Remembering one of Hindi cinema’s very popular actors, Nazir Hussain, on his 102nd birth anniversary.

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1 min readMay 15, 2024

Remembering one of Hindi cinema’s very popular actors, Nazir Hussain, on his 102nd birth anniversary today (15/05/1922).

Nazir Hussain was a well-known character actor with many impressive roles in Hindi movies. Though he is now not as well remembered, he acted in over 400 films. He became famous for his emotional scenes and is best known for his roles in “Do Bigha Zameen,” “Charas,” “Jewel Thief,” “Parakh,” “Devdas,” “Leader,” “Ram Aur Shyam,” “Kashmir Ki Kali,” and many others.

Hussain played a key role in making the first Bhojpuri film, “Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo,” produced by B P Shahabadi. He also produced and directed several Bhojpuri films in the 1960s and 1970s. One of his films, “Balam Pardesia,” is considered a landmark in the Bhojpuri film industry. The success of Bhojpuri films in later years led to recognition of his contributions to Bhojpuri cinema.

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