: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Saajan Chale Sasural
- 1999: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Dulhe Raja
Khan was recognized by the AFMI (American Federation of Muslims from India) for his achievement and service to the Muslim community in India.
|Hera Pheri 3||2017|
|Hogaya Dimaag Ka Dahi||2015|
|Dil Bhi Khaali Jeb Bhi Khaali||2014||Police Officer|
|In your arms||2013|
|Gang of Gardulle||2013|
|Deewana Main Deewana||2012|
|Deshdrohi||2008||Abdul – Fruit vendor|
|Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega||2007||Kiran’s dad|
|Undertrial||2007||Advocate Ravi Vishnoi|
|Jigyaasa||2006||Nand Kishore – Nanduji|
|Family: Ties of Blood||2006||Kalim Khan|
|Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai||2005||Vikram Malhotra|
|Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen||2005||Goverdhan|
|Lucky: No Time for Love||2005||Doctor|
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||2004||Mr. Duggal|
|Bazaar: Market of Love, Lust and Desire||2004|
|Suno Sasurjee||2004||Raj K. Saxena|
|Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya||2004||Kuldeep Khanna|
|Fun2shh… Dudes in the 10th Century||2003||Bhaleram/Goatherd|
|Chalo Ishq Ladaaye||2002||Kokibhai|
|Jeena Sirf Merre Liye||2002||Mahendra Malhotra|
|Waah! Tera Kya Kehna||2002||Murari|
|Akhiyon Se Goli Maare||2002||Akhendra “Topichand” Bhangare|
|Yeh Hai Jalwa||2002||Purshottam Mittal|
|Badhaai Ho Badhaai||2002||Ghuman Singh Rathod|
|Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya||2002||Babban Miyan|
|Sindoor Ki Saugandh||2002||Majid Shola/Inspector Asli Tandoor Khan|
|Dial 100||2001||Kamal Bihari|
|Galiyon Ka Badshah||2001|
|Ittefaq||2001||Seth. Gujjumal Hiranandani|
|Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa||2000||Mr. Oberoi (Boss)|
|Dhadkan||2000||Special Appearance in song ‘Dulhe Ka Sehra’|
|Kunwara||2000||Vishwanath Pratap Singh|
|Joru Ka Ghulam||2000||Dyaneshwarprasad Pitamber|
|Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge||2000||Mr. Oberoi (special appearance)|
|Billa No. 786||2000|
|Jaanwar||1999||Singer on Square at Temple|
|Hindustan Ki Kasam||1999||Dr. Dastoor|
|Haseena Maan Jaayegi||1999||Amirchand|
|Sooryavansham||1999||Major Ranjit Singh|
|Anari No. 1||1999||K.K.|
|Aa Ab Laut Chalen||1999||Sader|
|Sirf Tum||1999||Phone booth operator|
|Bade Miyan Chote Miyan||1998||(uncredited) Waiter/Kadar Bhai|
|Dulhe Raja||1998||K.K. Singhania|
|Gharwali Baharwali||1998||Hiralal Verma|
|Aunty No. 1||1998||Rai Bahadur Behl|
|Mere Do Anmol Ratan||1998||Major Bhagawat Singh|
|Phool Bane Patthar||1998||Choudhry Bhavani Singh/Dadhu|
|Tirchhi Topiwale||1998||Sanam’s dad|
|Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi||1997||Badri Prasad|
|Deewana Mastana||1997||Marriage Registrar|
|Ek Phool Teen Kante||1997|
|Hero No. 1||1997||Dhanraj Malhotra|
|Bhai||1997||Inspector Lalit Kapoor|
|Bhoot Bhungla||1997||Khan Baba|
|Chhote Sarkar||1996||Commissioner Jagmohan|
|Ek Tha Raja||1996||(as Kadar Khan) Lalchand Dogra|
|Saajan Chale Sasural||1996||Khurana (Divya’s father)|
|Diya Aur Toofan||1995||Gyaneshwar|
|Yaraana||1995||(as Kadar Khan) Rai Saheb|
|Coolie No. 1||1995||Choudhry Hoshiarchand Shikarpuri Bakulwala|
|Taaqat||1995||(as Kadar Khan) Master Dinanath|
|Taqdeerwala||1995||(as Kadar Khan) Yamraaj|
|The Don||1995||Chaprasi Rajaram/Principal Amarnath/Prof. Raghav|
|Oh Darling Yeh Hai India||1995||Bidder|
|Mr. Azaad||1994||(as Kadar Khan) Hiravat Mishra|
|Ghar Ki Izzat||1994||Ram|
|Aulaad||1994||Inspector Shamsher Singh (Raja’s real dad)|
|Main Khiladi Tu Anari||1994||(as Kadar Khan) DCP/Constable Ramlal|
|Pehla Pehla Pyar||1994||Dharam Pal/Streetside Vendor/Grocer/Nawab/Head Gypsy|
|Saajan Ka Ghar||1994||Uncle|
|Raja Babu||1994||(as Kadar Khan) Kishan Singh|
|Aatish: Feel the Fire||1994||(as Kadar Khan) Kadar bhai|
|Chhoti Bahoo||1994||Durga’s husband|
|Eena Meena Deeka||1994||Dabba|
|Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se||1994||Hardwarilal|
|Mohabbat Ki Arzoo||1994||Dr. Anand|
|Shatranj||1993||Dharamraj D. Verma|
|Karobaar||1993||Seth Din Dayal|
|Dhokebaaz||1993||Dharampal (Ravi’s evil uncle)|
|Aulad Ke Dushman||1993||Ahuja (College Vice-Principal)|
|Dil Tera Aashiq||1993||Naseeb Kumar|
|Hum Hain Kamaal Ke||1993||Pitamber|
|Zaalim||1993||J.K. Verma/Footpathia Fakir|
|Dil Hai Betaab||1993||Parshuram|
|Kayda Kanoon||1993||Mirza Lucknowi|
|Dosti Ki Saugandh||1993|
|Gurudev||1993||(as Kadar Khan) Inspector Khan|
|Jeevan Ki Shatranj||1993||Havaldar No.100|
|Zakhmo Ka Hisaab||1993||Gyani|
|Bol Radha Bol||1992||Jugnu|
|Ganga Bani Shola||1992|
|Tyagi||1992||Choudhry Gangaprasad Dayal|
|Parasmani||1992||Daku Ibrahim Khan/Baba Malang|
|Mera Dil Tere Liye||1992||Principal Sinha|
|Daulat Ki Jung||1992||K.K. Topji/Sher Khan|
|Dil Hi To Hai||1992||Thakur Karan Singh|
|Insaaf Ki Devi||1992||Advocate Kanoonilal|
|Nagin Aur Lootere||1992||Thief|
|Umar 55 Ki Dil Bachpan Ka||1992||Dhaniram / Maniram|
|Indrajeet||1991||Minister (Mantri) Sadachari|
|Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan||1991||Jagatram|
|Do Matwale||1991||Gorakh Nath|
|Karz Chukana Hai||1991||Atmaram|
|Khoon Ka Karz||1991||Champaklal/Hitler Champaklal/Ravana Champaklal|
|Hum||1991||General Rana Pratap Singh/Chittor|
|Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri||1990||Raman|
|Ghar Ho To Aisa||1990||Bajrangi|
|Pyar Ka Devta||1990||Pritam|
|Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii||1989||Gangaram Verma|
|Biwi Ho To Aisi||1988||Kailash Bhandari|
|Ganga Tere Desh Mein||1988||Zaalim Singh|
|Muddat||1986||Thakur Gajendra Singh|
|Insaaf Ki Awaaz||1986||Politician Chaurangilal Domukhia|
|Mera Jawab||1985||Inspector Ajay|
|Lawaaris||1981||fakir / darvesh / baba|
|Jyoti Bane Jwala||1980||Dharamdas|
|Do Aur Do Paanch||1980||Uncle/Jagdish|
|Muqaddar Ka Sikandar||1978||Fakir Darvesh, Baba|
|Mukti||1977||Hussain (Dialogues too)|
|Khoon Pasina||1977||(Thakur) Zalim Singh|
|Bairaag||1976||Superintendent of Police|
|Benaam||1974||Voice On Telephone (Voice)|
- Aunty No. 1 (1998)
- Bhai (1997)
- Diya Aur Toofan (1995)
- Honeymoon (1992)
- Singhasan (1986)
- Hoshiyar (1985)
- Kaamyab (1984)
- Coolie (1983)
- Yaarana (1981)
- Benaam (1974)
- Hasna Mat
- Mr. Dhansukh
- Hi! Padosi… Kaun Hai Doshi?
- Movers & Shakers Interview Kader Khan at Sab TV – (2012)
- Shama (1981)