Riyaz Khan

Riyaz Khan is an Indian actor and bodybuilder who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films and television series, besides acting in a few Telugu-language and Kannada films, as well as two Hindi films. He debuted in the Malayalam film Sugham Sughakaram, directed by Balachandra Menon. Later, he went on to act in Tamil and Telugu films. After many years, he came back to the Malayalam film industry acting in Balettan, starring Mohanlal.

Riyaz Khan
Riyaz Khan at the Aagam Audio Launch.jpg
Riyaz Khan at the Aagam Audio Launch
Riyaz Khan

Kochi, Kerala, India
OccupationFilm actor, bodybuilder
Years active1993–present
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
(m. 1992)
ChildrenShariq Hassan, Shamshad Hassan[1]
Parent(s)Rasheed, Rasheeda Baanu


Khan was born to Rasheed, a Malayalam movie producer and Rasheeda Baanu at Fort Kochi, Kerala. He has a sister, Roshini who is married. Since his father was a movie producer and all the South Indian movies were then shot in Madras, now known Chennai, his family migrated there. He had his primary education from Chennai and pursued his bachelor's degree from United States.[2] On 14 July 1992,[citation needed] he married actress Uma Riyaz, who is the daughter of Tamil music director Kamesh and yesteryear actress Kamala Kamesh. The couple has two sons, Shariq Hassan and Samarth Hassan.


His notable films include Badri (2001), Baba (2002), Ramana (2002), Balettan (2003), Winner (2003), Runway (2004), Power of Womeni (2005) Ghajini (2005), Thirupathi (2006) and Stalin (2006).

He acted in the serial Nandini, which was aired on Sun TV.

He is also a brand ambassador of a Chennai-based fitness studio called Inshape Health & Fitness.[3]








Year Title Role Channel Language Notes
1998 Ramani vs Ramani Suresh Sun TV Tamil
1999–2001 Kudumbam Mouli
2000 Chithi Anand
2002 Annamalai Nallasivam
2017–2018 Nandini Seiya Nayagi and Rathnavel Bhoopathi Dual role
2017–2019 Nandini Seiya Nayagi and Rathnavel Bhoopathi Udaya TV Kannada Dual role
2019–present Magarasi Sendhoora Pandian Sun TV Tamil


  1. ^ Sivaram, Sravia (13 May 2016). "Riyaz Khan's son all set to make debut". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ "പുതിയ മുഖം... പുതിയ ഭാവം..." [The new face... has a new look...]. Mangalam (in Malayalam). Mangalam Publications. 13 August 2014. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ Kallarakkal, Shezina (26 June 2009). "Inshape fitness studio gets a new look". Chennaionline. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.

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