Dilip Kumar is without a doubt one of the best performers to have graced our Bollywood industry. The performing artist who straddled Hindi silver screen for a long time and keeps on ruling the core of film darlings. This tragedy King has struggled alot to get the regard he has earned today. Born in Pakistan, young Yusuf moved to Pune with his family. In 1940, Yusuf Khan had a Canteen and used to sell dry fruits when Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies met him. This meeting changed Yusuf Khan's life everlastingly and name as well.
Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Tragedy King of Bollywood' Dilip Kumar:
1. Dilip Kumar is the first Bollywood superstar who hailed from Pakistan.
2. Much before he joined the film industry, Dilip Kumar used to sell fruits with his father who was a fruit merchant in Pune.
3. Dilip Kumar's genuine name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan. His on-screen name 'Dilip Kumar 'was given to him by Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies.
4. Assuming lead parts in disastrous romantic tales (which additionally ended up being blockbusters, for example, Nadiya Ke Paar (1948), Mela (1948), Andaz (1949), earned him the title of 'The Tragedy King' in Bollywood.
5. He wedded Saira Banu at 44 years old while she was just 22. Dilip Kumar additionally wedded a Hyderabadi young lady Asma in 1980. In any case, his second marriage didn't keep going long.
6. He was the first actor to have sacked the Filmfare best on-screen character grant. He won this for the film Daag. Dilip Kumar has won 8 Filmfare grants and has been nominated for a sum of 19 times there.
7. Dilip Kumar was impractically required with prestigious performing artist Madhubala who he'd met on the arrangements of Tarana. They were reputed to have connected with just to go separate ways later, since Madhubala's dad didn't support of their relationship.
8. Dilip Kumar had found a mentor in Ashok Kumar and it was simply after his suggestion that he got his first break in Jwar Bhata.
9. Legendary director Satyajit Ray named Dilip Kumar as the '‘best method actor’.
10. Dilip Kumar convincingly wore the part of Prince Salim in the verifiable dramatization film Mughal-e-Azam. The motion picture stayed to be the second most grossing film in the history of Indian Cinema till 2008.