Jalal Agha

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Jalal Agha
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Born11 July 1945
Died5 March 1995 (aged 49)
New Delhi, India
Years active1960–1993
RelativesAgha (Father)

Jalal Agha (11 July 1945 – 5 March 1995, New Delhi, India) was an Indian actor and director in Bollywood films.[1] He was the son of the popular comedian actor Agha. Jalal studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Career[edit | edit source]

He made his debut as a child actor playing the young version of Jehangir (who was played by Dilip Kumar as an adult) in the historical epic Mughal-E-Azam, which released in 1960. He made his debut in an adult role in K.A. Abbas's Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein (1967),[2] and went on to appear in over 60 Bollywood films from the late 1960s through to the early 1990s, mostly playing supporting roles. His most famous role was in the blockbuster hit Sholay, where he played the Rubab player in the popular song Mehbooba O' Mehbooba. His other roles to mention are Julie (Julie's silent lover), the singer of Sama Hai Suhana Suhana from the film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, Shabana Azmi's brother in Thodi Si Bewafai and Naseeruddin Shah's friend in Dil Akhir Dil Hai.

He also made appearances in English-language films such as Bombay Talkie (1970), Gandhi (1982), Kim (1984) and The Deceivers (1988). He wrote and directed a Bollywood film titled Goonj, which released in 1989.

He died of a heart attack on 5 March 1995 at the age of 50.[3] He is survived by his son, Saleem Christopher Agha Bee and daughter, Vanessa Feuerstein.

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jalal Agha movies, filmography, biography and songs - Cinestaan.com". Cinestaan. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. "Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein (1968)". The Hindu. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/misc.news.southasia/417K-kuTNJk[unreliable source?]
  4. "Goonj (1989) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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