India’s one of the finest film actor Dilip Kumar is known as Tragedy King. Greatest Indian Film maker Satyajit Ray described him as “the ultimate method actor” of Indian cinema.
Yusuf Khan to Dilip Kumar
He was born in Peshawar, Pakistan before India’s partition. Yusuf Khan was his real name whereas he changed his name to Dilip Kumar when he started working in Hindi cinema.
His own style
When he was acting he used to chose films on merit. His dialogue delivery and acting is considered as a benchmark in Indian film industry
Awards and recognition
He has won many awards including film fare. Indian Government honoured him with the Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Vibhushan. Pakistani Government also honoured him with Nishan-e-Imtiaz. He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.
He got into controversy for receiving Nishan-e-Pakistan. He kept the award after consultation with then Indian Prime Minister Mr. AB Vajpayee. He also said that “This award was given to me for the humane activities to which I have dedicated myself.”
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