By any definition, Indian film star Dilip Kumar is a legend. He was famously called the 'Tragedy King' of Bollywood. Dilip Kumar wanted to be a businessman but accidentally became the hero of the Hindi industry. The journey of Bollywood from far away Peshawar, Pakistan, was not easy at all for Mohammad Yusuf Khan, known as, Dilip Kumar. Bollywood has seen his powerful acting for about 5 decades. Read on to know the success story of this 'Tragedy King'
Who is Dilip Kumar?
Dilip Kumar was a famous Indian actor as well as a film producer. He is widely known for his work and effort in Hindi cinema. His unmatched acting method distinct him from others, and he was considered as one of the pioneers for making a difference in the Indian movie industry.
With his charm and talent, Dilip Kumar dominated the industry for more than 50 years. Some of his famous movies are Andaz, Babul, Deedar, Daag, Mughal-e-Azam, and many more. After his debut in 1944, Dilip Kumar appeared in 63 movies until 1998.
Dilip Kumar Life History
Dilip Kumar was born on 11 December 1922 in the Kissa Khawani Bazar area of Peshawar, Pakistan, to a Muslim aristocratic family named Mohammad Yusuf Khan. Dilip Kumar's father was a fruit trader, and he also had an orchard. In the late 1930s, Dilip Kumar's father moved to Mumbai with a family of 12 members. Dilip Kumar started his primary education at Deoliar Burns School near Nasik.
However, the teenager Yusuf left the house one day as he did not get along with his father from the very beginning. During that time, Raj Kapoor was his childhood friend, who later became his co-star in the Hindi industry as well. After leaving the house, Dilip went to Pune. After reaching there, he met with a cafe owner, and he found an Anglo-Indian couple next to him. With their help, Dilip Kumar opened a sandwich shop near the Army Club. His business also started booming.
Tragedy King's personal life was colorful enough. At first, Dilip Kumar fell in love with actress Kamini Kaushal, but they could not get married. He later fell in love with actress Madhubala, but their family did not agree to the marriage. Then in 1986, Dilip Kumar married Saira Banu, who was 22 years younger than him. However, their marriage faced a critical situation in early eighties. It was rumored that Dilip Kumar gone into a relationship with Asma Rehman, a woman from Hydrabad, Pakistan. However, Dilip Kumar spent the rest of his life with Saira Banu.