Kader Khan, best known for penning some of the most powerful dialogues and comic timing as an actor, passed away on January 1 due to prolonged illness. He was 81. Here's remembering the legend of Indian cinema with these unseen and rare Kader Khan pictures.
His golden period in Bollywood was from 1982 onwards as he started getting more screen time as a villain. Films like Biwi Ho Toh Aisi, Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, Ghar Ho Toh Aisa saw him at the peak of his acting prowess.
Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s "Daag" and has featured in over 300 films.
He wrote dialogues for over 250 movies. Before becoming an actor he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s "Jawani Diwani".
As a screenwriter, Khan frequently collaborated with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra.
His films with Desai include "Dharam Veer", "Ganga Jamuna Saraswati", "Coolie", "Desh Premee", "Suhaag", "Parvarish" and "Amar Akbar Anthony" and films with Mehra include "Jwalamukhi", "Sharaabi", "Lawaaris", "Muqaddar Ka Sikandar".
Khan's frequent collaborator megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee and Arjun Kapoor remembered the actor for his contribution to cinema.
A talented writer, actor, philanthropist and an honest man, Kader Khan will forever remain an iconic figure in the hearts of fans!
His last rites will be performed in Canada on Tuesday.
Rest in Peace Kader Khan.