Dilip Kumar Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Real Name Muhammad Yusuf Khan
Nickname Tragedy King
Profession Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 146 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth 11 December 1922
Age (as in 2018) 96 Years
Birth Place Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Sagittarius
Signature dilip-kumar-signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Bombay (now Mumbai), India
School Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik district, Maharashtra
College N/A
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Debut Film– Jwar Bhata (1944)
Family Father– Lala Ghulam Sarwar (landlord and fruit merchant)
Mother– Ayesha Begum
Brother– Nasir Khan (younger, Film Actor),

Ehsan Khan, Aslam Khan, Noor Mohammed, Ayub Sarwar
Sister– Fauzia Khan, Sakina Khan, Taj Khan, Farida Khan, Saeeda Khan, Akhtar Asif

Religion Islam
Address 34/B, Palli Hill, Nargis Dutt Road, Bandra (W), Bombay 400050, India
Hobbies Cooking, Playing Cricket
Favourite Things
Favourite Actress Meena Kumari, Nalini Jaywant
Favourite Sport Cricket
Favourite Colour Black
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 11 October 1966 (with Saira Banu)
Year 1980 (with Asma Rehman)
Affairs/Girlfriends Kamini Kaushal, Former Indian Film Actress

Madhubala, Former Indian Film Actress

Saira Banu, Former Indian Film Actress
Asma Rehman

Wife/Spouse Saira Banu (Actress, m.1966-present)

Asma Rehman (m.1980-div.1982)

Children Son– N/A
Daughter– N/A
Money Factor
Net Worth $65 million

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dilip Kumar

  • Does Dilip Kumar smoke?: Yes
  • Does Dilip Kumar drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born to a Hindko-speaking Awan family in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • He was raised along with his 12 siblings.
  • His father was a landlord and fruit merchant and also owned orchards in Deolali (in Maharashtra, India) and Peshawar (in Pakistan).
  • He did his schooling at Barnes School, Deolali in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.
  • His family moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) from Peshawar in the late 1930s.
  • Around 1940, when Dilip Kumar was still a teenager, he left home for Pune after an altercation with his father.
  • He also set up a sandwich stall at the army club in Pune.
  • With 5000 Indian Rupees in hand, he left for Bombay (now Mumbai) and in 1942 he met Devika Rani (owner of Bombay Talkies) and signed a contract with her company on a pay of 1250 Indian Rupees per year.
  • Ashok Kumar influenced his acting style very much and told him to act “naturally.”
  • Dilip Kumar became very close to Shashadhar Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar over the years.
  • Because of his proficiency in the Urdu language, he started his career in the script-writing.
  • He changed his name from Yousuf to Dilip on the request of Devika Rani.
  • Devika Rani cast him in a lead role for the film- Jwar Bhata (1944), which also proved as the debut of Dilip Kumar as an actor in the Hindi-film industry.
  • His acting in his first film- Jwar Bhata (1944) went unnoticed and his first major hit was Jugnu (1947) alongside Noor Jehan.
  • His breakthrough role was in Andaz (1949) alongside Nargis and Raj Kapoor, which was a love triangle story.
  • His image of “Tragedy King” was established by his roles in the films like- Jogan (1950), Hulchul (1951), Tarana (1951), Deedar (1951), Daag (1952), Aan (1952), Uran Khatola (1955), Devdas (1955), Madhumati (1958) and Yahudi (1958).
  • His first anti-hero role was in Mehboob Khan’s Amar (1954).
  • In 1953, he became the first actor of the Hindi-film Industry to win the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in the film- Daag (1952) and went on to win it for 7 times in his career.