Abdur Rashid Kardar

Abdul Rashid Kardar ( often referred to as AR Kardar, born October 2, 1904 in Lahore, † November 22, 1989 in Mumbai ) was an Indian film director and film actor of Hindi / Urdu film.


Abdul Rashid Kardar moved to Bombay in 1922 and began his career as a poster artist and still photographer for the Kohinoor Film Company and Sharda Film Company. Since he was not able to take in Bombay as an actor or director foot, he returned to Lahore, the center of the film industry of Punjab. With insignificant drama activities and directing work he was engaged there as of the end of the 1920s with small film companies. After his direction while filming the panjabischen love epic Heer Ranjha (1932 ), he went to Calcutta, where until 1936 he worked as a director in the Hindi film sound film studio in the East India Film Company.

End of the 1930s his successful films Baghban (1938 ) Thokar (1939 ), Holi, Pagal and Pooja (both 1940) with Ranjit Movietone and National Studios originated in Bombay. Kardar, the Company purchased CIRCO, with whom he had 1941 Premchand adaptation Swami realized, and founded his own Kardar Prod whose first publication Sharada (1942 ) was. At its regular employees belonged to the composer Naushad. His greatest success came in 1946 with the Kardar costume drama Shahjehan and Kundan Lal Saigal movie star in his last role. The set designer MR Achrekar and lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri the contemplated in this Kardar - production from each of their first film work.

By Raj Kapoor film Dastaan ​​(1950 ) began Kardar a series of light musicals, including Baap Re Baap (1955 ) with Kishore Kumar. After eight years of absence Kardar In 1966 with Dil Diya Dard Liya a comeback, but the director of the film led probably mostly the main actor Dilip Kumar from.