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Born
Mehboob Khan Ramzan Khan

(1907-09-09)9 September 1907
Bilimora, Baroda State, British India
Died 28 May 1964(1964-05-28) (aged 56)
Resting place Badakabarastan, Marine Lines, Mumbai
Occupation Film director, producer
Years active 1931–1962
Spouse(s) Fatima (separated)
Sardar Akhtar
Children 4; One adopted

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. He also created the dacoit film genre with Aurat (1940) and Mother India, and is also known for other blockbusters including the romantic drama Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling musical Aan (1951), and the melodrama Amar (1954).

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