• Birthday: 12. February 1920
  • Birthplace: New Delhi, British India
  • Awards: 2001 – Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award from the Government of India, 2013 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement, 1967 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Upkar, 1969 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool, 1972 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Be-Imaan, 1997 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, 1961 – BFJA Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai, 1966 – BFJA Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Shaheed, 1973 – BFJA Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Zanjeer, 1972–73 – Chitrlok Cine Circle Ahmedabad: "Best Character Artiste Award", 1975–76 – Bombay Film Award: Most Versatile Actor, 1977–78 – Bombay Film Award: Most Versatile Actor, 1978 – North Bombay Jaycees: Best Character Actor, 1984 – "Extra Ordinary Special Award as Wizard of Acting" by Bombay Film Award, 1984 – Filmgoers Award: Reigning "Abhinay Samrat", 1985 – Kala Bhushan Award presented by Punjabi Kala Sangam, 1987 – North Bombay Jaycees: Outstanding Performance of Decade, "Viyayshree Award" presented for enriching Human Life and Outstanding Attainments India Int. Friendship Society), 1990 – Kala Rattan Award presented by Punjabi Kal Sangam for 50 glorious Years, 1990 – Punjab Association: an Award for 50 years in the Industry, 1990 – Southall Lion's Club London: "In recognition of Invaluable Services to Charity at the Celebration of Golden Jubilee of his services tot Film Industry, 1991 – Cinegoers Award: "Abhinay Samrat Golden Jubilee Award", 1992 – Outstanding contribution to Indian Film Industry, Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association, 2000 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000 – Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2000 – "Villain of the Millennium" by Stardust Award, 2004 – Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the Maharashtra Government, 2010 – Phalke Icon and Legendary Cine Versatile Cine Star Award by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy


Pran Krishan Sikand (12 February 1920 – 12 July 2013), better known by his mononym, Pran, was a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor, known as a movie villain and character actor in Hindi cinema from the 1940s to the 1990s.[1] He acted as a hero from 1940–47 and as a villain from 1942–1991 and played supporting and character roles from 1948–2007.

In a long and prolific career he appeared in over 350 films. He played the leading man in films like Khandaan (1942), Pilpili Saheb (1954) and Halaku (1956). His roles in the films like Madhumati (1958), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Upkar (1967), Shaheed (1965), Ram Aur Shyam(1967), Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool (1969), Johny Mera Naam (1970), Victoria No. 203 (1972), Be-Imaan (1972), Zanjeer (1973), Don (1978), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Duniya (1984) are considered to be among his best performances.

Pran has received numerous awards and honours in his career. He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972 and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. He was awarded as the 'Villain of the Millennium' by Stardust in 2000. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2013 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. In 2010, he was named on the list of CNN's Top 25 Asian actors of all time.