From 'Azaad' to 'Ram Aur Shyam', here are some of Dilip Kumar's best cinematic tales
Dilip Kumar in a still from 'Azaad' (1955)
Azaad (1955): His name is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor. Shanti, Azaad and Daag were some of his awarded films.
Devdas (1955): Bimal Roy’s adaptation of the classic novel saw Kumar as the self-destructive alcoholic lover in an award-winning performance.
Naya Daur (1957): Chronicling the stories of a newly independent India, the BR Chopra-directed film saw Kumar as a horse cart rider challenging a business owner’s son hoping to modernise his business by replacing carts with buses.
Musafir (1957): In the 50s, he was among the first actors to charge a then-hefty fee of Rs 1 lakh per film. Musafir was one of the movies to release in the era.
Mughal-e-Azam (1960): Director K Asif’s epic historical drama that took over a decade to complete saw Kumar as Prince Salim, who falls in love with a court dancer against his father, Emperor Akbar’s wishes. It has held the record for being the highest grossing Indian film for 15 years after its release.