Birthday Special with 'Tragedy King' Dilip Kumar

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Legendary Dilip Kumar, one of the greatest actors of Hindi Cinema, turns 93 today.The thespian, who has had an impeccable career spanning six decades while inspiring several generations of actors, has decided not to celebrate his birthday to show solidarity to those affected by the Chennai floods. However, what makes the occasion more special is that the actor will be honoured with the Padma Vibhushan (the country's second-highest civilian award) at home on December 13. Well, let’s take a look at some of the ‘tragedy king’s’ timeless classics and important milestones of his career most of which remain etched in history for their gripping storyline, stellar performance and soothing music. 

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)


A historical drama of the Mughal period when Akbar the emperor went into a conflict with his son Salim, played by Dilip Kumar over his love affair with a courtesan played by Madhubala. Dilip played the role of Prince Salim to perfection..

Daag (1952)


Dilip Kumar won the first ever Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category for his performance in this film.

 

Naya Daur (1957) 


This one with Vyjayantimala was both, commercial success as well as critically acclaimed.

 

Madhumati (1958) 


Madhumati was one of the earliest films based on the theme of reincarnation.

 

Ganga Jamuna (1961)


The story set around an innocent man who is forced to become a dacoit. 

 

Ram Aur Shyam (1967)


Known for his tragic roles, Dilip Kumar surprised all with his perfect comic timing in this super hit film.

 

Devdas (1955)


Based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novel, the story is about a tragic lover played by Dilip Kumar. 

 

Shakti (1982)


Directed by Ramesh Sippy, this was the first and only film to feature veteran actors Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan together on screen in which they played father and son. It's considered to be one of the greatest films in the history of cinema.

 

Mashaal (1984)


Dilip Kumar played a respected, law-abiding citizen who turns to crime for exacting revenge.

 

Karma (1986)


The film reunited Subhash Ghai and Dilip Kumar after the success of their last film together Vidhaata (1982). It was the first time Dilip Kumar was paired with Nutan.

 

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True legend of Pakistan

Happy birthday to the most beloved Dilip Kumar...god bless him!

Happy Birthday to the one and only original King of Hindi cinema. good bless.

Best actor of all time..

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