One of India’s most talented veteran actor, Kader Khan passed away at the age of 81 on Tuesday in Toronto. Kader Khan was that sparse movie character who was correspondingly important on screen and off the screen with about 300 roles as an actor and writing credits in over 250 films.
Kader Khan, best known for confining some of the most powerful dialogues and comic timing as an actor, passed away on January 1 due to lengthened sickness. His terrific period in Bollywood was from 1982 onwards as he started enduring 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 dexterity.
The Kabul-born Muslim started his career as a lecturer of civil engineering before being dragged into the world of films as a writer. Kader Khan was a two-time recipient of the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Meri Awaaz Suno (1982) and Angaar (1993). He also won the Best Comedian Filmfare for Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1991). As the years rolled by, the roles dropped. His last appearance on screen was in 2017 in the elapsed film Masti Nahi Sasti. Before that, he was seen in Tevar (2015). Kader Khan had performed in more than 300 films
He deciphered dialogues for over 250 movies. Before flattering as an actor he had written dialogues for many A-listers in the movie business. A talented writer, actor, humanitarian and an honest man, Kader Khan will endlessly remain an iconic figure in the hearts of fans.