Manoj Kumar

Active - 1964 - 1999  |   Born - Jul 24, 1937 in Abbottabad, NWFP, British India  |  

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  • Along with his family, had to flee Delhi aged ten, following the dissolving of British India.
  • Named himself Manoj Kumar after Dilip Kumar's character in Shabnam (1949).
  • One of the few people to have won both the Filmfare Best Director and Best Actor Awards, for Upkaar (1967) and Beimaan (1972), respectively.
  • Was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 1992.
  • Received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.