Manoj Kumar Age, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Manoj Kumar

Real NameHarikrishna Giri Goswami (birth name)
NicknameBharat Kumar
ProfessionActor, Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 85 kg
in Pounds- 187 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 July 1937 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)86 Years
Birth PlaceAbbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India
(now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeHindu College, University of Delhi
Educational QualificationsGraduation
DebutFilm- Fashion (1957)
Directorial- Upkaar (1967)
FamilyFather- H.L. Goswami
Mother- Krishna Kumari Goswami
Brother- Rajiv Goswami
Sister- Neelam Goswami
HobbiesListening to music, Singing
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorDilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar
Favourite ActressKamini Kaushal
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/SpouseShashi Goswami
Manoj Kumar with his wife
ChildrenSons- Vishal Goswami,
Manoj Kumar with his son Vishal Goswami
Kunal GoswamiKunal Goswami
Daughter- None

Manoj Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Kumar

  • Does Manoj Kumar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Manoj Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Manoj Kumar was born in Brahmin family. When he was 10 years old, his family left Abbottabad, Pakistan and migrated to Delhi.
  • When he came to India due to the partition, his family lived as refugees in Vijay Nagar, Kingsway Camp and later moved to Old Rajendra Nagar area of New Delhi.
  • From a young age, he was really inspired by Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar and thus decided to name himself as Manoj Kumar. However, his real name is Harikrishna Giri Goswami.
  • Manoj Kumar’s film career began with 1957 movie Fashion, wherein he played the role of an 80-year-old person.
  • Manoj Kumar’s patriotic image was truly recognized after the release of 1965 film Shaheed. The movie was based on the life of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.Shaheed Movie
  • After 1965 Indo-Pak War, the then PM of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, asked him to create a movie based on the popular slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kissan. To fulfill his words, he made Upkaar in 1967, in which he played both a soldier and a farmer.
  • The Film Upkaar won Kumar his first Filmfare Best Director Award.Upkaar Movie Poster
  • In 1981, he directed a movie, Kranti. The movie was a big hit at the box office. After Kranti, his film career began to decline because his movies were not performing well.
  • Due to his many roles on Patriotism, he was nicknamed as ‘Bharat Kumar’.
  • In 1989, he was the first ever Indian director to cast Pakistani actors.
  • In 1992, he was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India.
  • In 1995, he quit acting. He acted for the last time in the 1995 film Maidan-E-Jung.
  • Prior to 2004, it was announced that Manoj Kumar had joined Shiv Sena.
  • In 2016, Manoj Kumar was bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Award lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.Manoj Kumar receiving Dada Saheb Falke Award from President