Legendary actor Dilip Kumar celebrated his 97th birthday on December 11. On the special day of veteran actor, many Bollywood celebrities shared several heart-warming messages for the veteran actor on social media.

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Actor Rishi Kapoor tweets, “Many happy returns of the day, Yusuf uncle (the great Dilip Kumar sahab). God bless!”

Abhishek Bachchan‘s birthday wish read: “Wishing a very happy and healthy to one of our greatest ever! Dilip Kumar sahab.”

Varun Dhawan posted a throwback picture of the iconic actor and wrote: “Happy birthday to the loving legend Dilip Kumar saab. On this day 97 years ago, brilliance was born.”

Ishaan Khatter shared an old pic of Dilip Kumar on his Instagram story and captioned it: “Happy birthday, Yusuf saab.”

Actress Tabassum shared a sweet note for her Dilip bhaiya, with whom she as a child artist in the 1950 film Jogan and 1960 film Mughal-e-Azam.

She wrote, “Aaj Fankar-e-azam Dilip Kumar ki saal girah hai. Main bohot chhoti si thi 5-6 baras ki, toh main unhe Dilip Uncle kehti thi aur woh mujhe Dadi Amma kehte the aur yeh unki duaon ka asar hai ke aaj main wakai dadi ban gayi hoon. Mere pyare Dilip bhaiya, happy birthday.” Tabassum has worked with Dilip Kumar as a child artist in the 1950 film Jogan and 1960 film Mughal-e-Azam.

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Dilip Kumar Biography

Dilip Kumar (Muhammad Yusuf Khan) was born on 11 December 1922. The actor is popularly known as ‘The Tragedy King’ and ‘The First Khan’ of Bollywood industry.

Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in the film ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944 which was produced by Bombay Talkies.

Kumar was born to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Ali Khan, one of 12 children, in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshwar in British India (modern-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). His father was a landlord and fruit merchant who owned orchards in Peshawar and Deolali.

Mohammad Yusuf Khan studied at Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik. 

Dilip Kumar has won several awards for his outstanding performance in Hindi Cinema. He won nine Filmfare awards and was the first recipient of the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1954. Critics have acclaimed him as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian Cinema.

Dilip Kumar was in a relationship with actress Madhubala for a long time but never married her. The actor married Saira Bano in 1966. The actress also acted in many hit Bollywood films between 1961 and 1988.

Dilip Kumar and Saira Bano currently live in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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In a career spanning over five decades, the iconic actor worked in over 65 films.

He is known for his roles in films such as the romantic ‘Andaz’ in 1949, the heartwarming film ‘Babul’ in 1950, the emotional ‘Dedaar’ in 1951, the adventurous ‘Aan’ in 1952, the social drama film ‘Daag’ in 1952, the dramatic movie ‘Devdas’ in 1955, the comedy film ‘Azaad’ in 1955, the sports drama film ‘Naya Daur’ in 1957, ‘Yahudi’ in 1958 (It was a film about persecution of Jews in the Roman Empire), the paranormal romance ‘Madhumati’ in 1958, the romantic drama film ‘Kohinoor’ in 1960, the epic historical film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ in 1960, the social dacoit crime drama ‘Gunga Jamuna’ in 1961, and the comical ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ in 1967.

It was the year 1976 when the veteran actor took a five-year break from films. He returned with a character role in the film ‘Kranti’ in 1981 and continued with playing lead roles in Bollywood films such as ‘Shakti’ in 1982, ‘Mashaal’ in 1984, ‘Karma’ in 1986 and ‘Saudagar’ in 1991.

Kumar’s last film was ‘Qila’ which was released in 1998.

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