Date of Birth: 11th December, 1922.
Nickname: Tragedy King
Address: 34/B, Palli Hill, Nargis Dutt Road, Bandra (W),
Debut Film: "Jwar Bhata"
Film Awards: Filmfare Best Actor Awards for "Daag", "Azaad",
"Devdaas", "Naya Daur", "Kohinoor", "Leader",
"Ram Aur Shyam" and "Shakti".
Dilip Kumar was born at Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar (Pakistan).
After partition Dileep Kumar shifted to Pune and started off with his
family business of supplying dry fruits. He was spotted by famous
actress of those years, Devika Rani, who was also wife of famous
director and founder of Bombay Talkies, Himanshu Rai. Dilip Kumar got
his first breakthrough in the film "Jwar Bhata" directed by
Himanshu Rai but the film went unnoticed. He shot into fame with his
first major hit film "Jugnu". In next movie "Andaz",
Dilip Kumar co-starred with Raj Kapoor and the film was a huge success
at box office and he became a star. Dilip Kumar is known for playing
tragic roles in popular films such as "Deedar", "Amar",
"Devdas" and "Madhumati". Since then he is known as "Tragedy
King" in Bollywood. His historical film "Mughal- E- Azam"
was highest grossing film in the history of Hindi cinema.
Dilip Kumar also entered in film production and his first produced film
was "Ganga Jamuna" in which he co-starred with his real- life
brother Nasir Khan. Despite the success of film "Ganga Jamuna"
he did not produce any other film. After giving a number of successful
movies like "Ram Aur Shyam", Kranti", Vidhaata", "Shakti",
"Karma" and "Saudagar" Dilip Kumar retired from film
industry in 2002.
Qila, Saudagar, Aag Ka Dariya, Izzatdaar, Kanoon Apna Apna, Karma,
Dharam Adhikari, Mashaal, Duniya , Mazdoor, Shakti, Vidhaata, Kranti
Bairaag, Phir Kab Milogi, Sagina, Anokha Milan, Daastan, Gopi, Aadmi
Sadhu Aur Shaitan, Sunghursh, Ram Aur Shyam, Dil Diya Dard Liya, Leader
Gunga Jumna, Mughal-E-Azam, Kohinoor, Madhumati, Musafir, Devdas, Udan
Khatola, Babul, Ghar Ki Izzat, Mela, Shaheed, Jugnu, Pratima and Jwar