Dilip Kumar

1922 - 2021

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Dilip Kumar (born Mohammed Yusuf Khan; 11 December 1922 – 7 July 2021) was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema. Credited with pioneering method acting in cinema, after Motilal, he dominated the Indian cinema from late 1940s throughout 60s, being referred to as Abhinay Samrat (Hindi for "Emperor of Acting"). Kumar holds the record for most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (eight, which was later equalled by Shah Rukh Khan) and was also the inaugural recipient of the award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dilip Kumar has received more than 14,460,544 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Dilip Kumar is the 1,588th most popular actor (up from 1,712th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 37th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Pakistani Actor.

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Among actors, Dilip Kumar ranks 1,588 out of 13,578Before him are Daniel Davis, Linda Gray, G. W. Bailey, Laura Betti, Ida Lupino, and Jane Alexander. After him are Jean Carmet, Eliza Poe, Xuxa, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, and Alla Nazimova.

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Among people born in 1922, Dilip Kumar ranks 142Before him are Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Russ Meyer, Dana Zátopková, Vasili Mitrokhin, Elissa Aalto, and Fikret Amirov. After him are Tadeusz Borowski, Manolis Glezos, Felicia Montealegre Bernstein, Sōsuke Uno, Anatoli Papanov, and Paul Scofield. Among people deceased in 2021, Dilip Kumar ranks 152Before him are Ned Beatty, Borisav Jović, Kåre Willoch, George Shultz, Kurt Westergaard, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. After him are Nelson Freire, Igor Oistrakh, El Risitas, Elgin Baylor, Matthew Festing, and Ed Asner.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Dilip Kumar ranks 33 out of 217Before him are Arif Alvi (1949), Firuz Shah Tughlaq (1309), Khushal Khattak (1613), Fariduddin Ganjshakar (1178), Pran (1920), and Naropa (1016). After him are Khema (-550), Amrita Pritam (1919), Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (1964), L. K. Advani (1927), Yahya Khan (1914), and Asif Ali Zardari (1955).

Among ACTORS In Pakistan

Among actors born in Pakistan, Dilip Kumar ranks 4Before him are Dev Anand (1923), Kabir Bedi (1946), and Pran (1920). After him are Kumail Nanjiani (1978), Sunil Dutt (1929), Manoj Kumar (1937), Prithviraj Kapoor (1906), Vinod Khanna (1946), Raaj Kumar (1926), Art Malik (1952), and Balraj Sahni (1913).

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