Tahir Hussain

Mohammad Tahir Hussain Khan (19 September 1938 – 2 February 2010), better known as Tahir Hussain, was an Indian film producer, screenwriter, actor and film director known for his works in Hindi cinema.[2][3]

Tahir Hussain
Mohammed Tahir Hussain Khan

19 September 1938 (1938-09-19)
Died2 February 2010 (2010-02-03) (aged 71)
Burial placeJuhu Cemetery, Mumbai[1]
Other namesAapiya
OccupationFilm producer
Film director
Years active1961–1994
Zeenat Hussain
(m. 1964; died 2010)
Children4, including Aamir, Faisal and Nikhat Khan
RelativesNasir Hussain (elder brother)
Tariq Khan (nephew)

Personal lifeEdit

Tahir Hussain is the father of actors Aamir Khan and Faisal Khan. The hit film producer, director, and writer Nasir Hussain was Tahir Hussain's elder brother and mentor. Tahir's son, Aamir Khan, made his film debut in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, a film which was produced by his uncle Nasir Hussain and directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan.

Tahir Hussain directed his son, Aamir, for the first (and only) time in his directorial debut Tum Mere Ho in 1990.[4][5][6]

Tahir Hussain was related to first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.[7] On 2 February 2010, he died in Mumbai following a severe heart attack.[8][9]








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  2. ^ "Bollywood pays homage to Aamir Khan's father Tahir Hussain Hindi Event Photos - - (38763-HD Stills)". indiglamour.com.
  3. ^ "Hajji Aamir! Actor keeps his promise, leaves for Haj pilgrimage with mother Zeenat Hussain". intoday.in.
  4. ^ "SPOTTED: Aamir Khan On 'Haj Pilgrimage' With Mother Zeenat Hussain". Businessofcinema.com. 30 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Aamir Khan leaves for Hajj with his mother". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Welcome to Sify.com". sify.com. Archived from the original on 28 February 2007.
  7. ^ "Dream to make a film on Maulana Azad: Aamir Khan". IE Staff. The Indian Express. 9 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Filmmaker Tahir Hussain passes away". The Hindu. 2 February 2010.
  9. ^ Dore, Shalini (3 February 2010). "Bollywood's Hussain dies".

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