Dilip Kumar Net Worth 2021: Wife | Age | Movies | Bio

Who is Dilip Kumar?

He is an Indian actor who has worked for cinema in the Indian language of Hindi. Apart from this, he is also a film Producer and a Philanthropist. He is also known as  “tragedy king” who have invented Expressive performances in acting which is also called “method acting”. He holds the record for most wins for the “Filmfare Award for Best Actor”.

His debut movie as an actor was “jwar Bhata” which was released in 1944 by Indian film director screenwriter and producer Amiya Chakravarty. In his five decades-long acting career, he has performed in more than sixty-five movies including “Andaz” in 1949, “Daag” in 1952, “Devdas” in 1955, “Mughal-e-Azam” in 1960 and the comedy-drama movie “Ram Aur Shyam” which was released in 1967.

Early Life

Dilip Kumar at award function

He was born on 11th December 1922 in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Market in Peshawar and the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which is in Pakistan. He is one of the twelve children of his family whose father’s name was Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan, a fruit merchant by Profession & mother Ayesha Begum.

He was studied at Barnes School, a Hill station school in Deolali, Nashik in the Indian state of Maharashtra. 


His success as an actor comes in the 1950s when he started Performing in the movie including Deedar in 1951, Devdas in 1955, Naya Daur in 1957 & Paigham in 1959. These movies make his image as a tragedy king in Hindi Cinema.

He is the first actor to win Filmfare Award for Best Actor for “Daag”.He has performed almost all of the leading actresses of that era including Vyjayanthimala, Madhubala, Nargis Dutt, Nimmi, Meena Kumari & Kamini Kaushal. He becomes the first actor in Hindi cinema to be charged $ 120,000 (Rs 89.68 Lacs) per movie.

In 1960 he performed in the movie Mughal-e-Azam which was the highest-grossing movie till 2010, equivalent to $ 10 billion (Rs 1000 cr ) in 2021. In 1981 he performed in the movie “Kranti”. The movie becomes the biggest hit of the year. He wrote produced and perform in the Indian crime drama movie “Ganga Jamna” with Indian actress and dancer Vyjayanthimala. The movie receives the “National Film Award” for “Best Feature Film in Hindi”.

In 1981 he perform in the Hindi language historical drama movie “Kranti” which becomes the biggest hit of the Year. Next year in 1982  he performs with Indian actor and producer Amitabh Bacchan in the Hindi crime drama movie “Shakti” directed by Ramesh Sippy. He then performs in the  Bollywood action movie “Karma” along with Leading actress  Nutan in 1986.

In 1991 he perform in his last Bollywood success movie “Saudagar”.Directed by Subhash Ghai it was a drama movie. In 1994 he won the  “lifetime achievement award” for his contribution to the Hindi film industry. 

Personal Life

Dilip Kumar with his wife

He married Indian film actress Saira Banu in 1966 &  later on he married Hyderabad socialite Asma Sahiba, taking her as a second wife in 1981 but the marriage ended in 1983. After that, he and Saira Banu lived in  Bandra in Mumbai. The couple has no children.

Two of his younger brother died during the (COVID-19) after testing positive for covid-19 Aslam Khan died at the age of 88 in August 2020, and Ehsan Khan died at 90 in September 2020.

The many great actors including Shahrukh Khan considers him as their inspiration. The Government of India has honoured him by giving the third highest civilian honour of India “Padma Bhushan” in 1991, the Dada Saheb Phalke award in 1994 and the second-highest civilian honour of India “Padma Vibhushan”.


He died at The P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre on 7th July 2021 at 7.30 a.m.He had been suffering from prostate cancer according to Wikipedia. The government of Maharashtra approved his burial with state honours at Juhu Cemetery on 7 July 2021.

Car Collection

Dilip Kumar in mumbai at the art culture & entertainment

Rolls Royce Ghost of $ 311,900 (Rs 2.33 Cr).

Mercedes Benz S400 of $ 445,235 (Rs 3.33 Cr).

Social Media Porfolio

He has 617.8k followers on Twitter & 571 followers on Instagram as of July 2021.

Real NameMohammed Yusuf Khan
Birth PlaceHe was born on 11th December 1922 in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Market in Peshawar and the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Which is in Pakistan.
Age98 years. (As of 2021).
Height5 feet & 10 inches /178 Cm.
Weight66.22 Kg / 146 Lbs
TwitterTwitter /Dilip Kumar
InstagramInstagram/Dilip Kumar
Net Worth $ 85 million  (Rs 6,36.01 Cr).

How is the age of Dilip Kumar?

98 years. (As of 2021).

Who is the wife of Dilip Kumar?

Asma Sahiba (1981-1983) & Saira Banu (1966- till present).

Where does Dilip Kumar live?

Bandra in Mumbai.

Where is Dilip Kumar from?

Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar, Pakistan.

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