Manoj Kumar (actor)

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Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar at Esha Deol's wedding at ISCKON temple 10.jpg
Manoj Kumar in 2012
Born
Harikishan Giri Goswami

(1937-07-24) 24 July 1937 (age 82)
NationalityIndian
Other namesBharat Kumar
CitizenshipIndian
OccupationMovie Director, Actor
Years active1957–1995
Spouse(s)Shashi Goswami
Children2
RelativesRajiv Goswami (brother)

Manoj Kumar (born Harikishan Giri Goswami[1] on 24 July 1937) is an Indian actor and director in Bollywood. He is remembered for his movies Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and Kranti. He is known for acting in and directing movies with patriotic themes, and has been given the nickname Bharat Kumar.

In 1992, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed him in 2015.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Verghis, Shana Maria (8 May 2011). "'I left behind a can of marbles in Abbotabad after Partition'". Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  2. Kumar, Anuj (2016-03-10). "Know your Bharat". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-08-16.