Director Biography

Kader Khan Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family & More

Quick Info→ Nationality: Canadian Age: 81 Years Wife: Hajra Khan


Know Director Kader Khan Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Family & more. Kader Khan is a Canadian Director. She was born on 22 October 1937 in  Kabul, Afghanistan.

Kader Khan Biography

Kader was born into poverty in an Afghani-Muslim religious family. He had 3 brothers who all died in their adolescence before Kader was born. After Kader’s birth, his parents moved from Kabul to Mumbai with him; as they had a superstitious belief that the place they were staying at was curseful and had brought misfortunes in their lives.

His family’s decision to move to Mumbai had brought no fortunes, even worse; as they used to live in Mumbai’s Kamathipura, an area infamous for its sex tourism. Kader often used to skip the school; as he had no shoes, and instead, he used to spent his day in the nearby graveyard, where he used to emulate the people.

There was not much to cherish about in his miserable childhood, and any further hope also ended, when his parents got divorced. Moreover, his decision to stay with his mother proved to be a wrong one; as he was treated badly by his step-father.

In the most difficult circumstances, he managed to remain focused on his studies; as he cleared his school and college exams with distinction. Thereafter he went on to teach Mathematics at M. H. Saboo Siddik Engineering College in Mumbai.

Alongside teaching, his captivating performances as an actor and writer at M. H. Saboo Siddik Engineering College’s theatre plays was always the talk of the town. As a theatre artist, his salary was ₹350.

His life took a new turn when he performed a play in an annual function at the college, where Dilip Kumar was the chief guest. Dilip got so much impressed with his performance, that he signed him his two films, ‘Sagina’ (1974) and ‘Bairaag’ (1976).

Alongside acting, his writing career also blossomed after he co-wrote a romantic comedy film ‘Jawani Diwani’ (1972), starring Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan. For this film, he got a remuneration of ₹1,500 for ‘Jawaani Diwaani,’ but despite that, he continued with his teaching profession.

Such was the demand of his writings that Manmohan Desai paid him a hefty amount of ₹1 lakh for writing the dialogues of the film ‘Roti’ (1974), starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz.

After the duo of Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan, he played a pivotal role in Amitabh Bachchan‘s acting career as he wrote popular dialogues in his films like ‘Naseeb,’ ‘Agneepath,’ ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar,’ ‘Mr. Natwarlal,’ ‘Amar Akbar Anthony,’ and ‘Laawaris.’

He excelled in all departments of acting and was one of those actors who could play a comedian and a villain with ease.

Kader Khan Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Profession(s) Actor, Writer, Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet inches– 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 90 kg
in pounds– 198 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Debut Actor: Daag (1973)
Producer: Shama (1981)
Screenwriter: Jawani Diwani (1972)
TV: Hasna Mat (2001)
Awards, Achievements 1982– Filmfare Award – Best Dialogue for the film ‘Meri Awaaz Suno’ (1981)
1991– Filmfare Award – Best Comedian for the film ‘Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri’ (1990)
1993– Filmfare Award – Best Dialogue for the film ‘Angaar’ (1992)
2013– Sahitya Shiromani Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth 22 October 1937
Birthplace Kabul, Afghanistan
Date of Death 31 December 2018
Place of Death At a hospital in Toronto, Canada
Age (at the time of death) 81 Years
Death Cause Prolonged illness
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Canadian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Earlier, his family used to live in Baluchistan)
School A Municipality School in Mumbai
College/University Ismail Yusuf College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification(s) • Graduate
• Master’s Diploma in Engineering (MIE)
Religion Islam
Sect Sunni
Ethnicity Pashtun
Tribe/Community Kakar Tribe of Pastun Community
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address 102, Raj Kamal, 2nd Hasnabad Lane, Santacruz (West), Mumbai
Hobbies Writing, Reading
Controversy His friendship with Amitabh Bachchan ended in 1987. Years later, in 2012, he revealed the reason behind it and said, “I used to always call him Amit. Once a producer from the south came and asked, ‘Have you met the Sir ji?’ I asked, ‘Which sir ji?’ He said, pointing at Amit ji, ‘that tall man.’ Amit ji was coming. I said, ‘He’s Amit. When did he become sir ji?’ (He said) ‘We call him sir ji.’ Since then everyone started addressing him as sir ji. How can anyone call their friend, their brother from any other name? It is impossible. I couldn’t do it and since then our equation was never the same. I was not in Khuda Gawah. I was writing Ganga Jamunaa Saraswati but then left it midway. There were several other films that I had begun work on but quit.”
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Marriage Date In the mid-1970s
Wife/Spouse Hajra Khan
Children Sons– Kudroos Khan (A security officer at the airport), Sarfaraz Khan (Actor), Shahnawaz Khan (Actor, Director)
Daughter– None
Parents Father– Abdul Rehman Khan (Priest or Moulvi)
Mother– Iqbal Begum (Domestic Worker)
Siblings Brother– Shams ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman, Habib ur Rehman (All 3 have died)
Sister– None
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Director(s) Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra
Favourite Author(s) Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov, Fyodr Dostoevsky, Saadat Hasan Manto
Favourite Colour Grey
Money Factor
Net Worth Not Known
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