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Born as Mohammad Yususf Khan, it was the famous Hindi author Bhagwati Charan Varma, who gave him the screen name 'Dilip Kumar'
Not many actors (esp during those times) had played triple roles. It was Dilip Kumar who had played a triple role in his movie ‘Bairaag’.
Besides being an actor par excellence, Dilip Kumar was also a multi-linguist. He could speak multiple languages with utmost ease. These languages included Pashto, Hindko, Urdu, Hindi, and English.
The late Dilip Kumar was a man of many talents. Besides acting, he was an equal pro in playing trumpet and also in the musical game of ‘Antakshari’.