Dilip Kumar – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Tragedy King
Gender Male
Date of Birth 11 December 1922
Real Name Muhammad Yusuf Khan
Profession Actor
Nationality Indian
Date of Death July 7, 2021
Place of Death Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai
Cause of Death Died due to prolonged illness
Birthplace Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 66 kg (146 lbs)
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Hobbies Cooking

Mohammed Yusuf Khan is professionally known by his stage name Dilip Kumar. He was an Indian actor and film producer who worked in Hindi cinema. He was born on 11th December 1922 and died on 7th July 2021.

The veteran actor is no more, but still, he is referred to as the ‘Tragedy King’. He is known for his best portrayals of serious roles. He is also known as the ‘The First Khan’ and is known as the most successful actor.


During his prolific career, Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar won the most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He won the eight Filmfare Awards.

Dilip Kumar is known for his performance in the film named ‘Izatdaar’ which was released in the year 1990. In the film, he acted alongside Govinda Ahuja.

During his career of more than five decades, Kumar has worked in more than 65 films in various roles. He made his debut as an actor in the movie Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Mumbai Talkies.

After a series of unsuccessful enterprises, he had his first successful box office at Jugnu (1947).

However, Kumar worked on many acting projects and got much acclaim from the viewers.


Dilip Kumar won 8 Filmfare Awards and many others on the list. Also, Kumar earned many nominations and huge plaudits from the audience globally.

Check out exclusive ➡facts about Dilip Kumar.


Dilip Kumar Education

School: Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik district, Maharashtra

Dilip Kumar Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Actor

Net Worth: $65 million

Family & Relatives

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

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Saira Banu

Past Relationships:

  • Kamini Kaushal, Former Indian Film Actress
  • Madhubala, Former Indian Film Actress
  • Saira Banu, Former Indian Film Actress
  • Asma Rehman


Who was Dilip Kumar?

Dilip Kumar was an Indian actor, born on 11 December, 1922 in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India.

When did Dilip Kumar pass away?

Dilip Kumar passed away on July 7, 2021.

What was the cause of death?

The cause of Dilip Kumar’s death was Died due to prolonged illness.

How old was Dilip Kumar at the time of death?

Dilip Kumar was 3 years old when he passed away.

How tall was Dilip Kumar?

Dilip Kumar was 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m).

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