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Dilip Kumar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Career, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 16, 2021

Short Biography

Muhammad Yusuf Khan became famous as Dilip Kumar, was born on 11th December 1922 in Peshawar, British India. He was an Ace Indian Actor, also referred as 'Tragedy King' and famous Director Satyajit Ray had demonstrated him as The Ultimate Method Actor.

Dilip Kumar Complete Bio & Career

Dilip Kumar made his debut with the film Jwar Bhata in 1944. The movie didn’t do well and he too went unnoticed. It was after three years of his debut when he starred opposite Noor Jehan in Jugnu, he delivered his first of many hits that were scheduled to follow after his powerful performance. He established himself as an Actor with his breakthrough role in the film Andaz starring alongside Nargis and Raj Kapoor. He was at the pinnacle of his career in the 1950s and gave hits after hits with movies such as Babul, Tarana, Deedar, Daag, Devdas, and Madhumati to name a few.
The year 1960 proved to be the best of Dilip Sahab which came with the film Mughal-e-Azam, where he portrayed the role of Prince Salim. The movie was the highest-grosser film of Bollywood then. In 1961 he starred in his own produced film Ganga Jamuna opposite Vyjanthimala with whom he already delivered many hits and this movie too was no less than a blockbuster hit. By the end of this decade, he delivered few more hits like Dil Diya Dil Liya, Aadmi, and Sangharsh.
He was arguably one of the most versatile actors that Bollywood has ever seen. For the noted tragic roles that he played in his illustrious careers like Deedar, Jogan, and Devdas, he got the title of "Tragic King". In the course of his career, he became the first man to receive the first Best Filmfare Actor Award. In all, he won 8 Filmfare awards. In the latter part of his career, he mostly played the father and grandfather role and was last seen in the Hindi film Qila which was released in the year 1998. He was indeed one of the biggest superstars in Indian cinema. In a career that had spanned over 5 decades, he had won millions of hearts and will always be remembered as 'Dilip Sahab'.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1991 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 1994 Hindi Film Industry
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2015 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He was suffering from prostate cancer for a long time. He was admitted to Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai. On 07-07-2021 around 07:30 AM, he took his last breath at the hospital. He died at the age of 98.

DEATHDAY 7 July,2021 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dilip Kumar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Lala Ghulam Sarwar
Mother Ayesha Begum
Brother Nasir Khan, Ten (Name Not Known) 
Wife Saira Banu
Ex-wife Asma
Other Relatives Sayyeshaa Saigal (Grand Niece)

He was born to Lala Ghulam Sarwar and Ayesha Begum. In all, he had 11 siblings including actor Nasir Khan. After a lot of breakups, he finally married Actress Saira Banu in 1966. In 1980 he married for the second time to Asma but the marriage was short-lived. He got back to his first wife Saira Banu and went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2013 with her. Actress Sayyeshaa Saigal is his Grand Niece who is married to Tamil actor Arya. Bollywood actress Naseem Banu was his Mother-in-law.

Life's Important Dates Of Dilip Kumar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Sal & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Peshawar
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Jwar Bhata (1944)
Best Movies Devdas (1955), Kohinoor (1960), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
Best Friends Raj Kapoor
Salary N/A
Net Worth $ 65 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Rolls-Royce Ghost, and Mercedes Benz S400,


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Nalini Jaywant , Meena Kumari
Favorite Actor Raj Kapoor

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dilip Kumar

  • He was 44 when he married Saira Banu who was just 22.
  • His film Devdas was ranked among the Top 25 Must-Watch Bollywood Films in the year 2005 by Indiatimes.
  • For his achievements as an actor, he was felicitated with the Padma Bhushan Award in the year 1991 and in 1993 was felicitated with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • He was great friends with Raj Kapoor and it was Raj Kapoor who lead his baraat.
  • He went to depression after he played numerous tragic roles and was therefore advised by doctors to either quit acting or play only the light-hearted roles.
  • He won the Filmfare Best Actor Award 8 times.
  • Dilip Kumar had declined the offer to work with Nargis for the film Mother India.
  • In 1998, he was honoured with the highest civilian award, Mark-e-Imtiaz, from Pakistan.
  •  He gave the on-screen name Dilip Kumar by the owner of Bombay Talkies "Devika Rani".
  • Dilip Kumar used to sell fruits with his father before making his debut into the film industry.

Dilip Kumar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Dilip Kumar was 98 years 6 months & 27 days old age.