Kader Khan

Profession: Actor, Writer, Director

Brother(s) of Kader Khan

Shams ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman, Habib ur Rehman (All 3 have died)

Father of Kader Khan

Abdul Rehman Khan (Priest or Moulvi)

Mother of Kader Khan

Iqbal Begum (Domestic Worker)

Wife/Spouse of Kader Khan

Hajra Khan

Favourite Actor of Kader Khan

Amitabh Bachchan

Favourite Author(s) of Kader Khan

Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov, Fyodr Dostoevsky, Saadat Hasan Manto

Favourite Colour of Kader Khan


Favourite Director(s) of Kader Khan

Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra

Awards, Achievements of Kader Khan

1982- Filmfare Award - Best Dialogue for the film 'Meri Awaaz Suno' (1981)
1991- Filmfare Award - Best Comedian for the film 'Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri' (1990)
1993- Filmfare Award - Best Dialogue for the film 'Angaar' (1992)
2013- Sahitya Shiromani Award

Controversy of Kader Khan

His friendship with Amitabh Bachchan ended in 1987. Years later, in 2012, he revealed the reason behind it and said, "I used to always call him Amit. Once a producer from the south came and asked, 'Have you met the Sir ji?' I asked, 'Which sir ji?' He said, pointing at Amit ji, 'that tall man.' Amit ji was coming. I said, 'He's Amit. When did he become sir ji?' (He said) 'We call him sir ji.' Since then everyone started addressing him as sir ji. How can anyone call their friend, their brother from any other name? It is impossible. I couldn't do it and since then our equation was never the same. I was not in Khuda Gawah. I was writing Ganga Jamunaa Saraswati but then left it midway. There were several other films that I had begun work on but quit."  

Information about Kader Khan

Alongside acting, his writing career also blossomed after he co-wrote a romantic comedy film 'Jawani Diwani' (1972), starring Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan. For this film, he got a remuneration of ?1,500 for 'Jawaani Diwaani,' but despite that, he continued with his teachings profession.  His family's decision to move to Mumbai had brought no fortunes, even worse; as they used to live in Mumbai's Kamathipura, an area infamous for its sex tourism. Kader often used to skip the school; as he had no shoes, and instead, he used to spent his day in the nearby graveyard, where he used to emulate the people.  After the duo of Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan, he played a pivotal role in Amitabh Bachchan's acting career as he wrote popular dialogues in his films like 'Naseeb,' 'Agneepath,' 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar,' 'Mr. Natwarlal,' 'Amar Akbar Anthony,' and 'Laawaris.'  Did Kader Khan drink alcohol?: Not Known  Alongside teaching, his captivating performances as an actor and writer at M. H. Saboo Siddik Engineering College's theatre plays had always been the talk of the town. As a theatre artist, his salary was ?  Kader was born into poverty in an Afghani-Muslim religious family.  There was not much to cherish about in his miserable childhood, and any further hope also ended, when his parents got divorced. Moreover, his decision to stay with his mother proved to be a wrong one; as he was treated badly by his step-father.  Such was the demand of his writings that Manmohan Desai paid him a hefty amount of ?1 lakh for writing the dialogues of the film 'Roti' (1974), starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz.  He had 3 brothers who all died in their adolescence before Kader was born. After Kader's birth, his parents moved from Kabul to Mumbai with him; as they had a superstitious belief that the place they were staying at was curseful and had brought misfortunes in their lives.  Apart from films, he had also worked on several popular TV shows such as 'Mr. Dhansukh,' 'Hasna Mat,' and 'Hi! Padosi...Kaun Hai Doshi?'  Did Kader Khan smoke?: Not Known  His life took a new turn when he performed a play in an annual function at the college, where Dilip Kumar was the chief guest. Dilip got so much impressed with his performance that he signed him in his two films, 'Sagina' (1974) and 'Bairaag' (1976).  In the most difficult circumstances, he managed to remain focused at his studies; as he cleared his school and college exams with distinction. Thereafter, he went on to teach Mathematics at M. H. Saboo Siddik Engineering College in Mumbai. 

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