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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 January 1941Bangalore, India
Birth NameAbbas Khan
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Abbas Khan was born on January 3, 1941 in Bangalore, India. His family has mixed Pathan and Iranian blood. He has 3 brothers Sameer, Feroz and Akbar. Feroz and Akbar are movie stars within their own rights, while Sameer assists the family-run Golden Palms Spa in Bangalore.

He entered the silver screen during 1964 with a brief appearance in Haqeeqat, and then officially launched his career with the blockbuster 'Dosti' during 1964 leading to the birth of Sanjay Khan.

He started acting in the Hindu-dominated film industry, and like Dilip Kumar and others chose a Hindu name of Sanjay to be seen as part of the mainstream.

Sanjay went on to act in over 30 movies, most of them are well known and are popular even today. His career spanned from 1964 with Haqeeqat and went on 1986 with Kala Dhandha Gorey Log. Sanjay was especially popular with the women due to his handsome boyish looks, the kind that Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Rajendra Kumar, etc. had.

He has a passion for sports cars, especially Cadillac and imported cars that he picked up from embassy disposals. He has always owned 3 to 4 cars at any given time. He is still unable to hold on to a car for more than a few months, and loves the smell of a new car.

He got married to Zarine, a Parsi, and both eventually became parents of 3 daughters, Farha, Simone, Suzanne, and a son, noted film actor, Zayed Khan. While Zayed is married to Malika Parekh; Farha has married Aqeel; Simone is married to Ajay Arora; and Suzanne is married to Bollywood heart-throb, Hrithik Roshan.

Apart from being a successful actor, he has also involved in writing the script of Kala Dandha Gorey Log; has produced & directed Abdullah; and was also involved in the production of Chandi Sona.

His tryst in the acting and direction of The Sword of Tipu Sultan caused him burn injuries when a fire engulfed the Premier Studios in Mysore, and he ended up being hospitalized for several months.

He is currently involved in the filming and production of Maryada Purshotam. He had earlier produced another mini-series Sanjay Khan's Mahabharat, based on the teachings of Bhagwad Geeta and depicting the battle between the forces of good and evil.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Trivia (33)

Brother of Feroz Khan
Father of 'Suzanne Khan' and father-in-law of Hrithik Roshan. Brother of Feroz Khan.
Father of Zayed Khan
Became a grandfather when daughter Suzanne give birth to a baby boy named Rehaan on March 28th 2006 at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai India.
Screen name Sanjay was given to him by filmmaker Satyen Bose.
Wife Zarine acted in Tere Ghar Ke Saamne ( 1963 ) opposite Rajendra Nath. Her only film as an actress.
Brother of actors Akbar Khan, Sameer Khan.
Brother Sameer Khan was born as Ahmed Khan. After Sameer retired from films he became a real estate tycoon.
Brother Shahrooq Khan has two children Reza Khan and Mohammed Ali Khan (Dali).
Brother Akbar Khan has two children. A son named Abraiz and a daughter named Aliyah.
Younger brother Shahrooq Khan migrated to Tehran, Iran and married a lady of Iranian descent.
Brother Shahrooq Khan is married to the sister of Iranian model Bita Vahdati.
Youngest sister Dilshad Sheikh is a famous Socialite in Kashmir and Delhi. She recently started her own clothing line "Chosen Few" The reason she chose the name was because she is very selective who she sells her clothes to.
Youngest sister Dilshad Begum Sheikh is often mistaken as singer Dilshad Begum . This is due to the both of them having the same name.
Sanjay Khan's eldest sister was married and settled in Bombay. Her name is Khurshid Shahnavar. Her husband Mr. Shahnavar passed away.
After Sundari Khan, brother Feroz Khan he was engaged to Jyotika Dhanrajgir, a former air hostess. They were engaged for a very long time. Her sister Miss Sabrina Dhanrajgir, was the costume designer in Yalgaar.(1992).They are from the famous Dhanragir family .
Feroz Khan' step daughter Sonia Sethia ( Sahani) was married to world famous business man Rajendra Sethia. This was Rajendra's second marriage. He was previously married to a woman named Lakshmi and had two daughter's with her.
Sanjay Khan's youngest sister Dilshad Begum Sheikh was married Javed Sheikh ( Not the actor). Javed was the sole owner of a timber empire in Shrinagar, Kashmir. They have 3 daughter's. Shahala, the owner of a famous furniture company " Woodfort". Sabah Singh, Entrepreneur of a candle company called " Illuminati". Sheba, a housewife and mother if two kids.
Younger sister Dilshad Sheikh is the organizer of the world famous Sufi music festival "Jahan E Khusrao" in Delhi.
In 1988, Sanjay Khan launched his most expensive film " Sar Zameen". It was to star Vinod Khanna and Anil Kapoor. Mid way through the film Vinod Khanna stopped giving dates causing the film to run into delays.
Starred in the shelved film " Zid" with Saira Banu. The film was being directed by Dilip Kumar"s brother Nasir Khan. After he passed away , the film was shelved.
Has 2 grandchildren Azaan Ali and Fizaa Ali (Farah and DJ Aqeel's children).
Daughter Simone married Ajay Arora ,owner of furnishing company, D decor. They married in April of 1993, when Simone was 22.
Grandchildren names are Armaan, Yuraaz and Adah. They are the children of daughter Simone Khan Arora.
Was proposed marriage by Mala Sinha on the sets of " Dillagi". Sanjay refused as he was already engaged to Zarine.
Was planning on making a film titled " Anarkali" in 1999. Jackie Shroff was to play Akbar and Rekha as Jodha bai. The lead roles were to be played by newcomers. Sanjay Khan was going to launch a talent search to cast the lead roles. He dropped the idea due to some problems.
Starred in B.R Chopra' s shelved film " Habba Khatoon". Co starring Raj Kapoor, Zeenat Aman. Music by Naushad. This was in 1979.
His brother,former actor Sameer Khan is married to Iram Khan. They have two daughters named Sehar Khan and Nidah Khan. Sehar is married to actress Rekha's nephew Naveed Syed (Ozaman). They have two boys. Naveed had attempted to become a actor in 2008.
Starred in the shelved movie "Azmaaish"(1973). Starring Sanjay Khan. Music Shankar Jaikishen. Directed by Kanak Mishra.
Starred in the shelved film "Nagina"(1974). Starring Sanjay Khan, Leena Chandravarkar.Music by Shankar Jaikishen.
Brother Sameer Khan is now settled in Banglore, India. He now more known as Ahmed Khan. He is married to Iram Khan. They have two daughters. Seher Khan and Nidah Khan. Seher is married to Rekha's nephew Naveed Syed (Ozman). Naveed had come from San Fransisco in 2008 to become a actor.
His cousin Laxmi (Kamala Sarma) was married to actor Ranjan.
Ilyas Khan is the adopted brother of Sanjay Khan. Though not legally adopted, Ilyas lived with Feroz Khan till he (Ilyas) got married. Ilyas mother was a housekeeper in the Khan household. Ilyas was sent to live in a orphanage and would come to visit during vacations. A tearful scene would always happen. This is when Feroz Khan's mother decided to adopt Ilyas , and he lived in the house with the Khan house hold. Ilyas modeled for top ads and was signed for a film that was shelved. Ilyas got married to a Parsi girl named Aramaity and had a son in 1980. When not working as a production controller for Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan movie productions, Ilyas would work with Sameer Khan in business deals and had a catering business. He would supply food to film units during movie shootings.

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