Dilip Kumar

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Dilip Kumar
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BornMuhammad Yousuf Khan
(1922-12-11) December 11, 1922 (age 99)
Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India
🏳️ CitizenshipBritish Indian (1922–1947)
Indian (from 1947)
💼 Occupation
  • Film actor
  • Producer
📆 Years active  1944–1998
👩 Spouse(s)
Saira Banu (m. 1966)

Asma Sahiba
(m. 1981; div. 1983)
🏅 AwardsEight Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and
Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1994)
HonoursPadma Bhushan (1991)
Nishan-e-Imtiaz (1998)
Padma Vibhushan (2015)[1]
Dilip Kumar signature

Muhammad Yusuf Khan[2] (born 11 December 1922),[3] known professionally as Dilip Kumar, is an actor, producer and philanthropist, who was later elected to India's parliament. Popularly known as The Tragedy King and The First Khan,[3][4] he has been credited with bringing realism to film acting since his first film. He is also one of the most successful stars in the history of indian cinema.

Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Bombay Talkies. In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar worked in over 65 films. Kumar is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the heartwarming Babul (1950), the impassioned Deedar (1951), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Yahudi (1958), Madhumati (1958), Kohinoor (1960), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), and the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967).

In 1976, 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), Mashaal (1984), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila (1998).[5][6]

He has won eight Filmfare Awards and is the first recipient of the Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954). [7][8] Dilip Kumar had a long relationship with actress Madhubala but never married her. He married actress Saira Bano in 1966. He and his wife Saira Bano currently live in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra in India. As of 2020, he is the last living male actor from Bollywood's Golden Age of movies.[9]

Early life[edit]

Kumar was born Yusuf Khan[10] to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan, one of 12 children, on 11 December 1922 at home in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar, British India (modern-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). His father was a landlord and fruit merchant who owned orchards in Peshawar and Deolali. Mohammad Yusuf Khan was schooled at Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik.[11] He grew up in the same religiously mixed neighbourhood as Raj Kapoor, his childhood friend, and later his colleague in the film industry.[4]

In 1940, while still in his teens and after an altercation with his father, Mohammad Yusuf Khan left home for Pune in Maharashtra. With the help of a Parsi café-owner and an elderly Anglo-Indian couple, Kumar met a canteen contractor. Without letting on his family antecedents, he got the job on the merit of his knowledge of good written and spoken English. He set up a sandwich stall at the army club and when the contract ended, he headed home to Bombay, having saved Rs. 5000.[12]

In 1943, anxious to start a venture to help his father with household finances, he met Dr. Masani at Churchgate Station, who asked him to accompany him to Bombay Talkies, in Malad. There he met actress Devika Rani, owner of Bombay Talkies, who asked him to sign up with the company on a salary of Rs. 1250 per month.[13] There he met actor Ashok Kumar, who influenced his acting style by telling him to act "natural". He also met Sashadhar Mukherjee, and both of these people became close to Kumar over the years. Initially, Kumar helped out in the story-writing and scripting department because of his proficiency in Urdu language. Devika Rani requested him to change his name to Dilip Kumar, and later cast him in a lead role for Jwar Bhata (1944), which marked Kumar's entry into the Hindi film industry.[13]



Nargis, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in a scene from the film Andaz (1949).

Kumar's first film was Jwar Bhata in 1944, which went unnoticed. After a few more unsuccessful films, it was Jugnu (1947), in which he starred alongside Noor Jehan, that became his first major hit at the box office.[14] His next major hits were the 1948 films Shaheed and Mela. He got his breakthrough role in 1949 with Mehboob Khan's Andaz, in which he starred alongside Raj Kapoor and Nargis. Shabnam also released that year was another box office hit[14]


Dilip Kumar in Devdas (1955).

Kumar went on to have success in the 1950s playing leading roles in several box office hits such as Jogan (1950), Babul (1950), Hulchul (1951), Deedar (1951), Daag (1952), Shikast (1953), Amar (1954), Uran Khatola (1955), Insaniyat (1955) in which he co-starred with Dev Anand, Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Yahudi (1958), Madhumati (1958) and Paigham (1959).[15] Some of these films established his screen image as the "Tragedy King".[16] Kumar briefly suffered from depression due to portraying many tragic roles and on the advice of his psychiatrist, he also took on light-hearted roles.[17] Mehboob Khan's big-budget 1952 swashbuckling musical Aan featured him in one of his first lighter roles[18][18] and marked his first film to be shot in technicolor and to have a wide release across Europe with a lavish premiere in London.[19] He had further success with lighter roles as a thief in the comedy Azaad (1955), and as a royal prince in the romantic musical Kohinoor (1960)[16]

He was the first actor to win the Filmfare Best Actor Award (for Daag) and went on to win it a further seven times.[20][21] He formed popular on-screen pairings with many of the top actresses at the time including Madhubala, Vyjayanthimala, Nargis, Nimmi, Meena Kumari and Kamini Kaushal.[22] 9 of his films in the 1950s were ranked in the Top 30 highest-grossing films of the decade.[23]

In the 1950s, Kumar became the first actor to charge 1 lakh (equivalent to Formatting error: invalid input when rounding or US$Formatting error: invalid input when rounding in 2018) per film.[24]


In 1960, he portrayed Prince Salim in K. Asif's big-budget epic historical film Mughal-e-Azam, which was the highest-grossing film in Indian film history for 11 years until it was surpassed by 1971 film Haathi Mere Saathi and later by the 1975 film Sholay. If adjusted for inflation, Mughal-e-Azam was the highest-grossing Indian film through to the early 2010s, equivalent to over 1000 crore in 2011.[25][26]

The film told the story of Prince Salim, who revolts against his father Akbar (played by Prithviraj Kapoor), and falls in love with a courtesan (played by Madhubala). The film was mostly shot in black and white, with only some scenes in the latter half of the film shot in colour. 44 years after its original release, it was fully colourised and re-released in 2004.

In 1961, Kumar produced and starred in Ganga Jamuna opposite his frequent leading lady Vyjayanthimala and his brother Nasir Khan, this was the only film he produced. In 1962 British director David Lean offered him the role of "Sherif Ali" in his film Lawrence of Arabia (1962), but Kumar declined to perform in the movie.[27] The role eventually went to Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor. Kumar comments in his much later released autobiography, "he thought Omar Sharif had played the role far better than he himself could have".[28] Kumar was also being considered for a leading role opposite Elizabeth Taylor in a film that Lean was working on called Taj Mahal, before the project was cancelled.[29]

His next film Leader (1964) was a below average grosser at the box office.[30] He was the co-director alongside Abdul Rashid Kardar of his next release Dil Diya Dard Liya in 1966, but was uncredited as director. In 1967, Kumar played a dual role of twins separated at birth in the hit film Ram Aur Shyam. In 1968, he starred alongside Manoj Kumar and Waheeda Rehman in Aadmi. That same year he starred in Sangharsh with Sanjeev Kumar.


Kumar's career slumped in the 1970s with films like Dastaan (1972) failing at the box office. He starred alongside his real-life wife Saira Banu in Gopi (1970). They were paired again in his first and only Bengali language film Sagina Mahato (1970). A Hindi remake Sagina was made in 1974 with the same cast. He played triple roles as a father and his twin sons in Bairaag (1976) which failed to do well at the box office.[31][32] He personally regarded M. G. Ramachandran's performance in Enga Veetu Pillai better than his role in Ram Aur Shyam. He regards his performance in Bairaag much higher than that of Ram Aur Shyam. Although his performance in Bairaag and Gopi were critically acclaimed, he lost many film offers to act in leading roles to actors Rajesh Khanna and Sanjeev Kumar, from 1968 to 1987. He took a five-year hiatus from films from 1976 to 1981.[33]


In 1981, he returned to films as a character actor playing central roles in ensemble films. His comeback film was the star-studded Kranti which was the biggest hit of the year.[34] Appearing alongside an ensemble cast including Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Shatrughan Sinha, he played the title role as a revolutionary fighting for India's independence from British rule.[35] He then successfully collaborated with director Subhash Ghai starting with Vidhaata (1982), in which he starred alongside Sanjay Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar and Shammi Kapoor. Later that year he starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan in Ramesh Sippy's Shakti which was a hit grosser at the box office and won him critical acclaim and his eighth and final Filmfare Award for Best Actor.[36] In 1984, he starred in Yash Chopra's social crime drama Mashaal opposite Anil Kapoor which failed at the box office but his performance was critically acclaimed.[37] He also appeared alongside Rishi Kapoor in Duniya (1984) and Jeetendra in Dharm Adhikari (1986).

His second collaboration with Subhash Ghai came with the 1986 ensemble action film Karma. Karma marked the first film which paired him opposite fellow veteran actress Nutan. Three decades earlier however, they were paired together in an incomplete and unreleased film titled Shikwa.[35][38][39] He acted opposite Nutan again in the 1989 film Kanoon Apna Apna.


In 1991, Kumar starred alongside fellow veteran actor Raaj Kumar in Saudagar, his third and last film with director Subhash Ghai. This was his second film with Raaj Kumar after 1959's Paigham. Saudagar was Kumar's last box office success.[40] In 1993, he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the industry for five decades.

In 1992, producer Sudhakar Bokade announced a film titled Kalinga which would officially mark Kumar's directorial debut after he had allegedly previously ghost directed Ganga Jamuna (1961) and Dil Diya Dard Liya (1967).[41] Kumar was also set to star in the title role with the cast including Raj Babbar, Raj Kiran, Amitoj Mann and Meenakshi Seshadri. After being delayed for several years, Kalinga was eventually left incomplete and shelved.[42][43]

In 1998, he made his last film appearance in the box office flop Qila, where he played dual roles as an evil landowner who is murdered and as his twin brother who tries to solve the mystery of his death.


In 2001, he was set to appear in a film titled Asar — The Impact alongside Ajay Devgan and Priyanka Chopra, which was shelved.[44] His classic films Mughal-e-Azam and Naya Daur were fully colourised and re-released in cinemas in 2004 and 2008 respectively.[45] An unreleased film he had shot and completed in 1990 titled Aag Ka Dariya was set for a theatrical release in 2013 but has not been released to date.[46] He was also set to appear in Subhash Ghai's war film, Mother Land, alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, but this film was shelved after Khan decided to leave the project.[47]

Public life[edit]

Kumar with Saira Banu in 2007

Kumar was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, by the Indian National Congress for the period 2000–2006 from Maharashtra.[2]

Kumar launched his Twitter account and his first tweet was on his 89th birthday in 2011.[48]

Personal life[edit]

Kumar had fallen in love with Madhubala during the shooting of Tarana. They remained in a relationship for seven years until the Naya Daur court case, during which Kumar testified against Madhubala and her father, ending their relationship.[49] They never worked together again after Mughal-e-Azam (1960).[50] In 1966 Kumar married actress Saira Banu, who was 22 years younger than him. He later married Hyderabad socialite Asma Sahiba, taking her as a second wife in 1981.[51][52] That marriage ended in January 1983.[53] He and his wife Saira Banu currently live in Bandra. Dilip Kumar does not have any children.

He is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, Hindko (his first language), Punjabi, the Awadhi and Bhojpuri dialects of Hindi, Marathi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Pashto, and Persian.[11][54]

Humanitarian work[edit]

  • Kumar has been involved with number of charitable and social initiatives. He planned and conceptualised the famous Jogger's Park in Bandra, along with Sunil Dutt and Oliver Andrade. Kumar used his good offices to get the necessary clearances from the Maharashtra Government for the establishment of this public park.
  • Kumar donated a significant portion of his MPLAD fund towards the construction and improvement of the Bandstand Promenande and the gardens at Bandra Fort at Lands End in Bandra.[55]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Kumar is widely considered the greatest actor in the history of Hindi cinema.[56][7][8] He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.[57][58] He has received many awards throughout his career, including 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and One Lifetime Achievement for Filmfare Also for Special Recognition FilmFare Award for recognising him as one first recipients to receive a Filmfare Award along with the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar and one of the greatest Hindi Music Directors Naushad Ali at the 50th Filmfare Award Ceremony and along with 19 nominations at Filmfare for best actor.[59] He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.[60] Ganga Jamna (1961), which he wrote, produced, and starred in, also received the National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film in Hindi, the Paul Revere Silver Bowl at the Boston International Film Festival, the Special Honour Diploma from the Czechoslovak Academy of Arts in Prague, and the Special Prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Kumar was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai (an honorary position) in 1980,[60] the Government of India honoured Kumar with the Padma Bhushan in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. The Government of Andhra Pradesh honoured Kumar with NTR National Award in 1997. The Government of Pakistan conferred Kumar with Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award in Pakistan, in 1998.[61][62][63][64] The ruling political party of Shiv Sena in Maharashtra had objected to this award and questioned Kumar's patriotism. However, in 1999 in consultation with the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kumar retained the award.[65] He was honoured with CNN-IBN Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.[66]

The Government of India honoured him with:

  • 2015 - India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, for his contributions towards Indian cinema
  • 2000-2006 - Elected to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament.
  • 1994 - Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • 1991 - India's third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, for his contributions towards Indian cinema
  • 1979-1982 - Appointed as the Sheriff of Bombay by the Governor of Maharashtra, India for the period[67]

The Government of Pakistan honoured him with:

  • 1998 - its highest civilian honour, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz.


Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow as narrated to Udayatara Nayar was published in 2014 by Hay House Publishers (India) Pvt. ltd.


Films that garnered Dilip the most recognition or awards include:

Dilip Kumar with Shah Rukh Khan.
  • Jwar Bhata (1944)
  • Jugnu (1947)
  • Shaheed (1948)
  • Shabnam (1949)
  • Jogan (1950)
  • Babul (1950)
  • Andaz (1949)
  • Tarana (1951)
  • Deedar (1951)
  • Aan (1952)
  • Daag (1952)
  • Devdas (1955)
  • Azaad (1955)
  • Naya Daur (1957)
  • Yahudi (1958)
  • Madhumati (1958)
  • Paigham (1959)
  • Kohinoor(1960)
  • Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
  • Ganga Jamuna (1961)
  • Leader (1964)
  • Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966)
  • Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
  • Sunghursh (1968)
  • Aadmi (1968)
  • Gopi (1970)
  • Dastaan (1972)
  • Sagina (1974)
  • Bairaag (1976)
  • Kranti (1981)
  • Vidhaata (1982)
  • Shakti (1982)
  • Mashaal (1984)
  • Duniya (1984)
  • Karma (1986)
  • Saudagar (1991)

See also[edit]

  • Aziz Mian


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