Sujit Kumar

  • Birthday: 07. February 1934
  • Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Biography

Sujit Kumar (born Shamsher Singh), 7 February 1934 – 5 February 2010, was an Indian film actor and producer. He appeared in over 150 Hindi films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and 25 films in Bhojpuri. From the late 90s, he primarily worked with production. Kumar was considered a major actor in Bhojpuri cinema. He played pivotal roles either as a villain or as a character actor. One of his most notable roles was as a man playing the mouth organ while driving a jeep in the 1969 film Aradhana.

Sujit was the leading man in the suspense flicks in Hindi in early sixties like Lal Bangla (1966) and Ek Saal Pehle (1965). He was always part of the films with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero like in 'Aradhana', Ittefaq, Aan Milo Sajna, Haathi Mere Saathi, Amar Prem, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Roti, Mehbooba, Avtaar, Aakhir Kyon?, Amrit.

His other notable roles include that of a spy in Ramanand Sagar’s Aankein (1968), Naya Raasta (1970), Jugnu (1973), Hamrahi (1999), Charas (1976), Dharamveer (1977), Dev Anand’s Des Pardes, Burning Train, Kaamchor, Krantiveer, Tiranga and many more.[3][4] He produced big budget movies like Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989), Daraar (1996) Champion (2000), Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam (2009) . His best friends from the film industry were Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Rakesh Roshan, the two with whom Sujit used to hit the gym regularly and other close friends included producer Saawan Kumar Tak and Randhir Kapoor as all of them practically grew up together in the Hindi Film industry since the early sixties.


Movies

1985 - Aakhir Kyon?
1978 - Aakhri Daku
1970 - Aan Milo Sajna
1968 - Aankhen - 1968
1976 - Aap Beati
1979 - Aatish
1976 - Adalat
1974 - Albeli
1972 - Amar Prem
1974 - Amir Garib
1986 - Amrit
Anubhav - 1986
1969 - Aradhana
1989 - Asmaan Se Ooncha
1986 - Avinash
1982 - Ayaash
1976 - Bairaag
1972 - Bandagi
1981 - Barsaat Ki Ek Raat
1971 - Bikhre Moti
1976 - Charas
1975 - Chhoti Si Baat
1978 - Des Pardes
1979 - Dhongee
1977 - Dildaar
1974 - Do Nambar Ke Amir
1977 - Do Sholay
1962 - Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
1977 - Farishta Ya Qatil
1972 - Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara
1970 - Geet
1971 - Haathi Mere Saathi
1974 - Hamrahi
1963 - Hamrahi
1971 - Haseenon Ka Devata
1979 - Hum Tere Aashiq Hain
1974 - Insaaniyat
1984 - Jaag Utha Insan
1967 - Jaal - 1967
1973 - Jalte Badan
1972 - Janwar Aur Insaan
1981 - Jeene Ki Arzoo
1973 - Jwaar Bhata
1982 - Kaamchor
1977 - Kalabaaz
1977 - Kasum Khoon Ki
1979 - Khandaan
1990 - Kishen Kanhaiya
1964 - Kohraa
1977 - Ladki Jawan Ho Gayi
1975 - Lafange
1966 - Lal Bangla
1972 - Lalkaar
1970 - Maa Aur Mamta
1970 - Man Ki Aankhen
1976 - Mehbooba
1990 - Mera Saathi
1972 - Mere Jeevan Saathi - 1972
1978 - Nalayak
1967 - Naya Raasta
1973 - Nirdosh
1972 - Parchhaiyan
1970 - Pardesi - 1970
1977 - Ram Bharose
1974 - Roti
1975 - Sunehra Sansar
2015 - Tangewala
1979 - Teen Chehre
1980 - The Burning Train
1979 - The Great Gambler
1993 - Tirangaa
1978 - Trishna
1980 - Unees-Bees
1972 - Yeh Gulistan Hamara
1977 - Zamaanat