Mehmood born on 29 September 1932 was an actor, director and producer. He was best known for playing comedian roles. He worked in over 300 Hindi films.
He got a l break in the film C.I.D. He did small roles in films like Do Bigha Zameen and Pyaasa.
His first break as a director Bhoot Bangla with actress Tanuja. Mehmood succeeded Johnny Walker as the most successful Bollywood comedian. He did superhit comic roles in films like Padosan (as a Tamil Brahmin music teacher — one of his greatest roles), Love in Tokyo, Aankhen, Johar-Mehmood in Goa, Bombay to Goa and Pyaar Kiye Jaa.
It is to be specially memtioned that in 1972, Mehmood directed the movie Bombay to Goa in which Amitabh Bachchan got his break as a lead actor for the first time. The film was a success and gave role in Zanjeer to Amitabh.
On 23 July 2004, Mehmood died in his sleep in Pennsylvania, US, where he had gone for treatment of heart disease
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor AwardWon for 1963 Dil Tera Diwana – Anokhe
Filmfare Best Comedian AwardWon for:
1967 Pyar Kiye Jaa – Atma
1970 Waris – Ram Kumar #3/Mother (double role)
1972 Paras – Munna Sarkar
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