Sultan Rahi

23 Sep 2019
9 Jan 1996
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Muhammad Sultan Khan, known as Sultan Rahi (Punjabi and Urdu: سلطان راہی‎), was a Pakistani Punjabi actor.

Some of his films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather, Basheeraa and Wehsi Gujjar. He established himself as one of the leading and most successful actors of Pakistani and Punjabi cinema.

He was shot and killed in 1996.

Rahi was born to a Punjabi family settled in Muzaffar Nagar, Bijnore District, Utter Pradesh, India, during the British Raj. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947 he moved to Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.

Rahi performed in the stage drama Nadir Shah Durrani in 1955.

He begin his film career in 1959 as a guest actor in the film Baghi. Maula Jatt was released on 11 February 1979 which became his most successful Pakistani film. His other works include Behram Daku (1980), Sher Khan (1981), Sala Sahib and Ghulami (1985).

Rahi appeared in key roles in over 535 films. He worked most often with directors Masood Rana and Younas Malik

On 9 January 1996 he was shot and killed on the main highway in Pakistan known as Grand Trunk Road, near Gujranwala, Pakistan.

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