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Sultan Rahi - profile, interview & pictures
Sultan Rahi

Sultan Muhammad was popularly known as Sultan Rahi (1938 - 9 January 1996). He was a Pakistani film actor who was prominent in Pakistan in Punjabi films during the 1970s and 1980s. He was mostly popular among people in Punjab, Pakistan. He appeared in more than 700 Punjabi and Urdu-language movies, and is named in the Guinness Book of Records as the most prolific actor.



Some of his major films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather. His successful film career came to an end on 9 January 1996, when he was shot and killed by unidentified persons in a highway robbery on Grand Trunk Road near Gujranwala. He was on his way back to Lahore from Islamabad. At the time of death, he was 58 years old. To this day his murder is unsolved.

Professional career

He was an Urdu-speaking Muhajir whose family migrated from India Sultan Rahi was an extra in the 1959 film Baghi. Although he struggled for a few years in the early 1960s, playing only a few supporting roles. The turning point came in 1972, when three of his films celebrated diamond jubilees. In 1975 he became an action icon for the lovers of Punjabi films. The year 1979, changed his whole life as his film Maula Jatt became the most successful Pakistani film to date. It broke all records and did wonders for the Pakistani film industry. Rahi worked most often with directors Masood Rana and Younas Malik. He appeared in over 750 Punjabi and Urdu-language films. Rahi dominated the film industry for decades until his murder on 9 January 1996; he was shot dead on the main highway in Pakistan known as GT Road. Sultan Rahi liker and likeness name Abdul Shakoor from Lahore.

Box office records

Rahi is so far the only actor in Pakistan who appeared in diamond jubilee films as both hero and villain. He is the only leading actor whose films (Maula Jatt and Sher Khan) celebrated diamond jubilees in Karachi in their second runs.

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1971 Dil aur Dunia
1972 Khan Chacha
Sultan
Bashira
1973 Banarsi Thag
Zarq Khan
Bala Gujjar
1974 Dillagi
Ultimatum
Rastay ka Pather
Sidha Rasta
1975 Dada
Wehshi Jatt
Shareef Badmash
1976 Toofan
Jagga Gujjar
1977 Lahori Badsha
Qanoon
Jeera sain
1978 Ranga Daku
1979 Jatt Soorma
Maula Jatt
Goga Sher
Wehshi Gujjar
1980 Behram Daku
Boycot
1981 Anokha Daaj
Sher Maidan Da
Miley Ga Zulm Da Badla
Jeedar
Jatt in London
Veryaam
Athra Puttar
Sher Khan
Sala Sahib
Chan Veryam
1982 Do Bigha Zameen
Muftber
Rustam
1983 Raka
Lawaris
Dara Baloch
Rustam Khan
Murad Khan
Shan
Baghi Sher
1984 Kalia
Sholay
Qatil Hasina
Jabar Khan
1985 Qismat
Ajab Khan
Jagga
1986 Qaidi
Queemat
1987 Sangal
Allah Rakha
Dulari
Badal
Nache Nagan
1988 Mola Bakhsh
Mafroor
Hasina 420
Roti
1989 Hakumat
Super Girl
Kalka
Balawal
Sultana
Dakait
Rangiley Jasoos
Mujram
Khuda Bux
1990 Siren
Sher Dil
1991 Sher Dil
Kaley Chore
Chiraghbali
Badmash Thug
Qatil Qaidi
1992 Majhoo
1994 Bala Pere Da
1996 Sakhi Badsha








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nice post. Sultan Rahi is the best actor of pakistan
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