Dilip Kumar also knows as Muhammad Yusuf Khan, who is an actor, producer, and philanthropist, who was later elected to India’s parliament. Popularly known as The Tragedy King and The First Khan, he has been credited with bringing realism to film acting since his first film.
Dilip Kumar made his debut with the film Jwar Bhata in 1944. The movie didn’t do well and he too went unnoticed. It was after three years of his debut when he starred opposite Noor Jehan in Jugnu, he delivered his first of many hits that were scheduled to follow after his powerful performance. He established himself as an Actor with his breakthrough role in film Andaz starring alongside Nargis and Raj Kapoor. He was at the pinnacle of his career in the 1950s and gave hits after hits with movies such as Babul, Tarana, Deedar, Daag, Devdas and Madhumati to name a few.
The year 1960 proved to be the best of Dilip Sahab which came with the film Mughal-e-Azam, where he portrayed the role of Prince Salim. The movie was the highest grosser film of Bollywood then. In 1961 he starred in own produced film Ganga Jamuna opposite Vyjanthimala with whom he already delivered many hits and this movie too was no less than a blockbuster hit. By the end of this decade, he delivered few more hits like Dil Diya Dil Liya, Aadmi, and Sangharsh.
He was arguably one of the most versatile actors that Bollywood has ever seen. For the noted tragic roles that he played in his illustrious career like Deedar, Jogan and Devdas, he got the title of “Tragic King”. He in the course of his career became the first man to receive the first Best Filmfare Actor Award. In all, he won 8 Filmfare awards. In the latter part of his career, he mostly played father and grandfather role and was last seen in the Hindi film Qila which released in the year 1998. He is indeed one of the biggest superstars on Indian cinema. In a career that has spanned over 5 decades, he has won millions of hearts and will always be remembered as ‘Dilip Sahab’.
|BIRTHDAY||11 December, 1922 (Monday)|
|BIRTH PLACE||Peshawar , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|AGE (in 2020)||97 Years Old|
|HEIGHT||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
|WEIGHT||in Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 145.5 lbs
Honours & Awards
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Bhushan||Civilian Award||1991||Arts|
|Dadasaheb Phalke Award||Indian Cinema Award||1994||Hindi Film Industry|
|Padma Vibhushan||Civilian Award||2015||Arts|
Dilip Kumar Family, Relatives and Other Relations
He was born to Lala Ghulam Sarwar and Ayesha Begum. In all, he had 11 siblings including actor Nasir Khan. After a lot of breakups, he finally married Actress Saira Banu in 1966. In 1980 he married for the second time to Asma but the marriage was short-lived. He got back to his first wife Saira Banu and went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2013 with her. Actress Sayyeshaa Saigal is his Grand Niece who is married to Tamil actor Arya. Bollywood actress Naseem Banu was his Mother-in-law.