Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has turned a year older today. He is the pride of Hindi cinema and his contribution in the field of acting is hard to explain in words. The actor has been suffering from illness for quite some time now and people are praying for his speedy recovery. Dilip Kumar will celebrate his special day with his close friends and family members, reports news agency IANS. During a recent media interaction, Dilip Kumar's family friend Faisal Farooqui said that Mr Kumar has not celebrated his birthday in a long time. He also revealed that Saira Banu (Dilip Kumar's wife) will host a small get together at her residence, which will be attended by the actor's brother and sisters
On the iconic star’s 96th birthday, here are some of his iconic films that established the actor as the Tragedy King of Bollywood.
Dilip Kumar portrays the role of Prince Salim here. It showed him caught between his love for Anarkali and father Akbar. Yet another movie of his, where he showed his versatile acting skills and expressed each emotion with precision.
This movie earned Dilip Kumar the first ever Filmfare Award for the Best Actor category. In this movie he portrayed the role of Shankar, who tries hard to make ends meet, forcing him to find solace in drinking.
The film has almost became synonymous with Dilip Kumar. He immortalised this story of star-crossed lovers and unrequited love.
Dilip Kumar shared screen space with Raj Kapoor for the first time in 'Andaz'. A love triangle, 'Andaz' shows Dilip Kumar as a romantic hero whose unrequited love costs him his life. The film turned out be one of the biggest grossers of the year.
Gunga Jumna (1961)
This dacoit drama movie is based on sibling rivalry. Here Dilip Kumar performs the role of Gunga who is framed by the village landlord for committing a crime he did not commit, as a result of which he becomes a dacoit. It is one of the most successful movies of his career which had earned the tag of being a cult movie.