He is called the father of Bhojpuri cinema.

New Delhi:

A famous actor has played a huge role in taking Bhojpuri cinema to this stage.

He is also called the 'Father of Bhojpuri Cinema'.

He also worked in Bollywood and when he entered the Bhojpuri industry, he raised the flag.

We are talking about actor Nazir Hussain.

Character artist Nazir was a well-known actor and the audience loved each of his films.

Let us know about them.

Remained in jail in Malaysia-Singapore

Nazir Hussain was born on 15 May 1922.

His father used to be a guard in the railways.

At that time Nazir's family used to live in Lucknow.

Nazir started his career as a railway fireman.

During the Second World War, he joined the British Army and was then posted in Malaysia and Singapore.

During this period he also remained in jail.

After this he came to India and was greatly influenced by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Nazir considered Netaji as his ideal.

This is how he stepped into the world of cinema.

When Nazir came to India, he had to remain without work for a long time.

After this he joined theatre.

One day, while working in theater in Kolkata, he met Bimal Roy.

After this, both of them kept meeting and later Bimal Roy made him his assistant.

Nazir kept helping him in writing for some time and then started acting in films.

There was a time when Nazir used to be a part of every film of Bimal Roy.

His acting in 'Do Bigha Zameen', 'Devdas', 'Naya Daur', and 'Munimji' was greatly appreciated.

Not only this, Nazir used to be a part of almost every film of Devanand.

This is how I entered Bhojpuri cinema

After Bollywood, Nazir turned to local cinema.

To take Bhojpuri cinema forward, he talked to the country's first President Rajendra Prasad.

After this he wrote the first film of Bhojpuri cinema 'Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo'.

He also worked in this.

This film was released in 1963 and from here the future of Bhojpuri cinema became visible.

After this, he changed the identity of Bhojpuri with films like 'Hamar Sansar' and 'Balam Pardesiya'.