Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney. 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.
Born :1935/1936 (age 79–80)
Ethnicity : Pashtun
Citizenship : Indian, Canadian
Alma mater: Ismail Yusuf College
Years active: 1970-present
Khan has acted in over 300 films in Hindi and Urdu and has written dialogues for over 250 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century. Manmohan Desaipaid him a handsome amount of one lakh twenty-one thousand for writing dialogues for the film Roti (1974). He is most popularly recognized for working with actor Jeetendra,Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan. He has worked side-by-side with other comedians like Shakti Kapoor and Johnny Lever. He has played a large variety of parts in films like a supporting role of a father, uncle, brother, main villain or the side villain, guest actor and comedian.
He recently appeared in Tevar (2015), Hera Pheri 3 (2015), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Lucky: No Time for Love (2006) and Family: Ties of Blood (2006). He starred in his own comedy television series titled Hasna Mat, which aired on Star Plus. He made a comeback on Indian television with a comedy series Hi! Padosi… Kaun Hai Doshi? on Sahara One.
- 2013: Sahitya Shiromani Award for his work and contributions to Hindi Film industry and Cinema.
Filmfare Award Winner
- 1982: Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Meri Awaaz Suno
- 1991: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri
- 1993: Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Angaar
- 2004: Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Filmfare Award Nominee
- 1984: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Himmatwala
- 1986: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Aaj Ka Daur
- 1990: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Sikka
- 1992: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Hum
- 1994: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Aankhen
- 1995: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Main Khiladi Tu Anari
- 1996: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Coolie No. 1
- 1997: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Saajan Chale Sasural
- 1999: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Dulhe Raja
Khan was recognized by the AFMI (American Federation of Muslims from India) for his achievement and service to the Muslim community in India.