Jalal Agha


Jalal Agha (1945[1] – 5 March 1995) was an Indian actor and director in Bollywood films. Son of the popular comedian Agha, Jalal studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

He made his debut as a child actor playing the young version of Jehangir (who was played by Dilip Kumar as an adult) in the historical epic Mughal-E-Azam which released in 1960. He made his debut in an adult role in K.A. Abbas's Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein (1967), and went to appear in over 60 Bollywood films from the late 1960s through to the early 1990s mostly playing supporting roles. His most famous role was in the blockbuster hit Sholay where he played the banjo player in the popular song Mehbooba O' Mehbooba. His other roles to mention are 'Julie' (Julie's silent lover), the singer of 'Sama hai Suhana suhana' from Bollywood movie Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani' starring Balraj Sahni, Rakesh Roshan, Nirupa Roy and Bharti', Shabana Azmi's brother in 'Thodi Si Bewafai' and Naseeruddin Shah's friend in 'Dil Akhir Dil Hai'.

He also made appearances in English-language films such as Bombay Talkie (1970), Gandhi (1982), Kim (1984) and The Deceivers (1988). He also wrote and directed a Bollywood film titled Goonj which released in 1989.