Dilip Kumar

  • Birthday: 11. December 1922
  • Birthplace: Peshawar, British India (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
  • Awards: The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993., Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1994), Filmfare Award for Best Actor,

Biography

Dilip Kumar (born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on 11 December 1922) is an Indian film actor also known as Tragedy King,[3] and described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray.[4] He debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies. His career has spanned over six decades and with over 60 films. He starred in films of a variety of genres such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961).

In 1976, Dilip Kumar took a five-year break from film performances and returned with a character role in the film Kranti (1981) and continued his career playing leading roles in films such as Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila (1998). Dilip Kumar has acted with actress Vyjayanthimala the most, where they both had acted seven films together including the former's home production Gunga Jamuna resulting in great on-screen chemistry and an alleged affair between them.

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema and nominated him to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament for a term. He is the first recipient of Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954) and still holds the record for the most number of Filmfare awards won for that category with eight wins. Critics acclaimed him among one of the greatest actors in the history of Hindi cinema. In a blog post, Amitabh Bachchan has described Dilip Kumar as the greatest actor ever.


Movies

1968 - Aadmi
Aag Ka Dariya - 1990
1952 - Aan
1954 - Amar
1972 - Anokha Milan
1950 - Arzoo - 1950
1955 - Azaad
1950 - Babul - 1950
1976 - Bairaag
1952 - Daag
1972 - Dastaan
1951 - Deedar
1955 - Devdas - 1955
Dharm Adhikari
1966 - Dil Diya Dard Liya
1984 - Duniya
1953 - Footpath - 1953
1970 - Gopi
1961 - Gunga Jumna
1951 - Hulchul - 1950
1955 - Insaniyat
1950 - Jogan
1989 - Kanoon Apna Apna
1986 - Karma
1981 - Kranti
1981 - Kranti
1964 - Leader
1958 - Madhumati
1984 - Mashaal
1960 - Mughal-e-Azam
1957 - Musafir - 1957
1957 - Naya Daur
1959 - Paigham
1974 - Phir Kab Milogi
1967 - Ram Aur Shyam
1974 - Sagina
1952 - Sangdil
1982 - Shakti
1953 - Shikast
1968 - Sunghursh
1951 - Tarana
1955 - Uran Khatola
1982 - Vidhaata
1958 - Yahudi