Shadab Khan is an Indian Bollywood actor, writer, film director and writer. He is best known as the son of the late Indian actor and director Amjad Khan. He started working in the Indian film industry since childhood. He debuted in 1997. He worked as a writer, director and actor in the 2019 short film ‘Mini Banerjee Ghar Mein Hai’.
Shadab Khan was born on Thursday, 20 September 1973.age 48 years; by 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He went to Manekji Cooper Education Trust School Mangelwadi in Juhu, Mumbai. He was born in a family with an acting background. His father Late Amjad Khan was a great actor and Shadab’s grandfather Jayant was also an actor. He started his acting career at an early age. At the age of 12, her first film in which she acted as a child artist was ‘Pyaari Bhabhi’ released in 1985.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Shadab was born and brought up in a Muslim family in Mumbai. On his father’s side, he is of Hindkovan descent that goes back to Peshawar, the North-West Frontier Province, which was a province of British India. Their ethnicity is Pashtun, also known as Pathan. His family is of Afghan Pashtun descent.
parents and siblings
His father, Amjad Khan was a Hindi film actor and his mother’s name is Shehla Khan. He has two siblings. A younger sister, Ahlam Khan, who is an actress and a younger brother, Seemab Khan, who is an assistant director and a cricketer. Ahlam Khan also writes and directs plays and is married to Zafar Karachiwala, a theater actor.
wife and children
He is married to Rumana Khan since 2005.
Shadab’s grandparents were Jayant (Zakaria Khan), an actor, and his grandmother was Kwamran Sultan Khan. From his mother’s side his grandfather’s name was Akhtar ul Iman, who was also a writer, actor and director and his grandmother’s name was Sultana Iman. He had two uncles named Imtiaz Khan, who is an actor and director, and Inayat Khan, who is an actor. Ramish Khan is her maternal uncle who is also an actor. He has a cousin named Ayesha Khan.
Shadab started his acting career at the age of 24 with the 1997 film Betabi, in which he played the role of Shekhar. In the same year, he was cast in the film ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baaraat’ opposite Rani Mukerji in the lead role. The film did not do well at the box office and after that he did not get any lead role. In 2000, he was given a supporting character role in ‘Hey Ram’ and ‘Refranarthi’. After working in the 2002 film ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’, he played the role of Nawab Afridi in the 2019 film ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ after a gap of 17 years.
He has also acted in the 2020 web series ‘Scam 1992’ in which he played the character of Ajay Kedia which was based on Ajay Kayan.
director and writer
He started his career as a writer and director in the film ‘Highway 203’ released in 2007. In 2019, he wrote and directed the film ‘Mini Banerjee Ghar Mein Hai’ in which he also acted as an actor.
Shadab is also a writer and has written two books. The first book he wrote was a thriller titled ‘Shanti Memorial’ released in 2013. In 2015, he released his second book, Murder in Bollywood, a crime thriller novel based on the life of his late father Amjad Khan.
Facts / Trivia
- In an interview, Shadab Khan revealed some shocking details about his father Amjad Khan’s financial crisis despite being a great actor. He said,
Father did not have money to pay so that my mother could be discharged from the hospital in which I was born. She began to cry. My dad didn’t show up at the hospital; He was ashamed to show his face. Chetan Anand, whose film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ he did then, saw my father holding his head in a corner. Chetan Anand sahib gave him Rs 400 so that my mother and I can come home.
- Many children of famous Bollywood stars studied in the same school he went to, such as Twinkle Khanna, Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan and more.
- Shadab’s zodiac sign is Virgo.
- On 20 September 1973, when it was Shadab’s birthday, Amjad Khan signed the Bollywood blockbuster film Sholay, in which he played the unforgettable role of Gabbar Singh.
- According to some sources, Shadab was about to debut with Vinod Khanna’s ‘Himalaya Putra’ but due to some reasons he could not.
- In an interview, Shabad shared that of the many people in the film industry who had borrowed money from his father, only a few came back to return the money after his death. They said,
My father had a habit of helping people and giving a lot of money. The producers came home and told them stories, promising them the keys to their homes. He looked through them but didn’t care about the money. He also kept his money with friends and not with banks. When he died, the producers owed him ₹1 crore 25 lakh. But none of that lot came forward to pay. Some people took loan from him and a handful returned it. But imagine how much money we lost that was ours!”
About four months after my dad passed away, a gangster from the Middle East called and wanted to talk to my mom. She told him that she had heard from unconfirmed sources that the industry owed her (late) husband ₹1 crore 25 lakh; She further said that he would give her the amount in 3 days as her husband was a good person. My mother categorically denied that her husband never took the favor of the underworld. My mother brought the lives of Seemab and my sister Ahlam back on track. If she wasn’t strong then we would have been on the streets. She got into the construction business,” he said.
- His father, Amjad Khan used to mentor him to go a long way in the film industry. he would say,
If you want to be a successful actor, always leave your ego at home. Be different from me and try to forge your own path. ,