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Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan born on September 25, 1939, was an Indian actor, film editor, producer and director in the Hindi film industry. For his lurid style, with cowboyish parade and cigar toting persona which revolutionised the approach quotient of the otherwise predictable Filmi hero, he is identified as the Clint Eastwood of the East and a style idol in the industry.

He emerged in over 50 films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and became one of India's best-loved heroes with his character in the 1980 hit movie Qurbani, which he also directed.

Date Of Birth : September 25, 1939
Place Of Birth: Bangalore, India
Zodiac Sign: Virgo.

Khan tracked this multi-disciplinary accomplishment by directing more victorious films like Dayavan (1988) and Janbaaz (1986). He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Honor for Aadmi Aur Insaan in 1970, and was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Reward in 2000.

  • Khan was born in Bengaluru on September 25, 1939. His father was Sadiq Ali Khan Tanoli and his mother was Iranian.

  • He studied in Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore and St. Germain's Boys High School, Bangalore. His brothers are Sanjay Khan (Abbas Khan), Shahrukh Shah Ali Khan, Sameer Khan and Akbar Khan (director).

  • He has a sister Dilshad Bibi. After his schooling in Bangalore, he arrived in Mumbai where he made his first appearance as second lead in Didi in 1960.

Tarzan Goes

Throughout the early 1960's and 1970's, he made low-budget thrillers with contradictory starlets. In 1962, he appeared in an English-language picture titled Tarzan Goes to India opposite Simi Garewal. His initial big hit was in 1965, with Phani Majumdar's Oonche Log (1965), where he was pitted in opposition to screen idols Raaj Kumar and Ashok Kumar; he gave a remarkable perceptive performance.

Aadmi Aur Insaan

All over again, in the similar year, he played a sacrificing lover in the mushy musical Arzoo, starring Sadhana. With this, Khan received his entry into A-list second leads. With the movie Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), Khan won his initial Filmfare award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He appeared together with his real-life brother Sanjay Khan in the hit films Upaasna (1967), Mela (1971), and Nagin (1976).


He turned into a victorious producer and director in 1971 so as to progress his career opportunities as a most important man with his initial directorial movie Apradh, which was the first Indian picture showing auto racing in Germany; Mumtaaz was his co-star.


He produced, directed, and starred in the 1975 movie Dharmatma, which was the foremost Indian film to be shot in Afghanistan and was also his initial blockbuster hit as producer, director, and star and marked outward show of actress Hema Malini in a glamorous avatar. This movie was stirred by the Hollywood movie The Godfather.

Bhagat Dhanna Jat

Throughout the late 1970's and 1980's, he was a leading Bollywood star, directing and starring in many of his movies. He also starred in the Punjabi movie Bhagat Dhanna Jat (1974). The 1980 film Qurbani, with Zeenat Aman, was the biggest hit of his profession and launched the singing career of iconic Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan, with her tremendous track "Aap Jaisa Koi." In 1986, he directed and starred in Janbaaz, a box-office smack which a few consider being one of his best movies, featured an all-star cast and was obsessed of great songs and brilliant cinematography.


In 1988, he directed and starred in Dayavan, which was a recreate of a South Indian movie titled Nayagan. After directing and starring in Yalgaar (1992), he took a long recess from performing arts for 11 years.

Prem Aggan

He instigated his son Fardeen Khan's career with the 1998 movie Prem Aggan, which, however, was a box-office bomb. In 2003, he made his acting reappear besides produced and directed Janasheen, which also starred his son Fardeen.


He all the time used performing animals in his movies: chimpanzee and lion were used in Janasheen–but People for Animals (PFA) Haryana chairman Naresh Kadyan moved a grumble in the court of law at Faridabad for animal cruelty and legal deed as per law in opposition to the producer, director, and actor.

Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena

He starred at the side of his son again in Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) and made his final film appearance in Welcome (2007).


Feroz Khan was in advance of his time in stipulations of his unmatchable mode, which revealed in his movies and music. His cinemas like Qurbani and Dharmatma are trendy favourites in Hindi cinema. Despite the fact that he was not considered a superstar, he would remain immortal for many years to come.

Taj Mahal

In May 2006, Feroz Khan was blacklisted by then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf when he went there to sponsor his brother's movie, Taj Mahal.
  • Filmfare Best Debut Award: Didi(1960)

  • Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aadmi Aur Insaan (1970)

  • Filmfare Nomination as Best Supporting Actor for International Crook (1974)

  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001

  • Filmfare Nomination as Best Villain for Janasheen (2003)

  • Zee Cine Honor for Lifetime Achievement in 2008

  • "Pride of the industry" at the Max Stardust Awards 2009

  • Feroz Khan has a son called Fardeen Khan who is wedded to Natasha Madhwani, daughter of ex- Bollywood actress Mumtaz.

  • He also has a daughter Laila Khan, who is married to Farhan Furniturewala. Laila was wedded to Rohit Rajpal, a national level tennis player but brok up with him and wedded Furniturewala in 2010.

  • Even though Fardeen and Farhan had their differences and almost came to blows at a nightspot with each other, Fardeen and Farhan sorted the whole thing out and acknowledged each other shortly.

  • Feroz Khan yielded to a conflict with cancer on April 27, 2009. During his sickness he returned to take a break at his farmhouse in Bangalore.

  • He was laid to rest in his dearly loved Bangalore near to his mother's grave at Hosur Road, Shia Kabristan with thousands in number present incorporated his close relations, dear friends, and distinguished celebrities of Indian film industry. He was kept in mind for his larger than life presence, and brilliance in cinema.