Mini Biography : Lucky, born Maqsood Ali Khan, is the second of Mehmood’s eight children. He also happens to be the nephew of Meena Kumari, one of the great actresses to grace the Indian screen. Half-Bengali and from a family that has been in the industry for years, he did not lack the requisite opportunity to make his debut as an actor. “As far as doing something was concerned,” says Lucky, “I always assumed I would be an actor.
As did the people around me.” And act, he did. First, in Shyam Benegal’s Trikaal, where he played Erasmo, the young Portuguese doctor who comes home to get married. He worked with Benegal again in Discovery of India, in which he played Ashoka’s brother Tissa, who was instrumental in drawing him towards a path of non-violence.