Dilip Kumar, one of the great actors of Hindi cinema, who won everyone's heart with his performance in Bollywood and is known as 'Tragedy King', was born on this day. Dilip Kumar started his acting with the film Jowar Bhata in the year 1944, and the film was produced by Bombay Talkies. Dilip acted in more than 65 films in his acting career of nearly five decades and won everyone's hearts with his performance. His debut film did not work but it certainly brightened his fortunes. It is said that his pairing with Nurjahan came in Jugnu and it was loved.
Dilip became popular after this film. The 1949 film Andaz gave a big break to Dilip's career. The film was made by Mehboob Khan which starred Nargis and Raj Kapoor. Shabnam was released this year after the film which was also a hit. This is how Dilip's films kept coming and becoming superhits. Jogan (1950), Babul (1950), Halchal (1951), Didar (1951), Tarana (1951), Dag (1952), Shiksht (1953), Amar (1954), Udan Khatola (1955), Insaniyat (1955), Dilip excelled and became a superstar in films like Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Jewish (1958), Madhumati (1958) and Pagam (1959).
However, very few people know that in some of these films he played roles that he came to be called "Tragedy King" and then went into depression. He also approached the psychiatrist and on his advice, he stopped doing films that were deeper. Dilip Kumar took a break from work after the film Bairag in 1976. He used to say that he was tired and needed a lot of holidays. However, after some time he returned to films. Dilip Kumar was the first actor in that era to first increase his fee to One lakh. Dilip Kumar is no longer in this world but his memories are alive in the hearts of his fans.