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BOLLYPEDIA: Dilip Kumar 

  • born on 11th September 1922 in Peshawar as Yusuf Khan
  • worked at Aundh military canteen in Pune where he was spotted by Devika Rani, who then cast him in Jwar Bhata (1944)
  • finally got noticed in 1947 in Jugnu, after which he shot to fame with a series of classic films
  • was in relationship with actress Madhubala, who is considered his most popular pairing on screen till this day
  • in 1966 married actress Saira Banu, who was 22 years his junior. They are stil together.
  • passed on Lawrence of Arabia, Pyaasa and Sangam
  • considered the first method-actor, with the movie era being talked about as pre and post-Dilip Kumar
  • holds the Guiness world record as the most awarded Indian actor ever

Films to watch:

  • Amar
  • Mughal-E-Azam
  • Karma
  • Kohinoor
  • Gunga Jumna
  • Madhumati
  • Devdas