He was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan. He was born on 11 December 1922. He is an Indian film actor also known as Tragedy King. He was tagged as the "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray. He started his acting from the film ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies. He did more than 60 films. He acted in movies like: Andaz (1949), Aan (1952), Devdas (1955), the Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991) and many others. He was the recipient of Padma Bhushan award in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. He also won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954) and still holds the record for the most number of Filmfare awards won for that category with eight wins. He was born in Hindko-speaking Awan family of 12 children. He completed his education from Barnes School, Deolali, near Nasik. He has worked with actresses like: Madhubala, Nargis, Nimmi, Meena Kumari, Kamini Kaushal and Vyjanthimala. He is married to the actress Saira Banu. Check out this page for more updates on Dilip Kumar.