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    A K Hangal

    A K Hangal

    Actor
    Born : 01 Feb 1914
    Birth Place : Sialkot, Punjab
    Avtar Kishan Hangal, popularly known as A. K. Hangal, was an Indian freedom fighter and also stage actor from 1936–1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films from 1966 to 2005.

    His childhood was spent in Peshawar, where he had... ReadMore
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    Avtar Kishan Hangal, popularly known as A. K. Hangal, was an Indian freedom fighter and also stage actor from 1936–1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films from 1966 to 2005.

    His childhood was spent in Peshawar, where he had performed in theatre for some major roles. However, his primary occupation for the early part of his life was that of a tailor. He was an active participant in the Indian freedom struggle. Following his father's retirement, the family moved from Peshawar to Karachi. He moved to Bombay after the Partition of India in 1949 after 3 years in prison in Pakistan.

    He was involved with the theatre group IPTA along with Balraj Sahni and Kaifi Azmi, both of whom had Marxist leanings.

    He started his Hindi film career at the very late age of 30 with Basu Bhattacharya's...
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