Dilip Kumar Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
Discover all the fun facts about Dilip Kumar, his legacy, net worth, and birthday in this article.
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About Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar was a legendary actor in the Indian film industry.
Dilip Kumar is the stage name of Mohammed Yusuf Khan. He is still referred to as the Tragedy King in Bollywood.
Born on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar of then British India, now Pakistan, Yusuf was the first Khan of the film industry in India.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Dilip Kumar’s net worth?

Dilip earned most of his net worth from his acting career and endorsed brands in his time. Kumar has earned nearly a fortune of $86 million.

How much did Dilip Kumar earn per year?

Kumar has worked on various movies and projects. It isn't easy to calculate his annual income, but he was the first actor ever to charge $120,000 per movie in the '50s.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Dilip Kumar?

Dilip Kumar was nearly 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old was Dilip Kumar?

Mohammed Yusuf was born on December 11, 1922, and unfortunately died on July 7, 2021, when he was 99 years old. Kumar was suffering from prolonged illness, but he succumbed to Covid-19.

Childhood And Education

Yusuf was born in Peshawar city in British India, now in Pakistan, to Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Ayesha Begum. Yusuf had 11 siblings, and his father was a fruit merchant.
Khan went to Barnes School in Maharashtra; in the 1947 partition, Khan and his family stayed in India.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Dilip Kumar’s partner?

Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar married in 1966 and remained married till his last breath. They had no kids.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The legendary actor debuted in Jwar Bhata in 1944, which was produced by Bombay Talkies.
Indian Cinema got gems of films due to this veteran actor's presence like 'Jogan,' 'Daag,' 'Deedar,' 'Babul,' 'Tarana,' 'Amar,' 'Devdas,' 'Naya Daur,' 'Uran Khatola,' 'Insaniyat,' 'Paigham,' 'Yahudi,' 'Madhumati' and his production debut and widely hit at the box office ‘Mughal e Azam.’
Bollywood still remembers films like 'Mughal e Azam,' 'Devdas,' 'Ganga Jamuna,' 'Ram' and 'Shyam,' and ‘Taj Mahal.’
Dilip Kumar briefly served as a politician in Rajya Sabha from 2000 to 2006.
Kumar has also tried directing a movie titled 'Kalinga' but was shelved due to his deteriorating health. Earlier he has ghost-directed movies like 'Ganga Jamuna' and 'Dil Diya Dard Liya'.
Dilip Kumar's last appearance was in the' Qila' movie, which was, unfortunately, a flop.

Charity Work

Raj Kapoor and Kumar held a friendly cricket match for charity.

What awards did Dilip Kumar win?

Kumar is honored with the 'Padma Bhushan,' 'Padma Vibhushan,' and 'Dadasaheb Phalke Award.' Kumar is the only Indian to receive the 'Nishan-E-Imtiaz' from the Pakistani government.
Dilip Kumar has won eight Filmfare awards and is also a recipient of the ‘Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.’
This cinematic legend has won many more awards like the 'NTR National Award' and CNN-IBN's lifetime award too and holds a Guinness World Record in his name too.

Dilip Kumar’s Hobbies And Interests

Kumar loved playing cricket, and he used to play often with his friend Raj Kapoor.
Kumar learned and played the sitar as he was always keen on music.

Dilip Kumar Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Mohammed Yusuf Khan

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178 cm

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Saira Banu


Lala Ghulam Sarwar, Ayesha Begam


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Written by Christian Mba

Bachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

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Christian MbaBachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

Christian Mba is an experienced blogger and content writer with over a decade of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Nigeria and has a keen interest in Python programming. Along with his writing and blogging expertise, he is also an SEO specialist with more than six years of experience. Chris, as he is commonly known, has a passion for music and enjoys playing the piano.

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