|Full Name Abbas ali Khan|
Name Sanjay Khan
|Years active 1964–2005|
|Born 3 January 1941 (age 79) (1941-01-03) Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (now in Karnataka, India)|
Relatives Feroz Khan (Eldest Brother)Akbar Khan (Brother)Fardeen Khan (Nephew)DJ Aqeel (Son-in-law)
Children Zayed Khan, Sussanne Khan, Farah Khan Ali, Simone Khan
Spouse Zeenat Aman (m. 1978–1979), Zarine Khan (m. 1955)
Siblings Feroz Khan, Akbar Khan, Sameer Khan, Dilshad Bibi, Khurshid Shahnavar, Shahrukh Shah Ali Khan
Nephews Fardeen Khan, Vaibhav Talwar, Abraiz Khan
Movies and TV shows Abdullah, Intaqam, Jai Hanuman, Ek Phool Do Mali, Mela
Similar People Sussanne Khan, Zeenat Aman, Zayed Khan, Farah Khan Ali, Feroz Khan
Launch of Autobiography of Veteran Actor Producer Sanjay Khan, 'The Best Mistakes of My Life'
Sanjay Khan (born 3 January 1941) is an Indian film actor, producer, director known for his works in Hindi cinema, and Television. Abbas Khan made his debut in Chetan Anand's 1964 film Haqeeqat, followed by the Rajshri film Dosti which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for that year.
- Launch of Autobiography of Veteran Actor Producer Sanjay Khan, 'The Best Mistakes of My Life'
- Close friend and film producer Sanjay Khan mourns Rajesh Khanna's death
- Early life
- Personal life
- Fire accident
In the 1960s and 1970s, Khan starred in hit movies like Dus Lakh, Ek Phool Do Mali, Intaqam etc. He co-starred with his elder brother Feroz Khan in the films Upaasna (1971), Mela (1971) and Nagin (1976). He acted in over thirty films from the 1960s through to the mid-1980s with his last film appearance in Kala Dhanda Goray Log in 1986. In 1990 he was starred in and directed the famous historical fiction television series The Sword of Tipu Sultan.
Close friend and film producer Sanjay Khan mourns Rajesh Khanna's death
Khan was educated in Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore and St. Germain High School, Bangalore. His brothers are Feroz Khan, Shahrukh Shah Ali Khan, Semir Khan and Akbar Khan. His sisters are Khurshid Shahnavar and Dilshad Begum Sheikh, popularly known as Dilshad Bibi. After his schooling in Bangalore, he traveled to Mumbai where he joined his brother Feroz Khan and assisted the directors of his films.
He turned producer and director of three films in which he played the leading role and scripted popular films like Chandi Sona (1977), Abdullah (1980) and Kala Dhanda Goray Log (1986). In 1990 he starred in and directed India's first mega historical fiction television series The Sword of Tipu Sultan based on the novel of the same name.
He produced and directed the mega Indian TV series, based on life of Maratha General Mahadji Scindia: The Great Maratha. It captures the third Panipat war depicting the courage and tenacity of the Marathas who faced a formidable army of the Afghan invader Ahmed shah Abdali in 1769. This historical serial was presented in a manner never before seen in the Indian television history for its authentic presentation. In the mid-1990s he produced and directed TV-series such as Jai Hanuman, 1857 Kranti and Maharathi Karna.
In 1997, he launched his dream project — the five-star deluxe Golden Palms Hotel and Spa in Bangalore. He completed this 150-room hotel with built up area of approximately 300,000 sq ft, with the largest swimming pool ever built in India containing 300,000 litres of water. Golden Palms Hotel and Spa was conceived, designed, constructed was owned by him till 2010; his wife Zarine Katrak designed the interiors.
Sanjay Khan was born in Bangalore to a Ghaznavi Pathan Muslim liberal family. Khan is married to Zarine Katrak (a well-known model of the 60s). Zarine acted as the secretary of Devanand in the film Tere Ghar Ke Saamne in 1963 and post her marriage to Sanjay in 1966, she quit acting They have three daughters and a son. Elder daughter Farah was born on 28 December 1969 (married to DJ Aqeel), second daughter Simone was born on 12 February 1971 (married to Ajay Arora managing director and owner of D'decor), and his youngest daughter Sussanne Khan was born on 26 October 1978 (formerly married to actor Hrithik Roshan). Son Zayed Khan was born on 5 July 1980. Actor Fardeen Khan is his nephew.
A major fire accident took place on 8 February 1990 in the Premier Studios of Mysore where the serial The Sword of Tipu Sultan was being shot. Loose wiring and absence of ventilators were further causes for the fire to spread. Instead of fire-proofing material, the walls had gunny bags and the temperature rose to around 120 °C (248 °F) because of huge lights being used. All these factors contributed to the massive fire, and the final death toll was 52. Sanjay Khan suffered major burns and had to spend 13 months in hospital and undergo 73 surgeries.