On 31st December 2018, not only the film industry but the entire world lost one of the brightest gem Kader Khan. Movies of his time were incomplete without him. Had he not came into the film industry, Amitabh Bachchan might not be Big B.
Movies of Govinda won’t be that much interesting. No, we are not ignoring the talent of these megastars but there is a reason behind this. Kader Khan gave famous dialogues to most of the movies and it’s him that made Amitabh Bachchan a megastar by writing heart-touching scripts for his movies.
YES, he was a comedian, actor, writer, engineer, professor and indeed a good human being. While most of us have enjoyed his humor in movies like Coolie No.1, Aunty No. 1, Dulhe Raja, and more…Very few know his journey from actor to script-writer.
Kader Khan- Story Of A College Professor Turned Actor
This Kabul-born actor started his career as a professor in the M.H. Saboo Siddik College Of Engineering. But, it was not his destiny and interest. He loved to write for the theaters and this one skill captured attention of Dilip Kumar who once attended a play at the college.
He was performing in ” Taash Ke Patey” ; Agha( a comedian ) noticed him and impressed by his performance. He suggested Kader’s name to the superstar of that time, Dilip Kumar.
Dilip too got impressed by his acting and asked him to play for the “Sagina and Bairaag.” This is how his journey in the film industry began.
Actor Turned Script Writer
Producer and Director, Manmohan Desai was the first person who gave Kader one chance to show his writing skills. The movie was Rajesh Khanna’s one of the biggest hit ” Roti.”
And it won’t be wrong if we give credit to the movie’s success to Kader Khan after Rajesh Khanna. Each lines touched strings of audience’s heart and reflect the deepest feeling and reality of the world. Here are few such well-penned dialogues:
“Kasoor mera nahi roti ki kasam…bhook ki duniya mein imaan badal jaate hai”
“Aadmi ke seene mein khanjar bhokane se woh sirf ek baar marta hai…lekin jab kisi ka dil toottha hai na toh usse baar-baar marna padta hai, har roz marna padta hai”
These lines are so relatable and will always be. Together with the natural acting skills of Kaka, it hit everyone harder and got lots of appreciation.
Apart from “Roti” Kader had written dialogues for Shaarabi, Sholay, Muqadar Ka Sikander, and many more.
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Debut As Supporting Artists
In 1973 Movie “Daag” starring Rajesh Khanna, Rakhi, and Sharmila Tagore, Kader was seen in the role of advocate. After this movie, he got many movies as supporting artist.
However, his talent didn’t keep his role limited to supporting artist. Soon his roles got bigger and lengthier too. Himmatwala was the first movie in which he attempted comedy roles for the first time.
It turned out to be great and soon he start doing comedy roles in several other movies. In fact, he started a television series “Hasna Mat” which went on air in 2001 on Star Plus.
He worked in 300 films with co-stars like Prem Chopra, Johny Lever, Anil Kapoor, Feroz Khan, Govinda, and more. Kader did supporting roles, comedy, romance, social and political roles, and even action scenes as well.
Won Only 3 Filmfare Awards
Undoubtedly, Kader Khan is a repertoire of talent despite this he didn’t win many awards. He got two Filmfare Award not for his roles but for writing dialogues for Angaar, and Meri Awaaz Suno.
1991 Baap Numbri Beta Dusr Numbri was the only movie for which he got the Best Comedian Award. However, he was nominated for few of the best comedy movies like Coolie No.1, Dulhe Raja, Saajan Chale Sasural, and more.
Apart from this, Kader received Padma Shri in 2019. Sahitya Shiromani Award in 2013, and recognized for his great work for Muslim community of India.
In 2018, Kader got breathing problems and admitted in hospital where he died after 3 days of treatment. And with the year ending, the journey of Kader Khan ended leaving the world and his fans in tears.