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     1'''Dilip Kumar (b. 1922)''' 
     4Hindi-Urdu cinema’s top 50s and 60s star. Born 
     5in Peshawar (now Pakistan) as Yusuf Khan in a 
     6Pathan family of 12 children. They moved to 
     7Maharashtra as fruit merchants. Worked in a 
     8British army canteen in Bombay (1940). 
     9Devika Rani claimed to have recruited him for 
     10Bombay Talkies. A noted Hindi novelist, 
     11Bhagwati Charan Varma, renamed him Dilip 
     12Kumar. Attained stardom with Jugnu. Achieved 
     13an enduring reputation for naturalist acting 
     14although he claims to have followed in the 
     15footsteps of Motilal. Andaz brought him 
     16superstardom and he acted again with Nargis 
     17in Jogan. Presented, e.g. in Footpath, as an 
     18exponent of indigenous neo-realism. His style 
     19developed tragic dimensions, e.g. in the 
     20Oedipal drama Deedar, where he blinds 
     21himself, and in Devdas, as the lovesick 
     22aristocrat. Eventually decided to change to a 
     23more swashbuckling image with Aan, Azad, 
     24Insaniyat, Kohinoor, etc., apparently on 
     25advice of his psychoanalyst, although he kept 
     26his romantic image going as well. Like his 
     27contemporary Raj Kapoor, his filmic identity 
     28offered a complex cultural/psychological 
     29terrain displaying the anxieties of 
     30Independence and the nostalgias of a pre- 
     31Partition childhood. Unlike Kapoor, Dilip 
     32Kumar’s naturalist underplaying often 
     33presented him as an innocent loner caught in 
     34and destroyed by conflicting social pressures, 
     35as in the only film he did with Raj Kapoor, 
     36Andaz, a classic drama of male guilt paid for 
     37by the woman. His acting was used mainly to 
     38address issues of identity in the Hindi films of 
     39Bengali directors: Nitin Bose’s Deedar and 
     40Ganga Jumna, Bimal Roy’s Madhumati and 
     41Tapan Sinha’s Sagina Mahato, after which 
     42he stopped acting for 8 years. Married actress 
     43Saira Banu of Junglee (1961) fame. Made a 
     44comeback with Kranti and esp. with Shakti, 
     45starring opposite Bachchan in a larger-thanlife 
     46role confirming his legendary star status. 
     47Recent films with Subhash Ghai (Karma, 
     48Saudagar). Although he virtually directed 
     49some of his films (e.g. Ganga Jumna, Dil 
     50Diya Dard Liya) his first official directorial 
     51credit is for Kalinga (in prod.). 
     54'''FILMOGRAPHY:''' 1944: Jwar Bhata; 1945: 
     55Pratima; 1946: Milan; 1947: Jugnu; 1948: 
     56Anokha Pyar; Ghar Ki Izzat; Nadiya Ke 
     57Paar; Mela; Shaheed; 1949: Andaz; 
     58Shabnam; 1950: Arzoo; Babul; Jogan; 1951: 
     59Hulchul; Tarana; Deedar; 1952: Aan; Daag; 
     60Sangdil; 1953: Footpath; Shikast; 1954: 
     61Amar; 1955: Azad; Devdas; Insaniyat; 
     62Udan Khatola; 1957: Musafir; Naya Daur; 
     631958: Madhumati; Yahudi; 1959: Paigham; 
     641960: Kohinoor; Mughal-e-Azam; 1961: 
     65Ganga Jumna; 1964: Leader; 1966: Dil Diya 
     66Dard Liya; Pari; 1967: Ram Aur Shyam; 
     671968: Sadhu Aur Shaitan; Admi; Sangharsh; 
     681970: Gopi; Sagina Mahato; 1972: Anokha 
     69Milan; Dastaan; 1974: Sagina; Phir Kab 
     70Milogi; 1976: Bairaag; 1981: Kranti; 1982: 
     71Shakti; Vidhata; 1983: Mazdoor; 1984: 
     72Duniya; Mashaal; 1986: Dharam Adhikari; 
     73Karma; 1989: Kanoon Apna Apna; 1990: 
     74Izzatdar; 1991: Saudagar.