Date of Birth: 12th November, 1940
Nickname: Gabbar Singh
Debut Film: "Hinustan Ki Kasam"
Film Awards: Filmfare Best Comedian for "Maa Kasam"
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for "Yarana"&"Daada"
Amjad Khan was born in Hyderabad to a legendry actor of 50's- Jayant. He
entered the Hindi film Industry as a child artist with "Ab Dilli
Dur Nahi". Before entering into films Amjed Khan was a theatre
actor. His debut film was "Hindustan Ki Kasam". The film was
made on the theme of Indo-Pak war of 1971. The role that immortalized
Amjad Khan in Bollywood was 'Gabbar Singh' of "Sholay".
'Gabbar Singh' made Amzad Khan a household name. For the role of 'Gabbar
Singh' Amjad Khan read "Abhishapth Chambal", a book on Chambal
dacoits written by Taroon Kumar Bhaduri (father of actress Jaya
Bhaduri). Post "Sholay" Amjad Khan acted in a number of movies
in negative role opposite Amitabh Bachchan. "Parvarish", "Hum
Kisi Se Kum Nahin", "Aakhri Goli", "Phool Khile Hain
Gulshan Gulshan", "Muqadar Ka Sikander", "Kasme
Vaade", "Heeralal Pannalal" and "Khoon Ki Pukaar"
are some of those movies.
Amjad Khan also played many other unconventional roles. He played the
role of helpless and deluded Wajid Ali Shah, who was nawab of Awadh, in
the film "Shatranj Ke Khiladi". Amjad won critical acclaims
for his performance in this film. Amzad Khan also played a positive role
as friend of Amitabh Bachchan in the film "Yarana". In the
film "Utsav" he portrayed the character of Vatsyana, the
writer of Kamsutra, a treatise on art of love.
Besides acting in films he also tried his hand at directing films. In
1976, he met with a near fatal accident on the Bombay-Goa road, when he
rammed his car into a tree while trying to avoid a boulder. The drugs
administered to him for treatment caused a serious weight problem for
the rest of his life. As a result of his increasing weight he died in
1992 after suffering from a heart failure at the age of 51.
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Ghar Waali , Virodhi ,Waqt Ka Badshah , Yaara Dildara , Love , Ramgarh
Ke Sholay , Lekin, Maha-Sangram , Pati Patni Aur Tawaif , Dost , Meri
Zabaan , Naqab , Paanch Fauladi , Santosh , Bees Saal Baad , Inteqam ,
Kabristan , Maalamaal , Peechha Karo , Ahsaan , Insaaniyat Ke Dushman ,
Maashuka , Sitapur Ki Geeta , Chameli Ki Shaadi , Jeeva , Love and God ,
Mohabbat Ki Kasam , Nasihat , Pahunchey Huwe Log , Vikram , Zindagani ,
Amir Aadmi Gareeb Aadmi , Ek Se Bhale Do, Mohabbat , Pataal , Bhairavi ¸
Bindiya Chamkegi , Kaamyaab , Maati Maange Khoon , Maqsad Mohan Joshi
Hazir Ho! , Utsav , Achha Bura , Bade Dil Wala , Chor Police ,
Himmatwala , Humse Hai Zamana , Humse Na Jeeta Koi , Jaani Dost , Mahaan
, Nastik , Baghawat , Daulat , Desh Premee , Dharam Kanta , Insaan ,
Samraat , Satte Pe Satta , Teesri Aankh , Teri Maang Sitaron Se Bhar
Doon , Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai and Khoon Ka Rishta