Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away today . His actual name was Mohammed Yusuf Khan, born 11 December 1922 – 7 July 2021), known professionally and popularly as Dilip Kumar, was prominent Bollywood actor, film producer and philanthropist, best known for his work in Hindi cinema.
Later referred as “The First Khan”,he has been credited for bringing a distinct form of method acting technique to cinema. Kumar holds the record for most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and was also the inaugural recipient of the award.
Dilip Kumar became a Bollywood superstar within no time . He gave several hit films .Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Bombay Talkies.
In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar worked in over 65 films. Kumar is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), and the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967).
He was known as the tragedy king of Bollywood for showing his class in several sad Bollywood roles .