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Amjad Khan (Gabbar) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 12, 2021

Short Biography

Amjad Khan was born on 12-11-1940 in Peshawar, Pakistan. He was an Indian Film Actor & Film Director who well known for his work in Bollywood, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films.

Other Name: Gabbar Singh, Amjad Zakaria Khan
Other Professions: Film Director
Appearance: Bollywood Malayalam Telugu Tamil Kannada

Amjad Khan Complete Bio & Career

Amjad Khan was a popular Indian director and actor. He attended St.Andrew's High School and then attended R D National College for his education. He used to work in theatres. He made his film debut with a movie ‘Nazneen‘ in 1951. He was featured at the very young age of 17 years in movie ‘Ab Dilli Dur Nahin‘. He had worked in many small roles along with his father. His first movie as an adult was ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’.
In 1975, he got the golden opportunity for the role of Gabbar Singh in the Salim Khan’s movie ‘Sholey’. He read the ‘Abhishapth Chambal’ before his role as Gabbar Singh. His work was phenomenal and the character ‘Gabbar Singh’ became immortal in Indian Cinema. Sholey was a super hit movie. He was also featured in Britannia’s Glucose biscuit advertisement. He later was offered many negative characters. Satte Pe Satta, Nastik, Des Pardes, Chambal Ki Kasam, Dada, Ganga Ki Saugandh, Naseeb and Hum Kisise Kum Nahin are his popular movies.
He was also praised for his role in Munshi Premchand’s movie ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ in 1977. He also dubbed song for this movie. He also performed positive roles in movies like Laawaris and Yaarana. He later worked in movies like Qurbani, Chameli Ki Shaadi, Love Story, Ramgarh Ke Sholay etc. He worked as a director for the movies Ameer Aadmi Gareeb Aadmi and Chor Police. He worked in more than 130 films.
He faced in a severe road accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway and was badly injured and went into the coma. But he recovered from it. His weight increased due to the operations and he died due to heart failure in 1992.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Amjad Khan died on 27-07-1992 at age of 52 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He died in road accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway while going to participate in shooting of film The Great Gambler in which Amitabh Bachchan starred. He was injured seriously and went to coma. During the operation his health was complicated due to increase in weight and then he died due to heart failure.

DEATHDAY 27 July,1992 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Amjad Khan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to a famous actor of Pashtun family, Jayant (Zakaria Khan) & Quamran Sultan. Actor Inayat Khan and Imtiaz Khan were his brothers. He was married to Shaila Khan and together the couple was blessed with two sons named Shadaab Khan and Seemaab Khan and a daughter named Ahlam Khan.

Life's Important Dates Of Amjad Khan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 46
Biceps Size 16
Waist Size 36
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Mumbai, India
School St. Andrew's High School, Bandra, Bombay (Now Mumbai)
College R. D. National College, Mumbai
Qualification A post-graduate in Philosophy
Hobbies Driving, Listening to Music, Playing Badminton
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Child Actor:- Nazneen (1951)
As an Adult Actor:- Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973)
As an Assistant Director- Love And God (Produced in 1963 & Released in 1986)
As a Director- Chor Police (1983)
Net Worth $1 Million


Favorite Color Black, Black
Favorite Actress Madhubala
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Amrish Puri
Favorite Singer R. D. Burman , Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai, Paris
Favorite Food Chinese and Non Veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Amjad Khan

  • Amjad Khan had command over English, Persi and Urdu.
  • Javed Akhtar wanted to remove Amjad Khan from Sholay as he felt Amjad had a weak voice for a villain.
  • Danny was the original choice for Gabbar Singh's role in Sholay, but the role went to Amjad Khan, as Danny's dates were given away for Feroz Khan's Dharmatma.
  • Amjad Khan entered Bollywood as a child artist in 1951 and appeared in flicks namely Nazneen, Ab Dilli Dur Nahin and Maya.
  • The actor played Gabbar Singh not just one time on-screen. He also appeared in the spoof feature film Ramgarh Ke Sholay reprising his character from the original.
  • Not only Hindi, he appeared in two English films (The Perfect Murder and In Custody), two Telugu (Simhaasanam and Prema Yuddam), Kannada (Bannada Gejje, Tamil (Vikram) and Malayalam (Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar) films as well.

Amjad Khan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Amjad Khan was 51 years 8 months & 15 days old age.