Kamal Khan

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Character information
Name(s): Kamal Khan
Hair/eye color: Brown (Eyes), Brown (Hair)
Height/weight: -- (Height), -- (Weight)
Nationality: Afghan
Occupation: Exiled Afghan prince
Affiliation: Independent, General Orlov
Status: Deceased - Plane crash
Behind the scenes
Role: Main Villain
Portrayed By: Louis Jourdan
First Appearance: Octopussy (Film)
Last Appearance: Octopussy (Film)

Kamal Khan is an exiled Afghan prince and the main villain of the James Bond film Octopussy. He is portrayed by French actor Louis Jourdan.

Film biographyEdit

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Khan is a suave exiled Afghan prince living in India in the Monsoon Palace. He has a penchant for fine food and liquor, priceless jewels, and atomic weaponry. In the film, he associates with the power-crazed General Orlov in an attempt to unleash nuclear holocaust in Western Europe, by planning to detonate a nuclear bomb inside a US airbase, using Octopussy's Circus as a cover. The ensuing outrage at this "accident" will encourage NATO to abandon nuclear arms, and allow Orlov's armies to invade the West. Khan leaves his employer Octopussy to die in the nuclear blast but it is thwarted by Bond before it could happen.



Khan screams as his plane crashes to the ground.

After Khan and Gobinda (Kabir Bedi) escape with the captive Octopussy, they climb aboard Khan's plane. Bond jumps onto the outside of the plane and defeats Gobinda in hand-to-hand combat while Khan makes the plane do dangerous flips and turns. Bond detaches the fuel line causing the plane to nosedive, leaping off with Octopussy just as Khan desperately tries to land. The runway is too short and the plane ends up going over a cliff. It later crashes and explode, killing Khan.

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