Kamaal R. Khan

Kamaal Rashid Khan (often referred to as KRK or Kamaal R Khan) is an Indian film actor, producer and writer.[3] He participated in the reality show, Bigg Boss in 2009.[4]

Kamaal Rashid Khan
Other namesKamal Rashid,[1] KRK[2]
OccupationProducer, actor, writer
Years active2005–present



Khan started his career in Bollywood as a producer and actor with the film Deshdrohi in 2008.[5][6][7] He also appeared in a small role in Ek Villain.

Television career

Khan made his television debut in Season 3 of Indian reality TV programme Bigg Boss,[8] the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother.[9]

Although he was already nominated for eviction for three weeks consecutively, he eventually became the first contestant to be prematurely kicked out from the Big Boss house because of his violent behaviour towards other housemates. Khan verbally abused Rohit Verma and threw a water bottle at him, which hit Shamita Shetty. He also had an altercation with comedian Raju Srivastav. Khan was asked to leave the house that very night.[10]


Khan's Hindi film Deshdrohi was banned in Maharashtra by the state government amid riot concerns.[11][12][13]

He has been accused of making derogatory caste-based remarks and defamatory remarks against South Indian actor Dhanush in his review of the latter's movie Raanjhanaa, posted on YouTube.[14] A case under Section 66A of the IT Act has been registered against Kamaal at the Seema Puri Police Station of North-East Delhi. The complaint was lodged by R.L. Kane, secretary of Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar Vichaar Manch, by sending an email to the Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi.[15] The film fraternity approached the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), demanding a complete ban against Khan.[16]

During Indian General Elections 2014, he tweeted that he will leave India if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister of India. On May 18, 2014, he posted a fabricated screenshot of that tweet replacing his name with that of Shahrukh Khan.[17] This sparked controversy as some media outlets didn't investigate and credited the tweet to Shahrukh Khan.[18]

On the day of release of Kochadaiiyaan on 23 May 2014, Khan made a derogatory remark about the film on Twitter. His post, which read "I will review #Heropanti on coming Thursday but I will not watch Crap film #Kochadaiiyaan", faced heated replies by fans of Rajinikanth.[19]


2006Munna Pandey BerozgaarMain VillainBhojpuri
2008DeshdrohiRajkumar YadavHindi
2014Ek Villain — There's one in every love storyBrijesh (Guest Appearance)Hindi

Films produced

2005SitamPartho GhoshHindi
2007Munna Pandey Berozgaar[20]Manish JainBhojpuri
2008DeshdrohiJagdish A. SharmaHindi


2009Bigg Boss 3Celebrity ContestantColors TVEjected, Day 19


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  2. "Kamaal Khan is also known as KRK". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  3. "Kamaal R Khan's Birthdate as announced by him".
  4. "Bigg Boss: Celebs who were thrown out of the house". 8 October 2017.
  5. "Kamaal Rashid Khan Biography". Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. "Deshdrohi' maker moves HC today". Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  7. "Biography of Kamal Rashid Khan". Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  8. "Big B launches Bigg Boss season three". CNN-IBN. 4 October 2009.
  9. "Rakhi's mom on Bigg Boss". The Times of India. 6 October 2009. Archived from the original on 9 October 2009.
  10. Shah, Kunal M (22 October 2009). "Bigg Boss expels Kamaal Khan". The Times of India.
  11. "Controversial film 'Deshdrohi' banned in Maharashtra". Dna India. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  12. "Controversial film 'Deshdrohi' banned in Maharashtra". Bollywood.com. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  13. "Kamaal Rashid Khan reinvents the English language!". Caroline D'Cruz. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  14. "Kamaal R Khan Booked for Derogatory Remarks against 'Raanjhanaa' Actor Dhanush". International Business Times. 8 August 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  15. "Actor Kamaal Rashid Khan booked for defamatory remarks, could be arrested". Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  16. "Film fraternity wants Kamaal R Khan banned". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  17. "Controversial tweet". Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  18. "Angry SRK tweets: You suck as much as the grammar of the fake Tweet". Intoday.in. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  19. "Kamaal R Khan calls Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiyaan' a 'crap' film (view pics)".
  20. "Munna is here". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 7 July 2007.

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