Tariq Khan

Tariq Khan

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Tariq Khan is a former Bollywood actor who was active in the era of 1970s and 1980s. He is best known for playing lead and parallel lead roles in movies – Yaadon Ke Baarat and Hum Kise Se Kum Nahin, produced and directed by his uncle, Nasir Hussain. Director Mansoor Khan, actor Faisal Khan and superstar Aamir Khan are his first cousins. He is uncle to actor Imraan Khan of ‘Jaane Tu Ya …. Jaane Na’ fame. Though he appeared in a string of movies in the 1970s and also a few in the 1980s, except his uncle’s films, none of them worked in box office and he took a break from acting. In 1995 he made a comeback through Mera Damad, his last theatre release, which also flopped.


Tariq Khan is one among those less-known actors of Bollywood, who is best recognized through one or two good films and a handful of good songs. Kya Hua Tera Waada, Chand Mera Dil, Aa Dil Kya Mehfil Hai Tere and Yeh Ladka Haay Allah Kaisa Hai Deewana from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai and Title track of Yaadon Ke Baarat are some of the brilliant songs filmed on him, still loved by music fans. All his chartbuster songs were composed by R. D. Burman.


Tariq Khan’s full name is Tariq Ali Khan. Khan was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh into a family with Bollywood links. His mother is the sister of famous filmmaker Nasir Hussain. He was introduced to silver screen by his uncle, which also helped him to gain instant recognition. But after that his movies flopped one after another leaving him disheartened. Later he moved to supporting roles and was seen in Pasand Apni Apni, Manzil Manzil, Zabardast etc. He played an important role in Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai.


Published: June 27, 2020

Updated: June 27, 2020

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