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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.


Anil Kapoor plays guessing game with this Mashaal pic. Sanjay Kapoor and Farah Khan failed test, do you know the answer?

August 07, 2022 9:08 am

Anil Kapoor took to his social media and assigned his friends and fans a task of identifying the actors in the throwback picture from the movie Mashaal.

When Sunil Dutt thanked Dilip Kumar for his support during Sanjay Dutt's incarceration: 'Jab Sanju ki problem chal rahi thi...'

July 28, 2022 6:27 pm

Sunil Dutt shared that Dilip Kumar and Saira Bano thought of Sanjay Dutt as their own son and supported the Dutt family during their crisis.

Dharmendra remembers his 'darling brother' Dilip Kumar, shares a prized old photo of the late actor. See here

July 14, 2022 8:56 am

Dharmendra shared an old photo of his late friend, actor Dilip Kumar. See it here.

Saira Banu on Dilip Kumar's death anniversary: 'I'm all alone now, I am not well emotionally'

July 07, 2022 5:21 pm

He may have been Dilip Kumar, amongst the few etched into the annals of cinema with roles in films such as Mughal-e-Azam and Shakti, but for Saira Banu, he was her 'saheb'.

Saira Banu recalls falling in love with Dilip Kumar at the age of 12, says she leaves the room if his films are playing on television

July 08, 2022 8:28 am

Saira Banu said that she cannot get herself to move on after the death of her husband, Dilip Kumar, to whom she was married for over 50 years and first became infatuated with at the age of 12.

Dilip Kumar: How the 'first Khan' gracefully transitioned into his second innings, created a blueprint for star-actors

July 08, 2022 8:27 am

On Dilip Kumar's death anniversary, here's looking back at how the 'first Khan of Bollywood' created a blueprint for success with his second innings.

Saira Banu gets emotional ahead of Dilip Kumar's 1st death anniversary: Feel a sense of desolation as I wake up alone every morning...

July 06, 2022 2:52 pm

Saira Banu spoke about life without Dilip Kumar, who passed away last year. The veteran Bollywood couple were married for more than five decades.

Madhubala and Dilip Kumar's fairytale romance ended because of 'one sorry': 'Humari zindagi barbaad ho jayegi'

July 05, 2022 8:10 am

Dilip Kumar and Madhubala dated for nine years, before parting ways, ending one of the most popular Bollywood real-life romances.

When Kishore Kumar told Madhubala's family that she had a hole in her heart: 'He said she'll live for only 2 years'

July 03, 2022 6:24 pm

Madhubala's sister Madhur Bhushan opened up on how Kishore Kumar reacted to the news that the yesteryear actor's heart had a hole in it and the condition was inoperable.

Saira Banu breaks down as she accepts award on behalf of Dilip Kumar: 'This is why I don't like attending functions...'

June 16, 2022 8:45 am

Veteran actor Saira Banu broke down after she accepted the Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar award for her late husband, actor Dilip Kumar. She said that she believes he is with her every step of the way 'otherwise I can't survive'.


Yusuf Khan became Dilip Kumar to avoid a beating from his father: 10 lesser known facts about the legend

July 07, 2022 11:20 am

Dilip Kumar first death anniversary: Dilip Kumar is often credited with bringing a distinct form of method acting to the cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan, Subhash Ghai and others attend Dilip Kumar's funeral

July 07, 2021 7:57 pm

Several top film personalities attended the funeral to pay their last respects to Dilip Kumar.

Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Uddhav Thackeray meet Saira Banu, pay last respects to Dilip Kumar

July 07, 2021 3:39 pm

Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday. Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar and Dharmendra among others mourned the demise of the iconic actor.

Dilip Kumar (1922-2021): A pictorial tribute to the thespian

July 07, 2021 8:29 am

As Dilip Kumar's fans and the entire film industry mourn the passing away of the legendary actor, we take a look back at his work and life.

Saira Banu waves at paparazzi as Dilip Kumar returns home from hospital

June 11, 2021 5:02 pm

Dilip Kumar's latest photos are here as he gets a discharge from the hospital, his wife Saira Banu was seen along.

From Amitabh-Rekha to Prabhas-Anushka, 31 on-screen couples who changed the language of love

February 13, 2021 6:06 pm

Here's looking at all the iconic couples of Indian cinema.

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.


Shah Rukh Khan Visits Dilip Kumar

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm