Manoj Kumar – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Manoj Kumar Indian Actor, Director

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Nickname Bharat Kumar
Gender Male
Age 86 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth 24 July 1937
Real Name Harikrishna Giri Goswami (birth name)
Profession Actor, Director
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India (now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 40-35-12 Inches
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 85 kg (187 lbs)
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Eye Color Black
Hobbies Listening to music, Singing

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Manoj Kumar Education

Qualification: Graduation

College: Hindu College, University of Delhi

Manoj Kumar Career

Profession: Actor, Director


Film: Fashion (1957)
Directorial: Upkaar (1967)

Family & Relatives

Father: H.L. Goswami

Mother: Krishna Kumari Goswami

Brother: Rajiv Goswami

Sister: Neelam Goswami

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Shashi Goswami

Son: Vishal Goswami, Kunal Goswami

Daughter: None

Facts You Never Knew About Manoj Kumar

  • Manoj kumar known for his patriotic films is one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever produced.
  • He may be known as ‘Bharat Kumar’but the actor was born in Pakistan on July 24 in 1937, here are more interesting facts about theactor who is celebrating his 77th birthday.
  • Harikrishna Giri Goswamiis Manoj Kumar’s real name. He was born in to a Brahmin family in Abbottabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan which was part of India before the partition happened.
  • At the age of 10 he moved with his family to Delhi and initially lived as refugees. Later did his graduation from Hindu College, Delhi University.
  • In 1957 he made his debut in a film titled ‘Fashion’.He played the role of 80 year old beggar.
  • Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri once requested Manoj Kumar to make a film on the Jai Jawan Jai Kissan slogan. He went on to make ‘Upkar‘ which turned to be his directorial debut.


Who is Manoj Kumar?

Manoj Kumar is an Indian actor, director, born on 24 July, 1937 in Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India (now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).

How old is Manoj Kumar?

Manoj Kumar is 86 years old as of March 2024.

How tall is Manoj Kumar?

Manoj Kumar is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).

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  1. Laxmi n. Gautam says:

    Bhai Manoj, I have been your fan since 1962. Like other millions of your fans I wish you long and healthy life, I want to hug you some day.