Kader Khan, Wiki, Age, Death, Family, Biography & More

Kader Khan was an IndianCanadian film actor, and he was also known as a Director, Comedian, and Scriptwriter. Khan is an ethnic Pashtun. He was an actor and writer, known for his role in movies Taqdeerwala (1995), Naseeb (1981) and Angaar (1992). Kader was one of the famous Bollywood stars. He exposed in over 300 films after his debut film Daag in the year 1973 starring with Rajesh Khanna, in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney. The famous legend was born on 22 October 1937 in Kabul, Afghanistan. But when Khan was one year old his family migrated to Mumbai because they had believed that the place where they stayed was curseful.

Kader Khan

Early Life

Kader Khan was born in a Muslim family in Kabul, Afghanistan on 22  October 1937. When Kader was one year old, his family moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Shifting to Mumbai brought no fortunes instead damaged the conditions of his family. Kader Khan was a famed Indian film actor, comedian, scriptwriter as well as a Director. As a dialogue and scriptwriter, Kader had worked with many infamous directors and actors, like Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra, etc. The Legend has written very famous and popular dialogues for super hit movies like Sharaabi, Coolie, Lawaaris, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Amar Akbar Anthony. Thereafter, Kader Khan also wrote screenplays for films starring Amitabh Bachchan like Agneepath and Naseeb. Khan currently lived in Mumbai and is also reported to be a citizen of Canada.

Biography & Wiki

Biography & Wiki
Real Name Kader Khan
Nickname Kader
Profession Actor, Writer, Director
Date Of Birth 22 October 1937
Birthplace Kabul, Afghanistan
Date of Death 31 December 2018
Death place At a hospital in Toronto, Canada
Age (at the time of death) 81 years
Death Cause Prolonged illness
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India( Earlier, His family used to live in Balochistan, Pakistan)
Nationality Canadian
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Libra
Physical Overview
Height in Centimeters (Approx) 173cm
Height in meters (Approx) 1.73 m
Height in Inches (Approx) 5′ 8″
Weight in Kilograms (Approx) 90 kg
Weight in Pounds (Approx) 198 lbs
Chest Size (Approx) 40 Inches
Waist Size (Approx) 38 Inches
Biceps Size (Approx) 14 Inches
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Family & Relatives
Father Rehman Khan
Mother Iqbal Begum
Brothers Shams Ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman, and Habib Ur Rehman
Sister(s) None
Religion Islam
Affairs, Girlfriends and Marital Status
Marital Status Married
Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/ Spouse Hajra Khan
Son(s) Kudroos Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, and Shahnaz Khan
Education and School, College
Educational Qualification Graduation, Master’s Diploma in Engineering (MIE)
School A Municipality School in Mumbai
College/ University Ismail Yusuf College, Mumbai
Debut Actor- Daag(1973)


Screenwriter- Jawani Diwani(1972)

Tv- Hasna Mat(2001)

Favorite Things and Like & Dislike
Favorite Actor  Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Director(s)
Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra
Favorite Author (s) Maxim Gorkey, Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Saadat Hasan Manto
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Favorite Destination(s) Not Known
Favorite Colour Grey
Car Collection Not Known
Favorite Film(s) Not Known
Favorite Perfume Not Known
Salary (approx.) 2crores per film
Net Worth (approx.) $10 Million

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Physical Attributes

Kader Khan had a healthy physique and he was 173 cm tall which is 5 feet 8 inch and coming into his body fitness his weight was 90 kg. Kader Khan was very health conscious he always took care of his physical appearance and looks. His chest measured 40 inches, the waist was around 38 inches, and the biceps measurement was 14 inches. He had kept himself quite fit and healthy and workout daily. Kader Khan had a nice hairstyle and he has got black hair and dark brown eyes.

Family Background and Relationship

Kader Khan was born in an Islamic family in Kabul. His father was Abdul Rahmaan Khan who was the stepfather and his mother was Iqbal Begum. He had three siblings whose named Shams Ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman, and Habib Ur Rehman. He lived in Mumbai, the home of the Indian film industry. Kader Khan was a person who has memories Quran. That’s called a Hafiz-E-Quran. Kader was married with Hajra Khan in the mid- the 1970s. Thereafter they had three sons. There are- Kudroos Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, and Shahnaz Khan. The Kudroos Khan is settled in Canada. Kudroos is a security officer in the Airport. Sarfaraz Khan is an actor and Shahnwaz Khan is an actor and director.

Kader Khan


Kader Khan was an IndianCanadian actor. Kader Khan was one of the infamous Bollywood actors. He was born on 22 October 1937, in Afghanistan, in Muslim family. When Kader was the one-year-old his family moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra from Afghanistan. He had missed his classes as he had no shoes. There was nothing to cherish about his childhood because his father Abdul Rahman Khan was the stepfather. He completed his graduation from Ismail Yusuf College, Mumbai University and obtained a Master’s Diploma in Engineering with a specialization in civil engineering from the  Institution of Engineers. After completing his study he joined M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla as a Mathematics teacher. He had taken part in his college plays and received Rs.350 per drama.

Kader Khan

A famous actor Dilip Kumar noticed him and signed him up for his next films Bairaag and Sagina Mahato when Kader Khan was performing in a play at the Annual Day Function of the college. Thereafter, Kader was recognized for playing supporting roles in the films starring Amitabh Bachchan, Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jitendra, Govinda, and Rajesh Khanna. Kader Khan had starred in the comedy series “Hasna Mat.” He had written dialogues for several successful films including ” Coolie No.1″, “Himmatwala”, “Sarfarosh,” and ” Dharam Veer.”

Awards and Achievements

1982- Filmfare Award for best dialogue in the film “Meri Awaaz Suno”.
1991- Filmfare Award for Best Comedian in the film “Baap Numbari Beta Dus Numbari”.
1993- Filmfare Award for best dialogue in the film” Angaar”.
2013- Sahitya Shiromani Award.
2019- The government of India announced to posthumously award Kader Khan Padma Shri.

Kader Khan’s Filmography

Some Bollywood blusters of Kader Khan
Dulhe Raja- 1998
Himmatwala- 1983
Aankhen- 1993
Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni- 1989
Coolie No.1- 1995

Kader Khan


Kader Khan was passed away at the age of 81 on 31 December 2018 at 6:00 pm in Mississauga, Ontario Canadian due to illness.


Kader Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s friendship had ended in 1987. He revealed the reason behind it and said, “I used to always call him Amit. Kader talked about how his equation with Amitabh Bachchan soured over time. He also talks about how he lost out on films for not calling Big B ‘Sir Ji’. It is impossible. I was not in Khuda Gawah.

Contact and Social Media Information

If you are a big fan of Kader Khan and you want to know more about him so you can follow him on social media platforms such as:
InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. On social media platforms, you will get the latest photos, videos, and updates about him.

Kader Khan at Twitter–@actorkaderkhan

Kader Khan at Instagram-@kaderkhan

Lesser Known Facts About Kader Khan

  • Kader Khan had worked in a minimum of 300 films and had written dialogues for 250 Indian films.
  • Kader Khan and Amitabh Bachchan were good friends but their friendship was dropped when actor Amitabh Bachchan joined politics.
  • He appeared in films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Lucky (2006) and Family: Ties of Blood (2006).
  • He wrote many memorable dialogues for Amitabh’s films, including Mr. Natwarlal, Amar Akbar Anthony, Agneepath, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Laawaris and Naseeb, which were huge hits at the box office.
  • Kader Khan had Canadian citizenship.
  • He has acted in over 300 films in the Hindi & Urdu language.
  • Kader Khan is an ethnic Pashtun.
  • Kakar tribe is one of the famous tribes of Pashtuns residing in Balochistan.
  • As of 2016, he has never worked with Shah Rukh Khan and shared any scenes together.
  • His first comedy was “Himmatwala” and “Aaj Ka Daur“.
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