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Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi

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Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi

Born: 11 November 1926

Died: 29 July 2003

  • He was  better known by his stage name Johnny Walker.
  • He was an Indian actor who acted in around 300 films.
  • He was born in Indore, British India, the son of a mill worker. His father was made redundant and the family moved to Bombay (now Mumbai).
  • Kazi took various jobs as the sole breadwinner for the family, eventually becoming a bus conductor with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
  • He was primarily an actor of comedic roles but towards the end of his life became disenchanted, saying, “Earlier, comedians had a respectable position and an almost parallel role with the protagonist, now it is just to bring a touch of humour.
  • He received Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Madhumati.
  • He received Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his role in Shikar.

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