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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.


Life lessons from Dilip Kumar for a ’90s kid

July 20, 2021 5:40 pm

Across generations, and for two wounded nations, Dilip Kumar was both an example to emulate and a healer

How Dilip Kumar’s Jugnu lost 28 minutes to confused morality of a young India

July 17, 2021 6:00 pm

While the masses loved it, the elite were riled up by Jugnu’s provocative framing of sexuality and the depiction of college as a space for the free intermingling of sexes. Several provincial governments banned the film, forcing the distributors to chop it drastically to rid it of ‘vulgarity’.

Naseeruddin Shah: 'Dilip Kumar left behind no significant lessons for future actors'

July 12, 2021 5:11 pm

Naseeruddin Shah called Dilip Kumar among the finest actors in the country, whose sheer presence could elevate a film. He, however, lamented the actor 'never passed on the benefit of his experience, didn’t bother to groom anyone'.

Why Dilip Kumar was a people’s actor

July 11, 2021 7:06 am

Dilip Kumar was committed to a Nehruvian ethos of socialism and represented the voice of the people in the roles that he essayed.

When 'Tragedy King' Dilip Kumar left us chortling in Ram Aur Shyam

July 11, 2021 7:06 am

Even in his comedy dramas, amid mistaken identities, romantic interludes and colourful songs, Dilip Kumar eschewed theatricality

The Dilip Kumar who belonged to both India and Pakistan

July 11, 2021 7:06 am

He was an actor, an entertainer and a superstar. But over and beyond that, Dilip Kumar represented the composite culture of the Indian subcontinent, often unimaginable now in the din of jingoism on either side of the India-Pakistan border

Amitabh Bachchan's Baghban almost starred Dilip Kumar and Rakhee in lead roles

July 11, 2021 8:18 am

While speaking to the Times of India, producer Renu Chopra said that Dilip and Rakhee were the first choice for the roles, which were finally played by Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini on screen.

Did Dilip Kumar, the holy grail of acting in Hindi cinema, facilitate the star-centricity of the industry today?

July 10, 2021 6:31 pm

Naseeruddin Shah writes: He was truly matchless at creating a demand for himself, sometimes at the cost of the film he was in — a legacy that weighs heavier on the Hindi film fraternity than his nuanced performances.

Emotional Amitabh Bachchan pens note on Dilip Kumar: 'Mountain of talent, now reduced to a small mound of grave'

July 09, 2021 11:26 am

The two superstars - Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan - worked together in only one film, Ramesh Sippy's Shakti.

Dilip Kumar brought extraordinary characters to life with the ordinary magic of empathy

July 09, 2021 8:52 am

Jerry Pinto writes: Dilip Kumar taught us the power of suggestion and left spaces in his characters for us to write in our victories and defeats.


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