Movies

×

Dilip Kumar receives Padma Vibhushan award

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/movie-images/2015/12/14/Movies%20Hindi.jpg?itok=_bAisFS3

NEW DELHI: Legendary thespian Dilip Kumar, who gave a distinct meaning to method acting, was presented the country’s second highest civilian honour Padma Vibhushan in Mumbai today – just two days after his 93rd birthday.

The actor was presented a medal, a certificate and a shawl by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of the actor's wife Saira Banu. Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis among other dignitaries were present at the actor’s residence in Mumbai’s suburb Bandra.

Though both Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan were among those whose names had been announced in January this year, Kumar’s sickness prevented him from attending the presentation by President Pranab Mukherjee in April at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Born as Muhammad Yousuf Khan in Peshawar on 11 December, 1922, Kumar made his debut as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies. 

In a career that spanned over six decades and just over sixty films, he showed his caliber in different genres and set trends for others to follow in films 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 social Ganga Jamuna (1961). 

While he came to be known as the 'tragedy king of Bollywood' for films like Devdas, Daag(1952), Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966), Admi (1968) and Bairag (1976), he also did comedies likeRam Aur Shyam (which has been remade several times) and Madhumati. His acting prowess showed in films like Kranti (1981), Shakti (1982), Karma (1986), Saudagar (1991) and others. His last film was Qila (1998).

He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991 and the country’s highest award in cinema Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his exceptional and distinguished contribution to the Indian cinema. The first to receive the Filmfare award in 1952 for Daag, he received this honour eight times though he had been nominated about 20 times. In 1993 he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Pakistan honoured him with its highest civilian honour Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1997.

The late cine craftsman Satyajit Ray had described Dilip "the ultimate method actor.”

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore tweeted, “Congrats to the screen legend Dilip Kumar for being conferred Padma Vibhushan. His touching cinematic performances are inspiration for many.”

Fadnavis, in his tweet said, “Honoured to honour the veteran actor #DilipKumar ji with #PadmaVibhushan with Hon @BJPRajnathSingh ji & Hon Governor.”



 

The veteran actor decided to skip his birthday celebrations to mark ¬solidarity towards the Chennai floods victims. His wife and actor Saira Banu had said, “He has got so much love from all over the world. What more can I give him? I can only pray for his good health and that’s my gift for him.”



 

 “I think his health gets affected after any ¬celebration. We are also very affected by the Chennai incident and decided to keep it quiet. After what happened in Chennai, it would not have been right to have a huge celebration,” she added.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/16/sattru.jpg?itok=icnImD7V
Get ready for a blockbuster date with 'Saturday Premiere Nights' at 8 only on &pictures

Having an exhausting week, and still struggling to figure plans for the weekend to unwind?  Well, &pictures, is all set to take you on a transcending journey with some big-ticket actors and superhit movies through its all-new offering ‘Saturday Premiere Nights’. Starting 17th August, &...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/14/carter.jpg?itok=Gy-1Amix
Critically acclaimed short film Half Full starring veteran Naseeruddin Shah and Vikrant Massey wins major accolade at ShortsTV’s Best of India Short Film Festival 2019 in Los Angeles

Critically acclaimed short films Half Full, featuring veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah and Vikrant Massey, and Counterfeit Kunkoo, written and directed by Reema Sengupta, were declared winners at ShortsTV’s Best of India Short Film Festival 2019 being held in Los Angeles.

Movies Short Films
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/28/movies.jpg?itok=GTzpGxok
Upcoming Bollywood Movies we are excited about in 2019

First half of 2019 saw some amazing movies like Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal and Bharat, But the later half of the year is sure to be more exciting with some really big budget Bollywood films set to release. The upcoming movies that we are really excited about in 2019 and early 2020 are… Student Of The...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/04/ZEE---Vibha-Chopra-headshot.jpg?itok=fgc5eu8F
Zee Entertainment Elevates Vibha Chopra as Head of Global Syndication & International Film Distribution

Mumbai -  Mr. Mukund Cairae, Chief Operating Officer - International Business at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), announced the expanded role of Ms. Vibha Chopra to Head-Global Syndication & International Film Distribution at ZEEL.  She has taken over the global licensing and...

Movies International
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/21/hollywood.jpg?itok=n73u1xMG
“Hollywood Stars” - Behind TheScenes

Marvel’s latest superhero flick Avengers: Endgame has taken the Indian box office by storm, minting Rs. 157 crore within three days of release, easily raking in the highest opening weekend for a Hollywood film in the country so far.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/03/av.jpg?itok=czd4-eoS
Cinépolis redefines the movie experience by launching ‘Cinépolis Onyx 3D’- India’s first 3D LED screen

Cinépolis, India’s 1st international and the world’s 2nd largest movie theatre circuit by attendance, today launched, ‘Cinépolis Onyx 3D’, a revolutionary ‘Onyx’ LED technology supporting 3D.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/10/insiton.jpg?itok=MIptO__b
Namas-K brings K-pop to India

The Korean wave has finally reached the shores of India and it is creating a sensation that is giving India’s entertainment industry an awakening to the broader spectrum of music and dramas attracting early-adopter, social media-savvy millennials.

Movies Short Films
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/09/Eros-International.jpg?itok=8PopX8hn
Eros International's Andhadhun Grosses Over $14 Million in China in First Weekend

Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS) (“Eros” or “the Company”), a Global Indian Entertainment Company, today announced that Andhadhun, an engaging thriller starring Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte has collected over $14.0 million within four days of its release in China.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/02/21/miraj.jpg?itok=dEEuTTdW
Miraj Cinemas hits a century

Miraj Cinemas, one of the fastest growing brands in movie screening space has touched the 100-screen milestone.

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories