Dilip Kumar, better known by his stage name, was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema. He was born Mohammed Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, and died on July 7, 2021. He was referred to as “Abhinay Samrat” (Hindi for “Emperor of Acting”) by the audience and dominated the Indian movie scene from the late 1940s through the 1960s.
Kumar holds the record for most wins of the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, with eight wins, and was also the inaugural recipient of the award. He has the best box-office record for a star (male or female) in Hindi cinema with over eighty-percent box-office successes.
Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan on 11 December 1922, into a Hindko-speaking Awan Muslim family at his family home in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar neighborhood of Peshawar, a city in the North-West Frontier Province of British India. He was one of the twelve children of Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan and his wife Ayesha Begum. He was the son of a fruit merchant.
Mohammad Yusuf Khan was schooled at the Barnes School in Deolali, where his father owned orchards. He grew up in the same neighborhood in Peshawar as Raj Kapoor, his childhood friend, and later his colleague in the film industry. He moved to Pune in 1940 and set up a dry fruit supply shop and a canteen. Khan’s family decided to remain in Bombay following the partition of India in 1947, despite hailing from Peshawar.
|Date of Birth||11 December 1922|
|Date Of Died||7 July 2021 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Birth Place||Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India|
|Nationality||British Indian (1922-1947)|
|Occupation||Actor, Film Producer|
|Education||SVKM’s Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics|
|Debut||Jwar Bhata (1944)|
|Spouse||Saira Banu (m. 1966)|
(m. 1981; div. 1983)
|Awards||Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1994)|
Padma Bhushan (1991)
Padma Vibhushan (2015)
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1. When Dilip Kumar was born?
Dilip Kumar was born on 11 December 1922.
2. What is Dilip Kumar’s height?
Dilip Kumar’s height is 1.78 m
3. What is the first movie of Dilip Kumar?
”Jwar Bhata” is the first movie of Dilip Kumar.
4. What is Dilip Kumar’s place of birth?
Dilip Kumar’s place of birth is Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India.
5. What are some of Dilip Kumar’s most famous movies?
Some of Dilip Kumar’s most famous movies include ”Naya Daur (1957)”, ”Leader (1964)”, ”Shakti (1982)”, etc.