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  • Amjad Khan was a highly versatile actor.
  • In a career of almost two decades he played almost all types of roles.

Today is the birth anniversary of Amjad Khan. Undoubtedly, Gabbar Singh is one of the all-time big roles that gave him recognition and a foothold in Bollywood. But over the span of 20 years of his career, he has played the role of a friend, an antagonist as well as a father to Amitabh Bachchan and other actors of his age. And that speaks a lot about Amjad Khan whose death was a big shock to the industry.

Here are some such interesting roles that proved that Amjad Khan can do almost anything given the chance:


In this movie, Amjad Khan played the role of the best friend of Amitabh Bachchan and does everything, even sacrificing his earnings to make his bestie a big star. Big B and Amjad Khan shared a very good bonding even in real life and their close connection is evident in this movie which was a super duper big hit.

Hera Pheri

Vinod Khanna and Amitabh played lead roles in this movie. Amjad Khan played the role of a father and an antagonist and thus the role had multiple shades. From being a villain and a lawbreaker to using his son for his own gains, Amjad Khan was at the top of his game playing this character.

Chameli Ki Shaadi

Amjad Khan was equally good both in villainous and comedy acts. This movie Chameli Ki Shaadi featured Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh-two budding actors and it was the Advocate Harish played by Amjad that stood out among the other actors. This Basu Chatterjee-directed movie is an all-time classic.

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

This Prakash Mehra movie was a big hit. With big stars like Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Rakhi, and Rekha playing the lead there was hardly any scope for other actors to dominate. However, the way Amjad Khan displayed his versatility as a smooth talker and an obsessed lover of the courtesan Rekha Amjad simply surprised many.

Shatranj Ke Khiladi

This movie by the legendary director Satyajit Ray showed Amjad Khan playing the character of the Nawab of Oudh. As Wajid Ali Shah Amjad showed all the required emotions and authority making his performance in the film unforgettable.