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DILIP KUMAR

 
Dilip Kumar, the thespian of Hindi filmdom, is regarded as the epitome of emoting and the 'monarch of tragedy'. He was born in Peshawar in 1922 as Yousuf Khan. It was Devika Rani who introduced Dilip Kumar to filmdom. His debut film was Jwar Bhata in 1944. With Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, he formed that star trinity of the 1950s backed with the success of motion pictures such as Mela (1948), Andaaz (1949), Babul (1950), Jogan (1950), Deedar (1951), Aan, Daag (1952), Footpath (1953), Azaad, Udan Khatola (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Madhumati (1958), Amar (1959), Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Leader (1964), Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Reshma Aur Shera (1971), Bairaag (1976), Kranti (1981), Shakti, Vidhaata (1982), Mashaal (1984), Karma (1986), Saudagar (1991) and Qila (1998). He is a recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. He is the only Indian actor to receive Pakistan's highest civilian award, the
Nishan-e-Imtiyaaz
.


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