Short Biography of Actor Dilip Kumar Tragedy king Legendary Khan
Name - Muhammad Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar
Nick Names - Tragedy King or Legendary Khan
Birth Date - 11 December 1922 ,Peshawar, British India, now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Height - 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Spouse(s) - Saira Banu (1966 - present), Asmaa (1982 - present)
Dilip Kumar married actress and "beauty queen" Saira Banu in 1966 when he was aged 44 and she was 22.
He debuted as an actor in the movie Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Bombay Talkies.
Dilip Kumar is the first actor to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954)
The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991
He received Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema
He was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan in Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar Pakistan in a Pashtun family of twelve children.
His father Ghulam Sarwar was a fruit merchant and owned large orchards in Peshawar and Devlali in Maharashtra near Mumbai. The family relocated to Mumbai in 1930s and in the early 1940s
Yusuf Khan moved to Pune, started off with his canteen business, and supplying dry fruits.
How Yusuf Khan got the name Dilip Kumar?
Yusuf Khan was spotted by a leading actress of those years Devika Rani who was also the wife of the founder of Bombay Talkies Himanshu Rai
Devika Rani helped his entry into the Bollywood film industry.
Hindi author Bhagwati Charan Varma gave him the screen name Dilip Kumar
His first film Jwar Bhata, was released in 1944, which went unnoticed.
Year 1947 – First Hit Movie
Jugnu, which was his first major hit
He co-starred with Raj Kapoor in the romantic melodrama film Andaz which became a super hit movie and made him star
He became known for playing tragic roles in popular films such as
Madhumati (1958) which earned him the title of "Tragedy King".
He starred in the film Mughal-e-Azam one of the highest grossing film in Hindi film history
He played the role of the Mughal crown-prince Jehangir the son of Akbar.
He produced and starred in the hit Ganga Jamuna in which he and his Real Life brother Nasir Khan played the title roles. Despite the film success, he did not produce any film after this.
Dilip’s younger brother, Nasir Khan, had also played a role in Pakistan’s first film “Teri Yaad” in 1948.
Nasir is regarded as Pakistan’s first film hero, though he was not successful and only appeared in one more film – “Shahida” in 1949
Year 1967 –
Super Hit movie
He played a dual role of twins separated at birth in the film Ram Aur Shyam (1967) which was one of the biggest box office hits of the year.
Super hit movie - Kranti
In 1976, Dilip Kumar took a five-year break from film performances and returned with a character role in the film Kranti
Year 1982 –
He acted in movie Shakti , he did the role of father of Big B, Amitabh Bachchan
In 1992, he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
he was attached to make his directorial debut with a film titled Kalinga but the film was shelved.
In 1998, he made his last film appearance to date in the box office flop Qila
he played dual roles as an evil landowner who is murdered and his twin brother who tries to find his killer.
Dilip Kumar was highest paid Hindi actor from 1950-1961 and 3rd highest paid Hindi actor from 1966-68.
Dilip Kumar did schooling from prestigious Barnes school in Deolali near Nasik
His films Mughal-e-Azam and Naya Daur were fully colorized and re-released in 2004 and 2008 respectively.
He was nominated a member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament for a term.
Dilip Kumar was romantically involved with actress Madhubala
Dilip Kumar was romantically involved with actress Madhubala. The duo met on the sets of ‘Tarana’. They later worked in ‘Sangdil’, ‘Amar’ and ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. It is believed they shared a nine-year-long relationship
He has received many awards throughout his career, including 8 Filmfare Best Actor awards and 19 Filmfare nominations.
Along with Shahrukh Khan, he shares the record for winning the most number of Filmfare awards (eight wins).
Dilip Kumar was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai (an honorary position) in 1980
The Government of Andhra Pradesh honored Kumar with NTR National Award in 1997
He was honored with CNN-IBN Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
From 1944 to 1998, he starred in just 68 movies
Full list of Movies in which Dilip Kumar acted
Dilip Kumar Filmography
1)Qila (1998) last movie of Dilip Kumar
4)Aag Ka Dariya (1990)
6)Kanoon Apna Apna (1989)
7)Raj Kapoor (1987)
8)Karma (1986) [Vishwa Pratap Singh aka Rana]
9)Dharm Adhikari (1986) [ Dharamraj]
10)Ram Tere Kitne Nam (1985)
19)Phir Kab Milogi (1974)
22)Anokha Milan (1972)
24)Chhoti Bahu (1971)
26)Iru Thuruvam (1971)
28)Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968)
30)Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
31)Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966)
33)Gunga Jumna (1961)
35)Kala Bazar (1960)
41)Naya Daur (1957)
45)Uran Khatola (1955)
48)Foot Path (1953)
60)Anokha Pyar (1948)
61)Ghar Ki Izzat (1948)
63)Nadiya Ke Paar (1948)
68)Jwar Bhata (1944)
On his favourite actors and directors, Dilip Kumar said following at a function:
“From Hollywood, with deep respect, I would like to mention Sir Charles Laughton, Paul Muni, Marlon Brando, and Richard Burton. Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman and Katherine Hepburn are my all-time favourites.
From India, I consider Ashok Kumar, Motilal, Balraj Sahini, Chabi Biswas and Pahari Sanyal as icons of natural performances.
Uttam Kumar and Shivaji Ganesan were very powerful actors and I must mention the polished performances of Sabitri Chatterjee and Arundhati Sinha.
From the past four decades, Amitabh Bachhan, Aamir Khan and Tabu are gifted performers.
Among the directors, Amiya Chakrabarty, Nitin Bose, Bimal Ray, Zia Sarhadi and K. Asif and Mehboob Khan were unforgettable.”
In 1998, he was awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan.
He is the second Indian to receive the award.
At the time of the Kargil War, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray demanded Dilip Kumar return his Nishan-e-Imtiaz, citing "that country's blatant aggression on Indian soil."
Dilip Kumar refused, saying:
This award was given to me for the humane activities to which I have dedicated myself.
I have worked for the poor, I have worked for many years to bridge the cultural and communal gaps between India and Pakistan.
Politics and religion have created these boundaries.
I have striven to bring the two people together in whatever way I could.
Tell me, what does any of this have to do with the Kargil conflict?"
However, in 1999 in consultation with the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kumar retained the award.
September 15 2013-
Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati hospital after he had a mild heart attack.
At around 9 pm, actor Dilip Kumar was taken to intensive care unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital in Bandra West.
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Short Biography of Actor Dilip Kumar Tragedy king Legendary Khan