Ajit Khan

  • Birthday: 27. January 1922
  • Birthplace: Golkonda, British India

Biography

Hamid Ali Khan (27 January 1922 – 22 October 1998), better known by his stage name Ajit, was a prolific Hindi film actor. He acted in over two hundred movies in almost four decades. Ajit is also credited for starring as a lead actor in popular Bollywood movies such as Nastik, Bada Bhai, Milan, Bara-Dari, and later as a second lead in Mughal-e-Azam and Naya Daur.

Born Hamid Ali Khan, near the historic place Golconda, Hyderabad, Ajit had his early education in Warangal, studied in Govt. Junior College, Hanamkonda, Warangal district of Telangana. Hamid was the son of Bashir Ali Khan, who was in the Nizam's army, and had a younger brother, Wahid Ali Khan. Hamid entered the film industry to become a hero and did quite a few creditable films as lead artiste in Nastik, Bada Bhai, Milan, Baradari, Dholak and later as a second lead in Mughal-e-Azam and Naya Daur. Film director K. Amarnath, who directed him in Bekasoor, suggested that the actor change his long name of Hamid Ali Khan to something shorter, and Hamid zeroed in on “Ajit”.


Movies

1993 - Aadmi - 1993
1969 - Aadmi Aur Insaan
1978 - Aahuti
1977 - Aakhri Goli
1981 - Aakhri Mujra
1994 - Aatish: Feel the Fire
1952 - Anand Math
1971 - Andaz
1978 - Ankh Ka Tara
1973 - Bandhe Haath
1994 - Betaaj Badshah
1977 - Chalta Purza
1959 - Char Dil Char Rahen
1976 - Charas
1974 - Chattan Singh
1973 - Chhupa Rustam
1980 - Choron Ki Baaraat
1978 - Des Pardes
1973 - Dharma
1970 - Dharti
1972 - Dil Ka Raja
1975 - Do Jhoot
1970 - Heer Raanjha
1979 - Heera-Moti
1977 - Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
1970 - Jeevan Mrityu
1973 - Kahani Kismat Ki
1976 - Kalicharan
1978 - Karmayogi
1978 - Khoon Ka Badla Khoon
1974 - Khote Sikkay
1981 - Khuda Kasam
1971 - Lal Patthar
1981 - Maan Gaye Ustaad
1958 - Mehndi
1975 - Mere Sajna
1979 - Mr. Natwarlal
1957 - Naya Daur
1961 - Opera House
1973 - Paanch Dushman
1971 - Paraya Dhan
1971 - Patanga
1975 - Pratiggya
1969 - Prince
1979 - Raakhi Ki Saugandh
1968 - Raja Aur Runk
1980 - Ram Balram
1976 - Rangila Ratan
1972 - Rani Mera Naam
1977 - Saheb Bahadur
1973 - Shareef Budmaash
1963 - Shikari
1966 - Suraj
1975 - Warrant
1973 - Yaadon Ki Baaraat
1973 - Zanjeer