Ashok Kumar

  • Birthday: 13. October 1911
  • Birthplace: Bhagalpur, Bihar, British India
  • Awards: 1959 - Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1962 - Filmfare Best Actor Award, Rakhi, 1963 - Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi), Gumrah, 1966 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Afsana, 1969 - Filmfare Best Actor Award, Aashirwaad, 1969 - National Film Awards for Best Actor, Aashirwaad, 1969 - Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi), Aashirwaad[, 1988 - Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for cinematic excellence, 1994 - Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award, 1995 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, 1998 - Padma Bhushan, 2001 - Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh, 2007 - "Special Award" by Star Screen Awards

Biography

Ashok Kumar (Bengali: অশোক কুমার গাঙ্গুলী) (13 October 1911 – 10 December 2001), Born Kumudlal Ganguly (Bengali: কুমুদলাল গাঙ্গুলী) and also fondly called Dadamoni, (Bengali: দাদামণি) was an Indian film actor who attained iconic status in Indian cinema. He was honoured in 1988 with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest national award for cinema artists, by the Government of India and also received the Padma Bhushan the same year in 1998 for his contributions to Indian cinema.

Ashok Kumar was born Kumudlal Ganguly in Bhagalpur, then in the Bengal Presidency and now lying in Bihar, into a Bengali Brahmin family. His father, Kunjlal Ganguly, was a lawyer while his mother, Gouri Devi, was a home-maker. Kumudlal (as he was then known) was the eldest of four children. A couple of years younger to him was his only sister, Sati Devi, who was married at a very young age to Sashadhar Mukherjee and became the matriarch of a large "film family". More than fourteen years younger than Kumudlal was his next brother, Kalyan (b.1926), who later took the screen name Anoop Kumar, and youngest of all was Abhas (b.1929), whose screen name was Kishore Kumar and who became a phenomenally successful playback singer of Hindi films. Although the eldest of the three brothers by several years, Ashok Kumar outlived his siblings. In fact, he stopped celebrating his birthday after his youngest brother, Kishore, died on that very day (Ashok's birthday) in 1987.


Movies

1968 - Aabroo
1950 - Aadhi Raat
1965 - Aadhi Raat Ke Baad
1963 - Aaj Aur Kal
1975 - Aakraman
1960 - Aanchal - 1960
1969 - Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool
1976 - Aap Beati
1980 - Aap Ke Deewane
1962 - Aarti
1968 - Aashirwad
1993 - Aasoo Bane Angaarey
1971 - Adhikar
1951 - Afsana
1984 - Akalmand
1965 - Akashdeep
1979 - Amar Deep
1977 - Anand Ashram
1978 - Anmol Tasveer
1972 - Anuraag
1977 - Anurodh
1978 - Apna Khoon
1976 - Arjun Pandit
Awam
1954 - Baadbaan
1973 - Bada Kabutar
1974 - Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi
1979 - Bagula Bhagat
1967 - Bahu Begum
1940 - Bandhan
1963 - Bandini
1976 - Barood
Begunaah
1952 - Bewafa
1985 - Bhago Bhut Aaya
1976 - Bhanwar
1977 - Chala Murari Hero Banne
1958 - Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
1965 - Chand Aur Suraj
1975 - Chhoti Si Baat
1964 - Chitralekha
1978 - Chor Ke Ghar Chor
1975 - Chori Mera Kaam
Clerk
1982 - Dard Ka Rishta
1951 - Deedar
1961 - Dharmputra
1959 - Dhool Ka Phool
1973 - Dhund
1978 - Dil Aur Deewar
1972 - Dil Daulat Duniya
1974 - Do Aankhen
1973 - Do Phool
1971 - Door Ka Raahi
1977 - Dream Girl
1974 - Dulhan
1984 - Duniya
1985 - Durgaa
1975 - Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka
1976 - Ek Se Badhkar Ek
Faisla
1963 - Gumrah
1967 - Hatey Bazarey
1987 - Hifazat
1973 - Hifazat - 1973
1977 - Hira Aur Patthar
1958 - Howrah Bridge
1971 - Hum Tum Aur Woh
1956 - Inspector
1969 - Intaqam
1988 - Inteqam
1977 - Jadu Tona
1981 - Jail Yatra
1979 - Janta Hawaldar
2015 - Jawab
1967 - Jewel Thief
1980 - Judaai
1980 - Jyoti Bane Jwala
1971 - Kangan
1960 - Kanoon
1978 - Khatta Meetha
1974 - Khoon Ki Keemat
1980 - Khubsoorat
1980 - Khwab
1954 - Lakirein
1970 - Maa Aur Mamta
1972 - Maalik
1981 - Maan Gaye Ustaad
1966 - Mamta
1960 - Masoom
1977 - Mastan Dada
1963 - Mere Mehboob
1975 - Mili
1987 - Mr. India
1967 - Nai Roshni
1965 - Naya Kanoon
1971 - Naya Zamana
1965 - Oonche Log
1972 - Pakeezah
1953 - Parineeta
1978 - Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan
1964 - Phoolon Ki Sej
1964 - Pooja Ke Phool
1977 - Prayashchit
1970 - Prem Pujari
1978 - Premi Gangaram
1970 - Purab Aur Paschim
Pyar Ki Jeet
1986 - Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge
1962 - Rakhi
1972 - Rakhi Aur Hathkadi
1976 - Rangila Ratan
1972 - Rani Mera Naam
1972 - Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa
1972 - Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa
1970 - Safar
1977 - Safed Jhoot
1950 - Samadhi
1950 - Sangram
1955 - Sardar
1969 - Satyakam
1980 - Sau Din Saas Ke
1972 - Sazaa
1976 - Shankar Dada
1970 - Sharafat
1986 - Shatru
1981 - Shaukeen
1958 - Sitaron Se Aage
1987 - Superman
1978 - Tumhare Liye
1975 - Uljhan
1972 - Victoria No. 203
1987 - Watan Ke Rakhwale
1972 - Zameen Aasmaan
1972 - Zindagi Zindagi