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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.


Exploring 10 Hindi films based on books

May 05, 2020 1:26 pm

For literature lovers, the book is always better. But there are times when the movie matches up to the favourite work of literature on which it is based. As part of our '100 Bollywood movies to watch in your lifetime' series, today we look at ten best Bollywood adaptations of bestsellers.

Dilip Kumar in isolation amid coronavirus scare

March 17, 2020 1:27 pm

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's wife Saira Banu has decided to keep him in complete isolation as she doesn't want to take any chances with his health.

Dilip Kumar doing fine after backache: Saira Banu

March 13, 2020 6:41 pm

In an audio note shared on Dilip Kumar's official Twitter page, Saira Banu said that they had to consult the doctors at Lilavati hospital and everything is fine now.

A boy called Yusuf

December 14, 2019 7:10 am

What would Dilip Kumar, who turned 97 on Wednesday, say on the identity debate today?

Dilip Kumar turns 97: Celebrities wish the thespian

December 11, 2019 2:35 pm

On Dilip Kumar's 97th birthday, several Bollywood stars wished him on social media. The veteran actor also expressed gratitude to his well wishers with a thank you note on Twitter.

Dilip Kumar: Overjoyed to hear my 'choti behen' Lata Mangeshkar is back home

December 10, 2019 6:18 pm

Dilip Kumar took to Twitter to wish a speedy recovery to Lata Mangeshkar, whom he fondly called his younger sister.

Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu send defamation notice to builder

January 04, 2019 6:52 pm

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu had in January 2018 lodged a police complaint, accusing a builder of forging title documents of their bungalow worth Rs 250 crore located in Pali Hill area.

Dilip Kumar's case against builder: Probe expedited, cops say

December 20, 2018 11:03 am

Saira Banu had met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier and said she apprehended danger from the accused person, after which the Joint Commissioner of EOW spoke to the actor.

Dilip Kumar’s bungalow case: Saira Banu requests meeting with PM again

December 19, 2018 9:06 am

Earlier this year, Saira Banu had approached police and lodged a complaint against Bhojwani. In January, the Economic Offences Wing of Mumbai police had registered a case of cheating against the builder for allegedly trying to grab the bungalow of the veteran actor.

Property issue: Devendra Fadnavis to speak with Dilip Kumar-Saira Banu

December 17, 2018 6:37 pm

In December 2017, Saira Banu had lodged a police complaint alleging Bhojwani was threatening and harassing her and Dilip Kumar over the property issue.


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.

Dilip Kumar turns 92, discharged from hospital, met with kisses from wife Saira Banu

December 11, 2014 4:34 pm

Tragedy King Dilip Kumar who turns 92 today (December 11), was discharged from hospital where he was admitted last week for a chest infection.


Shah Rukh Khan Visits Dilip Kumar

August 16, 2017 3:24 pm