Dilip Kumar

May 22, 2024
Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar

Below is a brief overview of Dilip Kumar’s life story:


Muhammad Yusuf Khan, the future Dilip Kumar, was born in Peshawar, British India (now in Pakistan), on December 11, 1922. He was born into a 12-child Pashtun family. His father ran an orchard in Peshawar and was a fruit seller.

In British India, Dilip Kumar started his career acting in Bollywood blockbusters. Throughout his more than 60 years in the business, he witnessed the evolution of Indian cinema. Kumar had a lengthy acting career and played a variety of roles. In 1944, he made his feature film debut in Jwar Bhata. His big debut came with Mehboob Khan’s directorial film Andaz in 1949. Amar (1954), Babul (1950), Jogan (1950), Deedar (1951), Hulchul (1951), Daag (1952), Shikast (1953), Insaniyat (1955), Uran Khatola (1955), Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Madhumati (1958) and Yahudi (1958) were among the films he worked on in the 1950s.


As far as the most awards that an Indian actor has won, Dilip Kumar holds the Guinness World Record. He received one Lifetime Achievement award and eight Filmfare awards for Best Actor. He was named Mumbai’s Sheriff (an honorary position) in 1980. The Indian government at the time bestowed upon him the Padma Bhushan award in 1991. In 1994, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The Andhra Pradesh government bestowed upon him the NTR National Award in 1997.

Personal Life:

Saira Banu, a film actress, was the spouse of Dilip Kumar. In 1980, he also wed Asma Rehman; however, their union was short-lived, ending in January 1983. He wasn’t a parent.

Dilip Kumar, who was 98 years old, passed away at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai early on July 7, 2021.
Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was a legendary figure. His genuine, low-key acting technique allowed him to shine in a variety of situations. He was renowned for his acting as well as his attractive appearance, rich voice, and excellent accent.

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