Articles about Amjad Khan

The Indian film industry is notoriously famous for celebrating heroes and downgrading villains. Amjad Khan was one of those few villains who took the limelight away from the hero in the movies he starred in. Born on November 12, 1940, in Lahore, Amjad Khan started acting at a young age. He made his debut as a child actor in the movie ‘Nazneen’ at the age of 11 in 1951. Khan caught his big break in 1975 when he was offered a role in Amitabh Bachan’s ‘Sholay.’ His portrayal of the character Gabbar Singh, a dacoit, won him praise from different sections. The movie cemented his position in the industry as a supporting actor who brought a dimension of darkness to the anti-hero roles he was offered. As he excelled in the villain roles that came his way, Khan never forgot his theater roots. His role in Satyajit Ray’s critically acclaimed movie ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ showcased his abilities as a serious actor. Khan won his first Filmfare award in 1980 for his role in ‘Dada.’ At the age of 51, he died of cardiac arrest.

'Producers owed father Rs. 1.25cr, never returned': Amjad Khan's son

09 May 2022

Entertainment
'Producers owed father Rs. 1.25cr, never returned': Amjad Khan's son

Late actor Amjad Khan immortalized the role of notorious dacoit Gabbar Singh in Hindi cinema.

Tina Ambani shares heartfelt post on Dev Anand's death anniversary

03 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Tina Ambani shares heartfelt post on Dev Anand's death anniversary

Former actress Tina Ambani has shared a heartfelt post for late superstar Dev Anand, remembering him on his death anniversary.

Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

27 Oct 2020

Entertainment
Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

The year 2020 is a horror story in itself. To be honest, the ongoing pandemic sometimes feels like a real-life zombie apocalypse.

Happy Birthday Shikhar Dhawan: A look at his top moments

05 Dec 2019

Sports
Happy Birthday Shikhar Dhawan: A look at his top moments

One of India's most successful white-ball openers, Shikhar Dhawan turned 34 on Thursday.

Viju Khote, famous for playing Kaalia in Sholay, passes away

30 Sep 2019

Entertainment
Viju Khote, famous for playing Kaalia in Sholay, passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor Viju Khote, famous for playing the role of Kaalia in iconic movie Sholay, passed away on Monday. He was 77.

Why did Ajay Devgn turn down 'Satte Pe Satta' remake?

08 Aug 2019

Entertainment
Why did Ajay Devgn turn down 'Satte Pe Satta' remake?

Since long, news of Satte Pe Satta remake, with Hrithik Roshan rumored to be reprising Amitabh Bachchan's dual role of Ravi Anand/Babu, has been hitting headlines.

Revisiting and not "remembering" Satyajit Ray on his birthday

02 May 2017

Entertainment
Revisiting and not "remembering" Satyajit Ray on his birthday

When my editor asked me to do a piece on Satyajit Ray's 96th birth-anniversary, the brief was, "something which is a tribute, not cliché, but contemporary."

MP CM gifts late Bhopal jail employee's daughter a job

10 Dec 2016

India
MP CM gifts late Bhopal jail employee's daughter a job

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the wedding of late Bhopal jail employee Ramashankar Yadav's daughter.

Bhopal encounter: MP govt to announce cash reward for villagers

13 Nov 2016

India
Bhopal encounter: MP govt to announce cash reward for villagers

The Madhya Pradesh government would announce a cash reward for the villagers who reportedly helped police track down the SIMI men who escaped from Bhopal Central Jail.

Court slams state-government for delay in informing about SIMI encounter

10 Nov 2016

India
Court slams state-government for delay in informing about SIMI encounter

A Bhopal Court slammed the state government for a nine-day delay in formally appraising the judiciary about the SIMI-encounter.

Ex-prisoner says Bhopal cells had to be unlocked from outside

09 Nov 2016

India
Ex-prisoner says Bhopal cells had to be unlocked from outside

Mohammed Khalil, a former inmate of Bhopal Central Jail said the jail was designed to prevent inmates, even in possession of a key, from unlocking the cells from inside.

5 different investigations underway in the SIMI jailbreak case

05 Nov 2016

India
5 different investigations underway in the SIMI jailbreak case

Due to the rising clamor over how the SIMI encounter has been handled, MP government has announced five different inquiries into the incident so far.

As controversy mounts, MP orders judicial probe into encounter

04 Nov 2016

India
As controversy mounts, MP orders judicial probe into encounter

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a judicial inquiry into the encounter that killed 8 convicts who escaped from Bhopal's central jail.

More prisoners had planned to escape from Bhopal jail

03 Nov 2016

India
More prisoners had planned to escape from Bhopal jail

Investigators said that evidence collected so far indicates that all 29 SIMI operatives lodged in Bhopal Central Jail may have planned to escape together.

NHRC issues notice to MP govt over Bhopal encounter

02 Nov 2016

India
NHRC issues notice to MP govt over Bhopal encounter

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the MP government over the encounter which led to the killing of 8 escapees from Bhopal Central Jail.

Video clips question authenticity of Bhopal encounter

01 Nov 2016

India
Video clips question authenticity of Bhopal encounter

Two video clips, purportedly depicting the encounter when police killed the SIMI terrorists who escaped from Bhopal Central Jail have raised questions on the authenticity of the encounter.

Bhopal jail escapees killed in encounter

31 Oct 2016

India
Bhopal jail escapees killed in encounter

Sources have stated that all the 8 inmates who broke out of Bhopal Central Prison have been killed in an encounter with police in Eintkhedi village near Bhopal.

Sholay celebrates its 41st anniversary

15 Aug 2016

Entertainment
Sholay celebrates its 41st anniversary

It has been 41 years since the movie Sholay was released on big screen.