He was a hero in movies from 1940 -1947; after which started a long and chequered career as a villain from 1942-1991. Pran donned the mantle of character actors from 1948 to 2007.
Pran won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award thrice for Upkar (1967), Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool (1969) and Be-Imaan (1972). He was also the recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. In 2001, Pran was conferred ‘Padma Bhushan’, the third-highest civilian award from the Government of India. In 2013, the legendary actor was distinguished with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The legendary actor died after a prolonged illness at Lilavati Hospital. Pran is survived by his wife Shukla Anand and three kids.
Pran is known for phenomenal performances in movies like Zanjeer, Amar Akbar Anthony, Kashmir Ki Kali, Don, Naseeb and Upkaar