Dilip Kumar

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Dilip Kumar
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Dilip Kumar at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of CINTAA Tower in 2011.
Born
Muhammad Yusuf Khan

(1922-12-11)11 December 1922
Died7 July 2021(2021-07-07) (aged 98)
Cause of deathProstate cancer
NationalityIndian
Other namesDilip Kumar, First Khan, Tragedy King
CitizenshipIndian
OccupationActor, producer, writer
Notable work
Spouse(s)Saira Banu (m. 1966)
Asma Sahiba (1979–1982)
RelativesNasir Khan (brother)
Ayub Khan (nephew)
Awards8 Filmfare Award for Best Actor 1 BFJA Award for Best Actor
Honours
Signature
Dilip Kumar's signature

Dilip Kumar (born Muhammad Yusuf Khan; 11 December 1922 – 7 July 2021) was an Indian movie actor.[1] He was well known in the Indian cinema industry. He worked in many movies along with fellow Indian actor Pran. His career has lasted for almost 60 years. He was known for his role as King Dilip Dilip in the Indian classic Tragedy King.[2]

He held the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.[1]

Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on 11 December 1922 in Peshawar, British India, now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[3]

Kumar died on 7 July 2021 in Mumbai from prostate cancer at the age of 98.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dilip Kumar is my idol and inspiration: Amitabh Bachchan". The Times of India. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  2. "Tragedy king Dilip Kumar turns 88". The Indian Express. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  3. "Peshawar's contribution to subcontinent's cinema highlighted". The News International. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  4. "Dilip Kumar (1922-2021): Life and Times of the 'Tragedy King'". News18. 7 July 2021. Retrieved 7 July 2021.

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