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Habib Tanvir (1923–2009)

Habib Tanvir was born on September 1, 1923 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. He was an actor, known for Gandhi (1982), The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) and Staying On (1980). He was married to Moneeka Misra. He died on June 8, 2009 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. See full bio »

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 2008/I Black & White
Quazi Saab
 2005 The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey
Bahadur Shah Zafar (as Tanveer Habib)
 1993 The Burning Season
Raja Sahib
 1988 Hero Hiralal
 1987 Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin
Akhtar Baig
 1986 Man-Eaters of India (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (TV Mini-Series)
Hindu Head Man
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Hindu Head Man
 1982 Gandhi
Indian Barrister (as Habib Tanveer)
 1980 Staying On (TV Movie)
Dr Mitra
 1953 Foot Path
 1953 Rahi

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Alternate Names:

Tanveer Habib | Habib Tanveer

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Director of the Naya Theatre Company, which he founded in 1959. Tanvir did not start out planning to become a director. He had been an actor in the Indian People's Theatre Association in Bombay; when the company was arrested for opposing British rule, the IPTA administration sent word from inside the jail that Tanvir should take over and run the group. From Bombay he moved to Delhi, and went to ... See more »

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