Raza Murad started his career in mid 60s and has mainly played either supporting roles of a father, uncle or villainous roles. He has a very rich and memorable baritone voice. One of his most memorable performances as a character actor has been the role of a despondent poet in the 1973 hit film, "Namak Haraam" along side Amitab Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna.
He has starred in some of the most successful films of Bollywood like Raj Kapoor's Prem Rog and Ram Teri Ganga Maili and in other big hits like Khud-Daar, Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Pyar Ka Mandir, Aankhen, Mohra, Gupt: The Hidden Truth and more. He also acted in Kala Bazaar (1989) where he will be stripped and paraded nude.