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'Sultan Rahi' the Pakistani film superstar was the ultimate action hero and firmly established himself as the biggest film personality from Pakistan. He was a Pakistani version of 'Bruce Lee', 'Chuck Norris','Sylvester Stallone', and 'James Bond' all rolled into one with a Punjabi touch. He appeared in over 800 movies. Starting his career playing as a villain or character roles he gradually progressed to a Hero. However following the phenomenal success of Maula Jutt he in tandem with Mustafa Qureshi was considered essential in any Punjabi movie hoping to succeed .  Sultan Rahi
Local language Name:
Indian (1938-1947) Pakistani (1947-1996)
Lahore Punjab Pakistan
Years active :
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Best Acting Award's
24 June 1938
Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Babar Sultan Tariq Sultan Haider Sultan Samina Sultan Saima Sultan
Subedar Major Abdul Majeed
Javed (brother) Parveiz (brother)
9 January 1996
Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan (shot in a highway robbery)
Sultan Rahi, Actors is famous for Acting, Pakistani celebrity. Born on 1938
Sultan Muhammad (popularly known as Sultan Rahi) born (1938 - 9 January 1996) in a muslim family of Saharanpur, was a notable Pakistani film actor who was prominent in Pakistan in Punjabi films during the 1970s and 1980s. He was mostly popular among people in Punjab, Pakistan and among Sikh and Punjabi community of India.. He appeared in more than 700 Punjabi and Urdu-language movies, and is named in the Guinness Book of Records as the most prolific actor.
Some of his major films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather. At the time of death, he was 58 years old.
Sultan Rahi was an extra in the 1959 film Baghi. Although he struggled for a few years in the early 1960s, playing only a few supporting roles. The turning point came in 1972, when three of his films celebrated diamond jubilees. In 1975 he became an action icon for the lovers of Punjabi films. The year 1979, changed his whole life as his film Maula Jatt became the most successful Pakistani film to date. It broke all records and did wonders for the Pakistani film industry. Rahi worked most often with directors Masood Rana and Younas Malik. He appeared in over 750 Punjabi and Urdu-language films. Rahi dominated the film industry for decades until his murder on 9 January 1996; he was shot dead on the main highway in Pakistan known as GT Road.
Rahi is so far the only actor in Pakistan who appeared in diamond jubilee films as both hero and villain. He is the only leading actor whose films (Maula Jatt and Sher Khan) celebrated diamond jubilees in Karachi in their second runs.  Profile Profile
Sultan Rahi was an extra in the 1959 film Baghi. Although he struggled for a few years in the early 1960s, playing only a few supporting roles. The turning point came in 1972, when three of his films celebrated diamond jubilees. In 1975 he became an action icon for the lovers of Punjabi films. The year 1979, changed his whole life as his film Maula Jatt became the most successful Pakistani film to date. It broke all records and did wonders for the Pakistani film industry.
LAHORE (Dunya News) 9th of January is the day when Pakistani film industry was ripped off of its most celebrated star Sultan Rahi.
Sultan Rahi the film superstar was the biggest action hero and the only Pakistani actor who has his name in Guinness Book of World Records.
He was a pioneer of his own unique style which afterwards became the norm of Pakistani cinema. A Hero with a roaring voice and wrestler’s built, Sultan Rahi could pass for any super hero with a Punjabi touch.
Sultan Rahi was born in a Muslim family in Utter Pardesh and his family migrated to Pakistan and settled in Gujranwala after 1947.
He appeared in over 800 movies. He worked in 100 Urdu films as well but his top grossing films were all Punjabi.
Rahi started his career from theatre and afterwards appeared in some movies as an extra. In 1972, three of his films reached their diamond jubilee and after the record breaking film ‘Maula Jatt’, Sultan Rahi became essential for every Punjabi movie. His most famous movies are ‘Maula Jutt’, ‘Sher Khan’, ‘Chan Veryam’, ‘Kaley Chor’, ‘The God Father’, ‘Basheera’ and ‘Wehshi Gujjar’.Most of his work was with directors Masood Rana and Younas Malik.Sultan Rahi was murdered on GT Road on 9th January 1996, near Gujranwala. His son Haider Sultan is also an actor but he could not reach the heights of fame, his father achieved.  Murder Murder