mithun shettywrote on May 28 2009 12:10PM
Sanjay Khan born as Abbas Khan on 3 January 1941, is an Indian film and television actor as well as a producer and director.Khan made his debut in the 1964 Chetan Anand film "Haqeeqat" followed by the Rajshri film Dosti which were hits. In the 1960s and 1970s Khan starred in the movies Dus Lakh, Ek Phool Do Mali and Intaqam with ek phool do mali being musical hits . He also acted opposite his brother Feroz in three films Upaasna (1971), Mela (1971) and Nagin (1976). He turned producer and director of three films in which he played the leading role which were Chandi Sona (1977), Abdullah (1980) and Kala Dhanda Goray Log (1986). After Kala Danda Goray Log he stopped acting in films and moved onto starring in and directing television series. In 1990 he starred and directed the Indian TV series The Sword of Tipu Sultan. While filming it, he got severely burnt in a fire on the sets in Premier Studios in Mysore. He recovered after many months in hospital and has since produced and directed television serials. He also starred and directed the Mega Indian TV series "The Great Maratha". In the late 90s he directed the TV-series Jai Hanuman (1997-2000).
At present he is the chairman of a hotel and spa in Bangalore called the Golden Palms.Khan is married to Parsi Zarine Khan. He has three daughters and a son. Elder daughter Farah (married to DJ Aqeel), second daughter Simone (married to Ajay Arora) and his youngest daughter Suzanne Khan (married to actor Hrithik Roshan). His son Zayed Khan is an actor who is married to Mallika Parekh.