Murad (actor)

Hamid Ali Murad (24 September 1910 – 24 April 1997)[1] known simply as Murad was an Indian character actor who appeared in more than 100 Hindi language films from the early 1940s through to the end of the 1980s, playing character roles of a father, police officer, judge and an emperor.

Born(1911-09-24)24 September 1911
Died24 April 1997(1997-04-24) (aged 85)
Years active1943 – 1990
Known forCharacter Actor (Supporting Actor)
Children4 (including Raza Murad)

His son Raza Murad is also an actor in the Hindi film industry who is known for playing mostly villain roles. His niece is actress Zeenat Aman and his granddaughters are actresses Sonam and Sanober Kabir.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Murad was born on 24 September 1910 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He studied at Minto Circle (STS High School), Aligarh Muslim University.[1]


Murad's career began in the early 1940s when he made his acting debut in the 1943 film Najma which was directed by Mehboob Khan.[1] The film featured him playing the father of Ashok Kumar despite being only a year older than him. He became a regular with director Mehboob Khan's films such as Anmol Ghadi (1946), Andaz (1949), Aan (1952) and Amar (1954). His other notable film roles included Do Bigha Zamin (1953) as a cruel landowner, Devdas (1955) as Devdas's father and the Hollywood film Tarzan Goes to India (1962) as a maharajah. From the 1960s through to the end of the 1980s he appeared mostly as a judge or police commissioner.[1]


Murad died in Mumbai on 24 April 1997.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Murad (a profile) India Cinema Heritage Foundation website, Retrieved 24 January 2022
  2. ^ a b Murad on website Retrieved 25 January 2022
  3. ^ a b Filmography of Murad on website Retrieved 25 January 2022

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