Dilip Kumar Net Worth

Dilip Kumar Net Worth is
$65 Million

Dilip Kumar Biography

$65 Million: Dilip Kumar (born Muhammad Yusuf Khan about 11 December 1922) can be an Indian film actor also called Tragedy King, and referred to as ‘the ultimate technique actor’ by Satyajit Ray. He debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944 made by Bombay Talkies. His profession offers spanned over six years and with over 60 movies. He starred in movies of a number of genres like the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the sociable Ganga Jamuna (1961). In 1976, Dilip Kumar required a five-yr break from film performances and came back with a character part in the film Kranti (1981) and continuing his career playing leading functions in movies such as for example Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila (1998). THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions towards Indian cinema and nominated him to Rajya Sabha, the top home of Indian Parliament for a term. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of Pakistan honoured him using its highest civilian honor Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1997. He’s the 1st recipient of Filmfare Greatest Actor Award (1954) but still keeps the record for the many amount of Filmfare awards gained for that category with eight wins. Critics acclaimed him among one of the biggest actors in the annals of Hindi cinema. Pakistani born actor, Dilip Kumar has captured Bollywood with the passing of several years and may have the net worthy of of $65 million. This net worth is completely influenced by his filmy profession with which he utilized to reveal like and interest by his movies. He’s regarded as the legendry man who’s also praised by Big B for his amazing contribution in the market. How Rich is normally Dilip Kumar

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Quick Facts

Full NameDilip Kumar
Net Worth$65 million
Date Of BirthDecember 11, 1922
Height1.78 m
ProfessionPolitician, Film producer, Actor, Dil Tadap Tadap Ke, Madhuban Mein Radhika - Kohinoor, Yeh Mera Diwanapan Hai
EducationBarnes School
SpouseAsma Rehman (m. 1980–1982), Saira Banu (m. 1966), Dil Tadap Tadap Ke, Madhuban Mein Radhika - Kohinoor, Yeh Mera Diwanapan Hai
ParentsLala Ghulam Sarwar, Ayesha Begum, Dil Tadap Tadap Ke, Madhuban Mein Radhika - Kohinoor, Yeh Mera Diwanapan Hai
SiblingsNasir Khan, Taj Khan, Ayub Sarwar, Fauzia Khan, Akhtar Asif, Saeeda Khan, Sakina Khan, Ehsan Khan, Aslam Khan, Noor Mohammed, Farida Khan, Dil Tadap Tadap Ke, Madhuban Mein Radhika - Kohinoor, Yeh Mera Diwanapan Hai
AwardsPadma Vibhushan, Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, Special Lifetime Achievement Award, Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film in Hindi, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Lifetime Achievement, IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema, Star Guild Award for Best Contribution to Indian Cinema, Dil Tadap Tadap Ke, Madhuban Mein Radhika - Kohinoor, Yeh Mera Diwanapan Hai
Music GroupsSuperHeavy
NominationsFilmfare Award for Best Film
MoviesDil Tadap Tadap Ke, Madhuban Mein Radhika - Kohinoor, Yeh Mera Diwanapan Hai, Devdas, Mughal-E-Azam, Ram Aur Shyam, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Gunga Jumna, Azaad, Shakti, Gopi, Dil Diya Dard Liya, Karma, Deedar, Aan, Qila, Saudagar, Daag, Sunghursh, Kranti, Andaz, Bairaag, Jugnu, Jwar Bhata, Mashaal, Kohinoor, Tarana, Babul, Sangdil, Paigham, Uran Khatola, Jogan, Aadmi, Yahudi, Duniya, Musafir, Vidhaata, Sagina, Dastaan, Insaniyat, Anokha Pyar, Kanoon Apna Apna, Arzoo, Footpath, Anokha Milan, Hulchul, Leader, Shikast, Nadiya Ke Paar, Sagina Mahato, Mazdoor, Shaheed, Pratima

Interesting Facts

1Sister Akhtar Asif completed her husband's film "Love & God" after he passed away in 1971. Akhtar stepped in as producer.
2Brother Nasir Khan from his second marriage to actress Begum Para he had three children. Nadir Khan ( who has passed away). a daughter named Lubna and actor Ayub Khan.
3Brother Nasir Khan developed Alopecia and lost his hair and eye brows. This caused his acting career to end.
4Aadmi, the Pakistani 1958 film won various Nigar Awards. The story was written by Ayub Sarwar,brother of Dilip Kumar. It was said that Dilip himself planning to produce a film on this story but Sarwar gifted it to Luqman during his visit to Bombay. Other coincidence of this film was love affair of MD Muslehdin and singer Naheed Niazi which resulted their marriage.
5Grandniece is world famous jewelry designer Kichu Dandiya. Kichu is the owner of the jewelry label "Kichu". Kichu Dandiya is the daughter of Lubna Mohammed Nasir Khan. Lubna is the daughter former actor Nasir Khan (Dilip Kumar's brother). Lubna has another child named Ashu Dandiya.
6Brother Nasir Khan made his acting debut in 1945 in Mazdoor. After a few films, he shifted to Lahore after partition and starred in the first ever Pakistani film Teri Yaad in 1948 He acted in another Pakistani film Shahida in 1949. Both films failed to do well and Nasir returned to India in 1951. He resumed his acting career in Bombay, acting in several films throughout the 1950s.
7Brother Nasir Khan was first married to Suraya (Suriya) Nazir (Begum) the daughter of legendary Pakistani filmmaker Nazir Ahmed Khan. From this marriage he had a daughter Naheed Khan who still survives him. Former father in law Nazir Ahmed Khan was first married to his cousin Sikandara Begum (who was the sister of K. Asif, the legendary director of 1960 film Mughal-e-Azam). He later had a very concise marriage with Sitara Devi, the legendary Kathak Dancer, and and lastly married to film actress Swaran Lata. Today, the son of late Nazir, Akhtar Nazir Khan aka Cooki is intensively engaged in reviving the Pakistani Cinema and works hard to provide the audience, both home and abroad, with the same perfectly mastered and creative films that once were a pride of Nazir in the South Asia.
8Younger sister named Mumtaz.
9Brother named Ahsan.
10Brother named Aslam.
11Starred in Sagar Arts shelved film "Sanam"(1981). Starring Dilip Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Reena Roy, Mithun Chakraborthy, Ranjeeta. Produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar.
12Declined the role of Sherif Ali which was ultimately played by Egyptian star Omar Sharif. Sharif was offered the role of Tafas who is ironically shot by Sherif Ali in his introductory desert sequence.
13Went for a world tour concert with wife Saira Banu, Johnny Walker and Mahendra Kapoor. This was in 1982. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
14Actor Abid (Sayyed) works as a Dilip Kumar mimicry artiste in most film. Abid debuted as a main lead in "Yeh Raat Phi Na Aayegi" in 1992. But later started only working as a Dilip Kumar duplicate.
15Turned down the lead role in the Hollywood movie " Lawrence of Arabia".
16Starred in B.R.Chopra's shelved film " Chanakya Chandragupta". Co starring Dharmendra , Hema Malini, Praveen Babi, Helen, Vijendra. Hollywood make up technicians had already worked on Dilip Kumar's look in the film. The film was shelved for unknown reasons.
17Starred in producer Mushir- Riaz's shelved untitled film co starring Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan. The film was launched in 1982 , right after Shakti.
18Starred in the shelved film Raasta. Co starring Mithun Chakraborty and Anupam Kher. The film was launched in 1989.
19Starred in the shelved film " Asar" Co Starring Ajay Devgan and Priyanka Chopra. Directed by Kuku Kohli. The film was launched in 2004. It was shelved due to Dilip Kumar's health issues.
20Eldest brother's name was Ayub Sarwar. He was a writer in Pakistani films. He wrote the script for the old Pakistani film " Aadmi". He wanted to direct a Pakistani film with Dilip titled " Kala Aadmi". He passed away before he could make it.
21Sister named Farida who lives in California USA.
22Niece name is Zoha . She is the daughter of sister Taj.
23Nephew is producer Saqib Khan and niece is writer Ilaham ( Sister Saeeda's children).
24Younger sister named Farida. She worked as a make up artist with Femima Magazine in the 1950's and 60's .
25His eldest sister's name is Sakina.
26Sister Saeeda is married to Iqbal Khan. ( Son of Mehboob Khan).
27Elder brother named Noor Mohammed.
28Actress Shaheen is Saira Banu brother ( Sultan Ahmed ) daughter. Sultan Ahmed is often mistaken as the director Sultan Ahmed.
29Nephew named Amjad Mohammed and Javed Mohammed ( Son's of Noor Mohammed).
30Dilip Kumar has a niece named Zooni Asif. She is the daughter of Akhtar Asif and K. Asif ( This was K. Asif's second marriage). Zooni is a school teacher in Edmonton Alberta, Canada.
31Sister named Taj.
32Sister named Fauzia.
33Sister, Akhtar, married to director K. Asif.
34With Nargis he had 5 hits like Mela (1948),Andaz (1949),Jogan (1950),Babul (1950),Deedar (1951) and 2 flops like Anokha Pyar (1948),Hulchul (1951).
35The pair of Dilip Kumar-Meena Kumari gave hits like Foot Path (1953), Azaad (1955), Yahudi (1958) and Kohinoor (1960) with Meena Kumari. Interestingly both are known as tragedy king and tragedy queen respectively but the films they did together belonged to other genres. Azaad was comedy-historical but fictitious, Yahudi was historical real love story, Foot Path was crime genre and Kohinoor was historical film.
36The pair of Nimmi-Dilip Kumar had hits like Deedar (1951) ,Daag (1952), Aan (1953) and Uran Khatola (1955) with Nimmi and only one flop Amar(1954).
37Devdas was the first film of the pair Dilip Kumar-Vyjanthimala, which though a box office flop, fetched awards for most of the crew and Vyjanthimala got nominated for Best Actress at Filmfare and Dilip Kumar got Best Actor award at Filmfare.They did total 7 films and of them Naya Daur, Madhumati, Paigham, Ganga Jamuna were box office hits whereas Devdas, Leader and Sangharsh were box office flops.
38From 1944-1968, Dilip Kumar did 26 films as lead hero belonging to tragedy genre. Of them 17 were hits and 9 were flops.From 1948-1976, as lead hero, he did films of other other genres like comedy, historical, social drama or suspense in 18 films only and of these 11 were hits and 7 were flops.
39The 1957 film Musafir had one Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar where sings in Dilips own voice....Lagi nahin chhote rama kahe jiya jai. The film was critically acclaimed. But it was not solo hero film of Dilip Kumar.It covers 3 stories containing episodes of a person's life is birth (Kishore Kumar in lead for this part of the story),marriage (Suchitra Sen in the lead for this part of the story)and death (Dilip Kumar and Usha Kiron in the lead).
40Dilip Kumar did 62 films which includes 5 guest appearances. So Dilip's total films as lead hero was 57 only. He had 25 flops from 1947-1996 which includes 2 films in guest appearance as flops. He had 30 box office hits from 1947-1974 including 3 guest appearances and 7 hits from 1980-1998 as lead hero in multi hero films. He had total 23 flops as lead hero from 1947-96 and total 34 hits as lead hero from 1947-1996 from the 57 films he did as lead hero. Of the 62 films he appeared in as an actor, he had 25 flops and 37 hits from 1946-1998.
41Dilip Kumar- Dev Anand- Raj Kapoor's peak period together in film industry was from 1949-1961. Dilip Kumar had 3 flops from 1944-47, before his film Jugnu(1947)made him a star.Similarly Dev Anand became a star after Ziddi became blockbuster in 1948 though he had 3 flops from 1946-48 since his debut in 1946. Raj Kapoor became a star with Andaz and Barsaat becoming hits in 1949 and before 1949, he had done 10 films as hero from 1943-48 and all 10 films were flops. The period 1962-1975 was not good for both Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor as they had many flops and especially Raj Kapoor had put on weight and Raj looked elder by 20 years to Dev and Dilip in 1970's and much older in 1980's; but Dev Anand moved ahead and as he looked younger and fit, Dev did romantic films as well in the 1970's and films of other genres in 1970's and 80's and Dev had many hits right from 1948-1991 as lead hero.
42Dilip Kumar regarded that chronologically more versatile actors than him are Motilal, Sohrab Modi, Ashok Kumar. He was a fan of K.L.Saigal as well. Dilip Kumar regarded that his seniors M.G.Ramachandran and Pran, his juniors by age Sivaji Ganesan, Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna were more versatile than him.Later in the 1990's he added he liked Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Hasan's contribution as well.
43A major WWE wrestling fan.
44According to Dilip Kumar, the people who molded him into a star-actor were Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Nitin Bose, Sashadar Mukherji, Bimal Roy, S S Vasan, Mehboob Khan.
45Hindi Megastar.
46At the time of marriage, he was 44 and Saira Banu was 22.
47Has been a member of parliament.
48During escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, he had agreed to accept an award from Pakistan, and was threatened by workers of an extreme right-wing political party in Bombay, India. He actually wrote to the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for protection. The threat has now subsided with improved relations between India and Pakistan.
49Is uncle (by marriage to wife Saira Bano) of actress Shaheen, who is married to actor Sumeet Saigal, they have a 6 year old daughter named Sayesha.
50Dilip Kumar was highest paid Hindi actor from 1950-1961 and 3rd highest paid Hindi actor from 1966-68.
51He is known as the "tragedy king".
52Bollywood Second Biggest Star after Ashok Kumar. Dilip Kumar became a star only with 1947 hit Jugnu and Shaheed in 1948. Motilal, Sohrab Modi, Ashok Kumar and K.L. Saigal were regarded as greater actors than Dilip Kumar, when he made his debut.
53Brother of actor Nasir Khan.
54Son-in-law of Naseem Banu.
55Formed a popular on-screen couple and had hit films with Kamini Kaushal, Nimmi, Meena Kumari and Vyjayanthimala. But off-screen he had fallen in one-sided love with Kamini Kaushal from 1948-51 and later fell in love with Madhubala between 1954-57, however Madhubala's father disliked Dilip's behavior and disapproved of the alliance.


1His deep, rich voice


1Am overwhelmed by the affection shown by the people over the years. But to be very frank, I have been outdone by actors like my seniors M.G.Ramachandran and Pran and then by Sivaji Ganesan, Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna who were much more versatile than me as actors. Their number of films and the various characters they have done are much more than that of mine.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsOutstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema
2004Special AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyOutstanding Achievement In Indian Cinema
2001Lifetime Achievement AwardBombay International Film Festival
1994Lifetime Achievement AwardFilmfare Awards
1983Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorShakti (1982)
1968Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorRam Aur Shyam (1967)
1965Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorLeader (1964)
1961Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorKohinoor (1960)
1958Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorNaya Daur (1957)
1957Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorDevdas (1955)
1956Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorAzaad (1955)
1954Main AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorDaag (1952)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorDil Diya Dard Liya (1966)
1962Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorGunga Jumna (1961)
1962Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest FilmGunga Jumna (1961)
1959Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorMadhumati (1958)



Qila1998Jagannath Singh / Judge Amaranath Singh
Saudagar1991Veeru Singh / Veeru
Aag Ka Dariya1990
Izzatdaar1990Brahm Dutt
Kanoon Apna Apna1989Collector Jagatpratap Singh
Karma1986/IVishwa Pratap Singh aka Rana
Dharm Adhikari1986Dharamraj
Duniya1984Mohan Kumar
Mashaal1984Vinod Kumar
Mazdoor1983Dinanath Saxena
Vidhaata1982Shamsher Singh / Sobhraj
Shakti1982DCP Ashwini Kumar
Kranti1981Sanga / Kranti
Bairaag1976Kailash / Bholenath / Sanjay
Sagina1974Sagina Mahato
Naya Din Nai Raat1974Narrator (uncredited)
Phir Kab Milogi1974Teja Singh (guest appearance)
Koshish1972Third man who answered the phone (uncredited)
Dastaan1972Diwan Anil Kumar / Judge Vishnu Sahay
Anokha Milan1972Warden
Sagina Mahato1971
Gopi1970Gopiram 'Gopi'
Aadmi1968Rajesh / Raja Saab
Sadhu Aur Shaitaan1968Guy with a sugarcane (uncredited)
Sunghursh1968Kundan S. Prasad / Bajrangi
Ram Aur Shyam1967Ram / Shyam
Dil Diya Dard Liya1966Shankar / Rajasahab
Leader1964Vijay Khanna
Gunga Jumna1961Gungaram
Mughal-E-Azam1960Prince Saleem
Paigham1959Ratan Lal
Madhumati1958Anand / Deven
Yahudi1958Shehzada Marcus
Musafir1957Raja Sr.
Naya Daur1957Shankar
Azaad1955Azaad / Abdul Rahim Khan / Kumar
Uran Khatola1955Kashi
Amar1954Advocate Amarnath
Foot Path1953Noshu Sharma
Shikast1953Ram Singh
Aan1953Jai Tilak
Tarana1951Dr. Motilal
Anokha Pyar1948Ashok
Ghar Ki Izzat1948Chanda
Nadiya Ke Paar1948
Naukadubi1947Ramesh (Hindi version)
Jwar Bhata1944Jagdish


Iru Thuruvam1971
Gunga Jumna1961written by


Dil Diya Dard Liya1966uncredited

Music Department

Karma1986/Iplayback singer
Musafir1957playback singer


Gunga Jumna1961producer


Phir Kab Milogi1974grateful thanks - as Shri Dilip Kumar
Chhoti Bahu1971grateful thanks - as Mr. Dilip Kumar
Musafir1957grateful acknowledgment - as Yusuf Khan


Celluloid Man2012DocumentaryHimself
Raj Kapoor1987Himself (during funeral)
Ram Tere Kitne Nam1985Himself (scene from "Vidhaata") (uncredited)
Guddi1971Himself (shooting of "Phir Kab Milogi (1974)") (uncredited)
Kala Bazar1960Himself

Archive Footage

Film Hi Film1983Ram (uncredited)
Bombay Superstar1973Himself

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