Kader Khan (born 22 October 1935) is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer. He graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Mumbai University. Before entering bollywood Khan was a lecturer in M. H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic and M. H. Saboo Siddik Technical High School, Mumbai. On the annual day function of the college, Khan took part in a play and it was acclaimed by all who were present. Dilip Kumar came to know about it, he called him and showed keenness in watching the play. Khan made special arrangement and acted the play for him and he was so impressed by his acting that he signed him for his next two films Sagina Mahato and Bairaag.
He has acted in over 300 films in the Hindi and Urdu language, and has written dialogues for over 100 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century. He is most popularly recognized for working with actor Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan. He has also worked side by side with other comedians like Shakti Kapoor and Johnny Lever.
He won the Filmfare Award for best comedian in 1991 for Baap Numberi Beta Dus Numberi and a Screen Award for best performance in a comic role in 1995 for Taqdeerwala. Khan was recognized by the AFMI (American Federation of Muslims from India) for his achievement and service to the Muslim community in India.