Dilip Kumar Biography: The real name of Dilip Kumar is Muhammad Yusuf Khan but well known as Tragedy King of the Hindi Film Industry. This talented actor was born on 11th December 1922 and enter in this acting career in 1944 with the film Jwar Bhata under the Bombay Talkies production. Satyajit Ray described him as a ultimate method actor as he brilliantly served over 6 decades and performed in more than 60 films throughout his career. He performed in variety of genres like romantic, swashbuckling, dramatic, comical, historical and social. In all the genres he gave many Hit Dilip Kumar movies like Andaz, Aan, Azad, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna and so on. From the year 1976 he took 5 year break from the film and returned with the bang in the film Kranti. This movie broke all the records and was blockbuster of that time. After this success he continously gave many top Dilip Kumar movies like Shakti, Karma, Saudagar, Qila and many more.His on-screen chemistry with Vyjayanthimala was great and he worked with each other in seven films.
In 1991, The Government of India honored him with the Padma-Bhushan award and in 1994, he received Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his outstanding contribution in the Hindi Film Industry. He was also nominated in the Rajya Sabha for the term.
He is a first recipient of the Filmfare Best-Actor Award and he is only one till the time who won maximum number of Filmfare Awards for the Best Actor category for many best Dilip Kumar movies. All his movies was received huge acclaimation and critics also said about him that he is one of the greatest-actors in the history of Hindi-Film Industry. Amitabh Bachchan wrote in his blog that Dilip Kumar is a greatest actor ever.
Top 10 Dilip Kumar Movies of All Time
1. The Emperor of the Mughal-E-Azam (1960) – Prince Salim
2. Devdas (1955) – Devdas
3. Saudagar (1991) – Thakur Veer Singh
4. Amar (1954)
5. Kranti (1981) – Sanga/Kranti
6. Gunga Jumna (1961) – Gunga
7. Naya Daur (1957) – Shankar
8. Karma (1986) – Vishwanath Pratap Singh/Rana
9. Shakti (1982) – Ashvini Kumar
10. Ram Aur Shyam (1967) – Ram/Shyam (Dual Role)
Best Dilip Kumar Movies List
11. Leader (1964) – Vijay Khanna
12. Aadmi (1968) – Rajesh/ Raja Saheb
13. Daag (1952) – Shankar
14. Sagina (1974)
15. Jwar Bhata (1944) – Jagdish (Dilip Kumar Debut Film)
16. Azaad (1955)
17. Paigham (1959) – Ratan Lal
18. Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966) – Shankar/Rajasaheb
19. Madhumati (1958) – Anand/Deven
20. Sunghursh (1968)
21. Kohinoor (1960) – Yuvraj Rana Devendra Bahadur
22. Qila (1998) – Jaganath/Amarnath Singh (Dilip Kumar Last Film)
Dilip Kumar was very choosy with his role that’s why his all the movies worked good on the box office. He was also most often voiced by Mohammed Rafi and others were Talat Mahmood, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh. Dilip has been active in many social causes and put efforts to bring India Pakistan peoples closer to each other. In 1998, he was awarded with the highest civilian-award conferred by the Pakistan Government i.e. Nishan-e-Imtiaz. His first love was with the actress Kamini Kaushal, later on he was in love with Madhubala and finally he married to the Saira Banu. Saira was 22 years younger than Dilip Kumar, this shows that age is not an obstacle if love is true.
In 2013, he first time in his life performed Umrah the holy pilgrimage to Makkah alongwith Saira Bano. Dilip is considered as one of the greatest-actors in the history of Hindi-cinema who gave many popular Dilip Kumar movies and holds the Guinness World-Record of winning the maximum number of awards. Throughout his career he has received many awards, including 8 Filmfare-Awards for the Best Actor and 19 nominations in Filmfare Awards. In 1993, Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime-Achievement Award.