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Dilip Kumar Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Biography & More!

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Bio
Real NameMuhammad Yusuf Khan
NicknameTragedy King
ProfessionActor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 146 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 December 1922
Age (as in 2016)94 Years
Birth PlacePeshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
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NationalityIndian
HometownBombay (now Mumbai), India
SchoolBarnes School, Deolali, Nashik district, Maharashtra
CollegeN/A
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutFilm- Jwar Bhata (1944)
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FamilyFather- Lala Ghulam Sarwar (landlord and fruit merchant)
Mother- Ayesha Begum
Brother- Nasir Khan (younger, Film Actor),
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Ehsan Khan, Aslam Khan, Noor Mohammed, Ayub Sarwar
Sister- Fauzia Khan, Sakina Khan, Taj Khan, Farida Khan, Saeeda Khan, Akhtar Asif
ReligionIslam
Address34/B, Palli Hill, Nargis Dutt Road, Bandra (W), Bombay 400050, India
HobbiesCooking
Favourite Things
Favourite ActressMeena Kumari, Nalini Jaywant
Favourite SportCricket
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Favourite ColourBlack
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date11 October 1966 (with Saira Banu)
1980 (with Asma Rehman)
Affairs/Girlfriends Kamini Kaushal, Former Indian Film Actress
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Madhubala, Former Indian Film Actress
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Saira Banu, Former Indian Film Actress
Asma Rehman
Wife/SpouseSaira Banu, Former Indian Film Actress
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Asma Rehman
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ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- N/A
Money Factor
Net Worth $65 million (approx.)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Dilip Kumar

  • Does Dilip Kumar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Dilip Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born to a Hindko-speaking Awan family in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • He was raised along with his 12 siblings.
  • His father was a landlord and fruit merchant and also owned orchards in Deolali (in Maharashtra, India) and Peshawar (in Pakistan).
  • He did his schooling at Barnes School, Deolali in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.
  • His family moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) from Peshawar in the late 1930s.
  • Around 1940, when Dilip Kumar was still a teenager, he left home for Pune after an altercation with his father.
  • He also set up a sandwich stall at the army club in Pune.
  • With 5000 Indian Rupees in hand, he left for Bombay (now Mumbai) and in 1942 he met Devika Rani (owner of Bombay Talkies) and signed a contract with her company on a pay of 1250 Indian Rupees per year. devika-rani
  • Ashok Kumar influenced his acting style very much and told him to act “naturally.” dilip-kumar-with-ashok-kumar
  • Dilip Kumar became very close to Shashadhar Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar over the years.
  • Because of his proficiency in Urdu language he started his career in the script-writing.
  • He changed his name from Yousuf to Dilip on the request of Devika Rani.
  • Devika Rani cast him in a lead role for the film- Jwar Bhata (1944), which also proved as the debut of Dilip Kumar as an actor in the Hindi-film industry.
  • His acting in his first film- Jwar Bhata (1944) went unnoticed and his first major hit was Jugnu (1947) alongside Noor Jehan. jugnu-1947
  • His breakthrough role was in Andaz (1949) alongside Nargis and Raj Kapoor, which was a love triangle story. andaz-1949
  • His image of “Tragedy King” was established by his roles in the films like- Jogan (1950), Hulchul (1951), Tarana (1951), Deedar (1951), Daag (1952), Aan (1952), Uran Khatola (1955), Devdas (1955), Madhumati (1958) and Yahudi (1958).
  • His first anti-hero role was in Mehboob Khan’s Amar (1954). amar-1954
  • In 1953, he became the first actor of the Hindi-film Industry to win the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in the film- Daag (1952) and went on to win it for 7 times in his career. dilip-kumar-with-filmfare-award
  • In order to shed his image of “Tragedy King” once, a psychiatrist suggested him to take lighthearted roles.
  • He portrayed the role of Prince Salim in K. Asif’s epic historical film- Mughal-e-Azam (1960). The film remained 2nd highest-grossing film till 2008 in the Hindi-film history. Mughal-e-Azam
  • In 1961, he produced the only film in his career- Ganga Jamuna in which his younger brother- Nasir Khan also acted alongside him. ganga-jamuna-1961
  • In 1962, he was offered a role in a British FilmLawrence of Arabia by the British Director- David Lean, which he declined.
  • He starred alongside his real-life wife Saira Banu for the first time in the film- Gopi (1970). gopi-1970
  • From 1976 to 1981, he took a 5-year hiatus from films.
  • In 1980, he was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai (honorary post).
  • In the years 1991, 1994 and 2015, Government of India honored him with Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Vibhushan awards respectively.
  • In 1997, he was honored with Nishan-e-Imtiaz (highest civilian award in Pakistan) by the Government of Pakistan.
  • He won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1993.
  • He made his last film appearance in the 1998 film – Qilaqila-1998
  • For the period 2000-2006, Indian National Congress nominated him Member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • On his 89th birthday in 2011, he launched his twitter account. dilip-kumar-twitter-account
  • Dilip Kumar holds the Guinness World Record for the maximum number of awards to be won by an Indian Actor.
  • In 2013, he undertook a pilgrimage to Mecca along with his wife Saira Banu.
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