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Kader Khan - 10 lesser unknown facts about the veteran actor

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Kader Khan - 10 lesser unknown facts about the veteran actor

Kader Khan (22 October 1937 – 31 December 2018) was an Afghan-born Indian-Canadian film actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director. As an actor, he appeared in over 300 films after his debut film in the 1973 film Daag, starring Rajesh Khanna, in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney.[4] He was also a prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the period 1970s to 1999 and wrote dialogues for 200 films. Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.

Kader Khan was a veteran Bollywood actor, best known for his roles in comedies of the 90s, and the news of his demise is being grieved by the country. The screenwriter turned actor turned director passed away at the age of 81 at a hospital in Toronto, Canada at 6 pm on Monday.

The actor had been hospitalised for more than four months now, on account of his prolonged illness. After developing breathing issues recently, he was transferred from a regular ventilator to BiPAP ventilator. Reportedly, he was suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a disease that causes difficulty in walking and dementia.

On the day that commemorates with his death, here's paying tribute the actor with 10 interesting lesser-known facts about him. We bet you didn't know some of these.

  1. He is expected to be seen next in Hera Pheri 3, to be released in 2019, in the role of a doctor. It may be his last screen appearance.
  2. He has also received multiple accolades, including 2 Filmfare awards in the Best Dialogue category. 
  3. He also starred in a comedy television series titled Hi! Padosi... Kaun Hai Doshi? 
  4. The versatile actor has been seen in over 300 films and has written the scripts and dialogues for more than 250 movies.
  5. He taught as a Civil Engineering professor at a college in Mumbai before stepping into the film industry.
  6. However, he made his debut only with the 1973 Rajesh Khanna movie Daag. He played the role of a prosecuting attorney in the film.
  7. He was signed by Mughal-E-Azam actor Dilip Kumar for his next film after he saw him acting in a college play.
  8. He wrote the script for the 1972 movie Jawani Diwani that starred Jaya Bhaduri and Randhir Kapoor in lead roles.
  9. Kader Khan was born in Afghanistan's Kabul on October 22, 1937. 
  10. For his performance in Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, he won the Best Actor Comedy award. 
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