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Nasir Khan (11 January 1924 – 3 May 1974) was an Indian film actor. He was the younger brother of actor Dilip Kumar. Nasir Khan made his acting debut in 1945 in Mazdoor. After a few films, he shifted to Lahore after partition and starred in the first ever Pakistani film Teri Yaad in 1948.[1]

Nasir Khan
Born11 January 1924
Died3 May 1974(1974-05-03) (aged 50)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1945–1961
Spouse(s)Suraya Nazir (divorced)
Begum Para
Children2 (including Ayub Khan)
RelativesDilip Kumar (brother)

He acted in another Pakistani film Shahida in 1949. Both films failed to do well and Nasir returned to India in 1951. He resumed his acting career in Bombay, acting in several films throughout the 1950s.[1] His movie Nagina (1951) with Nutan was a big hit. Nasir Khan also enacted the role of Jumna alongside his real life brother Dilip Kumar who played the role of Gunga in the 1961 dacoit drama Bollywood film Gunga Jumna.[2] This was his last film for a decade.

Personal lifeEdit

Nasir Khan was born to Ayesha Begum & Lala Ghulam Sarwar Ali Khan in a Hindko-speaking Awan family[3][4] of 12 children in Bombay. His father was a landlord and fruit merchant who owned orchards in Peshawar and Deolali. Nasir Khan was first married to Suraiya Nazir, daughter of legendary filmmaker Nazir Ahmed Khan. From this marriage, he had a daughter Naheed Khan. Later he was married to actress Begum Para and their son is actor Ayub Khan.[5]


Nasir Khan died on 3 May 1974 at the age of 50.[1][6] Before his death, he had returned to films after a decade playing small parts in Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973) and his final film Bairaag (1976) which was released after his death.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Nasir Khan – Profile". website. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ "GUNGA JUMNA (1961 film)". Archived from the original on 29 November 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Nasir Khan – Interview (1952)". website. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "A Legend By Any Definition". Outlook India. Outlook India. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Begum Para". Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Rediff On The Net, Movies: An interview with Begum Para". 29 November 1997. Retrieved 25 January 2019.