Bhagwan Dada

Other names of Bhagwan Dada: Bhagwan Abhaji Palav
Bhagwan Abhaji Pandav, renowned as Bhagwan Dada is an actor and director, has essayed many roles in Hindi movies in the era of silent movie and later in talkie movies. He was born in 1913, son of a mill worker. Before joining movies he worked as a laborer. He is known for his role in movie ‘ Albela’. Albela is a musical movie on social issue of dowry. He played the role of Pyarelal, acted along side Geeta Bali. Geeta Bali is an actress and singer. She has acted with many leading actors of her time and also sang many popular songs in movies. The song “Shola Jo Bhadke” from Albela became popular overnight. He made his debut with Criminal, and later on he turned director in 1938 and producer in 1942 with his Jagruti Pictures and Bhagwan Arts. He was known for directing many small budget movies, which he directed during 1938 to 1949. He did not have major success in the movies and had to settle for smaller roles in the later part of his career. He has essayed many roles with effortless ease as simpleton and comedian in many action, comedy and social movies. The major success he had as a director was a movie made in Tamil Vana Mohini. The Vana Mohini was made in 1941 and is a story about a prince and a tribal girl, which become a hit in Tamil movie industry. He introduced Anand Bakshi, a lyricist, who went on to become famous song writer in the industry through his movie ‘Bhala Admi’. He had an affluent life style and one of the richest actors of his time, and he had to sell all his property during financial difficulty. In later part of his life he lived in a Chawl in Dadar. He did whatever roles he could get in the later part of his life, the notable roles being in Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje and Chori Chori. He died of a massive heart attack in 2002, he was 89.
Ayub Khoso Hindi Actor

Ayub Khoso

Pakistani actor Ayub Khoso made his Bollywood debut with 'Welcome 2 Karachi'. Bollywood has always given excellent opportunities to Pakistani artists such as Veena Malik,  Meera, Zeba Bakhtiar, Sony Ali and  Javed Sheik. But not many could sketch a great innings of their career. Masses fell in love with their engaging performance, and they cried and they laughed with them one of them was Ayub Khosa, who made his grand debut with Welcome 2 Karachi, thanks to his conviction and dedication to his work.  Ayub Khosa played the role of the Taliban leader that was very convincing and deserves a mention. The film could not save his career in Bollywood though he had a box full of talent for our industry who hailed from across the border. He felt that Bollywood still does not know much about Pakistani actors. He regretted that 90 percent of the people in Pakistan watch Hindi movies and know every Bollywood actors name who are even nobodies.  This artist had shared screen presence with Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani, who were the lead actors in the Bollywood flick that he had acted. The film also had the participation of another renowned Pakistani actor Adnan Shah Tipu. 'Welcome 2 Karachi' was  produced by Jackky’s father, Vashu Bhagnani. This legendary actor is known for his screen persona in Karachi. He had over three decades acting experience in TV screen in Pakistan. The actor had a passion for acting since his school days, and he is fluent in many languages such as Sindhi, Urdu and English( other than Balochi and Brahui). The actor made his debut in the cinema recently.  He had given a far-fetched performance in 2014 Pakistani film Operation 021, where he played the central character. The film had the realistic plot of Afghan war crisis. It was dreams come true for his fans in Pakistan when he crossed borders and appeared in Bollywood flick. The actor was born in 1960 in Pakistan.

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