Javed Khan Amrohi was an Indian film and television actor known for his appearance in the Hindi films Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), and Chak De! India (2007). He appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films. He died on 14 February 2023 in Mumbai due to respiratory problems.
Javed Khan Amrohi was born on Thursday, 24 March 1949 (age 73 years; at the time of death) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He pursued his graduation at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He started his acting career by appearing in many supporting roles. He was also a theatre artist and performed in many theatre performances in Mumbai.
Javed Khan Amrohi (right) as a theatre artist
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
The name of his wife is not known. He has one son and one daughter.
Javed started his acting career in 1973 with the Bollywood film Jalte Badan as a college student.
Javed Khan Amrohi (centre) in the film Jalte Badan as a college student
He appeared in other Hindi films including Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime (1978) as Shastry’s Son, Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche (1985) as Ramswarup Seksaria (Newsweek’s photographer), Baaghi (1990) as Col Sood Servant, Andaz Apna Apna (1994) as Anand Akela, and Chak De! India (2007) as Sukhlal.
Javed Khan Amrohi in the film Andaz Apna Apna (1994) as Anand Akela
His appearance in the film Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India gained him a lot of appreciation and the film was nominated for an academy award.
Javed Khan Amrohi in the film Lagaan Once Upon a Time in India
In 1984, he appeared in a music video for the film Duniya.
Poster of the film Duniya (1984)
Javed made his debut on television in 1984 with the series Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi as Jhumroo (servant).
Javed Khan Amrohi in the television series Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi as Jhumroo (servant)
He also worked in TV series including Nukkad (1986) as Karim Hajaam (barber), Ghar Jamai (1997) as a hotel receptionist, Shaktimaan (1998) as a thief, Vishnu Puran (2000) as Rishi Vishwamitra, and Powder (2010) as advocate Siddiqui.
Javed Khan Amrohi in the television series Nukkad (1986) as Karim Hajaam (barber)
Javed’s role as a barber in the TV series ‘Nukkad’ became very popular and became one of the most popular serials on Doordarshan at that time. In 1988, he gained popularity after he appeared in the TV series Gulzar’s ‘Mirza Ghalib’ in which he played the role of a fakir.
Javed died on 14 February 2023 in Surya Nursing Home in suburban Mumbai where he was undergoing treatment for breathing issues since 2022. He died due to lung failure. His colleague filmmaker Ramesh Talwar confirmed his death and said,
Javed was suffering from breathing ailment and was bedridden for the past one year. He was undergoing treatment at Surya Nursing Home. He passed away at the hospital around 1 pm as both his lungs failed.”
- Javed’s last appearance was in the film Sadak 2 (2020) as Pakya.
- He started teaching young actors at Indian People’s Theatre Association after quitting acting. He was associated with the organization since 1972 as an actor, director, and general secretary.
- He was also a member of the acting faculty at Zee TV‘s Zee Institute of Media Arts in Mumbai.