Friday, June 27, 2014


Being the son of popular Bollywood Comedian actor 'Agha', Jalal Agha had intrinsic acting skill and abilities, yet he did acting course at the prestigious Indian Institute of Film and Television, Pune and got polished his talents with perfection.Even though Jalal Agha worked as a character and supporting actor from late 60's to early 90's the ironic fact is that his talents were not properly utilized by the Directors and Producers.
Jalal Agha could appear in more than 60 films in Bollywood during his career, but he did not get adequate roles to utilize his talents.
Agha and Jalal Agha
His entry to films was by portraying the young version of Jehangir in the super hit historical film 'Mughal-e-Azam in 1960 and he did it brilliantly.The adult role was handled by Dilip Kumar.Later he studied at Pune Film Institute and again appeared at the acting arena.His debut film as an adult was 'Bombai Ki Bahon Mein' in 1967.
He is remembered for his performance in the popular song scene 'Mehbooba Mehbooba' in the blockbuster film 'Sholay'.
He also got appreciation and accolades for his role as the character 'Richard'  in the super hit film 'Julie'
in which south Indian actress Lakshmi was the heroine.
He had roles in English language films such as 'Bombay Talkie'(75),Gandhi(80), Kim(84),Deceivers(86) etc.
He got appreciation for several of his characters which he portrayed.
He wrote and directed a Bollywood film 'Goonj' which was released in 1989.
Jalal Agha died on March 5, 1995.
Selected Filmography
Bombai Ki Bahon Mein
Majhli Didi
Saat Hindustani
Bombay Talkie
Do Chor
Yadon Ki Baarat
Garam Hawa
Aaj Ka Ye Ghar
Sara Akash
Thodisi Bewafai
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
Nauker Biwi Ka
 Baat Ban Jaye
Bharat Ek Khoj
Do Qaidi
Pehla Nasha

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