Gullu Dada is the name given to
Adnan Sajid Khan
. Adnan is a South Indian actor, producer, and comedian. He was born on 30 may 1963. Most of his works are for the Hyderabad screens. He is best known for acting and producing Jaa Bhai Jaa and Gullu Dada. Gullu Dada failed in his class ten board examinations. He dropped out from Methodist School in Abids.
He was a huge Sholay fan back in 1957. When he was in class nine studying at Ramakrishna, he used to keep telling Sholay dialogues among his friends and family. He hummed the famous sax and guitar track from Sholay. Adnan aspired to become a singer. He started as a stage singer around the 90s. He never planned on becoming an actor. His career got fame with his character in Fun Aur Masti released in 2007. He played Gullu Dada and became famous very soon.
Adnan went to meet his friend Aziz Naseer at Banjara Hills. Aziz was working on Fun and Masti. Adnan just walked in and asked RK and Aziz to consider him for the role of Gullu Dada. RK selected him, and Adnan became Gullu Dada, a local don. The character got tremendous love and appreciation.
The movie followed the release of several individual episodes on YouTube, featuring Gullu Dada. Adnan next worked on Gullu Dada Returns: No Compromise Only Fight in 2010. He was seen in Jaa Bhai Jaa in 2011, another success. He produced four movies, all based on Hyderabadi humor. Gullu had hope for a brighter Hyderabadi movie Future. He kept the Hyderabadi humor's essence alive in his films.
The films he worked on were realistic and revolved around day to day happenings of a common man. Gullu stayed in the old city which helped him to keep close to the lifestyle of the people. His dialect is Deccani Urdu, which attracted the audience. When his movies went off the screen, they got more than four lakh downloads/views on the Internet. The simple script and everyday hassle were portrayed so well in his films that the people enjoyed them. Adnan worked in more movies like Qatar, Gullu Dada 3, 4, Thriller and more.
He came from an orthodox family and acting didn't fit his scheme of things. He believes acting just happened to him. He wanted to return and manage the Business that he was trying to set up in the past. However, things were working in his favor regarding movies, and the great response helped make the decision easier. His dialogue delivery became his backbone. For years, his dialogues have been remembered.
His way of saying the word Aayen is quite popular with the youngsters. He soon kept his business on a lease. Gullu has made around twelve movies in Hyderabad. Each of them has completed at least fifty days in dozens of theaters in Nizam Circuit. He is soon coming up with Stepney. He wishes to cast Bollywood actresses
or Mahima Chaudhary in the film.
The movie’s theme is based on extra-marital affairs. Gullu's fan page has more than 70000 followers on Facebook. If one asks for Adnan Sajid Khan near his residence, no one would recognize the name. Ask for Gullu Dada and even the children would lead you to his house. He is popular by the same name among his friends and family as well.