Nazir Hussain

Nazir Hussain (15 May 1922 – 16 October 1987) was an Indian film actor, director and screenwriter.[2][3][4][5] He was famous as a character actor in Hindi Cinema and acted in almost 500 films. Dev Anand starred in a large proportion of the films he acted in.

Nazir Hussain
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Born(1922-05-15)15 May 1922
Died16 October 1987(1987-10-16) (aged 65)
NationalityIndian
OccupationBollywood and Bhojpuri Actor
Director
Producer
Filmmaker
Script Writer
Years active1953–1987

Early lifeEdit

Nazir Hussain's father Shahabzad Khan was a guard in the Railways and Hussain grew up in Lucknow.[6][7] He himself worked as a fireman in the railways for few months and soon joined the British army during World War II. He was posted in Malaysia and Singapore where he became a prisoner of war.[6] After being freed, he came under the influence of Subhas Chandra Bose and joined the Indian National Army (INA).[2] He was accorded the status of freedom fighter and was given a free railway pass for life.

Film careerEdit

After the INA, unable to find jobs, he began performing in plays. B. N. Sircar of New Theatres, impressed by his performance, called him to Calcutta to join New Theatres.[6] In Calcutta, he met Bimal Roy and became his assistant. He joined with Bimal Roy to make the film Pahela Aadmi, based on the INA experience.[2] He not only acted in the film, but also wrote the story and co-wrote the dialogues for the film.[6] Pehla Aadmi released in 1950 launched him to stardom and he became a permanent fixture in Bimal Roy's movies.[8] Later, he worked in many socialist themed films such as Do Bigha Zamin, Devdas and Naya Daur.[9] Munimji, a 1955 Indian Hindi movie was the first film he did with actor Dev Anand.[10] The story idea was by Ranjan, and screenplay and dialogues by Nazir Hussain. The team of Mukherjee, Nazir Hussain, Dev Anand and music director S.D. Burman later got together to produce another movie, Paying Guest, in 1957. Main Sunder Hoon is a 1971 Bollywood drama film directed by R. Krishnan and Nazir Hussain.[11]

Bhojpuri CinemaEdit

Hussain discussed the possibility of a Bhojpuri cinema industry with Indian president Rajendra Prasad.[12][13] He is considered as the Pitamah of Bhojpuri cinema.[14] Hussain created Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1963), the first Bhojpuri film.[15][16] Nazir turned producer with Bhojpuri film Hamaar Sansar and also directed it.[6] Hussain was also known for the hit Bhojpuri film Balam Pardesia in the late 1970s.[17]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1950 Pehla Aadmi
1953 Parineeta[18] Meena Kumari's Mama
The Fiancee Gurcharan Babu
Jeewan Jyoti Dr. Abdul Hamid (as Nazir Husain)
Do Bigha Zamin[9] Rickshaw puller[19] (as Nazir Hussain)
1954 Samaj
Darwaza
Baap Beti
1955 Devdas Dharamdas
Bandish Mahender
Teen Bhai
Amaanat Purshotam
1956 New Delhi Lala Daulatram Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Inspector
Ek Shola Rai Bahadur Ishwardas (as Nazir Hussain)
Aawaz Mr. Bhatnagar/Masterji
1957 Zamana
Naya Daur[20] Seth. Maganlal (as Nazir Hussain)
Musafir Madhav (as Nazir Hussain)
Mai Baap
Do Roti Ramesh (as Nazir Hussain)
1958 Yahudi Brutus
Raagini Rajan's father
Parvarish Thakur Jaswant Singh (as Nazir Hussain)
Panchayat (as Nazir Husein)
Kalapani Inspector Mehta (as Nazir Hussain)
Aakhri Dao Dharam Das (as Nazir Hussain)
1959 Raat Ke Rahi James (as Nazir Hussain)
Nai Raahen
Main Nashe Men Hoon Dharam Das Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Kanhaiya
Kangan Barrister Mohan Das
Insan Jaag Utha Laxmandas
Fashionable Wife Bihari (as Nazir Husein)
1960 Parakh Postmaster Nivaran (as Nazir Hussain)
Bombai Ka Babu Shahji (as Nazir Hussain)
Shriman Satyawadi Champalal (as Nazir Hussein)
Girl Friend
1961 Aas Ka Panchhi Nihalchand Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Walait Pass manik Chand
Anuradha Nazir Hussein
Chhaya Jagatnarayan Choudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
Gunga Jumna Police Superintendent (as Nazir Husain)
Passport Bhagwandas (as Nazir Husain)
Wanted
Main Aur Mera Bhai
Chhote Nawab Nawab Nazir Hussain
1962 Dr. Vidya
Rungoli Sewakram
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Suvinoy Babu (Jaba's father) (as Nazir Husein)
Anpadh Thakur Mahendra Nath
Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo
Asli-Naqli Dwarkadas
Apna Banake Dekho
1963 Dil Hi To Hai Khan Bahadur (as Nazir Husain)
Laagi Nahi Chhute Ram Sukkhu
Bahurani Zamindar
Hamrahi Public Prosecutor Dharamdas (as Nazir Hussain)
1964 Kashmir Ki Kali Dinu (as Nazir Hussain)
Leader Mr. Khanna (as Nazir Husain)
Suhagan Dubeyji
Aap Ki Parchhaiyan Dinanath Chopra (as Nazir Hussain)
Ayee Milan Ki Bela Mr. Choudhry (as Nazir Hussain)
Main Suhagan Hoon
Shagoon Rai saheb (as Nazir Hussain)
Ganga Ki Lahren Diwan Saab
1965 Arzoo Diwan Kishan Kishore (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere Sanam Mr. Mehra (as Nazir Hussain)
Purnima Ratan Lal
Rishte Naahte Thakur Narendrapal Singh
Bhoot Bungla Shyamlal (as Nazir Husain)
1966 Do Dilon Ki Dastaan
Chhota Bhai Zamindar Thakur Pratapsingh Mindal (as Nazir Hussain)
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai Advocate Sinha (as Nazir Hussain)
Tasveer
Preet Na Jane Reet Ashok's father
1967 Jewel Thief Police Commissioner (as Nazir Hussain)
Ram Aur Shyam Anjana's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Chandan Ka Palna Harikishan Rai (as Nazir Husain)
Palki Jafferbhai Godiwala (as Nazir Husain)
Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan Prof. Kishanlal Saxena (as Nazir Hussain)
Shagird Ramesh's Father (as Nazir Hussain)
Hamare Gam Se Mat Khelo
1968 Baazi
Dil Aur Mohabbat Pooice Commissioner G.P. Varma (as Nazir Hussein)
Sadhu Aur Shaitaan Bank Manager (as Nazir Hussain)
Ankhen Diwan Chand aka Major Saab (as Nazir Hussain)
Aulad Dinu (as Nazir Hussain)
1969 Chirag Chirag
Tamanna
Madhavi Chola Naresh's Maharaja
Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke Lala Jugal Kishore (as Nazir Hussain)
Jaal Saz Dwarkanath
Jahan Pyar Mile
Badi Didi Father
1970 Prem Pujari Retd. General Durgaprasad Bakshi
Abhinetri Dr. Niranjan Das (as Nazir Hussain)
Geet Dindayal
Kati Patang Diwan Dinanath (as Nazir Hussain)
Khamoshi Dr. Colonel Saab
Humjoli Roopa's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Samaj Ko Badal Dalo
1971 Sharmeelee Father Joseph (as Nazir Hussain)
Bikhare Moti Ram Prakash
Main Sunder Hoon The Director (directing Waheeda Rehman) (uncredited)
Lagan Sewakram (as Nazir Hussain)
Lakhon Me Ek Dindayal
Preet Ki Dori Madhav Chaudhary
1972 Bombay to Goa Atmaram
Sanjog Seema's Father
Lalkar Colonel Choudhury
Anuraag Anu's Father
Mere Jeevan Saathi Lalaji (as Nazir Husain)
Munimji
Mome Ki Gudiya Diwan Kriparam (as Nazir Husain)
Wafaa Charandas (as Nazir Hussain)
Mangetar
1973 Jugnu Shyam's Father (as Nazir Husain)
Jwar Bhata Durga Das Prasad (as Nazir Hussain)
Heera Magistrate (Heera's dad)
Anokhi Ada Lalaji (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere Gharib Nawaz Mirza Baig (as Nazir Husain)
1974 Prem Nagar Lata's Father (as Nazir Hussain)
Kunwara Baap Principal of Bishop Cotton Junior College (as Nazir Hussain)
Dulhan Munsib
Pocket Maar Mr. Rai (as Nazir Hussain)
1975 Dharmatma Rani's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Qaid Rai Bahadur Tulsinath
Ek Gaon ki Kahani
Pratiggya Sepoy Shivcharan (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere Sartaj Parveen's dad
Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty Girdharilal Paniwala
1976 Charas Brindaban (as Nazir Hussain)
Mehbooba Guruji (as Nazir Hussain)
Tapasya Professor Sinha
Daaj
Sangram Girdharilal (as Nazir Husain)
Bairaag Poojary (as Nazir Hussain)
1977 Amar Akbar Anthony[21] Catholic Priest
Dhoop Chhaon Choudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
Pandit Aur Pathan Roopa's blind dad
Agent Vinod[22] Ashok Saxena (Anju's dad) (as Nazir Husain)
Ram Bharose Ratanchand (as Nazir Hussain)
Aafat Din Dayal
1978 Bhookh Maulvi
Karmayogi Catholic Priest (as Nazir Hussain)
Nishan (1978 film) Doctor
Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath Balkishan
1979 Aakhri Kasam Mangal
1980 The Burning Train Mr. Verma (Vinod's dad)
Abdullah Blind man
Teen Ekkey
1981 Fiffty Fiffty Mary's foster father (as Nazir Hussain)
Walayati Babu Subedaar
1982 Rajput Police Commissioner Siddheshwar Singh
Meharbaani as Nazir Husain)
Dharam Kanta (as Nazir Husain)
1983 Mazdoor Sinha (as Nazir Hussain)
Daulat Ke Dushman Ramlal
Jeevan Sukh
1986 Love and God Emir-E-Yemen (as Nazir Hussain)
1987 Vali-E-Azam Emir-E-Yemen (as Nazir Hussain)
1994 Pain

AssociationsEdit

Nazir had worked with several eminent actors and actresses of Hindi Cinema.[23]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c Khan, Danish (15 May 2012). "Nazir Hussain: From INA to Bollywood". TwoCircles.
  3. ^ Kapoor, Jaskiran (23 December 2009). "Such a long journey". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  4. ^ Kapoor, Jaskiran (8 May 2009). "golden age of bhojpuri cinema". online india. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  5. ^ Kapoor, Jaskiran (8 May 2009). "The bhojpuri (purvanchal) film industries". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e Ghosh, Avijit (5 January 2016). CINEMA BHOJPURI. ISBN 9788184752564.
  7. ^ Nazir Hussain: From INA to Bollywood
  8. ^ Bhattacharya, Rinki Roy (5 January 2016). "Bimal Roy: The Man who spoke in pictures".
  9. ^ a b Do Bigha Zamin at filmreference
  10. ^ Trends and genres
  11. ^ Avijit Ghosh (22 May 2010). Cinema Bhojpuri. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 46–. ISBN 978-81-8475-256-4.
  12. ^ "Other India". The New Indian Express. 4 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Strong at 50, Bhojpuri cinema celebrates". Indian Express. 14 February 2011.
  14. ^ A page from screenindia.com Archived 22 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "First Bhojpuri Film To Be Screened During Bihar Divas". NDTV/Indo-Asian News Service. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  16. ^ Kapoor, Jaskiran (23 December 2009). "Such a long journey". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  17. ^ Jha, Giridhar (7 February 2011). "Bhojpuri films must return to their roots". Mail Today. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  18. ^ "movies list of nazir hussain and dilip kumar". Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  19. ^ Srikanth Srinivasan (4 August 2008). "Do Bigha Zamin: Seeds of the Indian New Wave". Dear Cinema. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  20. ^ 25 Must see Bollywood Films Archived 15 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ "Amar Akbar Anthony". uiowa.edu. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  22. ^ "Agent Vinod gets mixed reviews". Hindustan Times. 23 March 2012. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  23. ^ Google Books preview from 'Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema', Gulzar, Govind Nihalani, Saibal Chatterjee, Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema, ISBN 81-7991-066-0

External linksEdit

Nazir Hussain on IMDb