Dilip Kumar Age, Biography, Wife, Children, Death, Net Worth & More

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Dilip Kumar Bio/Wiki:

Dilip Kumar was an Indian actor, film producer, and philanthropist, known primarily for his roles in Hindi films in the Bollywood film industry. He was born on 11 December 1922 in Peshawar, British India. Some 8 years after his birth, in 1930, his entire family shifted to Deolali, Nashik, Maharashtra.

Dilip Kumar’s real name was Mohammad Yusuf Khan. He did his schooling at Barnes School in Deolali, Nashik district. He grew up with his childhood friend and legendary Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor. In 1940, when Dilip Kumar was just 18 years old, he left home for Pune due to a dispute with his father.

After moving to Pune, he made a living by setting up a sandwich stall in the Army Club. After that, he left for Bombay with only ₹5000 rupees in hand. He first met Devika Rani, owner of Bombay Talkies in 1942 and signed a contract with her at a salary of ₹1250 Indian Rupees per year.

He started his career in screenwriting due to his proficiency in the Urdu language. His acting style was greatly influenced by Ashok Kumar for the first time and naturally asked Dilip Kumar to act in films. He was also fluent to speak Urdu, Hindi, Hindko (his first language), Punjabi, Marathi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Pashto, Persian, Awadhi, and Bhojpuri.

Before making his debut in films, Dilip Kumar changed his name from Mohammad Yusuf Khan to Dilip Kumar at the behest of Devika Rani. In 1944, for the first time, Dilip Kumar made his acting debut in the Bollywood film Jwar Bhata. It was produced by Bombay Talkies.

His debut film Jwar Bhata went unnoticed. After acting in a few other films that were a flop at the box office, he worked with actress Noor Jahan in the 1947 release of Jugnu, which proved to be his first hit at the box office.

His two more films, Shaheed and Mela, released the following year, were also box office hits. In 1949, he acted in the film Andaz opposite Raj Kapoor and Nargis which was a hit. The film Shabnam, which was released the same year, was also a hit at the box office.

The 1950s was a crucial decade for his career which established Dilip Kumar’s screen image as the tragedy king. In this decade, he acted in many big hits like Jogan (1950), Babul (1950), Hulchul (1951), Deedar (1951), Tarana (1951), Daag (1952), Sangdil (1952), Shikast (1953), Amar (1954), Uran Khatola (1955), Insaniyat (1955), Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Yahudi (1958), Madhumati (1958), Paigham (1959).

He suffered from depression for some time due to his many tragic roles, after which he took up lighter roles at the behest of his psychiatrist. He first won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his film Daag, and later he won the Filmfare Award seven times. He was the first actor to charge Rs 1 lakh per film in the 1950s.

In 1960, he played the role of Prince Salim in director Asif’s big-budget historical film Mughal-E-Azam, which was the highest-grossing film in Indian film history for 11 years. The film was the first film to gross 1000 crore Indian rupees in 2011. The 1970s was a decade of recession for Dilip Kumar.

In this, many of his films proved to be box office flops, and some of his films received mixed reactions. After this, he took a break from films for 5 years from 1976 to 1981 and did a great job in his next hit film Kranti. He was awarded the eighth and final Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film Shakti, directed by Ramesh Sippy.

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Real NameMohammed Yusuf Khan
Nick NameTragedy King
Known AsDilip Kumar
Popular ForPlayed the role of Prince Salim in the Bollywood Film Mughal-E-Azam
Date of Birth11 December 1922
Date of Death7 July 2021
Birth DayMonday
Death DayWednesday
Age (at the time of death)98 years (in 2021)
BirthplacePeshawar, North-West Front Province, British India (Now, Known as Peshawar, Pakistan)
Death PlaceHinduja Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
HometownDeolali, Nasik, Maharashtra, India
Current AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Language KnownHindi, English, French
HighschoolBarnes School Deolali, Nasik, Maharashtra, India
CasteNot Known
Zodiac Sign/Star SignSagittarius ♐
Blood GroupNot Known
Debut in Bollywood Film IndustryBollywood Film “Jwar Ghata” (1944)
Last Bollywood FilmQila (1998)

Body Measurement & Physical Stats:

Dilip Kumar’s age was 98 years old in the year 2021. He is one of the greatest Bollywood veteran actors who has won the hearts of millions of fans with his acting.

Dilip Kumar’s height was 5 feet 9 inches, which is equal to 180 cm. His body weight is about 66 kg, he takes a proper diet to keep his body fit so his body measurement is Not Known. His eye color is Black, and his hair color is brownish-white.

Age (at the time of death)98 years (in 2021)
Height in Feetin centimeter: 175 cm
in meter: 1.75 m
in feet: 5′ 9″ inch
Weight in kilogram66 kg
Weight in pounds145 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrownish White

Dilip Kumar Family Members & Their Relationship:

Dilip Kumar with her wife Saira Banu
Dilip Kumar with her wife Saira Banu

Dilip Kumar was born into a prosperous Muslim family. His entire family believed in Islam and worshiped Allah. Dilip Kumar’s father’s name was Lala Ghulam Sarwar who was a landowner and fruit trader in Peshawar and his mother’s name was Ayesha Begum.

When Dilip Ji was just 8 years old, his entire family shifted from Peshawar to Deolali, Nashik, Maharashtra, where his father was a fruit trader and landowner. Apart from his parents, there were 12 brothers and sisters in Dilip Ji’s house.

His younger brothers were named Nasir Khan a film actor, Ehsan Khan, Aslam Khan, Noor Mohammad, and Ayub Sarwar. The names of his sisters were Fauzia Khan, Sakina Khan, Taj Khan, Farida Khan, Saeeda Khan, and Akhtar Asif.

Due to a rift with his father at the age of 18, he left his home and moved to Pune, where he used to set up sandwich stalls in the army camp. After this, he made his debut in films, after which he became a superstar by working in many hit films.

During that time he had an affair with Bollywood actresses like Kamini Kaushal, Madhubala, Saira Banu, and Asma Rehman. Later in the year 1966, Dilip Ji married actress Saira Banu, 22 years younger than him.

He later married Hyderabad-based socialite Asma Rehman in 1981, but the marriage broke up in 1983. Presently he is with his wife Saira Banu in Bandra West, Mumbai.

He had no children, he revealed in his autobiography Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow that Bano had conceived in 1972, but the baby died due to developing complications in the pregnancy. After this, he did not try to have a child again, believing that it was the will of God.

His younger brother Nasir Khan had died long back. His 2 more younger brothers died last year due to Covid 19. Dilip Ji’s younger brother Aslam Khan’s report came corona positive last year, after which he died in August 2020 at the age of 88. Another of his younger brothers Ehsan Khan died at the age of 90 in September 2020 last year after reports of corona positive.

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ParentsFather: Lala Ghulam Sarwar (Landlord & Fruit Merchant)
Mother: Ayesh Begum (Housewife)
12 SiblingsBrothers: Nasir Khan (Younger, Film Actor), Ehsan Khan, Aslam Khan, Noor Mohammed, Ayub Sarwar
Sister: Fauzia Khan, Sakina Khan, Taj Khan, Farida Khan, Saeeda Khan, Akhtar Asif
ChildrenNot Available
Wife NameSaira Banu (Married 1966 – Present)
Dilip Kumar married Saira Banu
Asma Rehman (Married 1981 – 1983)
Martial StatusMarried
Girlfriends / AffairsKamini Kaushal (Former Film Actress)
Madhubala (Former Film Actress)
Dilip Kumar with her Girlfriend Madhubala
Saira Banu (Former Film Actress)
Dilip Kumar with her Girlfriend Saira Banu
Asma Rehman
Marriage Date11 October 1966 – 2021 (With Saira Banu)
1981 – 1983 (Asma Rehman)

Dilip Kumar Net Worth Income & Salary:

Talking about his total net worth of Dilip Kumar was a great legendary actor in the Bollywood Industry, who earned his name, fame, and wealth due to the brilliant performance of his acting. His total net worth is around ₹625 crore.

MovieNot Known
Car/BikeNot Known
Total Net Worth₹625 crores (Approx, as of 2021)

Social Media Handle & Other Contact Details:

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InstagramNot Known

Movie List:

Dilip in his film Devdas

Dilip Kumar started his Bollywood career in 1944 with the film Jwar Bhata produced by the Bombay Talkies. He played the role of Jagdish in that film. However, the film was gone Unnoticed. After that, he worked in many hit films and became a superstar in the industry. Below, in the table, we have given the list of his films, which you must read once.

1944Jwar BhataJagdish
1948Ghar Ki Izzat
Anokha Pyar
Nadiya Ke Par
Ashok Kumar
Chhote Kumar
Dr. Motilal
Jai Tilak
Dr. Ram Singh
Uran Khatola
Kumar / Azaad / Abdul Rahim Khan
Naya Daur
Prince Marcus
Anand / Deven
1959PaighamRatan Lal
Yuvraj Rana Devendra Pratap Bahadur
Prince Salim
1961Gunga JamunaGungaram ‘Gunga’
1964LeaderVijay Khanna
Dil Diya Dard Liya
Warden (cameo)
Shankar / Raja Sahib
1967Ram Aur ShyamRam / Shyam (Double Role)
Sadhu & Shaitaan
Rajesh / Raja Sahib
Kundan Prasad / Bajrangi
1970Sagina Mahato
Sagina Mahato
Gopiram / Gopi
Anokha Milan
Diwan Anil Kumar 
Phir Kab Milogi
Sagina Maheto
Teja Singh
D.C.P. Ashwini Kumar
Shamsher Singh
1983MazdoorDinanath Saxena
Vinod Kumar
Mohan Kumar
1986Dharm Adhikari
Jailor Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Rana
1989Kanoon Apna ApnaCollector Jagat Pratap Singh
1990IzzatdarBrahma Dutt
1991SaudagarThakur Veer Singh
1998QilaJudge Amarnath Singh

Awards & Achievements:

Dilip Kumar with Filmfare Awards

Dilip Kumar is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Hindi cinema. He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the most awards by an Indian actor.

He has received several awards throughout his career, including eight Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and a Life Time Achievement Award for Filmfare. In the year 1993, he was awarded the Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award for the first time.

He was awarded the National Film Award for his performance in the 1961 film Ganga Jamuna. Many great actors including Shahrukh Khan consider Dilip Kumar as their inspiration.

Kumar is also known as the Tragedy King as he played several disappointing but award-winning roles in films depicting tragedy. Dilip was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in the year 1991, along with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

Kumar was also honored with the NTR National Award in the year 1997 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Apart from this, Dilip Ji was honored by the Government of Pakistan with Pakistan’s highest civilian award Nishan-e-Imtiaz in the year 1998.

He has also been honored with the CNN IBN Life Time Achievement Award in 2009. In the table below, we have given a list of all his awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards, which you must read once.

Filmfare Awards:

Dilip Ji got 8 times Filmfare Awards in the years 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1965, 1968, and 1983.

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Awards:

He got 1 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

Dadasaheb Phalke Awards:

Kumar got the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the year 1994 from the Government Of India.

Padma Bhusan Awards:

Dilip Ji was awarded Padma Bhushan Award by the Government of India in the year 1991.

Padma Vibhusan Awards:

Dilip Ji was also awarded the Padma Vibhusan Award by the Government Of India in the year 2015.

Dilip Kumar’s Death:

Dilip Kumar in the Hospital

Veteran film actor Dilip Kumar breathed his last on 7 July 2021 at 7:30 a.m. at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. It is said that he was suffering from Protest cancer. After his death, there was a wave of mourning all over Bollywood and India.

Veteran artists expressed their condolences through Twitter on his death. Prime Minister Modi, and Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan paid tribute to him through their own Twitter accounts.

Some Interesting Facts About Dilip Kumar:

  • Dilip Kumar was born in Peshawar, British India.
  • When he was just 8 years old his family shifted to Deolali, Nasik, Maharashtra, India.
  • He did his school education at Barnes School, Deolali, Nasik, Maharashtra, India.
  • At the age of 18, he left his house and went to Pune.
  • He was setting up a Sandwich Stall in Army Club, Pune.
  • Later he went to Mumbai where he met Devika Rani, owner of the Bombay Talkies.
  • He made his film debut in the film Jwar Bhata in 1942.
  • After that, he worked in many superhit films back to back.
  • Dilip Kumar was the first Bollywood Actor who had been charged ₹1 lac rupees per film in the 1950s.
  • Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan has so much respect for him and is also a fan of his acting.
Shahrukh Khan with Legend Dilip Kumar
  • He fluently spoke 12 languages like Urdu, Hindi, Hindko, Punjabi, Marathi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Pashto, Persian, Awadhi, and Bhojpuri.
  • He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.
  • He was the winner of Filmfare Awards by 8 times and 1-time Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, and Deva Anand were very close friends with each other.
Dilip Kumar with his friends Raj Kapoor and Deva Anand
  • He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1993, and the Padma Vibhusan in 2015 by the Government Of India.
  • He had no children from any wife.
  • Today on 7th July 2021, he takes his last breath at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai at 7:30 am.
  • After his demise, many celebrities expressed their condolences through Twitter.
Amitabh Bachchan Tweet after his departure

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