Dilip Kumar ( Great Indian Film Actor )
Legendary in the Indian Cinema
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BIOGRAPHY- DILIP KUMAR
Dilip Kumar, real name Yusuf Khan the Legendary in the Indian Cinema was born on 11 December 1922, Peshawar, (NWF) Pakistan. He was born in a PATHAN family which consisted 12 children including Dilip Kumar. His father later relocated to Mumbai as Dilip Kumar was spotted by a director who gave him his first job and there was the way he step into the Indian film industry. He changed his real name from Muhammad Yusuf to Dilip Kumar after a Hindi Novelist suggested that he would have more success under his fake name.
DILIP KUMAR'S Acting career
Dilip Kumars started his acting career with the film Jwar Bhatta which was released in 1944. He then worked with Raj Kapoor in the film Andaz released in 1949 which became a mojor hit. He did justice with the Tragic roles in popular films such as Deedar (1951) and Devdas (1955) which honoured him the titile of "tragedy king". The Grand Block buster of the millinium film Mughal-e-Azam (1960) in which he played crown-prince Jehangir, the son of Akbar, was a great hit and people appreciate this film till today. Dilip Kumar was the first indian Actor who proved that an hero can do comedy and proved it in his film Leader. He also turned to production, starred and produced the 1961 hit Ganga Jamuna. As Ganga Jumna was the tremendous hit, he did not produced any other film. In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Dilip Kumar was seen in very few films. At that time new generation actor has taken the limelight. But Dilip Kumars fans were yet wishing to see him again in the character roles. His noticible performance in films of 1980s and early 90s included Vidhaata (1982), Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991) which were huge hits at the box office. By observing his mindblowing acting talent Hollywood director, David Lean offered him the character of Sherif Ali in his blockbuster flim Lawrence of Arabia (1962). But Mr. Kumar refused it. The role was finally played by Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor. He took Retitrement from the film industry after playing a character role in film Qila (1998). Some of his older films have achieved the status of "evergreen classics", shown over and over again on television. His some of the super roled films such as Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam and Ganga Jumna, have been re-make several times. The Great Blockbuster of 1960 Mughal-e-Azam was originally released in black-and-white but with several color techniques it was colourized in the year 2004 and re-released. It banged the box office once again.
HIS WORK AND HONOURS
As he was born in Pakistan his active efforts is to bring the people of India and Pakistan close together. He has been the member of upper-house of Parliaments in 2000 and he is well known for his intensive charity work. He was honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in1995. In 1998 he was the second Indian to receive the award Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan. Morarji Desai the former Indian prime minister was the first to received it.
Dilip Kumar was said to be in love with beautiful Actress ‘Madhubala’. It is claimed that Madhubala's family would have many restrictions for this couple to marry because of some pretentions that she was the only source of income in her family. Dilip Kumar and Madhubala were signed for B.R.CHOPRA`s film Naya Daur, but Madhubala's father didn`t allow her to act with Dilip Kumar. Then the producer B.R.Chopra filed a case in court against Madhubala. The former sweethearts were now on worst terms. The shooting of the film Mugal-e-Azam, which had started before the court case, was now under some complications. It is said that Kumar and Madhubala, who were supposed to portray persecuted lovers, resisted filming any more love scenes. Dilip Kumar married the actress and "beauty queen" Saira Banu in1966. At that moment he was 44 and his wife Saira Banu was of 22. At the time, gossip columnists predicted doom for the high-profile couple, but Dilip and Saira have proved them wrong. Their union has been one of the longest lasting marriages in Bollywood. Cooking is said to be Dilip kumar's Hobbie.
Apart from acting career, Dilip Kumar also faced many personal trouble in his life. The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Nashik issued non-bailable arrest warrant against him as he was found guilty in connection of a land-grabbing. This case was filed by a widow against him and his brother ‘Ehsan Khan’ in the year 2001. In February 2006, the court of Hyderabad issued a non-bailable warrant against Dilip Kumar and two others in case of a cheque bounce of Rs. 1 crore.
Dilip Kumar had a younger brother named, (late) Nasir Khan. He was not as successful as Dilip Kumar in acting but he had worked with Dilip Kumar in the movie Ganga Jumna in 1960. Nasir Khan had a son called Ayub Khan whos is also an actor in the Flim Industry but even he failed to proceed further with his acting talent a bit higher than his father or uncle Dilip Kumar.
Dilip Kumar plays a role of record holder for consisting most of the Awards won in Best Actor in Filmfare`s as like;
Flimfare Best ActorAward for the film ‘DAAG’ in 1954, Flimfare Best Actor Award for the film ‘AZAAD’ in 1956, Flimfare Best Actor Award for the film ‘DEVDAS’ in 1957, Flimfare Best ActorAward for the film ‘NAYA DAUR’ in 1958, Flimfare Best Actor Award for the film ‘KOHINOOR’ in 1961, Flimfare Best Actor Award for the film ‘LEADER’ in 1965, Flimfare Best Actor Award for the film ‘RAM AUR SHYAM’ in 1968 and finally Flimfare Best Actor Award for the film ‘SHAKTI’ in 1983.
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