(), screen name of Hamid Ali Khan
, (born 27 January 1922 in Golconda
, died of cardiac arrest
on 22 October 1998 in Hyderabad
) was a Bollywood
film actor. Ajit, a popular villain of Hindi films, was known for his stylish and peculiar dialogue delivery. His dialogues ``Mona darling, smart boy, Lili don't be silly, mona loot lo sona, went on to become a rage and they sometimes overshadowed his earlier remarkable performances.
Born Hamid Ali Khan, near the historic place Golconda
, Ajit had his early education in Warangal
district of Andhra Pradesh
.One can trace his roots in Shahbaad Dist Hardoi U.P. Hamid was the son of Bashir Ali Khan who was in the Nizams army. Ajit had a younger brother Wahid Ali Khan. Ajit entered the film industry to become a hero and did quite a few creditable films as lead artiste in Nastik, Bada Bhai, Milan, Baradari, and later as a second lead in Mughal-e-Azam
and Naya Daur
to name a few. Film Director K. Amarnath, who directed him in Bekasoor, suggested that the actor change his long name of Hamid Ali Khan to “something shorter”, and Hamid homed in on “Ajit”.
Ajit, who ran away from home to Mumbai after selling his college books, started his career in the 40's. Luck did not favour him in the initial stages of his career, he started his career with the 1946 movie Shahe Misra
opposite heroine Geeta Bose & also did films as Sikander (van mala), Hatimtai(1947), Aap Beeti (Khursheed), Sone Ki Chidiya (Leela Kumari),... Read More