Raza Murad is a famous Indian Bollywood actor who has predominantly appeared in Hindi films and TV serials. He has played several roles in over hundred films as a fatherly figure to a sensitive friend, etc.
Born to famous Bollywood actor Murad on the 23rd of November, 1950, he has cinematic genes innate. Renowned Zeenat Aman happens to be his cousin and actor Rajiv Rai’s wife Sonam being his niece. Another renowned stage performer and actress in several films,
also Raza Murad’s niece. He has a son, Ali Murad and a daughter.
Raza Murad started his modest career in the 1960s when he was not awarded great protagonist roles but supportive roles like a friend to the hero or a brother to the lead, etc. Later as time flew, he moved on to play poignant roles of a concerned father or moving uncle roles and menacing villainous roles in the movies. He then pursued education from the Film and Television Institute of India between 1969 to 1971 and graduated with a diploma in acting. He is still famous for his role in the 1973 movie ‘
’ where he played a sad poet along with
and Rajesh Khanna.
He has also played major roles in other blockbuster films like
directed ‘Prem Rog’, and other movies like ‘Pyar Ka Mandir,' ‘Ram Lakhan,' etc.
He is known for his deep, baritone voice and his stellar performance in the period film ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ and recent hit ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela.'