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Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar earlier knows as Muhammad Yusuf Khan is an Indian film actor also known as Tragedy King. Satyajit Ray described him as \"the ultimate method actor\". 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. Films like Andaz (1949), Aan (1952), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1955), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961), falls under the list of his best of works. 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). The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and India\\\'s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions towards Indian cinema and nominated him to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament for a term. The Government of Pakistan honoured him with its highest civilian honour, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1997. In personal life, Dilip Kumar was first in love with the actress Kamini Kaushal, but she was already married. Subsequently, he was also in love with the actress Madhubala but they had to part ways as her family was opposed to their marriage. He married actress Saira Banu, who was 22 years younger than him, in 1966. He married a second time in 1980 to Asma but the marriage ended soon after.


Pak's KPK govt approves Rs 2.35 cr to purchase ancestral houses of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor

January 02, 2021 8:23 pm

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM Mehmud Khan formally approved the proposal, allowing the authorities concerned to purchase the ancestral havelis at a rate determined by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Communication and Works Department (C&W) a few weeks back.

The glorious legacy of Dilip Kumar

December 11, 2020 11:19 am

In Bollywood, you cannot become a star if you don’t have a bit of Dilip Kumar in you. From Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan down to Aamir Khan, Govinda and Shah Rukh Khan, Kumar’s influence can be felt in every generation of stars who came after him.

When Dilip Kumar shared memories of his ancestral house and childhood

October 01, 2020 3:00 pm

Back in 2011, after the Nawaz Sharif government had declared his ancestral home a national heritage, Dilip Kumar had written a blog post sharing his memories of the house where he was born in 1922.

Dilip Kumar seeks photos of ancestral home in Peshawar, gets lots of love from Pakistan

October 02, 2020 8:29 pm

#DilipKumar trended on Twitter with fans sharing images they had taken in the past and many wrote about how much the actor is loved in Pakistan.

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu are twinning in pink; see pic

October 01, 2020 12:30 pm

It is always heartening to see the social media acting as a medium to spread some cheer especially in times such as this when each day brings in fresh tidings of some injustice or societal failure

Saira Banu on Pak government's move to conserve Dilip Kumar's home: I hope this time the dream comes true

September 28, 2020 8:25 pm

Dilip Kumar's ancestral property, which is currently in a dilapidated condition, is in present-day Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region.

Pakistan's provincial KP government to buy ancestral houses of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar

September 27, 2020 6:26 pm

Raj Kapoor's ancestral home, known as Kapoor Haveli, is situated in the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar. It was built between 1918 and 1922 by the legendary actor's grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor.

Dilip Kumar's brother Aslam Khan dies of Covid-related complications

August 21, 2020 7:38 pm

Aslam Khan, brother of veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, passed away on Friday morning in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital due to coronavirus-related complications.

Shakti's 'contemporary adaptation' in the works, confirms Shree Narayan Singh

August 20, 2020 8:16 am

The script of the Shree Narayan Singh directorial is being penned by Anjum Rajabali and Saumya Joshi.

Book tells behind-the-scenes stories of Mughal-e-Azam

August 06, 2020 4:38 pm

The book, titled Daastan-e-Mughal-e-Azam, will tell the tales of sweat and toil, mirth and tears, love affairs and ego wars, passion and fervour everything that went into the making of the epic film, publisher said.


Mughal-e-Azam completes 60 years

August 05, 2020 3:59 pm

As Mughal-e-Azam completes 60 years today, here's celebrating the greatness of this Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala classic with some pictures.

Dilip Kumar turns 97: Rare photos of the legendary actor

December 11, 2019 7:37 am

It is legendary actor Dilip Kumar's 97th birthday today. On this special occasion, let us take a look at some of his rare photos.

Celeb spotting: Shah Rukh Khan visits Dilip Kumar, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu is the cynosure of all eyes

February 13, 2018 5:22 pm

While our shutterbug caught Katrina Kaif in Bandra, Emraan Hashmi, Neha Dhupia and other B-town celebs were spotted at the airport.

Dilip Kumar turns 95: A pictorial tribute to his excellent repertoire

December 11, 2017 12:42 pm

Today, on Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday, let us revisit the popular films of 'Bollywood's Tragedy King' with a collection of his rare photos.

Dilip Kumar discharged from Lilavati Hospital, see pics

April 21, 2016 3:15 pm

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised for respiratory problems, is discharged now. Dilip Kumar, 93, was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on April 15. The veteran actor shared a seflie from the hospital and wrote: "Saira just clicked this. She said my mother (in the frame) is keeping watch over me."

Urmila, Preity, Saif: Actors who married in their late 30s and early 40s

March 06, 2016 10:33 am

Urmila Matondkar, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan - Take a look at Bollywood actors who married in their late 30s and early 40s.

Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu's sweet pics after receiving Padma Vibhushan

December 14, 2015 1:03 pm

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was presented with the Padma Vibhushan award by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday (December 13) in Mumbai. Saira Banu shared some lovely moments with her husband as she showed him his award.

Dilip Kumar turns 93, Tragedy King's life in pics

December 11, 2015 11:33 am

Happy birthday Dilip Kumar, the legendary actor turns 93 today (December 11). Dilip Kumar will have a quiet birthday celebration as a mark of solidarity towards the victims of the Chennai deluge.

SRK-Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar-Madhubala: Bollywood's golden couples onscreen

December 11, 2015 9:04 am

There are some pairings in Hindi cinema including Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar Madhubala, Hema Malini-Dharmendra, that struck a chord with audiences and stayed with them after all these years. Here’s a look at Bollywood's golden couples onscreen.


Shah Rukh Khan Visits Dilip Kumar

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm