Dilip Kumar, Famous Indian film actor, producer, and writer born on 11 December 1922, In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
He is the son of Lala Ghulam Sarwar and his wife Ayesha Begum. His father was Fruit merchant In Peshawar and Deolali.
Dilip Kumar married twice in his life. On 11 October 1966, He married to Actress Saira Banu, Who was 22 years younger than him. In 1981, He married to Hyderabad socialite Asma Sahiba. But they divorced in January 1983.
He completed his school education at Barnes School in Deolali.
Dilip Kumar had decided to leave for Poona after mild bickering with his father. He had been a nomad without any job to earn money decently to give support to the family. He had struggled but he succeeded in finding Samaritan who had helped to get a good job at a military camp due to his fluency in speaking in English. He had opened a small kiosk at this defense Barrick to sell sandwiches and cups of hot tea. He had met Dr. Masani at Churchgate Station and she asked him to accompany him to Bombay Talkies located in Malad. where he met Devika Rani who was actress and owner of Bombay Talkies, She had asked him to sign up with the company on a salary of Rs. 1250 per month. In 1944, His first film was Jwar Bhata, Which was an unnoticeable film. later his second film Jugnu was also an unsuccessful movie. He worked in the film Noor Jehan, that became his first major success on box office. In 1948, He worked in Shaheeb and Mela, which were also more successful at box office. In 1949, He had got his breakthrough role in the film Andaz with co-stars Raj Kapoor and Nargis. In the year 1950s, He played leading roles in romantic films such as Jogan, Babul, Tarana, Hulchul, Deedar, Daag, Uran Khatola, Devdas, Yahudi, Madhumati and many more films. From these films, He has established his screen image as the “Tragedy King”. In this year, He became the first actor who chargee rs 1 Lakh per film. In 1960, He played a role of Prince Salim in the big-budget epic film Mughal-e-Azam, which was the highest grossing film in Indian film history for 15 years. In the period of 1969 – 1979, He worked many actors such as Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Pran, Rajendrakumar and more. In 1991, He starred in Subhash Ghai’s film with Raj Kumar in the Saudagar movie, which was the last film with Subhash Ghai. In 1998, He made his last appearance in the film Qila.
- His real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan.
- He is the first Bollywood superstar who hailed from Pakistan.
- He was the fruit seller in Pune before coming in the film industry.
- He has been involved in a number of Charity foundation and social initiatives.
- He launched his Twitter account on his 89 birthday in 2011.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1991, He honored with the Padma Bhushan.
- In 1994, He received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
- In 1997, He received the Nishan-e-Imtiaz award.
- In 2015, He honored with the Padma Vibhushan.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Dilip Kumar, Believe in yourself. Do your work faithfully. never disappointed in any failure.