Today is 11-12-13 and the date is important as it is the century’s last sequential date. This date is also important to Bollywood as its first method actor, Dilip Kumar turns 91 today.
Born Muhammad Yousuf Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan, Dilip Kumar marked his Bollywood debut with 1944 release Jwar Bhata however, it was his 1947 release Jugnu, which became his first commercial success. He played tragic roles in many superhit films like Jogan (1950), Deedar (1951), Daag (1952), Devdas (1955), Yahudi (1958) and Madhumati (1958) and it earned him the title of ‘Tragedy King’.
The veteran actor has received many awards including the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. He is married to veteran Bollywood actress Saira Banu.
We at MovieTalkies wish the thespian a very happy birthday.