Interesting Facts about Dilip Kumar

The legendary actor passed away at the age of 98 at Hinduja hospital in Mumbai. The late actor was hospitalized in a Mumbai hospital on June 6 after he complained of breathlessness. Widely known as the “Tragedy King of Bollywood”, Dilip Kumar had left a legacy of six decades of his stellar performance in Bollywood. 

In his remembrance, we have got some interesting facts about the Bollywood actor that you would like to know!

Interesting Facts about Dilip Kumar

Actor’s Real Name

His real name was Mohammad Yusuf Khan. The screen name Dilip Kumar was given by Devika Rani, a popular actor from Bombay Talkies.

First Bollywood Actor from Pakistan

Dilip Kumar was the first actor in Bollywood who hailed from the Peshawar city of Pakistan. Not just that he became the first actor to receive trophies for best actor in Filmfare awards.

The Actor Refused to Work With Saira Banu Once

Dilip Kumar once refused to work with Saira Banu because she was too young to be his leading lady according to the late actor. However as fate would have it, she became his life’s leading lady when they married in the year 1966.

His Marriage With a Hyderabad girl is Less Known

In the year 1980, Dilip Kumar Kumar married a Hyderabadi girl named Asma, a marriage didn’t work well. This truth about his life he always wished to erase and considered one of his life’s grave mistakes.

From Rags to Riches

Dilip Kumar’s story is one of the most inspiring ones. The actor before stepping into Bollywood was a fruit seller in Pune, Maharashtra.

First to Perform a Triple Role On Screen

The late actor was the first one to perform the triple role as he did in his movie “Bairaag. He was the actor of those times to perform such a role.


Dilip Kumar was well versed in many languages. He could speak Pashto, Hindko, Urdu, Hindi, and English.

No doubt his departure from our world has left a void that can’t be filled by anyone else. Cherishing his memories is the only way we can appreciate his work and persona.

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