Legendary actor Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar ruled the Bollywood film industry for a long time. Rose to fame in the Indian film industry in the ’50s and ’60s. Called the Tragedy King.
From the beginning of actor Dilip Kumar’s film journey to breaking many great records. Here are 6 interesting facts that very few people know.
The first is that the actor’s real name was not Dilip but Muhammad Yusuf Khan, while the famous Hindi writer Bhagwati Charan Verma gave him the name ‘Dilip’, which he used to hide his Muslim identity after the partition of India. I gave it as a ‘screen name’ to succeed.
Secondly, his famous film ‘Mughal Azam’ was re-released in 2004 and ‘New Era’ in 2008 in a colourized version of ‘black & white Version’.
Thirdly, Dilip Kumar was fluent in several languages, including Pashto, Hindko, Urdu, Hindi and English.
Fourthly, Dilip Kumar has a record of winning the Filmfare Best Actor Award three times in a row. He won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for three consecutive years in 1955, 1956 and 1957.
No other actor in the history of the Indian film industry has done such a feat to date.
The fifth interesting thing is that Dilip Kumar used to eat according to the instructions of his wife Saira Bano.
The last and sixth interesting thing is that Dilip Kumar launched his Twitter account in 2011 and he made his first tweet on the occasion of his 89th birthday.
Legendary actor Yousuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar, who ruled the Bollywood film industry for a long time, has passed away at the age of 98. The news of his demise was released on Twitter this morning.