30 September 1917
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
|💀Died||7 August 1998 (aged 80)|
Bombay, Maharashtra, India7 August 1998 (aged 80)
|👩 Spouse(s)||Iqbal Hussain (her death)|
|👴 👵 Parents|
Akhtar Hussain was an actor, director and writer who was born on September 30th, 1917 to Jaddanbai in Uttar Pradesh.
Akhtar was the eldest of three children to Jaddanbai and Abdul Rashid (born Mohanchand Uttamchand Tyagi alias Mohan Babu). His siblings Nargis  and Anwar Hussain  were well known actors in their own right, with Nargis considered the first lady of Indian Cinema.
Akhtar and his wife Iqbal Hussain had seven children Jaffar, Rehana Zaheeda, Shaidha, Ishrat, Arif and Najam.
Zaheeda was also an actress who appeared in various films in the 60's and 70's  while Rehana was married to producer Amarjeet
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