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Danny Denzongpa
Denzongpa in February 2010
Tshering Phintso Denzongpa

(1948-02-25) 25 February 1948 (age 71) [1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, singer, businessman
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Gawa Denzongpa
ChildrenRinzing Denzongpa,
Pema Denzongpa

Danny Denzongpa (born Tshering Phintso Denzongpa; 25 February 1948) is an Indian film actor, singer and film director. He has mainly worked in Bollywood films, though he has also appeared in several Nepali, Tamil, Bengali and Telugu films. [2] He has acted in about 190 Hindi films since 1971. In 2003, Denzongpa was awarded the Padma Shree, India's fourth-highest civilian honour. [3] His film career spans more than 4 decades.

Bollywood Hindi language film industry

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Cinema of Nepal cinemas or movies made in Nepal

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Tamil cinema India based Tamil language film industry

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He has also starred in some international films, the most famous being Seven Years in Tibet where he appeared alongside Brad Pitt. His best known villainous roles are in Dhund , 36 Ghante , Bandish (1980), Jeeo Aur Jeene Do , Dharm Aur Qanoon and Agneepath whereas his best known positive roles were in Fakira , Chor Machaye Shor , Devata , Kalicharan , Bulundi and Adhikar . His directorial venture Phir Wahi Raat was considered among the top five best horror suspense films of Hindi Cinema. [4]

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Brad Pitt American actor and filmmaker

William Bradley Pitt is an American actor and film producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own company, Plan B Entertainment.

<i>Dhund</i> (1973 film) 1973 Hindi film directed by Baldev Raj Chopra

Dhund is a 1973 Hindi movie produced and directed by B. R. Chopra. It stars Navin Nischol, Sanjay Khan, Zeenat Aman, Danny Denzongpa, Deven Verma, Madan Puri, Navin Nischol and Ashok Kumar. The music is by Ravi.

Early life and education

Denzongpa was born to a Buddhist family in Gangtok, Sikkim [5] and is of Bhutia and Nepalese descent. [6] He did his schooling in Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital and thereafter completed college coursework at St Joseph's College, Darjeeling, in 1964. [5] [7] Denzongpa's love of horses and horse-riding began at an early age, as his family was into horse breeding. He is also a painter, a writer and a sculptor.

Gangtok City and State Capital of Sikkim, India

Gangtok is a city, municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's population of 100,000 are from different ethnicities such as Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.

Sikkim State in northeastern India

Sikkim is a state in northeastern India. It borders Tibet in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south. Sikkim is also located close to India's Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. Sikkim is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. A part of the Eastern Himalaya, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, as well as being a host to Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth. Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 35% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Birla Vidya Mandir in Nainital is a residential public school for boys in India which was founded in July 1947. The school is the product of the vision of Govind Ballabh Pant, an Indian independence activist.

He had an ambition to join the Indian Army and won the Best Cadet award from West Bengal and participated in the Republic Day parade. In an interview to The Times of India newspaper, he said that he had qualified for the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, but withdrew admission to join the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. [8] He decided to change his name to a simpler sounding "Danny", on recommendation from his then-colleague Jaya Bachchan, as his original name of Tshering Phintso Denzongpa was considered difficult for some to pronounce. [9] [10]

Indian Army land based branch of the Indian Armed Forces

The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, and it is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general. Two officers have been conferred with the rank of field marshal, a five-star rank, which is a ceremonial position of great honour. The Indian Army originated from the armies of the East India Company, which eventually became the British Indian Army, and the armies of the princely states, which finally became the national army after independence. The units and regiments of the Indian Army have diverse histories and have participated in a number of battles and campaigns across the world, earning a large number of battle and theatre honours before and after Independence.

West Bengal State in Eastern India

West Bengal is an Indian state located in the eastern region of the country along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the fourteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). A part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta), the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. As for geography, West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Acting career

He started out with B.R. Ishara's Zaroorat in 1971 (released in 1972), which was his debut film. He got his major break in Gulzar's Mere Apne (1971) , where he had a positive role. He had his first played an antagonist in B.R.Chopra's Dhundh (1973), where he played the role of a crippled and frustrated husband.

Zaroorat is a 1972 Bollywood drama film directed by B.R. Ishara. It is a song-less film.

<i>Mere Apne</i> 1971 film directed by Gulzar

Mere Apne is a 1971 Hindi film written and directed by Gulzar produced by Romu, Raj and N. C. Sippy. It was Gulzar's first directorial venture and was almost a frame by frame remake of the National Award-winning Bengali film Apanjan, which was directed by Tapan Sinha. The film stars Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha in lead roles along with Deven Verma, Paintal, Asit Sen, Asrani, Danny Denzongpa, Keshto Mukherjee, A. K. Hangal, Dinesh Thakur, Mehmood and Yogeeta Bali. The music is composed by Salil Choudhury.

He played the second lead hero and had more positive roles in commercially successful critically acclaimed films in the seventies, such as Chor Machaye Shor , 36 Ghante , Fakira , Sangram (1976), Kalicharan , Kaala Sona and Devata . After his performance in the film Devata , he started getting more significant lengthy roles. He was simultaneously part of big budget films such as Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka , Paapi , Bandish , The Burning Train and Chunoti in negative roles.

Chor Machaye Shor is a 1974 Hindi movie produced by N. N. Sippy and directed by Ashok Roy. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Mumtaz, Danny Denzongpa, Madan Puri and Asit Sen. Asrani earned a Filmfare nomination for best performance in a comic role, the only nomination for the film. The music is by Ravindra Jain. The film became a "superhit" and earned the second spot at the box office in 1974. Because of the film's success, the film's producer, cast and music composer teamed up again for Fakira (1976), which also became a box office hit. "Le Jayenge Le Jayenge" is a very popular song from the film, which had a key tagline that Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge turned into a later blockbuster film title.

<i>36 Ghante</i> 1974 film

36 Ghante is a 1974 Hindi film directed by Raj Tilak. The film stars Raaj Kumar, Mala Sinha, Sunil Dutt, Vijay Arora, Ranjeet, Danny Denzongpa, Parveen Babi, Iftekhar, and Deven Verma. The film's music is by Sapan Chakraborty. It is a remake of the American film The Desperate Hours, which was adapted from Joseph Hayes' novel.

<i>Fakira</i> (film) 1976 Hindi film

Fakira is a 1976 Hindi movie produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by C.P. Dixit. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Asrani, Aruna Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Asit Sen, Ramesh Deo and Madan Puri. The music is by Ravindra Jain. The film became a box office hit. The film's team of producer, cast and music composer had teamed together before for the box office hit Chor Machaye Shor (1974). Fakira was later remade into the Telugu film Dongalaku Donga (1978), starring Krishna and Jayaprada.

In the early 1980s period, he had thought of quitting films. He said in an interview, when asked why he decided to direct a film, "I remember in 80′s I was so fed up of the films I was doing. Those days every villain was a dacoit and I remember going on the sets where an actor called Tiwari was my henchmen and my den was a cave with lanterns. Next day I went on another set and I saw Tiwari again as my henchman, and the same lanterns. I asked myself what was I doing? I left Mumbai. I did lot of trekking and did not do films for a couple of years. I told NN Sippy about a script that I had in mind. and he asked me to direct. I made Phir Wohi Raat with Rajesh Khanna and my then girlfriend Kim." [11] After the success of his directorial debut, he received offers to act as the hero again in the films such as Bulundi and Hum Se Badkar Kaun in 1981, which became successful. He played a double role in the film Bulundi . However, most subsequent films between 1981-83 were not successful. He was disappointed with the failure of his recently released film Abhi Toh Jee Ley, which had popular songs such as "Tu Laali Hai Saveriwali". Hence, Danny started accepting supporting roles, often playing a character quite older than his real age. He played Kumar Gaurav’s father-in-law in Love Story (1981) and Mithun Chakraborty’s father in Boxer (1984).

He started getting more frequent offers to play the negative character in Hindi films, after the success of the films Phir Wahi Raat , Jeeo Aur Jeene Do and Dharm Aur Qanoon . He then went on to play the role of villain many times since 1984. From 1984 and through the 1990s, Danny mainly was featured as the lead negative character opposite all the leading actors of that time such as Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Mithun Chakraborty, Vinod Khanna, Anil Kapoor and Sunny Deol. He stated in an interview; "Had it not been that I had not done the four special negative roles - with Rajesh Khanna, in the lead - Phir Wohi Raat , Dharm Aur Qanoon , Bandish and Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka , people would not have considered me for villainous roles. In Adhikar I had positive role. He holds special place in my heart as he recognized and stood by me in my tough times which was early eighties."

His most applauded negative characters are in Bandish (1980) as Kapil Kumar, Phir Wahi Raat as "Ashok", Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984), as SP "Kader", Kanoon Kya Karega (1984), as "Raghuvir Singh", Andar Baahar (1984), as "Shera", Oonche Log (1985), as "Thakur Maan Singh", Aandhi Toofan (1986), as "Balbir" Bhagwaan Dada (1986), as "Gangwaa", Agneepath (1990), as "Kancha Cheena", Hum (1991), as "Bakhtawar", Ghatak: Lethal , as "Kaatya", Krantiveer (1994), as "Chatur Singh", Pukar , (2000) as "Abhrush" and Indian, as "Shankar Singhania". He was pitted against Pran in the film Sanam Bewafa, Paap Ki Duniya, Gurudev and 1942: A Love Story. His command over the Urdu language came in handy in films such as Sawan Kumar's Sanam Bewafa and Mukul Anand's Khuda Gawah .

At one time, when he was increasingly doing negative lead roles, Rajkumar Santoshi cast him as the positive role in China Gate. In the early 2000s, Denzongpa appeared in films such as Asoka and 16 December. Some of the antihero roles he played included an unscrupulous politician, corrupt policeman, traitor, and stingy landlord. He has also starred in some international films, the most famous being Seven Years in Tibet , where he appeared. He did positive roles in Lahu Ke Do Rang, Bulundi, Boxer, Humse Badkar Kaun, Khudah Gawah, 16 December and China Gate.

In early 2003 Denzongpa decided to take a break from films as he wanted to do different but strong roles, even if it was a negative character. He appeared in only 10 films between 2003 and 2009.

He then made a strong comeback as the villain with his role in Enthiran . He made his debut in Tamil films with Enthiran , co-starring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai in the leads. Denzongpa played the antagonist role of Bohra, a prominent scientist who transforms "Chitti", (played by Rajinikanth) into an evil robot. He then started playing villains in big budget movies such as Jai Ho (2014), co-starring Salman Khan and Bang Bang (2014), co-starring Hrithik Roshan.

He has recently played the role of a coordinator, "Feroz Khan" in the 2015 hit Baby co-starring Akshay Kumar. He reprised his role of "Feroz Khan" in the film's spin-off prequel Naam Shabana

Singing and Businessman career

He is an accomplished singer, having sung with Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle, the stalwarts of Indian music. He was first given a chance to sing by [S.D. Burman] in the film Yeh Gulistan Hamara in 1972. Denzongpa sang a duet with Lata Mangeshkar.

Danny Denzongpa on S.D. Burman: My dream to be a playback singer in films came with the number, ‘Mera Naam Aao’ in ‘Yeh Gulistan Hamara’ (1972). The maestro that he was, S.D. Burman recognised my singing abilities and conducted the daring experiment of making me sing my first duet with Lata Mangeshkar. He advised me to produce a comic effect yet maintain melody whilst singing. The song was a raging hit. (Ranjan das gupta in ‘The Hindu’ of January 8, 2012)

He has released Nepalese songs, and has sung for Nepalese movies. His two most famous songs recorded in the 1970s but still popular are "Chiso Chiso Hawama" ("In the cool air") and "Manko kura lai bandhi narakha... ("Do not keep the words of the heart tied"). He sang the duet "Suno Suno Kasam Se" in Kaala Sona with Asha Bhosle and sang the duets "Mujhe Dostaon Tum Gale Lagalo" and "botal khali hone to do" with Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar respectively in the 1978 film Naya Daur - all of which were composed by R.D. Burman.

"Hiun vanda chiso, Aago vanda taato..." ("Colder than snow, hotter than fire..."), "Naachana hoi maichyan hau nachana", ("Dance o lovely girl"), "Jhimkai deu pareli manma bajchha mitho murali...", ("Please blink your eyes and sweet sound of flute plays in the heart), "Raatko rani phulay jhain sanjhama", "Pani Hai Paryo Jhyaure" etc. are some of his few hit numbers. He gained popularity as a singer in the period 1975-1990 especially in Nepal and parts of India like Darjeeling, Sikkim and Assam.

He wrote and acted in the Nepali film Saino . His nephew Ugyen Chhopel directed it. He has sung its title song and a duet with Deepa Narayan, wife of Udit Narayan. Later, this film was made in Hindi as Ajnabi as a telefilm for Doordarshan.


2003 Government of India Padma Shri Honoured


1979 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Devata Nominated
1985Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Supporting Actor AwardKanoon Kya KaregaNominated
1990Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Agneepath Nominated
1992Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Sanam Bewafa Won
1992Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Villain Award Hum Nominated
1993Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Khuda Gawah Won
1995Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Villain Award Krantiveer Nominated
1995Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Villain Award Vijaypath Nominated
1996Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Villain Award Barsaat Nominated
1997Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Best Villain Award Ghatak Nominated

As director

2005 Phir Wahi Raat Yes


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1998 China Gate Maj. Ranjir Singh Gurung
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1993 Dhartiputra
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1993 Prateeksha Dinesh Khanna
1993 Sangram Madhu's father
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1992 Drohi
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1991 Vishnu-Devaa Thakur Shamsher Singh/Samppat
1991 Hum Bakhtawar
1991 Bahadur Bahadur (Bengali)
1991 Sanam Bewafa Sher Khan
1991 First Love Letter Thakur Ajit Singh
1991 Yodha Daaga/Justice Dharmesh Agnihotri
1990 Agneepath Kancha Cheena
1990 Pyar Ke Naam Qurbaan Prince Yeshwant Singh
1990 Chingariyan
2001 Jagira
1990 Shandaar Dhaga
1990 Shesh Naag
1989 Shehzaade (uncredited) Thakur Roshan Singh
1989 Jung Baaz Mahakal
1989 Kasam Suhaag Ki
1989 Galiyon Ka Badshah Inspector Vijay
1989 Khoj
1989 Saaya Rakesh
1989 Ustad
1988 Commando Ninja
1988 Zalzala Sona Singh
1988 Shoorveer Shankar
1988 Ek Hi Maqsad Inspector. Deepak
1988 Mardon Wali Baat Raja Sunder Singh
1988 Gunahon Ka Faisla Dacoit
1988 Janam Janam
1988 Jeete Hain Shaan Se J.P.
1988 Mera Shikar
1988 Paap Ki Duniya Pasha
1988 Yateem Girivar Prasad Mathur
1987 Saino (Nepali Film)
1987 Itihaas Alexander
1987 Faqir Badshah
1987 Aag Hi Aag Daulat Singh/Choudhury
1987 Deewana Tere Naam Ka Shambhu
1986 Chambal Ka Badshah Sultan
1986 Bhagwaan Dada Shambu Dada
1986 Allah Rakha
1985 Maha Shaktiman aka Maharudra (India: Bengali title)
1985 Yudh Gama Maating/Mr. Chinoy
1985 Jawaab Seth. Jagmohan
1985 Aandhi Toofan Balbir
1985 Aitbaar Inspector Barua
1985 Zulm Ka Badla Shamvu
1985 Oonche Log Thakur Maan Singh
1985Patthar DilJung Bahadur
1984 Andar Baahar Shera
1984 Boxer Dharma
1984 Jagir Danny
1984Kanoon Kya Karega
1984 Karishmaa
1984 Manzil Manzil Gautam (Pahadi Baba)
1984 Meraa Dost Meraa Dushman Shaitan Singh
1984 Pyar Jhukta Nahin Bhanu Pratap
1983 Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye Dayashankar Ray
1983 Lovers David
1983 Ganga Meri Maa Malan
1983 Andha Kanoon Akhbar Ali
1982 Raj Mahal
1982 Kachche Heere Arjun
1982 Prahari (Bengali)
1981 Hum Se Badkar Kaun Raju/Johny
1981 Love Story Ram Dogra
1980 Chunaoti
1980 Kali Ghata Kishore
1980 Abdullah Khaleel
1980 Bandish Kapil Kumar
1980 Bulundi Lobo
1980 The Burning Train Randhir
1980 Choron Ki Baraat
1980 Phir Wahi Raat Ashok
1979 Griha Pravesh Danny
1979 Aaj Ki Dhara Danny
1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang Suraj
1978 Lal Kuthi (Bengali)
1978 Devata Inspector Lawrence
1978 Naya Daur Mark
1977 Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka Vikram (Jamunadas' son)
1977 Abhi To Jee Lein Danny
1977 Chandi Sona
1977 Khel Khilari Ka
1977 Mit Jayenge Mitane Wale
1977 Paapi Abdul
1976 Fakira Munna/Ajay/Toofan
1976 Kalicharan Shaaka
1976 Laila Majnu Prince Bahksh
1976 Sangram Salim/Altaf
1975 Aakhri Dao Robert
1975 Apne Rang Hazaar
1975 Dharmatma Jangoora
1975 Kala Sona Shera
1975 Ponga Pandit Rocky
1975 Raftaar Pramod Kumar
1975 Rani Aur Lalpari Himself (Special appearance)
1975 Zorro
1974 Chor Machaye Shor Raju Ustad
1974 36 Ghante Dilawar Khan
1974 Khote Sikkay Danny
1973 Dhund Thakur Ranjit Singh (crippled husband)
1973 Khoon Khoon remake of Dirty Harry (English)
1972 Milap Raju
1972 Rakhi Aur Hathkadi Raja
1972 Yeh Gulistan Hamara
1971 Mere Apne Sanju
1971 Zaroorat Mohinder

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Bandish is a 1980 Hindi-language film directed by K. Bapaiah, starring Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini and Danny Denzongpa. The movie is a commercial attempt by D. Rama Naidu, who had earlier produced Prem Nagar with the same lead pair on 1974. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film was the 8th highest grosser of the year. The film was appreciated for its colorful locations and sets, and for its melodious songs and unique story line. The film was a remake of the Telugu film Chilipi Krishnudu.

<i>Dharm Aur Qanoon</i> 1984 film directed by Joshiy

Dharm Aur Qanoon is a 1984 film starring Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Jaya Prada, Asha Parekh and Danny Denzongpa, with Supriya Pathak, Manmohan Krishna, Iftekhar and Om Shivpuri in the supporting roles. It had box office collection of 6.5 crores in 1984 and went on to become a hit at the Indian box-office. Dharm Aur Qanoon was the remake of director Joshiy's Malayalam movie Aarambham released on 1 September 1982. Aarambham was the top grosser movie in Malayalam industry in 1982 with an ensemble cast. The film was remade in Tamil that same year as Ezhuthatha Sattangal directed by K. Shankar.

<i>Phir Wahi Raat</i> 1980 film by Danny Denzongpa

Phir Wohi Raat is a 1980 suspense film of horror genre starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead role as a psychologist doctor opposite Kim Yashpal, then girl friend of Danny. The film music and scores composed by R.D. Burman. This is the first and the only film directed by Danny Denzongpa. It fetched 2.8 crore in 1980 and became a hit. This commercially successful film was ranked among the top 5 horror Hindi films of all time as per desiblitz.com.

The 17th Filmfare Awards were held on May 11, 1970. Shakti Samanta's Aradhana won the Best Film award, but ended up with only a couple of awards. Yash Chopra won Best Director for Ittefaq, while Ashok Kumar won Best Actor for Aashirwad.

The 14th Filmfare Awards were held in 1967, honoring the best Hindi films of 1966. Producer and Star Dev Anand's smash hit Guide was named the Best Film of the Year, winning a few other major and minor awards, including Best Actor for Dev Anand and Best Director for his brother Vijay Anand.

<i>Oonche Log</i> (1985 film) 1985 film by Brij Sadanah

Oonche Log is an Indian Hindi film directed by Brij, released on 5 July, 1985. This film is inspired by Wuthering Heights, Dil Diya Dard Liya and the Pakistani film Dehleez (1983), starring Nadeem, Shabnam, Afzal Ahmed and Agha Taalish. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Salma Agha as the main lead characters. The film's cinematography, costumes, music of R.D.Burman, performance of Rajesh Khanna, Danny Denzongpa and Prem Chopra were critically praised, but Salma Agha's performance was criticised. Brij insisted on using the same tune and lyrics of Aaj Tu Gair Sahi of the Pakistani film Dehleez, sung by Mehndi Hasan, in this film the same song was recorded with Kishore. Kishore Kumar's version with R.D. Burman's orchestration was appreciated. Brij insisted in an interview that he made this film disappointed with failure of Dil Diya Dard Liya on all aspects in 1966. This version is considered much better than the 1966 film by Indian viewers.

Allauddin Ahmad (Urdu: علاؤالدّین احمد ‎), better known as simply Allauddin (Urdu: علاؤالدّین ‎), was a Pakistani actor who worked in Pakistani Lollywood movies. He was born into a Kashmiri family, in 1923, as Allauddin Butt, in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan and died on 13 May 1983. His film career spanned over 4 decades.

Bulundi 1981 film by Esmayeel Shroff

Bulundi is a 1980 Hindi crime, thriller and drama film starring Raaj Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Kim Yashpal, Asha Parekh and Jeevan. It was directed by Esmayeel Shroff and its music was composed by RD Burman. The film was remade in Tamil as Nermai.


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