Mehboob Khan

1907 - 1964

Mehboob Khan

Mehboob Khan (born Mehboob Khan Ramzan Khan; 9 September 1907 – 28 May 1964) was a pioneer producer-director of Indian cinema, best known for directing the social epic Mother India (1957), which won the Filmfare Awards for Best Film and Best Director, two National Film Awards, and was a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He set up his production company – Mehboob Productions, and later a film studio – Mehboob Studios in Bandra, Mumbai in 1954. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehboob Khan has received more than 482,235 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,066th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Mehboob Khan ranks 1,066 out of 1,305Before him are Chris Buck, Matthew Barney, Dan Gilroy, Piotr Szulkin, Christopher McQuarrie, and Jerry Adler. After him are Rodrigo García, Howard Zieff, Kevin Williamson, Haifaa al-Mansour, Hossein Shahabi, and John Hillcoat.

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Among people born in 1907, Mehboob Khan ranks 226Before him are Bill Holland, Barbara Kent, Ann Todd, Jacques Barzun, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, and Mildred Bailey. After him are Isabel Jewell, Kate Smith, Ross Alexander, Christopher Fry, Ruth Patrick, and Arlene Francis. Among people deceased in 1964, Mehboob Khan ranks 139Before him are Art Ross, Amrit Kaur, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Lucky Dube, C. I. Lewis, and Gracie Allen. After him are Diana Wynyard, Timmy Mayer, Nella Larsen, and William Bendix.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mehboob Khan ranks 533 out of 848Before him are Veerappan (1952), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Medha Patkar (1954), Dimple Kapadia (1957), A. R. Rahman (1966), and I. I. Chundrigar (null). After him are Maneka Gandhi (1956), Boman Irani (1959), Zohra Sehgal (1912), Baselios Cleemis (1959), Amitav Ghosh (1956), and Shyam Benegal (1934).


Among film directors born in India, Mehboob Khan ranks 11Before him are Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Dara Singh (1928), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Guru Dutt (1925), Tarsem Singh (1961), and Ismail Merchant (1936). After him are Shyam Benegal (1934), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Deepa Mehta (1950), and Aparna Sen (1945).

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