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Rampur born, AMU educated, Murad was perhaps Bollywood’s official character actor. In a career spanning five decades, he was probably one of the best picks for playing a character role. The judge, the police officer, the emperor. So Much so that when he started his career, he played the role of the father of the hero, the actor who played the role, Ashok Kumar, was only a year younger to him. The film, Najma, was also the first production of Mehboob Khan, who regularly cast Murad in almost all his films like Anmol Ghadi, Andaz, Aan. Murad will be remembered for his portrayal of the cruel landowner in Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin and as the father of Devdas in the 1955 production.
He had an attack of paralysis in 1981 and though he recovered, he stopped acting from 1988, his last film being Shahenshah.
Raja Murad is his son and Zeenat Aman his niece.