Amjad Khan

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Amjad Khan (, ; 12 November 1940 – 27 July 1992) was an acclaimed Indian actor and director He worked in over 130 films in his film career spanning nearly twenty years. He enjoyed popularity for his villain roles in Hindi language films—he is most famous for playing the role of the Gabbar Singh in Sholay (1975). and of Dilawar in 1978 classic Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.

Early life

Born in Hyderabad to Muslim parents from Ghazni Afghanistan. He was the son of legendary actor Jayant. He was the brother of fellow actor Imtiaz Khan and Inayat Khan who only acted in one film. In 1957, he was cast in the movie Ab Dili Dur Nahin, as a child artist.

Khan did schooling at St Theresa's High School, Bandra. He attended R D National College, Bandra and was the General Secretary - the highest elected student body representative. He had already gained a reputation of being a heavyweight "dada" and was feared and respected.

Career

Before Amjad came to films he was a theatre actor. His first film was as a child artist at the age of 17 in the film Ab Dilli Dur Nahin (1957). He had assisted K. Asif in the film Love and God in the late 1960s and had also made a brief appearance in the film which would have been his official film debut. But the film was left incomplete after K. Asif's death in 1971 and it ended up releasing in 1986. In 1973 he made his debut in Hindustan Ki Kasam.

In 1975 he was offered...
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