Dilip Kumar Filmography – More than 60 films in 5 decades, won so many awards as ‘Tragedy King’, made record
Dilip Kumar turns from Yusuf Khan
The owner of Bombay Talkies, Devika Rani signed Dilip Kumar with the company for a salary of Rs.1250. It was he who advised Yusuf Khan to change his name to Dilip Kumar. And later signed him as a lead hero in the film ‘Jwar Bhata’.
During this time, Dilip Kumar was also identified with Ashok Kumar. Both of them were closest to Dilip Kumar in the initial days.
Identity from firefly
After the first few films did not work, Dilip Kumar got his first big recognition with the film ‘Jugnu’. Released in 1947, the film was a box office hit.
After this, he had two big hits in 1948 – Shaheed and Mela.
the glorious decade of the 1950s
Dilip Kumar’s next big hit was in the year 1949 in Mehboob Khan’s Andaz. In which he was seen with Raj Kapoor and Nargis.
In the 1950s, he gave more than one hit films – Jogan, Babul, Hustle, Deedar, Devdas, Naya Daur, Madhumati..
Got the tag of ‘The Tragedy King’
During this time he also got the tag of ‘The Tragedy King’. Due to continuously doing many emotional films, Dilip Kumar also became a victim of depression. Then on the advice of his psychiatrist, he did some light films.
Record for Best Actor Award
Dilip Kumar became the first actor to win the Filmfare Best Actor Award. He got this for the film Daag. He won the Best Actor award 8 times in his career, which is a record till date. At present, only Shahrukh Khan is equal to him in this list.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award
In 1980 he was declared the Sheriff of Mumbai to honor him. In 1995, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. In 1998, he was also awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s highest civilian award.
Dilip Kumar played the role of Rajkumar Salim in K Asif’s film, which is considered to be one of the biggest films in Indian film history. It remained the highest-grossing Hindi film for 11 consecutive years. Later this record was broken by Haathi Mere Saathi.. and then by Sholay.
one lakh fee
Dilip Kumar became the first actor in that era, who was paid a fee of one lakh.
In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, he acted in fewer films. His major films of this period were Vidhata (1982), Duniya (1984), Karma (1986), Izzatdar (1990) and Saudagar (1991).
His last film was the 1998 film Quila. However, the 1991 film ‘Saudagar’ was his last box office hit.
Married to Saira Banu
Dilip Kumar married actress Saira Banu in 1966. Dilip Kumar was 44 years old and Saira Banu was 22 at the time of marriage. After marriage, Saira Banu made a distance from films.
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