Blessed with the beautiful looks of an Afghani, he was a person who deeply admired the Indian culture and always tried to show it's beautiful colours in his movies. A person with a different walking style, fabulous dressing sense and he also had a dialogue delivery style of his own. This style was first established in 1975 in the movie Dharmatma
and continued till Welcome
There was always a different variety in the characters, he choses for himself like a brave cop in Janbaaz
, a dedicated friend in Dayavaan
, a lover with an emotional friendship touch in Qurbani
. He always fulfills the demand of the character with his marvellous acting skills and styles.
Feroz Khan was born on September 25, 1939, in Bengaluru. His father came from the Ghazini province of Afghanistan and had a business
of his own. After early years of education Feroz Khan came to Mumbai
along with his two brothers Sanjay Khan and Akbar Khan.
Started with the second lead roles in Indian cinema, he got the first break in the movie Didi in 1960. His first movie as a hero was with Simi Grewal titled as Tarzan goes to India
in 1962. He got recognised first with Oonche log in 1965, and then with Aarzoo, he got himself completely established in the film industry. He got the Filmfare Award for the Best Actor in a supporting role for the movie Aadmi aur Insaan in 1969. After that a long successful journey of movies like Mela, Safar, Apradh, Geeta Mera Naam, Khote Sikkay, Kala Sona
In 1977, he achieved another milestone as a producer and director for his classic venture titled Dharmatma
, inspired by the movie The Godfather. He achieved huge success with the movie apart from the large applauds for it's music and lyrics. He provided the new definition of cinema by proving that songs can also have a huge importance in a crime movie. The whole movie was shot in Afghanistan, the first ever by an Indian. After that he made successful contributions to Indian cinema with movies like Qurbani, Janbaaz, Dayavaan and Yalgaar.
Although making very less appearances in the last decade, he has always made an impact whether it was Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
He was a person of brave heart fighting the cancer for a long time and ultimately took his last breath in April this year. Though this legendary performer is no more, yet he will remain alive in the hearts of Bollywood fans forever.