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Khalid Mohamed is an Indian journalist, editor, film critic, screenwriter and film director. He formerly worked for the Hindustan Times and was the lead editor for Filmfare magazine. He is the son of Hindi film actress Zubeida Begum, on whose life he wrote the screenplay of Shyam Benegal's 2001 film, Zubeidaa.[1]

An alumnus of Cathedral and John Connon School Fort, Mumbai,[2] Mohamed has directed four Hindi films. He was hired by the Hindustan Times where he served as the national cultural editor as well as the editor of the supplement HT Cafe. He left the Times in January 2009.[3] Mohamed has only given a few films a 5-star rating. These include Satya (1998)[4] and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).[5]


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  • To Be Or Not To Be: Amitabh Bachchan, a biography of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan
  • Khalid Mohamed (2012). Two Mother and Other Stories. Om Books. ISBN 9381607095.
  • The Hit Girl,[6] biography of veteran actress Asha Parekh.


  1. ^ Shyam Benegal Retrospective
  2. ^ Khalid Mohamed (3 September 2011). "The timeless poster boy of Hindi cinema". Asian Age. Archived from the original on 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ The Hoot - Khalid Mohammed sacked
  4. ^ "Press reviews". Satya official site. Retrieved 4 March 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Cuts Straight to the Heart"
  6. ^ "Asha Parekh The Hit Girl", Om Books International

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