Feroze Khan was born on 25 September 1939 in Bengaluru, India. Feroz, an Afghan father and Iranian mother’s son, came to Mumbai from Bangalore to become an actor. With cool style and bold lyrics, Feroze earned such a name in only a few films that people were convinced of his acting. He was a noted actor of Hindi cinema and died in the year 2009. Feroze Khan did well in Hindi cinema in the 1960s and 1970s.
Feroze Khan started his career with the film “Didi” in the year 1960, he continued to appear in low budget thriller films. His first hit movie was “Unchke Log (1965)”. After the film Sadhna, Feroze Khan started playing supporting roles in A Grade films. In the year 1971, Feroze Khan entered the world of film direction through the film Crime.
- Name – Feroze Khan
- Nickname – Clint Eastwood of India
- Born – 25 September 1939 (British India)
- Place of Birth – Bengaluru, India
- Profession – Actor, Film Director
- Death – 27 April 2009
- Be active in films – until 1958–2007
- Wife’s Name – Sundari
- Married in the year 1965
In the year 1975, Feroz Khan made a huge hit as producer-director actor film “Dharmatma”, then he directed films like Kurbani (1980), Jabanz (1986), Dayavan (1988) and Yalgar (1992).
Feroz Khan launched his son Fardeen Kha in Bollywood in the year 1998 through the film Prem Agan. In those days, he was slowly becoming ill with some time, he started suffering from a serious illness and time passed and he died of lung cancer one day at the age of 69 (2009). It is said that he was buried near his mother’s grave in Bangalore, the last film of his life was Welcome which was a tremendous hit.
Feroz Khan Awards
- Filmfare Awards – Aadmi Aur Insaan, Safar, International Crook
- IIFA Awards – Janasheen
- Zee Awards – Lifetime Achievement
- Stardust Awards – Pride of Industry
Feroz Khan Movies List
- Didi (First Movie) in the year 1959
- Ghar Ki Laaj, Main Shaadi Karne Chala in the year 1960
- Reporter Raju in the year 1962, Tarzan Goes to India
- Raat Andheri Thi, Aurat, Aag in the year 1967
- Nadir Shah, Aaja Sanam, Pyasi Shaam in the year 1968
- Safar in the year 1970, Mela
- In the year 1974, Kisan Aur Bhagwan, Khote Sikkay, Geeta Mera Naam, Bhagat Dhanna Jatt and Anjaan Raahein
- Rani aur Laal Pari, Kaala Sona, Dharmatma in the year 1975
- Chunaoti, Qurbani in the year 1980
- Khoon aur Paani in the year 1981
- Do Waqt Ki Roti, Dayavan in the year 1988
- Meet Mere Mann Ka in the year 1991
- Janasheen in the year 2003
- Chitappa in the year 2005
- Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena in the year 2006
- Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, Om Santi Om and Welcome (Last Movie) in the year 2007
Mumbai came to become actor after 12th
Feroze Khan completed her schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys’ School and St. Germain’s High School in Bangalore. After this, he never attended college. His five brothers were Abbas Khan, Shah Rukh Shah Ali Khan, Sameer Khan, Akbar Khan and Sanjay Khan.
He had two sisters Khurshid Shahnawar and Dilshad Begum Sheikh. Feroze Khan came to Mumbai to become an actor after doing his schooling. He worked at Wadia & Brothers in Mumbai for 300 rupees a month and the rent in the house in which he lived was also 300 rupees. To earn more money, he used to bet on snooker games in the club.
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Wadia and Brothers had signed Feroze Khan for their film ‘Reporter Raju’ at Rs 1000 per month. However, Feroze’s acting debut was in the year 1960. He got a second lead role in his debut film Didi. Soon after, he signed an English film. Its film name was ‘Tarzan Goes to India’. Her opposite opposite Simi Grewal was in this film. Feroze played the role of Prince Raghu Kumar in it. This film, which came out in the year 1962, could not do much.
Made his own identity with the film ‘High People’
After doing the first film, Feroze Khan was getting second lead roles in most films for the next five years. In 1965, he got a chance to work in Phani Mazumdar’s film ‘Unchik Logan’. In this film Feroz Khan had big actors like Ashok Kumar and Rajkumar in front of him, but with his brilliant acting skills, he was able to leave his mark on the audience. The same year saw another release of his film ‘Arju’. In this film, he worked with Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana.
In the year 1969, Feroz’s film Man and Insan was released. The film proved to be the turning point for his career. Feroz Khan received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for this film. He also worked with his brother Sanjay Khan in a few films, including hit films like Upasana, Mela, Naagin.
Started as a director-producer ‘Crime’
Feroz Khan’s first film as a director-producer was ‘Crime’ in the year 1971. His opposite Mumtaz acted in this film. It was the first film in India to feature scenes of car racing in Germany.
After this, his second film was ‘Dharmatma’ in 1975. It was influenced by the English film ‘The Godfather’. Feroz Khan was the director, producer and lead actor in the film. The film was shot entirely in Afghanistan.
He was accompanied by Rekha, Hema Malini, Premnath and Danny in pivotal roles. He also worked in a Punjabi film ‘Bhagat Dhanna Jat’ in the year 1974.
Released in the year 1980, ‘Kurbani’ proved to be Feroz Khan‘s biggest hit. In this, along with Feroze and Zeenat Aman, his closest friend Vinod Khanna was also in the lead role. In this film, he gave a break to Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan.