Kader Khan

  • Actor, Writer, Screenplay, Dialogue Writer

Oct 22, 1937  in Pishin, Baluchistan, Pakistan

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Kader Khan was an Indian actor, comedian, scriptwriter and director. Before he got into the film industry, he was a professor of civil engineering. His career kickstarted when Dilip Kumar was impressed with his performance in a play called Taash Ke Patey, and signed him up for Sagina (1974) and Bairaag (1976). As a dialogue writer, he got his big break through Rajesh Khanna`s Roti (1974). He has acted in over 300 films and written dialogues for more than 250. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor, and starred alongside other comedians like Asrani, Shakti Kapoor and Johny Lever. After more than four decades of work in a wide variety of genres, he eventually moved to Toronto, Canada. He passed away in January 2019.

Kader was critically acclaimed for his roles in Do Aur Do Paanch (1980), Waqt Ki Deewar (1981), Teesri Aankh (1982), Himmatwala (1983) and Mera Faisla (1984). He starred in blockbuster films including Coolie No. 1 (1995), Judwaa (1997), Gharwali Baharwali (1998), Haseena Maan Jayengi (1999) and Joru Ka Ghulam (2000). Kader garnered immense appreciation for Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Lucky: No Time for Love (2005) and Desh Drohi (2008). His recent films include Dil Bhi Khaali Jeb Bhi Khaali (2014) and Ungli (2014), Tevar (2015). Kader was last seen in the films Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi (2015) and Masti Nahi Sasti (2017).