Ashok Kumar

Birthday : 13 October 1911
Date of Death : 10 December 2001
Birth Name : Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly
Nickname : The Grandfather of Indian Cinema
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Mini Biography :
Ashok Kumar was one of India’s most famous actors from before to after its independence from the UK. As a young assistant to Bengali film-maker ‘Himanshu Rai’, he got his start in acting by accident when he volunteered to substitute for the lead actor, ‘Jeevan Naiyya’, who fell ill before production on the film _Acchut Kanya (1936)_ was to start. Kumar was terrifed of acting in the first place, especially opposite lead actress Devika Rani, known as ‘the dragon lady’ for her smoking, drinking, cursing and legendary hot temper. After finishing shooting, Kumar continued with overseeing the process of the film with editing, mixing and processing. His unexpected aclaim to his role had him in demand for more acting roles, which he pursued in a few more ‘Bombay Talkies’ with Devika Rani.His breakthrough performance was in Kismet (1943) which ran for three years in Bombay and Calcutta and was one of the first Hindi language mega-hits of Inida and gained him national fame through his charamastic performances and his talented singing. From then onwards, Kumar became a sought-after actor who appeared in over 200 Hindi and a few other Indian language films, playing romantic leads or threatening villains and making Rs.300-400 a month during the 1940s and 1950s.

Filmography :
  1. Ankhon Mein Tum Ho (1997)
  2. Beqabu (1996)
  3. Dushman Duniya Ka (1996)
  4. Return of Jewel Thief (1996)
  5. Jamla Ho Jamla (1995)
  6. Mera Damad (1995)
  7. Yuhi Kabhi (1994)
  8. Aasoo Bane Angaarey (1993)
  9. Humlaa (1992)
  10. Aadhi Mimansa (1991)
  11. Maut Ki Sazaa (1991)
  12. Dana Paani (1989)
  13. Anjaane Rishte (1989)
  14. Clerk (1989)
  15. Majboor (1989)
  16. Mamata Ki Chhaon Mein (1989)
  17. Sachai Ki Taqat (1989)
  18. Faisla (1988)
  19. Inteqam (1988)
  20. “Bharat Ek Khoj” (1988) TV Series
  21. Superman (1987)
  22. Hifazat (1987)
  23. Mr India (1987)
  24. Jawab Hum Denge (1987)
  25. Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987)
  26. Woh Din Aayega (1987)
  27. Pyaar Ki Jeet (1987)
  28. Avam (1987)
  29. “Crossroads” (1964) TV Series
  30. Asli Naqli (1986)
  31. Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge (1986)
  32. Qatl (1986)
  33. Dahleez (1986)
  34. Shatru (1986)
  35. Bhim Bawani (1986) (TV)
  36. Ek Daku Saher Mein (1985)
  37. Tawaif (1985)
  38. Phir Aayee Barsat (1985)
  39. Durga (1985)
  40. “Humlog” (1984) TV Series
  41. Farishta (1984)
  42. Duniya (1984)
  43. Hum Rahe Na Hum (1984)
  44. Raja Aur Rana (1984)
  45. Grahasthi (1984)
  46. Ram Tera Desh (1984)
  47. Akalmand (1984)
  48. Mahaan (1983)
  49. Prem Tapasya (1983)
  50. Love in Goa (1983)
  51. Kaya Palat (1983)
  52. Haadsaa (1983)
  53. Bekaraar (1983)
  54. Pasand Apni Apni (1983)
  55. Chor Police (1983)
  56. Shakti (1982)
  57. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
  58. Anokha Bandan (1982)
  59. Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi (1982)
  60. Dard Ka Rishta (1982)
  61. Sumbandh (1982)
  62. Dial 100 (1982)
  63. Jail Yatra (1981)
  64. Maan Gaye Ustad (1981)
  65. Mahfil (1981)
  66. Jyoti (1981)
  67. Shaukeen (1981)
  68. Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  69. Judaai (1980)
  70. Nazrana Pyar Ka (1980)
  71. Sau Din Saas Ke (1980)
  72. Aakhri Insaaf (1980)
  73. Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki (1980)
  74. Khwab (1980)
  75. Aap Ke Deewane (1980)
  76. Takkar (1980)
  77. Khubsoorat (1980)
  78. Bagula Bhagat (1979)
  79. Janata Havaldar (1979)
  80. Amar Deep (1979)
  81. Dil Aur Deewar (1978)
  82. Do Musafir (1978)
  83. Anmol Tasveer (1978)
  84. Apna Khoon (1978)
  85. Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)
  86. Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978)
  87. Khatta Meetha (1978)
  88. Premi Gangaram (1978)
  89. Tumhare Liye (1978)
  90. Jadu Tona (1977)
  91. Anand Ashram (1977/I)
  92. Hira Aur Patthar (1977)
  93. Dream Girl (1977)
  94. Anand Ashram (1977/II)
  95. Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977)
  96. Safed Jhoot (1977)
  97. Mastan Dada (1977)
  98. Prayashchit (1977)
  99. Anurodh (1977)
  100. Bhanwar (1976)
  101. Aap Beati (1976)
  102. Arjun Pandit (1976)
  103. Barood (1976)
  104. Shankar Dada (1976)
  105. Rangila Ratan (1976)
  106. Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1976)
  107. Santan (1976)
  108. Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975)
  109. Aakraman (1975)
  110. Chori Mera Kaam (1975)
  111. Dafaa 302: Indian Penal Code Section 302 (Section of Murder) (1975)
  112. Mili (1975)
  113. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
  114. Uljhan (1975)
  115. Prem Nagar (1974)
  116. Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (1974)
  117. Ujala Hi Ujala (1974)
  118. Do Aankhen (1974)
  119. Khoon Ki Keemat (1974)
  120. Paise Ki Gudiya (1974)
  121. Dulhan (1974)
  122. Dhund (1973)
  123. Hifazat (1973)
  124. Bada Kabutar (1973)
  125. Do Phool (1973)
  126. Taxi Driver (1973)
  127. Victoria No. 203 (1972)
  128. Pakeezah (1972)
  129. Maalik (1972)
  130. Zameen Aasmaan (1972)
  131. Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (1972)
  132. Zindagi Zindagi (1972)
  133. Dil Daulat Duniya (1972)
  134. Sazaa (1972)
  135. Garam Masala (1972) (uncredited)
  136. Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa (1972)
  137. Anuraag (1972)
  138. Rani Mera Naam (1972)
  139. Adhikar (1971/I)
  140. Kangan (1971)
  141. Door Ka Raahi (1971)
  142. Naya Zamana (1971)
  143. Hum Tum Aur Woh (1971)
  144. Maa Aur Mamta (1970)
  145. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
  146. Sharafat (1970)
  147. Safar (1970)
  148. Jawab (1970)
  149. Aradhana (1969)
  150. Satyakam (1969)
  151. Intaquam (1969)
  152. Bhai Bahen (1969)
  153. Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool (1969)
  154. Do Bhai (1969)
  155. Paisa Ya Pyaar (1969)
  156. Pyar Ka Sapna (1969)
  157. Ek Kali Muskai (1968)
  158. Dil Aur Mohabbat (1968)
  159. Aabroo (1968)
  160. Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968) (uncredited)
  161. Aashirwad (1968)
  162. Jewel Thief (1967)
  163. Mehrban (1967)
  164. Bahu Begum (1967)
  165. Nai Roshni (1967)
  166. Hatey Bazarey (1967)
  167. Afsana (1966)
  168. Mamta (1966)
  169. Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (1966)
  170. Toofan Mein Pyaar Kahan (1966)
  171. Daadi Maa (1966)
  172. Bheegi Raat (1965)
  173. Oonche Log (1965)
  174. Chand Aur Suraj (1965)
  175. Naya Kanoon (1965)
  176. Aadhi Raat Ke Baad (1965)
  177. Akashdeep (1965)
  178. Shevatcha Malusura (1965)
  179. Bahu Beti (1965)
  180. Benazir (1964)
  181. Chitralekha (1964) (as Padmashree Ashok Kumar)
  182. Dooj Ka Chand (1964)
  183. Pooja Ke Phool (1964)
  184. Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)
  185. Mere Mehboob (1963)
  186. Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke (1963)
  187. Aaj Aur Kal (1963)
  188. Grahasti (1963)
  189. Ustadon Ke Ustad (1963)
  190. Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963)
  191. Bandini (1963)
  192. Gumrah (1963)
  193. Rakhi (1962)
  194. Burmah Road (1962)
  195. Aarti (1962)
  196. Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai (1962)
  197. Private Secretary (1962)
  198. Mehendi Lagi Mere Hath (1962)
  199. Naqli Nawab (1962)
  200. Ummeed (1962)
  201. Dharmputra (1961) (uncredited)
  202. Warrant (1961)
  203. Dark Street (1961)
  204. Flat No. 9 (1961)
  205. Masoom (1960)
  206. Kalpana (1960)
  207. Aanchal (1960)
  208. Kala Aadmi (1960)
  209. Hospital (1960)
  210. Kanoon (1960)
  211. Daaka (1959)
  212. Nai Raahen (1959)
  213. Bedard Zamana Kya Jane (1959)
  214. Kangan (1959)
  215. Baap Bete (1959)
  216. Dhool Ka Phool (1959) (uncredited)
  217. Sitaron Se Aage (1958)
  218. Raagini (1958)
  219. Karigar (1958)
  220. Savera (1958)
  221. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
  222. Howrah Bridge (1958)
  223. Farishta (1958)
  224. Ek-Saal (1957)
  225. Ustad (1957)
  226. Talaash (1957)
  227. Bandi (1957)
  228. Sheroo (1957)
  229. Mr. X (1957)
  230. Shatranj (1956)
  231. Ek Hi Raasta (1956)
  232. Bhai-Bhai (1956)
  233. Inspector (1956)
  234. Bandish (1955)
  235. Sardar (1955)
  236. Bhagwat Mahima (1955)
  237. Baadbaan (1954)
  238. Samaj (1954)
  239. Naaz (1954)
  240. Lakeeren (1954)
  241. Shamsheer (1953)
  242. Shole (1953)
  243. Parineeta (1953)
  244. Bewafa (1952)
  245. Betaab (1952)
  246. Tamasha (1952)
  247. Raag Rang (1952)
  248. Jalpari (1952)
  249. Saloni (1952)
  250. Kafila (1952)
  251. Nau Bahar (1952)
  252. Poonam (1952)
  253. Deedar (1951)
  254. Afsana (1951)
  255. Khiladi (1950)
  256. Samadhi (1950)
  257. Aadhi Raat (1950)
  258. Nishana (1950)
  259. Sangram (1950)
  260. Mashaal (1950)
  261. Mahal (1949)
  262. Padmini (1948)
  263. Chandrashekhar (1947)
  264. Saajan (1947)
  265. Uttara Abhimanyu (1946)
  266. Eight Days (1946)
  267. Shikari (1946)
  268. Humayun (1945)
  269. Begum (1945)
  270. Kiran (1944)
  271. Chal Chal Re Navjavan (1944)
  272. Kismet (1943)
  273. Angoothi (1943)
  274. Najma (1943)
  275. Jhoola (1941)
  276. Anjaan (1941)
  277. Naya Sansar (1941)
  278. Azad (1940)
  279. Bandhan (1940)
  280. Kangan (1939)
  281. Vachan (1938)
  282. Nirmala (1938)
  283. Izzat (1937)
  284. Prem Kahani (1937)
  285. Savitri (1937)
  286. Janmabhoomi (1936)
  287. Jeevan Naya (1936)
  288. Achhut Kanya (1936)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1996 - Lifetime Achievement Award  
1970 Won Filmfare Award Best Actor
for: Aashirwad (1968)

1967 Won Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor
for: Afsana (1966)

1963 Won Filmfare Award Best Actor
for:Rakhi (1962)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1995 - Lifetime Achievement Award  

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