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Feroz Khan (Actor), Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 27/04/2009
Death Cause: Lung Cancer
Age: 69 Years

 

Feroz Khan

Bio/Wiki
Real nameZulfiqar Ali Shah Khan [1]The Print
Known as Clint Eastwood of East [2]The Print
Profession(s)Actor, Director, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBald
Career
DebutFilm (Actor): Didi (1959) as "Madhu"

Film (Director & Producer): Apradh (1972)
Last FilmAs an Actor: Welcome (2007) as 'Ranvir 'RDX' Dhanraj Xaja'
Feroz Khan in Welcome
As a Director: Janasheen (2003)
Jansheen (2003)
Awards, Honours, Achievements IIFA Award
• Best Performance in Negative Role for "Janasheen" (2004)

Filmfare Awards
• Best Supporting Actor for "Aadmi Aur Insaan" (1971)
• Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)

Zee Award
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 September 1939 (Monday)
BirthplaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Date of Death27 April 2009 (Monday)
Place of DeathBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Age (at the time of death) 69 Years
Death CauseLung Cancer [3]India Today
Zodiac signLibra
SignatureFeroz Khan Signature
Nationality Indian
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
School • Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
• St. Germain High School, Frazer Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka
ReligionIslam [4]Mehmood, a Man of Many Moods by Hanif Zaveri
CasteShia Muslim [5]Mehmood, a Man of Many Moods by Hanif Zaveri
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Hobbies Horse Riding, Shooting, Billiards
ControversyIn April 2006, he attracted controversy after he allegedly delivered an anti-Pakistan statement when he was on a visit to Lahore as a part of a delegation for the release of his brother Akbar Khan's film Taj Mahal. Reportedly, while interacting with the daily newspaper in Pakistan, he said, "I am a proud Indian. India is a secular country. Muslims there are making a lot of progress. Our President is a Muslim, Prime Minister a Sikh. Pakistan was made in the name of Islam but look how the Muslims are killing each other." Later, President Pervez Musharraf banned him to enter the country. [6]Hindustan Times

Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Divorced
Family
Wife/SpouseSundari Khan (Ex-wife)
Feroz Khan with his family
ChildrenSon- Fardeen Khan (Actor)
Daughter- Laila Khan (Artist, Painter)

Feroz Khan with Fardeen and Laila Khan
ParentsFather- Sadiq Ali Khan Tanoli
Mother- Fatima
SiblingsBrother(s)
• Sanjay Khan (Actor)
Sanjay Khan
• Sameer Khan ( Director, Producer) Sameer Khan
• Akbar Khan (Actor, Director, Producer)Akbar Khan
Sister(s)-
• Khurshid Shahnavar
• Dilshad Bibi
Favourite Things
FoodPasta Spaghetti
Actors Tony Curtis, Peter O Toole, Richard Burton, Marlon Brando
Actresses Jean Peters, Elizabeth Taylor
MusiciansBebu Silvetti, Biddu Appaiah
Cologne(s)Quoros, Aramis, Toussad
Style Quotient
Car CollectionA Plymouth, Impala, MG Sprighter, 450 SE Mercedes, Volvo 360 GLS
Feroz Khan with his car
Money Factor
Assets/Properties • A 12-acre plot in Chikkabidarakallu village [7]The Economic Times
• 23 acres of land on Tumkur Road, Karnataka
• A Bungalow in Juhu, Mumbai

Feroz Khan

 

Some Lesser Known Facts About Feroz Khan

  • Did Feroz Khan smoke?: Yes Feroz Khan smoking
  • Did Feroz Khan drink alcohol?: Yes [8]The Times of India
  • Feroz Khan was a veteran Indian actor, director, and producer who earned laurels for his performances in Hindi films besides he was considered one of the most popular style icons in Bollywood throughout his career.

  • He was the eldest son of Sadiq Ali Khan Tanoli who belonged to Ghazni province of Afghanistan, and her mother, Fatima, was an Iranian. 
  • In childhood, he was very mischievous and had to switch between schools because of being frequently expelled from schools. In an interview, he said,

    It is said that I was an extremely naughty child and much to my mother’s dismay, my father whipped me every single day. Later, when I was fast asleep at night, he would steal into my bedroom and kiss me on the forehead. My mother revealed this to me when I was a little older.”

  • Before arriving in Mumbai to begin his film career, he was on his way to Germany to study engineering. [9]IMDb
  • His interest lied in Hollywood movies, especially action movies, which included cowboys, rifles, and horses. This was one of the important reasons that helped him develop his Clint Eastwood image in Bollywood. In an interview, he expressed his fascination with western cinema saying –

    As long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for horses. I loved watching films, particularly the westerns and cowboy films, and fantasized about becoming an actor. Of course, I never shared my secret with anyone because ours was a traditional family and cinema was not a part of Baba’s world. I knew he would have never approved of it because he had dreams of me becoming a barrister and I dare not let him down.”

    Feroz Khan riding a horse with a rifle

    Feroz Khan riding a horse with a rifle

  • Feroz Khan was inspired by Ashok Kumar to make his career in acting after watching Ashok Kumar’s film Kismet (1943).
  • During his early days of struggle in Mumbai, he was involved in betting to earn some money by playing Billiards.
  • In 1962, he featured opposite Simi Garewal in an English language film titled Tarzan Goes to India.
  • Initially, he started his career in the film industry by playing supporting roles one of them was Oonche log in1965 alongside Raaj Kumar and Ashok Kumar. 
  • Feroz Khan and his younger brother Sanjay Khan shared the screen in many films such as Upaasna (1971), Mela (1971), and Nagin (1976).
  • Although Feroz Khan had become an accomplished actor soon after his debut in Didi (1959), he mostly appeared in supporting roles in the majority of films throughout his career, and he even played a supporting role to his younger brother Sanjay Khan (who entered the film industry much after him). This was an important reason why he turned to film direction.

    Feroz Khan directing a movie

    Feroz Khan directing a movie

  • Reportedly, Feroz Khan was offered a role in Prakash Mehra’s Hera Pheri (1976) alongside Amitabh Bachchan; however, it could not be materialized owing to a fact that it would require him to work on Sunday’s, and he never liked working on Sunday’s.

    Feroz Khan with Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan

    Feroz Khan with Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan

  • “Dharmatma” (1975) which was directed and produced by Feroz Khan, was the first Hindi film to be shot in Afghanistan and was inspired by Hollywood classic “The Godfather” (1972).
  • Feroz Khan with his larger-than-life attitude shot the Nuremberg car race in Germany for his film Apradh (1972) with the help of the prince of the royal family of Leopold.

    Feroz Khan with Mumtaz on the set of Apradh (1972)

    Feroz Khan with Mumtaz on the set of Apradh (1972)

  • Feroz Khan wanted to remake his classic hit Qurbani (1980) with actor Saif Ali Khan and his son Fardeen Khan as the main protagonist and himself playing the role of an inspector, which was played by his friend Amjad Khan in the movie, but due to his ill health, the remake could not happen.

    Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna in Qurbani

    Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna in Qurbani