Pran (born Pran Krishan Sikand, 12 February 1920) is a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor, who was a popular villain from 1940's to 1970's and was known for his performances as a character actor of Hindi cinema from 1960's to 1990's. He has appeared in 350 films. He was referred as the 'Villain of the Millennium'. Pran played the leading man in films like Khandaan(1942), Pilpili Saheb(1954), Halaku (1956), Aurat (1967 film), Dharma (1973), Jangal Mein Mangal (1972), Gaddar(1973), Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara (1973), Rahu Ketu (1978). His pivotal roles in the films such as Bari Behen (1949), Bahar (1951), Jashan (1955), Azaad (1955), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Half Ticket (1962), Manoj Kumar's Upkar (1967) and Purab Aur Paschim, Aurat (1967), Ansoo Ban Gaye Phool, Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?, Johny Mera Naam (1970), Victoria No. 203, Zanjeer (1973), Majboor, Chori Mera Kaam (1975), Hatyara (1977), Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978), Don (1978), Maan Gaye Ustaad, Ladies Tailor (1981) and Duniya (1984) are considered to be among his best performances.

In 2010, he was named on the list of CNN's Top 25 Asian actors of all time.

He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972 and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1997. In 2001, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, for his contribution to Indian cinema. Pran is a member of various organizations, and owns the football team 'Bombay Dynamos Football Club'.

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