Kader Khan (born 22 October 1935) is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer. He graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Mumbai University (then Bombay University).
Khan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and was raised in Bombay by his pious father, he was originally a lecturer in M. H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic and M. H. Saboo Siddik Technical High School, Mumbai. On the annual day function of the college, Khan took part in a play and it was acclaimed by all who were present. Dilip Kumar came to know about it, he called him and showed keenness in watching the play. Khan made special arrangement and acted the play for him and he was so impressed by his acting that he signed him for his next two films Sagina Mahato and Bairaag
He has acted in over 300 films in the Hindi and Urdu language, and has written dialogues for over 100 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century. Manmohan Desai paid him a handsome amount of one lakh twenty one thousand for writing dialogues for the film Roti (1974 film). He is most popularly recognized for working with actor Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan. He has also worked side by side with other comedians like Shakti Kapoor and Johnny Lever. He has played a large variety of parts in films like a supporting role of a father, uncle, brother, main villain or the side villain, guest actor and comedian.
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