Bollywood legend actor Dilip Kumar has birthday today, who was born in 11 December, 1922 in Peshawar was brought to industry by late actress Devika Rani.
By the request of Devika Rani he changed his name to Dilip kumar from Mohammad Yusuf Khan. His debut movie was Jwar Bhata released in 1944, but however the film was not a big hit at the box-office.
His first hot film was Jugnu starred against Noor Jehan, released in 1947. But, he got recognition from his film Andaaz released on 1949. He also took a break from acting for about 5 years and made his comeback in 1981 with a film Karanti
Some of the hits of Dilip Kumar are- Shaheed, Mela, Andaz, Shubnam, Devdas, Jogan, Babul, Deedar, Insaniyat, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Paigham, Mughal-e-Azam, Haathi Mere Saathi, Gnaga Jamuna etc
He is the man who first won the prestigious film fare award for the best acting. He has won 9 film fare awards. Actor tied the knot with the veteran actress Saira Banu in 1966. His last film was Qila in 1998।
Dilip ji was supposed to make his appearance in the film Asar in 2001 with Ajay Devgon, but unfortunately the film was shelved. This veteran actor woked for 65 movies during his lifetime.