Nazir Hussain

Nazir Hussain, also credited as Nasir 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
Born(1922-05-15)15 May 1922
Died16 October 1987(1987-10-16) (aged 65)
OccupationBollywood and Bhojpuri Actor
Script Writer
Years active1953–1987

Early life

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 career

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 Cinema

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 (1962), 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]


Year Film Role Notes
1950Pehla Aadmi
1953Parineeta[18]Meena Kumari's Mama
The FianceeGurcharan Babu (as Nazir Husein)
Jeewan JyotiDr. Abdul Hamid (as Nazir Husain)
Do Bigha Zamin[9]Rickshaw puller[19] (as Nazir Hussain)
Baap Beti
Teen Bhai
1956New DelhiLala Daulatram Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Ek SholaRai Bahadur Ishwardas (as Nazir Hussain)
AawazMr. Bhatnagar/Masterji
Naya Daur[20]Seth. Maganlal (as Nazir Hussain)
MusafirMadhav (as Nazir Hussain)
Mai Baap
Do RotiRamesh (as Nazir Hussain)
1958YahudiBrutus (as Nazir Hussain)
RaaginiRajan's father
ParvarishThakur Jaswant Singh (as Nazir Hussain)
Panchayat(as Nazir Husein)
KalapaniInspector Mehta (as Nazir Hussain)
Aakhri DaoDharam Das (as Nazir Hussain)
1959Raat Ke RahiJames (as Nazir Hussain)
Nai Raahen
Main Nashe Men HoonDharam Das Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
KanganBarrister Mohan Das
Insan Jaag UthaLaxmandas
Fashionable WifeBihari (as Nazir Husein)
1960ParakhPostmaster Nivaran (as Nazir Hussain)
Bombai Ka BabuShahji (as Nazir Hussain)
Shriman SatyawadiChampalal (as Nazir Hussein)
Girl Friend
1961Aas Ka PanchhiNihalchand Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
AnuradhaNazir Hussein
ChhayaJagatnarayan Choudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
Gunga JumnaPolice Superintendent (as Nazir Husain)
PassportBhagwandas (as Nazir Husain)
Main Aur Mera Bhai
Chhote Nawab Nawab Nazir Hussain
1962Dr. Vidya
Sahib Bibi Aur GhulamSuvinoy Babu (Jaba's father) (as Nazir Husein)
AnpadhThakur Mahendra Nath
Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo
Apna Banake Dekho
1963Dil Hi To HaiKhan Bahadur (as Nazir Husain)
Laagi Nahi Chhute RamSukkhu
HamrahiPublic Prosecutor Dharamdas (as Nazir Hussain)
1964Kashmir Ki KaliDinu (as Nazir Hussain)
LeaderMr. Khanna (as Nazir Husain)
Aap Ki ParchhaiyanDinanath Chopra (as Nazir Hussain)
Ayee Milan Ki BelaMr. Choudhry (as Nazir Hussain)
Main Suhagan Hoon
Shagoon Rai saheb (as Nazir Hussain)
Ganga Ki LahrenDiwan Saab
1965ArzooDiwan Kishan Kishore (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere SanamMr. Mehra (as Nazir Hussain)
PurnimaRatan Lal
Rishte Naahte Thakur Narendrapal Singh
Bhoot BunglaShyamlal (as Nazir Husain)
1966Do Dilon Ki Dastaan
Chhota Bhai Zamindar Thakur Pratapsingh Mindal (as Nazir Hussain)
Mohabbat Zindagi HaiAdvocate Sinha (as Nazir Hussain)
Preet Na Jane ReetAshok's father
1967Jewel ThiefPolice Commissioner (as Nazir Hussain)
Ram Aur ShyamAnjana's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Chandan Ka PalnaHarikishan Rai (as Nazir Husain)
PalkiJafferbhai Godiwala (as Nazir Husain)
Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan Prof. Kishanlal Saxena (as Nazir Hussain)
ShagirdRamesh's Father (as Nazir Hussain)
Hamare Gam Se Mat Khelo
Dil Aur Mohabbat Pooice Commissioner G.P. Varma (as Nazir Hussein)
Sadhu Aur ShaitaanBank Manager (as Nazir Hussain)
AnkhenDiwan Chand aka Major Saab (as Nazir Hussain)
AuladDinu (as Nazir Hussain)
MadhaviChola Naresh's Maharaja
Aya Sawan Jhoom KeLala Jugal Kishore (as Nazir Hussain)
Jaal Saz Dwarkanath
Jahan Pyar Mile
Badi Didi Father
1970Prem PujariRetd. General Durgaprasad Bakshi
AbhinetriDr. Niranjan Das (as Nazir Hussain)
Kati PatangDiwan Dinanath (as Nazir Hussain)
KhamoshiDr. Colonel Saab
HumjoliRoopa's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Samaj Ko Badal Dalo
1971SharmeeleeFather Joseph (as Nazir Hussain)
Bikhare MotiRam Prakash
Main Sunder HoonThe Director (directing Waheeda Rehman) (uncredited)
LaganSewakram (as Nazir Hussain)
Lakhon Me Ek Dindayal
Preet Ki Dori Madhav Chaudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
1972Bombay to GoaAtmaram (as Nazir Husain)
SanjogSeema's Father
LalkarColonel Choudhury
AnuraagAnu's Father
Mere Jeevan SaathiLalaji (as Nazir Husain)
Mome Ki GudiyaDiwan Kriparam (as Nazir Husain)
Wafaa Charandas (as Nazir Hussain)
1973JugnuShyam's Father (as Nazir Husain)
Jwar BhataDurga Das Prasad (as Nazir Hussain)
HeeraMagistrate (Heera's dad)
Anokhi AdaLalaji (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere Gharib NawazMirza Baig (as Nazir Husain)
1974Prem NagarLata's Father (as Nazir Hussain)
Kunwara BaapPrincipal of Bishop Cotton Junior College (as Nazir Hussain)
Pocket MaarMr. Rai (as Nazir Hussain)
1975DharmatmaRani's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
QaidRai Bahadur Tulsinath
Ek Gaon ki Kahani
PratiggyaSepoy Shivcharan (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere SartajParveen's dad
Dhoti Lota Aur ChowpattyGirdharilal Paniwala
1976CharasBrindaban (as Nazir Hussain)
MehboobaGuruji (as Nazir Hussain)
TapasyaProfessor Sinha
SangramGirdharilal (as Nazir Husain)
BairaagPoojary (as Nazir Hussain)
1977Amar Akbar Anthony[21]Catholic Priest
Dhoop ChhaonChoudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
Pandit Aur PathanRoopa's blind dad
Agent Vinod[22]Ashok Saxena (Anju's dad) (as Nazir Husain)
Ram BharoseRatanchand (as Nazir Hussain)
AafatDin Dayal
KarmayogiCatholic Priest (as Nazir Hussain)
Nishan (1978 film)Doctor
Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke HaathBalkishan
1979Aakhri KasamMangal
1980The Burning TrainMr. Verma (Vinod's dad)
AbdullahBlind man
Teen Ekkey
1981Fiffty FifftyMary's foster father (as Nazir Hussain)
Walayati BabuSubedaar
1982RajputPolice Commissioner Siddheshwar Singh
Meharbaanias Nazir Husain)
Dharam Kanta(as Nazir Husain)
1983MazdoorSinha (as Nazir Hussain)
Daulat Ke Dushman Ramlal
Jeevan Sukh
1986Love and GodEmir-E-Yemen (as Nazir Hussain)
1987Vali-E-Azam Emir-E-Yemen (as Nazir Hussain)


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


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