Born(1911-09-24)24 September 1911
Died24 April 1997(1997-04-24) (aged 85)
Years active1943–1990
Known forCharacter Actor (Supporting Actor)
Children4, including Raza Murad
RelativesSonam (granddaughter)
Sanober Kabir (granddaughter)

Hamid Ali Murad (24 September 1911 – 24 April 1997)[1][2] known simply as Murad was an Indian character actor who appeared in more than 200 Hindi language films from the early 1940s through to the end of the 1980s, playing character roles of a father, police officer, judge and an emperor.

His son Raza Murad is also an actor in the Hindi film industry who is known for playing mostly villain roles. His niece is actress Zeenat Aman and his granddaughters are actresses Sonam and Sanober Kabir.[1]

Early life

Murad was born on 24 September 1911 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He studied at Minto Circle (STS High School), Aligarh Muslim University.[1]


Murad's career began in the early 1940s when he made his acting debut in the 1943 film Najma which was directed by Mehboob Khan.[1] He became a regular fixture in director Mehboob Khan's films such as Anmol Ghadi (1946), Andaz (1949), Aan (1952) and Amar (1954). His other notable film roles included Do Bigha Zamin (1953) as a cruel landowner, Devdas (1955) as Devdas's father, Mughal E Azam (1960) as Raja Maan Singh and the Hollywood film Tarzan Goes to India (1962) as a maharajah. Throughout his career, he was frequently cast as a emperor, judge or police commissioner in over 200 films.[1]


Murad died in Mumbai on 24 April 1997, at the age of 86.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Murad (a profile) India Cinema Heritage Foundation website, Retrieved 24 January 2022
  2. ^ "Veteran Actor Murad is Dead".
  3. ^ a b Murad on website Retrieved 25 January 2022
  4. ^ a b Filmography of Murad on website Retrieved 25 January 2022