Indian actor who’s widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema. Dilip Kumar holds the record for most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and also holds the record for most consecutive wins, having won the award for three years in a row from 1956 to 1958. In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar starred in over 65 films. He was best known for his roles in the films Jugnu (1947), Andaz (1949), Deedar (1951), Aan (1952), Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Madhumati (1958), Paigham (1959), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Gunga Jumna (1961), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Kranti (1981), Shakti (1982), Vidhaata (1982), Mashaal (1984), Karma (1986), Kanoon Apna Apna (1989), and Saudagar (1991).
Born Mohammed Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922 in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar, Pakistan, to parents Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan, he was raised along with his 12 siblings. Kumar completed his schooling from Barnes School, Deolali in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. He had a long relationship with actress Madhubala but never married her. He was married to actress and dancer Saira Banu from 1966 until his death in 2021.
Dilip Kumar Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 11 December 1922
Birth Place: Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Date of Death: July 7, 2021
Death Place: Mumbai, India
Birth Name: Mohammed Yusuf Khan
Nicknames: Tragedy King, Legendary Khan, The First Khan
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Philanthropist
Hair Color: Salt & Pepper
Eye Color: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Dilip Kumar Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 150 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 68 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8¼”
Height in Meters: 1.74 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Shoe Size: N/A
Dilip Kumar Family Details:
Father: Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan (landlord and fruit merchant)
Mother: Ayesha Begum
Spouse/Wife: Asma Rehman (m. 1981–1983), Saira Banu (m. 1966-2021)
Siblings: Nasir Khan, Aslam Khan, Ehsan Khan, Noor Mohammed, Fauzia Khan, Akhtar Asif, Ayub Sarwar, Saeeda Khan, Taj Khan, Farida Khan, Sakina Khan
Dilip Kumar Education:
Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik district, Maharashtra
Dilip Kumar Facts:
*He was born on December 11, 1922 in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar, Pakistan.
*His family moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) from Peshawar in the late 1930s.
*He made his acting debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata.
*He changed his name from Yousuf to Dilip on the request of Devika Rani.
*He received the first Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 1954 for his role as Shankar in the film Daag.
*He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.
*Follow him on Twitter.