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Amjad Khan

Picture of Amjad Khan
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Hey there, Celeb enthusiasts! I’m Jack Smith, your go-to source for intriguing insights into male celebrities. Today, we’re delving into the life of the iconic Amjad Khan, a versatile Indian actor whose name is synonymous with the legendary villain Gabbar Singh from the 1975 blockbuster “Sholay.”

A Glimpse into Amjad Khan’s Life

  • Amjad Khan, born on November 12, 1940, in Bombay (now Mumbai), hailed from a Pashtun family.
  • He kickstarted his acting journey in the early 1970s, with minor roles in films like “Hindustan Ki Kasam” and “Kasme Vaade.”

The Gabbar Singh Phenomenon

  • In 1975, Amjad Khan took the film world by storm with his role as Gabbar Singh in “Sholay.” A ruthless bandit terrorizing a small village.
  • This role not only made him a household name but also earned him critical acclaim.

Master of Villainy and More

  • Beyond “Sholay,” Khan portrayed villains in successful films like “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar,” “Mr. Natwarlal,” “Naseeb,” and “Satte Pe Satta.”
  • He showcased his versatility with comedic and character roles in films like “Yaarana,” “Qurbani,” “Laawaris,” and “Chameli Ki Shaadi.”
  • Amjad Khan also tried his hand at directing and producing, contributing films like “Chor Police,” “Adhura Aadmi,” and “Ameer Aadmi Ghareeb Aadmi.”

A Sad Farewell

  • Tragically, Amjad Khan left us on July 27, 1992, succumbing to a heart attack at the age of 51.
  • His legacy endures as one of Bollywood’s greatest villains.

Movies and TV Series Starring Amjad Khan

  • “Sholay” (1975)
  • “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar” (1978)
  • “Mr. Natwarlal” (1979)
  • “Naseeb” (1981)
  • “Satte Pe Satta” (1982)
  • “Yaarana” (1981)
  • “Qurbani” (1980)
  • “Laawaris” (1981)
  • “Chameli Ki Shaadi” (1986)
  • And many more!

Amjad Khan Biography:

Real NameAmjad Khan
Nick Name(s)Gabbar Singh
Birth DateNovember 12, 1940
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Sign of ZodiacScorpio
Age(Deceased on July 27, 1992)
Height6’1″ (185 cm)
Weight100 kg (220 lbs)
EducationR. D. National & W. A. Science College, Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, St. Andrew’s High School
ProfessionActor, director, producer
Total Number Of Movies132
Net worth$1 million (estimated)
Income SourceActing, directing, producing
Years active1973-1992
Marital StatusMarried
Partner/Wife(s)Shaila Khan (m. 1972-1992)
Offsprings3 children (Shadaab Khan, Ahlam Khan, Seemaab Khan)
ParentsJayant Khan (father), Rahat Jahan (mother)
Siblings1 brother (Imtiaz Khan)
Ethnic BackgroundPashtun
WikipediaAmjad Khan – Wikipedia

Top 10 Amjad Khan Movies and TV Shows:

RankMovie/TV ShowYearRuntime
1Sholay1975198 minutes
2Muqaddar Ka Sikandar1978178 minutes
3Mr. Natwarlal1979164 minutes
4Naseeb1981176 minutes
5Satte Pe Satta1982205 minutes
6Yaarana1981157 minutes
7Qurbani1980172 minutes
8Laawaris1981158 minutes
9Chameli Ki Shaadi1986148 minutes
10Shatranj Ke Khilari1977100 minutes

Amjad Khan was an actor who carved a niche for himself, leaving behind a treasure trove of memorable performances. He wasn’t just a Bollywood villain but a versatile actor who could make you laugh or gasp in awe. His work continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

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