Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 7 (ANI): Bollywood tragedy king Dilip Kumar took his last breath at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. The 98-year-old actor died of various age-related illnesses.
With over 50 years of career as an award-winning actor, during the golden age of Hindi films, Dilip Kumar captivated millions with his performances in more than 65 films.
He was also widely known as Bollywood’s First Khan. Born in Peshawar, Pakistan as Muhammad Yousuf Khan, he began his acting career with the screen name Dilip Kumar.
Dilip Kumar holds the record for winning the largest number of Filmfare Awards. He was the first recipient of this award and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor eight times. During his 50-year career, he contributed to Hindi films in various ways, including the introduction of method acting techniques.
His first few films, including his Bollywood debut “Jwar Bhata” released in 1944, couldn’t touch the audience. However, his glittering performance at “Jugnu”, the year of India’s independence in 1947, caught the eye and made the film his first blockbuster.
Born December 11, 1922, Dilip Kumar was one of twelve siblings. Last year’s actor graduated from Burns School in Deolali, Nashik and grew up in a mixed area. His childhood friend Raj Kapoor later became a colleague in the film industry.
After running a sandwich stall at the Army Club in Pune in 1943, Dilip Kumar wanted to set up a business in Mumbai, contribute to household income and help his father. His father was a fruit merchant and landlord who owned orchards in Peshawar and Deorari near Nasik. But fate had other plans. At Churchgate Station in Mumbai, Dilip Kumar met Dr. Masani. Dr. Masani introduced the actor Debika Lani, who was the owner of the famous Malad movie studio Bombay Torquays at the time.
Previously, Dilip Kumar was fluent in Urdu and helped the scripting and storytelling department. It was at the request of Devika Rani that Muhammad Yusuf Khan changed his professional name to Dilip Kumar. After that, he embarked on a career as an actor in the Bombay Torquays in the movie “Jewer Bata”. “In his autobiography” Matter and Shadow, “” I didn’t know what it was to act in front of the camera. That was. During his mission at the Bombay Torquays, he was a star at the time. I met the actor Ashok Kumar. From Ashok Kumar, he learned that acting was not an exaggeration in theater, which was a popular trend at the time.
After “Jugnu”, he starred in several more hits “Shahid” and “Mera” and finally played a groundbreaking role in Mehboob Khan’s “Anders”.
The actors are known for their careful selection of screenplays, and it was clear why Dilip Kumar was more than just an actor, writer, filmmaker, poet, and philosopher. His erudition helped him stand out and evolve new acting methods. Dignified silence, thoughtful pauses, and the delivery of his poetic dialogue were the hallmarks of his understated style.
In the 1949 movie “Anders,” Dilip Kumar starred with two other golden stars of the era, Raj Kapoor and Nargis.
He made several blockbusters in the 1940s, but the first true success in a series of hits “Bubble,” “Fat Das,” “Fruchul,” “Yahdi,” and “Darg” was in the 1950s. It was the age. “Sairat”, “Naya Daur”, “Deedar”. These were classic tragic films that gave Dilip Kumar the title of “King of Tragedy.” Although he was a Teetotalist himself, “Dave Darth” captured the essence of a self-destructive man who was driven by unrequited love and became drunk. He portrayed the sadness of his character, Devdas, through his vague eyes and eloquent silence.
His first filmfare award in the main category of the legendary star starring actor was the social drama “Darg”, which made him the first winner of this award when it was founded in 1954.
Since then, he has won several prestigious awards and continues to hold the record for the largest Filmfare Awards in his eight Black Lady Trophy. He shared his position with superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has won eight Filmfare Awards for his work.
The tragic film brought him great professional success, but Dilip Kumar was deeply involved in the characters he drew, which affected his mental health and caused depression attacks. It was.
Then, at the suggestion of a psychiatrist, he played some easy-going roles. He started with Mehboob Khan’s “Ahn”. This was also his first movie shot in Technicolor.
The actor tried to work in different genres to get rid of the “King of Tragedy” tag, but so far only this title, as his spectacular portrayals in these films are engraved in the hearts of fans. It is remembered in.
After playing some light roles, he landed Prince Salim’s protagonist on the budget Magnum Opus “Mughal Empire” in 1960 and was re-released in full color in 2004. Original release.
In 1961, the late actor also became a film producer, starring in the movie “Ganga Jamna” with actor Vyjayanthimala, and then did not make any other films. The film, which itself had elements borrowed from “Mother India,” later became the predecessor of several other films, one brother becoming an outlaw and the other becoming a policeman.
Dilip Kumar was excellent at his performance as a naive villager who was forced to become dacoity due to circumstances. Made in a rural dialect, the film retained those flavors in music and lyrics.
He provided several more great depictions in the 1960s, including two roles in “Lamb Owl Siam,” “Wahida Lehmann’s Stirrer,” “Admi,” and the super-hit movie “Sonharsh.”
In 1966, he commemorated the marriage of a legendary actor to the then Bollywood diva Sila Banu, who was 22 years younger than him. Prior to marrying Saira Banu, Dilip Kumar had a relationship with Madhubala, the Queen of Elegance. He was also associated with Bollywood beauties such as Kamini Kaushal and Vyjayanthimala.
Lovingly known as Dilip Serve, he was one of the most popular celebrities for women. His popularity among women was so high that they were said to have wanted to stand in front of his car and be overrun. On the day of his engagement, a girl in the industry who appears to be his girlfriend reportedly took sleeping pills. Dilip Kumar had to make her understand that he was in love with Saira Banu. He returned to the engagement ceremony after she settled down.
After several consecutive successes, Dilip Kumar experienced a slump in his career in the 1970s, with only a few films such as “Bailag” and “Gopi” being screened at the box office. In “Gopi,” he starred with his real wife, Saira Banu.
After that, Dilip Kumar took a five-year pause in the film, which lasted from 1976 to 1981. He made a comeback in the multi-star movie “Kranty” in 1981, when he played a central role in the ensemble cast. Names such as Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Manoj Kumar, and Hema Malini were included.
After playing a nominal role in the revolutionary battle for India’s independence, he was then directed by Subhash Ghai in the cast along with stars such as Shammi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Dutt. Appeared in “Vidata” in 1982.
Co-starring with Amitabh Bachchan in Ramesh Sippy’s 1982 blockbuster “Shakti,” he won the eighth and final Filmfare Awards for Best Actor. His next film, Yash Chopra’s 1984 social crime drama “Mashar,” failed at the box office, but his performance was highly appreciated.
After that, he co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in “Dunia” in 1984, and co-starred with Zietendra in “Darm Adikari” released in 1986.
In 1986, he again collaborated with Subhash Guy for the ensemble action movie “Karma”. He was first paired with veteran actor Nutan, who had previously collaborated 30 years ago in an incomplete film named “Shikuwa”. He was again paired on the other side of Nutan for “Qanun Apna Apuna” in 1989.
Dilip co-starred with veteran actor Large Kumar in the 1991 movie “Saudaga”. Large Kumar was later his last astounding success at the box office and his last collaboration with Subhash Ghai.
In 1994, he was awarded the Filmfare Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his contribution to the film industry for more than 50 years. In the same year, he received the prestigious Dadasa Hebfalke Award and was subsequently awarded the Padmabi Boushan in 2015.
To commemorate the official return of the actor, film producer Sudakar Bokade released the film “Karinga” in 1992, but the film was finally shelved a few years later. His last movie appearance was a movie titled “Qila” released in 1998.
After his acting career ended, Dilip was nominated for the Senate through the Indian National Congress. He was a member of Parliament Large Yasaba in Maharashtra from 2000 to 2006.
In addition to acting and politics, the star also undertook humanitarian activities. While serving as Rajya Sabha MP, he used the MPLAD Foundation to improve the gardens of Bandra Fort and Bandstand Promenade.
Dilip Kumar was a flame carrier who made Bollywood taller than ever. His persona, who lived many lives in his lifetime, was not replaced by anyone else.
Poetry and calm are synonyms for the name Dilip Kumar. Despite having lived such a long life in the eyes of the public, no other actor has an eternal positive image in the hearts of the audience.
Whether it was a love affair between Madhubala and Caminikashal, his first marriage, or other controversy like the 1993 Nishan-E-Imtiers Award (Pakistan’s Best Civilian Award), he is patriotism. Raised a question about. With elegance and maturity.
One of Bollywood’s early stars, he has risen to an outstanding level never before achieved in Indian cinema. A role model for many stars, legends, and kings of the golden age of movies, Dilip Kumar leaves a legacy for many actor lovers to enjoy and learn.
The news of his death left a void in the minds of many, including some Bollywood celebrities of the past and present generations. (ANI)
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