Kader Khan said good bye to year 2018 as well as his number of Bollywood fans on 31st December 2018. He died of supranuclear palsy, a degenerative disease. He was hospitalized on 28 December 2018 complaining of “breathlessness” in Canada. On 31 December 2018/1 January 2019, Khan’s son, Sarfaraz Khan, confirmed that Kader Khan had passed away at age 81.
Today we will tell you about interesting unknown facts about the ace Indian cinema’s actor, Kader Khan that you never knew before:
Born in Afghanistan
He was not an Indian by birth, yes you read it right. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1937. His father was Abdul Rahman Khan from Kandahar while his mother was Iqbal Begum from Pishin, British India (now in Balochistan, Pakistan).
Had a degree in engineering
Even from being a poor family, his family gave priority to studies.
After his school, he obtained a Master’s Diploma in Engineering (MIE) from the Institution of Engineers (India) specializing in Civil engineering.
Masters in Arabic language
Kader Khan has done his Masters degree from Osmania University in the Arabic Language.
He was also a teacher
He taught civil engineering at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla.
Ticket to Bollywood
While performing in a play in the Annual Day function of the college where he used to teach, he was noted by Actor Dilip Kumar who signed him up for his next film.
He is related to actress Zarine Khan
Actress Zarine Khan’s family is related to Kader Khan. He also has a family in the Netherlands and Canada. He has three sons: Sarfaraz Khan, Shahnawaz Khan, and the third son in Canada. Among them, Sarfaraz is also an actor who was seen in films like Tere Naam, Ramaiya Vastavaiya.
Career in Bollywood
Kader Khan appeared in more than 300 movies and has written dialogue for over 1,000 Indian films. He was a scriptwriter, dialogue writer, comedian, and director also. He was known for his witty dialogues.