Monday, June 9, 2014

MURAD

Murad was a popular character actor of Bollywood cinema who was also part 
of the Classic Movies like 'Do Bigha Zamin (53), Devdas(55),Mughal-e-Azam(60) etc.
He was born in 1904 and his entry to films was in 1943 by acting in the role  as the father of Ashok Kumar in the film 'Najma' which was directed by Mehboob Khan.He acted in Mehboob Khan's films like 'Anmol Ghadi,Andaz,Aan,Amar'  etc later on.
He mostly portrayed character roles as Judge,Lawyer,Police Commissioner,Maharajah etc.
In the 1950 film 'Dastan' he acted along with Raj Kapoor,Suresh,Suraiah,Veena,Pratima etc and it was directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar.
In the film 'Do Bigha Zamin' which was directed by Bimal Roy in 1953, Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy acted in main roles.Murad portrayed the role of 'Thakur Harnam Singh'.
In the film 'Mirza Ghalib' which showed us  the sorrows of once wealthy poet Mirza Ghalib who had to face much tragedies, he acted along with Bharat Bhushan,Suraiah,Nigar Sultana,Durga Khote etc.
In the 1955 super hit blockbuster film 'Devdas' he acted as father of Devdas.
In the classic historical epic film 'Mughal-e-Azam(60) directed by K.Asif and in which Dilip Kumar,Prithviraj Kapoor,Madhubala,Nigar Sultana etc acted Murad played the role of 'Rajah Man Singh'.
In the super hit film 'Love in Tokyo' he acted along with  Joy Mukherjee and Ashaparekh as a lawyer.
He acted as Seth Devi Dayal  in the 1973 super hit film 'Yadon Ki Baarat' along with Dharmendra,Zeenat Aman,Vijay Arora etc.
He acted as Maharajah in films such as "Bara Dari,Heer,Tarzan Goes to India,Neel Kamal,Rajput' etc.
He acted as Judge in films such as "Begunaah,Pyar ka Naam Qurban,Khooni Murder,Ganga Jamuna Saraswati,Falak,Shahanshah,Alla Rakha,Dilwala,Andar Bahar,Dharam Kanta,Ladies Tailor,Nasbandi' and many more.
He played the role of Police Inspector,Police Commissioner,DIG of Police etc in films such as ' Kismat,Mahal, Mera Bhaiya,Khoon Khoon,Keemat,Manoranjan,Geeta Mera Naam,Farar' etc.
His son Raza Murad is a popular Bollywood actor in character roles and Villain roles.His great nieces are actresses Sonam,Zeenat Aman and Sanober Kabir.
He passed away in 1997.
Selected Filmography
Najma










Anmol Ghadi
Shakti
Anokhi Ada
Andaz
Paras
Khandan 
Devdas
Azaad
Yehudi
Apradhi Kaun
Mughal e Azam
Hawa Mahal
Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
Taj Mahal
Saheli
Love in Tokyo
Picnic
Neel Kamal
Kismat
Sajan
Mahal
Madhavi
Dil Diya Dard Liya
Nader Shah
Upasana
Caravan
Balidaan
Do Chor
Saudagar
Yadon Ki Baaraat
Dharma
Imtihan
Charitraheen
Paap aur Punya
Saazish
Farar
Sanyasi
Aap Ki Khatir
Dost aur Dushman
Parchhayan
Be Imaan
Manoranjan
Aap Ki Kasam
Majboor
Prem Kahani
Shankar Dada
Chakker Pe Chakker
Dharam Kanta
Aulad
Locket
Kaanch Ki Deewar
Anjame Riste
Jhumka

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