Veteran actor Ashok Kumar or Kumudlal Ganguly was one of the finest actors of the Hindi cinema. He ruled the silver screen with his charming persona and powerful acting. From playing lead roles in films to perfectly essaying the negative character, Ashok Kumar did justice to all the roles they he portrayed on the silver screen. The recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award was fondly called Dadamoni. The film industry lost this gem on December 10, 2001. On Ashok Kumar’s birthday, have a look at some of his iconic films.
The 1943 film featured Ashok Kumar as an anti-hero. The film had innovative story that was liked by movie buffs. Kismet was one of the biggest success in the history of Indian cinema. Along with the actor, the film also featured Mumtaz Shanti in a pivotal role.
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
It was a comedy film and featured Ashok Kumar with his two brothers Kishore Kumar and Anoop Kumar. The film was loved by the audiences and it was a big hit.
The 1949 film not only mark the debut of actress Madhubala but the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was also launched with the film. Ashok Kumar starrer was directed by Kamal Amrohi and became a big hit.
The Gyan Mukherjee’s directorial venture was one of the successful films of the year. In the film, the veteran actor was seen playing a negative actor.
The 1980 film featured Ashok Kumar, Rekha and Rakesh Roshan in pivotal roles. The film was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and was loved by the audiences. Ashok played the father of four children in the film who used to follow all rules and regulations made by his strict wife.