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Nazir Hussain

Nazir Hussain Indian film director

Indian film director
Nazir Hussain
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indian film director
Was Screenwriter Film director Actor Film producer
From India
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 15 May 1922, Dildarnagar Kamsar
Death 16 October 1987 (aged 65 years)
The details


Nazir Hussain, also credited as Nasir Hussain (15 May 1922 – 16 October 1987) was an Indian film actor, director and screenwriter. He was famous as a character actor in Hindi Cinema and acted in almost 500 films. Dev Anand starred in a large proportion of the films he acted in.

Early life

Nazir Hussain's father Shahabzad Khan was a guard in the Railways and Hussain grew up in Lucknow. He himself worked as a fireman in railways for few months and soon joined the British army during World War II. He was posted in Malaysia and Singapore where he became a prisoner of war. After being freed he came under the influence of Subhas Chandra Bose and joined the Indian National Army (INA). He was accorded the status of freedom fighter and was given free railway pass for life.

Film career

After INA, unable to find jobs he began performing plays. B. N. Sircar of New Theatres impressed by his performance called him to Calcutta to join New Theatres. In Calcutta he met Bimal Roy and became his assistant. He joined with Bimal Roy to make the film Pahela Aadmi based on the INA experience. He not only acted in the film but also wrote the story and co-wrote the dialogues for the film. 'Pehla Aadmi' released in 1950 launched him to stardom and he became a permanent fixture in Bimal Roy's movies. Later he worked in many socialist theme films like Do Bigha Zamin, Devdas, Naya Daur. Munimji a 1955 Indian Hindi movie was the first film he done with actor Dev Anand. The story idea was by Ranjan, and screenplay and dialogues by Nazir Hussain. The team of Mukherjee, Nazir Hussain, Dev Anand and music director S.D. Burman later got together to produce another movie, Paying Guest, in 1957. Main Sunder Hoon is a 1971 Bollywood drama film directed by R. Krishnan and Nazir Hussain.

Bhojpuri Cinema

Hussain discussed the possibility of a Bhojpuri cinema industry with Indian president Rajendra Prasad. He is considered as the Pitamah of Bhojpuri cinema. Hussain created Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962), the first Bhojpuri film. Nazir turned producer with Bhojpuri film Hamaar Sansar and also directed it. Hussain was also known for the hit Bhojpuri film Balam Pardesia in the late 1970s.


Year Film Role Notes
1950 Pehla Aadmi
1953 Parineeta Meena Kumari's Mama
The Fiancee Gurcharan Babu (as Nazir Husein)
Jeewan Jyoti Dr. Abdul Hamid (as Nazir Husain)
Do Bigha Zamin Rickshaw puller (as Nazir Hussain)
1954 Samaj
Baap Beti
1955 Devdas Dharamdas
Bandish Mahender
Teen Bhai
Amaanat Purshotam
1956 New Delhi Lala Daulatram Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Ek Shola Rai Bahadur Ishwardas (as Nazir Hussain)
Aawaz Mr. Bhatnagar/Masterji
1957 Zamana
Naya Daur Seth. Maganlal (as Nazir Hussain)
Musafir Madhav (as Nazir Hussain)
Mai Baap
Do Roti Ramesh (as Nazir Hussain)
1958 Yahudi Brutus (as Nazir Hussain)
Raagini Rajan's father
Parvarish Thakur Jaswant Singh (as Nazir Hussain)
Panchayat (as Nazir Husein)
Kalapani Inspector Mehta (as Nazir Hussain)
Aakhri Dao Dharam Das (as Nazir Hussain)
1959 Raat Ke Rahi James (as Nazir Hussain)
Nai Raahen
Main Nashe Men Hoon Dharam Das Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Kangan Barrister Mohan Das
Insan Jaag Utha Laxmandas
Fashionable Wife Bihari (as Nazir Husein)
1960 Parakh Postmaster Nivaran (as Nazir Hussain)
Bombai Ka Babu Shahji (as Nazir Hussain)
Shriman Satyawadi Champalal (as Nazir Hussein)
Girl Friend
1961 Aas Ka Panchhi Nihalchand Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Anuradha Nazir Hussein
Chhaya Jagatnarayan Choudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
Gunga Jumna Police Superintendent (as Nazir Husain)
Passport Bhagwandas (as Nazir Husain)
Main Aur Mera Bhai
Chhote Nawab Nawab Nazir Hussain
1962 Dr. Vidya
Rungoli Sewakram
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Suvinoy Babu (Jaba's father) (as Nazir Husein)
Anpadh Thakur Mahendra Nath
Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo
Asli-Naqli Dwarkadas
Apna Banake Dekho
1963 Dil Hi To Hai Khan Bahadur (as Nazir Husain)
Laagi Nahi Chhute Ram Sukkhu
Bahurani Zamindar
Hamrahi Public Prosecutor Dharamdas (as Nazir Hussain)
1964 Kashmir Ki Kali Dinu (as Nazir Hussain)
Leader Mr. Khanna (as Nazir Husain)
Suhagan Dubeyji
Aap Ki Parchhaiyan Dinanath Chopra (as Nazir Hussain)
Ayee Milan Ki Bela Mr. Choudhry (as Nazir Hussain)
Main Suhagan Hoon
Shagoon Rai saheb (as Nazir Hussain)
Ganga Ki Lahren Diwan Saab
1965 Arzoo Diwan Kishan Kishore (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere Sanam Mr. Mehra (as Nazir Hussain)
Purnima Ratan Lal
Rishte Naahte Thakur Narendrapal Singh
Bhoot Bungla Shyamlal (as Nazir Husain)
1966 Do Dilon Ki Dastaan
Chhota Bhai Zamindar Thakur Pratapsingh Mindal (as Nazir Hussain)
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai Advocate Sinha (as Nazir Hussain)
Preet Na Jane Reet Ashok's father
1967 Jewel Thief Police Commissioner (as Nazir Hussain)
Ram Aur Shyam Anjana's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Chandan Ka Palna Harikishan Rai (as Nazir Husain)
Palki Jafferbhai Godiwala (as Nazir Husain)
Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan Prof. Kishanlal Saxena (as Nazir Hussain)
Shagird Ramesh's Father (as Nazir Hussain)
Hamare Gam Se Mat Khelo
1968 Baazi
Dil Aur Mohabbat Pooice Commissioner G.P. Varma (as Nazir Hussein)
Sadhu Aur Shaitaan Bank Manager (as Nazir Hussain)
Ankhen Diwan Chand aka Major Saab (as Nazir Hussain)
Aulad Dinu (as Nazir Hussain)
1969 Chirag Chirag
Madhavi Chola Naresh's Maharaja
Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke Lala Jugal Kishore (as Nazir Hussain)
Jaal Saz Dwarkanath
Jahan Pyar Mile
Badi Didi Father
1970 Prem Pujari Retd. General Durgaprasad Bakshi
Abhinetri Dr. Niranjan Das (as Nazir Hussain)
Geet Dindayal
Kati Patang Diwan Dinanath (as Nazir Hussain)
Khamoshi Dr. Colonel Saab
Humjoli Roopa's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Samaj Ko Badal Dalo
1971 Sharmeelee Father Joseph (as Nazir Hussain)
Sanjog Seema's Father
Bikhare Moti Ram Prakash
Main Sunder Hoon The Director (directing Waheeda Rehman) (uncredited)
Lakhon Me Ek Dindayal
Lagan Sewakram (as Nazir Hussain)
Preet Ki Dori Madhav Chaudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
1972 Bombay to Goa Atmaram (as Nazir Husain)
Lalkar Colonel Choudhury
Anuraag Anu's Father
Mere Jeevan Saathi Lalaji (as Nazir Husain)
Mome Ki Gudiya Diwan Kriparam (as Nazir Husain)
Wafaa Charandas (as Nazir Hussain)
1973 Jugnu Shyam's Father (as Nazir Husain)
Jwar Bhata Durga Das Prasad (as Nazir Hussain)
Heera Magistrate (Heera's dad)
Anokhi Ada Lalaji (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere Gharib Nawaz Mirza Baig (as Nazir Husain)
1974 Prem Nagar Lata's Father (as Nazir Hussain)
Kunwara Baap Principal of Bishop Cotton Junior College (as Nazir Hussain)
Dulhan Munsib
Pocket Maar Mr. Rai (as Nazir Hussain)
1975 Dharmatma Rani's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Qaid Rai Bahadur Tulsinath
Pratiggya Sepoy Shivcharan (as Nazir Hussain)
Mere Sartaj Parveen's dad
Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty Girdharilal Paniwala
1976 Charas Brindaban (as Nazir Hussain)
Mehbooba Guruji (as Nazir Hussain)
Tapasya Professor Sinha
Sangram Girdharilal (as Nazir Husain)
Bairaag Poojary (as Nazir Hussain)
1977 Amar Akbar Anthony Catholic Priest
Dhoop Chhaon Choudhary (as Nazir Hussain)
Pandit Aur Pathan Roopa's blind dad
Agent Vinod Ashok Saxena (Anju's dad) (as Nazir Husain)
Ram Bharose Ratanchand (as Nazir Hussain)
Aafat Din Dayal
1978 Bhookh Maulvi
Karmayogi Catholic Priest (as Nazir Hussain)
Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath Balkishan
1979 Aakhri Kasam Mangal
1980 The Burning Train Mr. Verma (Vinod's dad)
Abdullah Blind man
Teen Ekkey
1981 Fiffty Fiffty Mary's foster father (as Nazir Hussain)
Walayati Babu Subedaar
1982 Rajput Police Commissioner Siddheshwar Singh
Meharbaani as Nazir Husain)
Dharam Kanta (as Nazir Husain)
1983 Mazdoor Sinha (as Nazir Hussain)
Daulat Ke Dushman Ramlal
Jeevan Sukh
1986 Love and God Emir-E-Yemen (as Nazir Hussain)
1987 Vali-E-Azam Emir-E-Yemen (as Nazir Hussain)
1994 Pain


Nazir had worked with several eminent actor and actress of Hindi Cinema.

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