He was born on 1 February 1914. He died on 26 August 2012. He was an Indian freedom fighter. Then after this, he then became an actor in the film industry. His roles in the movies like: Aaina (1977), Chetan Anand's Heer Raanjha (1970),Namak Haraam, Shaukeen (1981), Sholay, Aaina (1977), Avatar, Arjun, Aandhi, Tapasya, Kora Kagaz, Bawarchi, Chhupa Rustam, Chitchor, Balika Badhu, Guddi, Naram Garam,Aap Ki Kasam, Amar Deep, Naukri, Prem Bandhan, Thodisi Bewafaii, Phir Wohi Raat, Kudrat, Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar, Bewafai and many other. He has done more than 200 films. He has lent his voice to the animated series Krishna aur Kans. He has done a cameo in ‘Madhubala’ serial. Jaya Bachchan worked with him in nine movies that include: Guddi, Anamika, Bawarchi, Abhimaan, Kora Kagaz, Doosri Sita, Jawani Diwani, Parichay and Sholay. He was the lifetime member of Communist Party of India. He has participated in the Indian freedom movement. He joined the protests of the North West Frontier Province against the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh. Check out this page for more updates on A. K. Hangal.