Pran (born Pran Krishan Sikand) is a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor, who has been one of the most popular villains of Hindi cinema. He appeared in over 350 films, including title role of Halaku (1956), dacoit Raka in Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Victoria No. 203 (1972), Manoj Kumar's Upkaar (1967) and Purab Aur Paschim, as Amitabh Bachchan's loyal friend 'Sher Khan' in Zanjeer (1973), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Don (1978).
Pran won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award three times in 1967, 1969, and 1972 and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. In 2001, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, for his contribution to Indian cinema. Contrary to the villainous characters he played in his early films, he is very social, a member of various organizations, and even has his very own football team, 'Bombay Dynamos Football Club'.