Bollywood superhero Dilip Kumar will celebrate his 97th birthday on Wednesday (December 11) , reports Mid-Day.
His wife Saira Banu also turned 75 today (December10).Born to a fruit-seller in Nashik, Dilip Kumar helped his father in his business. He travelled from Nashik to Mumbai to sell the fruits, and then go for his shoots.
Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in Jwar Bhata (1944) and has given 65 impactful films in a career spanning over six decades.
He changed his name from Muhammad Yusuf Khan to Dilip Kumar for the world of glitz and glamour.
He was also seen in films like Andaz, Babul, Deedar, Aan, Devdas, Azaad, Naya Daur, Yahudi, Madhumati, Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna and Ram Aur Shyam. As an actor, he last graced the silver screen in 1998's Qila with Rekha, where he played a double role of both –protagonist and antagonist.
Dilip Kumar's love for cinema was unconditional and his contribution towards his craft remains unparalleled.
About the gallery Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar often shares memorable pictures with his wife Saira Banu on Twitter.