Padma Shri Sir Kadar Khan Foundation
Padma Shri Sir Kader Khan - A Versatile & Legendary Actor and Writer of Hindi Cinema, who shaped up Bollywood with his Supreme Work
Sir Kader Khan was an Indian actor, screenwriter and film producer who worked in Hindi cinema for over four decades. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 22 October 1937 and migrated to Mumbai, India, with his family in 1942. He graduated in civil engineering from Ismail Yusuf College and taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering before entering the film industry.
Sir Kadar Khan made his debut as an actor in the 1973 film Daag, starring Rajesh Khanna, in which he played a prosecuting attorney. He went on to act in over 300 films in Hindi and Urdu, playing various roles such as villains, comedians, supporting characters and lead actors. Some of his notable films include Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Naseeb (1981), Coolie (1983), Sharaabi (1984), Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990), Agneepath (1990), Hum (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Taqdeerwala (1995) and Judwaa (1997). He worked with some of the biggest stars in the industry, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. He also appeared in television serials such as Hasna Mat (2001) and Khuda Gawah (1992). His last film appearance was in Rangeela Raja (2019). Sir passed away on 31 December 2018 at the age of 81.
Sir Kadar Khan was also a prolific screenwriter and wrote dialogues for over 250 films in Hindi cinema. He started his career as a writer with the film Jawani Diwani (1972) and went on to write dialogues for many successful films in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his witty and humorous dialogues that often reflected the socio-political issues of the time. He also wrote scripts for films such as Dharam Veer (1977), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Laawaris (1981) and Geraftaar (1985). He also wrote and produced the film Shama (1981).
Sir Kadar Khan was a versatile actor and writer who contributed immensely to the Hindi film industry. He was awarded numerous awards for his work, such as the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue twice for Meri Aawaz Suno (1981) and Angaar (1992) and the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990). He was also honoured with the Padma Shri award, one of India’s highest civilian honours in 2019, which was posthumously awarded to him.
Sir Kader Khan was a legend of Hindi cinema who left behind a legacy of memorable performances and dialogues. He was admired by millions of fans and respected by his peers and colleagues. He will always be remembered as one of the finest actors and writers of Indian cinema and overall a great human being with core values of humanity in place. His residential base was often Pune due to his love towards the city and the surrounding area. One of the lanes of Koregaon Park – Pune is celebrated on his name which also marks the respect towards the legend even after his departure from the world.
ACOHI Celebrates the most talented Actor, Writer & Producer of Hindi Film Industry who was a legend in himself and created a niche for himself, his style of writing and acting which is a big pathway and lighthouse for established and new writers and actors of cinema worldwide. We at ACOHI salute his work and continue his dreams and journey which he has shown to us via the special SPU in our CSR actions called Padma Shri Sir Kadar Khan Foundation.