Dilip Kumar’s autobiography ‘The Substance and the Shadow’ released
Indian cinema’s legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s autobiography ‘The Substance and the Shadow’ that narrates his life since birth was launched. The book is written by author and former journalist Udaya Tara Nayar which chronicles the thespian’s ups and downs in his much-talked about relationships, marriage and movies.
He was born in Peshawar, Pakistan and his original name was Muhammad Yusuf Khan. He spent his childhood in Maharashtra and left home to start a canteen before he was picked up as a potential actor.
The actor entered films with the 1944 release Jwar Bhata. In a career spanning six decades, he did over 60 films including Mela, Naya Daur, Aan, Devdas, Madhumati and Mughal-E-Azam. After a break of of 5 years he acted in Kranti (1981) followed by Vidhaata, Shakti, Mashaal, Karma, Saudagar and Qila with his last appearance in 1998.
Awards and Honors:
- Padma Bhushan in 1991
- Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994
- Pakistan’s highest civilian award Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1998
- Nominated to the Rajya Sabha for a term.
- Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.