Pran Krishan Sikand, professionally known as Pran, was an Indian actor recognized for playing hero, villain and other character roles in Hindi cinema between the 1940s and 1990s. He had at least 350 films to his credit.
Some of his best performances were in films such as Don (1978), Madhumati (1958), Amarb Akbar Anthony(1977), Shaheed (1965), Duniya (1984), Khandaan (1942), among others.
His father was a civil engineer known as Kewal Krishan Sikand. His mother's name was Rameshwari. He grew up with three brothers and three sisters.
He tied the knot with Shukla Ahluwalia in 1945 and birthed two sons, Sunil and Arvind Sikand and one daughter named Pinky.
He received the Filmfare award for “Best Supporting Actor” thrice (1967,1969, and 1972), as well as the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
Stardust named him the “Villain of the Millenium” in 2000.
He was honored by the Indian Government, for his artistic works, with the Padma Bhushan award in 2001, and the most respected Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2013.
CNN included him on their list of ‘Top 25 Asian actors of all time’ in 2010.
He is also known by the name, Lakshmi Chowk.
His performances have been described as effective enough to deter people from naming their children ‘Pran’, considering his villain roles.
Pran was a famous Indian actor, who was born on February 12, 1920. As a person born on this date, Pran is listed in our database as the 15th most popular celebrity for the day (February 12) and the 9th most popular for the year (1920).
People born on February 12 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Pran is the 436th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Pran's birthday, Pran is the 138th most famous Indian and ranks 11th in famous people born in New Delhi, India.
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