Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Dilip Kumar has been a versatile actor of Bollywood who with his exceptional qualities of acting skills  was able to earn wide applause from audiences across all over India and abroad and has been active in the film industry for a long span of time.
He was born in Peshawar in 1922 and his original name is Mohammed Yusuf Khan.
In his childhood the family moved to Mumbai and later as a young man he went to Pune and started canteen business.He got chance in a film while running the canteen business and the debut film was 'Jwar Bhatta' in 1944.
He has earned fame as 'Tragedy King' and Satyajit Ray described him as 'ultimate method actor'.
He was lucky enough to appear in a wide variety of roles and present them all with
amazing perfection.His roles in dramatic Devdas,historical Mughal-E-Azam, social feature film 'Ganga Jamuna' etc were all equally good.His films Aan,Azad,Kohinoor,Jugnu,Mela,Andaz,Deedar,Daag,Yahudi etc were all higly appreciated movies.He acted  with his brother and actor Nasir Khan in film 'Ganga Jamuna' which was produced by Dilip Kumar himself.His dual role in film 'Ram Aur Shyam' of 1967 was higly acclaimed.From 1976 to 1981 he took a long leave from the film field.In 1981 he returned with a character role in Kranti which was a super hit followed by hits like Shakti,Vidhata,Mashaal,Karma etc.He played fantastically well in 1991 film 'Saudaagar'.He lastly appeared on film screen in the movie 'Quila' in 1994.He served as member of Indian Parliament.
In 1991 he was given 'Padma Bhushan' by Government of India.
He received 'Dada Saheb Phalke award' in 1994.
He received Padma Vibhushan Award from Government of India in 2015.
Selected Filmography and Female artist
Kranti                         -Hema Malini
Naya Dur                    -Vyjayanti Mala
Mughal-E-Azam         -Madhubala
Madhumati                 -Vyjanti Mala
Karma                        -
Aadmi                        -Waheeda Rehman
Shakti                         -Rathi Agnihotri
Ganga Jamuna           -Vyjanti Mala
Uran Khatala             -Nimmi
Kohinoor                   -Meena Kumari
Aan                           -Nimmi
Saudagar                   -
Paigham                    -Vyjanti Mala
Amar                        -Madhubala
Ram Aur Shyam        -Waheeda Rahman
Dil Diya Dard Liya   -Wahida Rehman
Yahudi                      -Meena Kumari
Maashal                    -Waheeda Rehman
Leader                      -Vyjanti Mala
Amar                        -Madhubala
Daag                         -Nimmi
Andaz                       -Nargis
Azad                         -Meena Kumari
Devdas                     -Vyjanti Mala
Taarana                    -Madhubala
Mela                         -Nargis
Sangharsh                 -Vyjanti Mala
Sagina                       -Saira Banu
Arzoo                        -Kamini
Shikar                       -Nalini Jaywant
Dastan                      -Sharmila Tagore
Deedar                      -Nargis
Vidhata                     -
Foot Path                   -Meena Kumari
Jugnu                        -Noor Jehan
Bairaaj                     -Saira Banu
Hul chal                   -Nargis
Gopi                         -Saira Banu
Anokha Pyar            -Nargis
Pratima                    -Swarna Latha
Nadia ke Paar          -Kamini Kaushal
Jagan                       -Nargis
Musafir                    -Suchitra Sen
Shabnam                  -Kamini
Shaheed                   -Kamini kaushal
Jwar Bhatta             -Mridula

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