‘King of tragedy’ Dilip Kumar, whose career spans over six decades with memorable films like “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Ganga Jamuna”, “Devdas” and “Madhumati”, “Jogan”, is called the first superstar of film industry.
He would be one of the longest living legends associated with the world of cinema perhaps anywhere in the world.
Dilip Kumar was among the top actors of the Hindi film industry during 1950s and 60s. His fans gave him the title of ‘Tragedy King’ for his perfection in death and tragic scenes.
Dilip Kumar was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 11, 1922 in a family of twelve children. The actor’s original name is Muhammad Yousuf Khan which he later changed to Dilip Kumar after entering the Hindi film industry.
Dilip Kumar was titled as the ‘ultimate method actor” by Satyajit Ray, made his debut with Jwar Bhata (1944).