new Delhi: Famous 50s Comedian King Mahmood Today is a death anniversary. At the age of 71, this famous comedian said goodbye to the world on this day in the year 2004. Not only did Mahmood bring laughter in the face of the audience with his comedy, but he was a great actor, director, producer and singer as well. Mahmud was born on 29 September 1932 in Mumbai.
Fee was more than Hero:
Mehmood was a brilliant actor of the 50s. The audience of his comedy was convincing. It is said that at that time there was a great demand of Mehmood in films, due to which Mahmud increased his fees. It is also said that he used to charge more than the hero.
Was fond of acting since childhood:
Since childhood, Mahmud’s trend was towards acting. He always dreamed of venturing into the Bollywood industry. On the recommendation of his father, he got the opportunity to act as a child artist in the 1943 film ‘Kismat’. In this film, Mahmood played the childhood character of Ashok Kumar.
Mahmud used to make all efforts to enter Bollywood. Mahmud learned driving even for this and The producer became the driver of Gyan Mukherjee. Mehmood thought that now he will get a chance to get closer to the actors and producers and directors and something similar happened. This opened Mahmood’s luck and he started getting small roles in films like ‘Do Bigha Zameen’, ‘Pyaasa’.
Big break from ‘Parvarish’ movie:
Mehmood got a big break from the 1958 film Parvarish. In this film, he played the role of Raj Kapoor’s brother. Everyone liked Mahmud’s acting. After this, ‘Chhoti Sister’ proved to be an important film in his career. After the success of these films, the doors of Bollywood were completely opened for Mehmood.
You can guess the way Mahmood’s Dhaka in Bollywood is that he gave the first solo role to Amitabh Bachchan. He is the same Mahmud who gave the first break to musical bands like RD Burman and Pancham Da.