Junior Mehmood was one of the experienced artists of the industry. At the age of 67, he lost the battle with cancer and said goodbye to the whole world. Today, on 8th December, he breathed his last in a hospital in Mumbai. Even though Junior is no more with us, he has always ruled the hearts of people with his acting. Only a few people would be aware of the real name of Junior Mahmood, who has traveled from cinema to television. Let us know what was his real name.
The real name of Junior Mahamdu, who entered the world of cinema as a child artist, was Naeem Syed. He had made his mark in the acting world as a comedian. The actor who recognized his comedy skills was none other than the famous comedian of old films, Mehmood. Both of them worked together in the film Suhagrat, made in 1968.
In one of his old interviews, Naeem Syed, while talking about his relationship with Mehmood, had called him Bhaijaan. He had told that he had met Mahmood for the first time as a guest on his daughter’s first birthday. He got a chance to work with Mehmood for the first time in the film Suhagrat. He played the role of his brother-in-law in the film. During the shooting of the film, both of them became very good friends.
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Danced on Mahmood’s song
While remembering the incident of that period, Junior had also shared that many film stars were present in that birthday party. During that time, Junior Mehmood danced on Mehmood’s popular song ‘Hum Kale Hain To Kya Hua Dilwale Hain’. As soon as she finished the dance, Mehmood came to her and took her in his lap and hugged her.
When Naeem gave Guru Dakshina to Mahmood
He had told that Mahmood was very happy with his dancing. He told his father, “Don’t worry about this boy, I will take care of him.” The day after that party, Mehmood called Ranjit Studio and officially accepted Naeem as his disciple. He called him to his studio and made him his disciple by tying a ganda on his wrist. From that day onwards people started knowing Naeem Syed as Junior Mahmood. At the same time, Junior Mahmood gave him Rs 5.25 as Guru Dakshina and bought sweets worth Rs 50 to distribute among the people.
Junior Mehmood’s movies and shows
Let us tell you that Junior Mahmood has worked in many films and TV shows in his acting career. He has been a part of many famous films like ‘Do Raaste’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna’, ‘Caravan’, ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. After this, he was working in TV serials for a few years. He has worked in shows like ‘Tenali Rama’ and ‘Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara’ and ‘Ek Rishta Partnership Ka’.