The veteran actor has had an virtuous career and ruled Bollywood for six decades. Inspiration to several generations of actors, King Khan and Katrina Kaif are in the list even Satyajit Ray crowned him as method actor.

Here's a look at the important milestones in Dilip Kumar's life.

Dilip Kumar aka Yusuf Khan was born on December 11, 1922  in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar, Pakistan. It’s an incredible story that how a fruit merchant became the heartthrob of the nation in a short span.

At that time Dilip had to compete with the actors like Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor. Each of them was the best in their respective areas but thanks to films such as Milan, Jugnu and Shaheed, he become a star.

At a time when the country would celebrate love, it was Dilip Kuamr who brought pain, sorrow in the story and enjoyed in the best manner he could.

Later, Dilip Kumar married actress Saira Banu in 1966, who was 22 years younger to him. Saira stood by him through all the hard and crucial time and they surely make an ideal couple in Bollywood.

Dilip Sahab had in his kitty of honours the prestigious Padma Bhushan award and was also bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. However, he also have the honour of the 'Maharashtrian of the Year-Lifetime Achievement Award'.

The autobiography of the thespian was also released titled 'Dilip Kumar: The Substance And The Shadow'. Jagran Post wishes a very happy birthday and good health to Dilip Sahab.


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