RIP Legend: Tragedy King Dilip Kumar’s life in pictures

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar gave some of the most iconic performances in films like Devdas, Andaz, Kranti, Mughal-e-Azam among others. His death has left his fans as well as Bollywood celebrities in despair. As he rests in peace, let's have a look at his life and remember him with a smile.

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: July 07, 2021 8:40 IST ]
  • Dilip Kumar was born to a Pashtun family of 12 children. his original name was Muhammad Yousuf Khan and his father owned orchards in Peshawar and Deolali.
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    Dilip Kumar was born to a Pashtun family of 12 children. his original name was Muhammad Yousuf Khan and his father owned orchards in Peshawar and Deolali.

  • In the late 1930s, Dilip Kumar's family shifted to Mumbai. before entering the world of showbiz, he worked as a canteen owner in Pune as well s a dry fruit supplier. In 1944, he acted in his first film called Jwar Bhata.
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    In the late 1930s, Dilip Kumar's family shifted to Mumbai. before entering the world of showbiz, he worked as a canteen owner in Pune as well s a dry fruit supplier. In 1944, he acted in his first film called Jwar Bhata.

  • Hindi author Bhagwati Charan Varma gave Yusuf Khan his screen name - Dilip Kumar. The actor then gave many super hit films and was romantically involved with actress Madhubala. It is said that the two had a nine-year-long relationship but Madhubala's father didn't approve of their marriage so they parted ways.
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    Hindi author Bhagwati Charan Varma gave Yusuf Khan his screen name - Dilip Kumar. The actor then gave many super hit films and was romantically involved with actress Madhubala. It is said that the two had a nine-year-long relationship but Madhubala's father didn't approve of their marriage so they parted ways.

  • It was in 1966 that Dilip Kumar tied the knot with Saira Banu who was 20 years younger than him. Later, he married for the second time to Asma in 1980 but their marriage ended soon.
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    It was in 1966 that Dilip Kumar tied the knot with Saira Banu who was 20 years younger than him. Later, he married for the second time to Asma in 1980 but their marriage ended soon.

  • Dilip Kumar gave many spectacular performances on the big screen and took up more tragic roles like in films Jogan, Deedar, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Yahudi and others. He was then known as 'The tragedy King of Bollywood.'
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    Dilip Kumar gave many spectacular performances on the big screen and took up more tragic roles like in films Jogan, Deedar, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Yahudi and others. He was then known as 'The tragedy King of Bollywood.'

  • While Dilip Kumar brought life to many characters on the big screen, his role as Prince Salim in 1960 historic film  Mughal-e-Azam is the most popular one to date. The film even became the second highest-grossing film in Hindi film history till 2008
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    While Dilip Kumar brought life to many characters on the big screen, his role as Prince Salim in 1960 historic film  Mughal-e-Azam is the most popular one to date. The film even became the second highest-grossing film in Hindi film history till 2008

  • Dilip Kumar was even offered a role in British director David Lean’s film Lawrence of Arabia but he rejected it and continued to produced and star in Hindi movies.
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    Dilip Kumar was even offered a role in British director David Lean’s film Lawrence of Arabia but he rejected it and continued to produced and star in Hindi movies.

  • In 1976, Dilip Kumar took a break from the cinema after a series of flops. In 1981, he returned with the multi-starrer film Kranti and won the hearts of the people once again. the film also starred Hema Malini, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha.
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    In 1976, Dilip Kumar took a break from the cinema after a series of flops. In 1981, he returned with the multi-starrer film Kranti and won the hearts of the people once again. the film also starred Hema Malini, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha.

  • Dilip Kumar's last film was in 1998 titled Qila in which he played a dual role as Jagannath Singh and Judge Amarnath Singh. In 2001, he was supposed to return to the big screen with Ajay Devgn starrer 'Asar-The Impact' but it got shelved.
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    Dilip Kumar's last film was in 1998 titled Qila in which he played a dual role as Jagannath Singh and Judge Amarnath Singh. In 2001, he was supposed to return to the big screen with Ajay Devgn starrer 'Asar-The Impact' but it got shelved.

  • Dilip Kumar holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.
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    Dilip Kumar holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.

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