Dilip Kumar Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Worth, Assets, Wife

Dilip Kumar the veteran actor of the Indian Film Industry is the legendary actor who has given numerous hits in his acting career. He was born on 11th December 1922, in Peshawar NWFP, Pre-Independence India. Dilip Kumar was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan and he is famously known as the tragedy king. He is the best method actor, as it was described by Satyajit Ray, the famous director of all times. He changed his name from Yusuf to Dilip by the request of Devika Rani, who was the actress of the Bombay Talkies and she also asked him to sign up with their company. There is no one to question his talent. Dilip Kumar started his career helping in writing stories and scripting. At the Bombay Talkies, he met Ashok Kumar who was impressed by his acting style and called him very natural. The Thespian who turned 94 this month celebrated a simple and a quiet birthday at the Leelavati hospital in Bombay. He thanked all his fans, friends and colleagues for their lovely wishes via social media. The other veteran actors Shatrughan Sinha and Dharmendra visited him at the hospital. Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu was with him all the time when he was in the hospital and they also cut a chocolate cake on his birthday.

Career

Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar made his debut with the film Jwar Bhara, which was released in the year 1944. In the year 1947, he appeared in the film called jugnu starring opposite Noor Jehan, which was very successful at the box office and people loved his acting skills. He later appeared in numerous films, which were hit and was loved by everyone. He has given classic hits like Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam and NayaDaur of which the latter two were re-released in the year 2004 and 2008. Devdas was made again, where Shah Rukh Khan played the lead role. He has acted in many films and has also achieved many awards in his entire career. He received the Padma Bhushan award, The Padma Vibhushan award, Nishan-e-imtiaz and the lifetime achievement award as well.

Net Worth

$65 Million

Personal Info

  • Name: Mohammad Yusuf Khan
  • Stage Name: Dilip Kumar
  • Place of Birth: Peshawar
  • Date of Birth: 11 December 1922
  • Age: 94 Years
  • Schools: Benaras School, Deolali
  • College: Not Known
  • Father: Lala Ghulam Sawar
  • Mother: Ayesha Begum
  • Brother: Nasir Khan, Ehsan Khan, Aslam Khan, Noor Mohammed, Ayub Sarwar
  • Sister: Fauzia Khan, Sakina Khan, Taj Khan, Farida Khan, Saeeda Khan, Akhtar Asif
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Ayub Khan (1979-1982); Saira Banu (m. 1966)
  • Affair: Kamini Kaushal, Madhubala, Saira Banu, Asma Rehman
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 66Kgs
  • Religion: Islam
  • Profession: Actor
  • Languages Known: Hindi and English
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