Manoj Kumar

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Date of Birth : 24 July 1937
Birthname : NA

Mini Biography :
Manoj Kumar (born July 24, 1937, at Abbottabad) is an Indian actor and director in the Bollywood film industry. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes; for this reason he has been given the nickname of Mr. Bharat (Bharat is the Sanskrit and Hindi term for India).
Manoj Kumar was born Harikishen Goswami in Abbottabad, a town of Punjab, India (currently in Pakistan). When he was 10, his Hindu family had to move to India due to Partition. As a youth, he admired Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar, and decided to name himself Manoj Kumar after Dilip’s character in Shabnam (1949). He then decided to enter the film world himself.

After making a unnoticed debut in Fashion in 1957, Manoj landed his first leading role in Kaanch Ki Gudia (1960) opposite Sayeeda Khan. Piya Milan Ki Aas and Reshmi Roomal followed, setting the stage for the Vijay Bhatt-directed Hariyali Aur Raasta (1962) opposite Mala Sinha. Manoj then appeared with 1960s icon Sadhana in Raj Khosla’s Woh Kaun Thi (1964), and reunited with Vijay Bhatt and Mala Sinha in Himalaya Ki God Mein (1965).


Filmography :

As Actor :

  1. Maidan-E-Jung (1995)
  2. Clerk (1989)
  3. Santosh (1989)
  4. Deshwasi (1989)
  5. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987)
  6. Kranti (1981)
  7. Jatt Punjabi (1979)
  8. Amaanat (1977)
  9. Shirdi Ke Sai Baba (1977)
  10. Dus Numbri (1976)
  11. Sanyasi (1975)
  12. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)
  13. Be-Imaan (1972)
  14. Shor (1972)
  15. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
  16. Pehchan (1970)
  17. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
  18. Yaadgaar (1970)
  19. Sajan (1969)
  20. Aadmi (1968)
  21. Neel Kamal (1968)
  22. Anita (1967)
  23. Patthar Ke Sanam (1967)
  24. Upkar (1967)
  25. Do Badan (1966)
  26. Picnic (1966)
  27. Sawan Ki Ghata (1966)
  28. Bedaag (1965)
  29. Gumnaam (1965) (as Manoj)
  30. Himalay Ki Godh Mein (1965)
  31. Poonam Ki Raat (1965)
  32. Shaheed (1965)
  33. Apne Huye Paraye (1964)
  34. Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)
  35. Woh Kaun Thi? (1964)
  36. Ghar Basake Dekho (1963)
  37. Grahasti (1963)
  38. Apna Banake Dekho (1962)
  39. Banarasi Thug (1962)
  40. Dr. Vidya (1962)
  41. Hariyali Aur Raasta (1962)
  42. Maa Beta (1962)
  43. Naqli Nawab (1962)
  44. Shaadi (1962)
  45. Kanch Ki Gudiya (1961)
  46. Reshmi Rumal (1961)
  47. Suhag Sindoor (1961)
  48. Honeymoon (1960)
  49. Panchayat (1958)
  50. Sahara (1958) (as Manoj)
  51. Fashion (1957)

As Director :

  1. Jai Hind (1999)
  2. Clerk (1989)
  3. Kranti (1981)
  4. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)
  5. Shor (1972)
  6. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
  7. Upkar (1967)

As Producer :

  1. Jai Hind (1999) (producer)
  2. Clerk (1989) (producer)
  3. Painter Babu (1983) (producer)
  4. Kranti (1981) (producer)
  5. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974) (producer)
  6. Shor (1972) (producer)
  7. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Jai Hind (1999) (screenplay) (story)
  2. Clerk (1989) (written by)
  3. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987) (written by)
  4. Kranti (1981) (dialogue)
  5. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974) (written by)
  6. Shor (1972) (written by)
  7. Mera Naam Joker (1970) (David’s dialogue) (uncredited)
  8. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970) (written by)
  9. Yaadgaar (1970) (written by)
  10. Upkar (1967) (written by)

As Editor :

  1. Jai Hind (1999)
  2. Clerk (1989)
  3. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987)
  4. Kranti (1981)
  5. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)
  6. Shor (1972)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 - Lifetime Achievement Award
1975 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)

1973 Won Filmfare Award Best Actor
for: Be-Imaan (1972)

1968 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Upkar (1967)

Best Film
for: Upkar (1967)

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