How did Dilip Kumar become a peerless icon, inspiring generations in Bollywood?

Editor | Entertainment
Few actors become legends in their own lifetimes—Dilip Kumar is one of them.
Mohammad Yusuf Khan or better known by his screen name Dilip Kumar, is not merely a living legend who has straddled the celluloid firmament like a colossus over the last five decades—he is far above that unattainable peak of fame. Instead he is on a loftier pedestal in the hearts of legions of admirers encompassing several generations. With the millions of hearts he has stolen with his charm and romantic style it is then little wonder that so many years later the legendary thespian’s work continues to be both admired and studied by actors even now.
Lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare and familiar pictures, this comprehensive book includes chapters on Dilip Kumar’s early years and family, his evolution as an actor, an exhaustive filmography, his relationship with his contemporaries and colleagues, his romances and eventual marriage to Saira Banu, which has stood the test of time.
Trinetra and Anshula Bajpai have produced an unputdownable book, filled with movies and memories, written in a style that carries the reader through over fifty of Hindi cinema’s most memorable years. With an Introduction by veteran journalist Ali Peter John, Dilip Kumar: Peerless Icon Inspiring Generations promises to take you on a fascinating up close and personal journey which will unveil the many facets of the magnificent personality of this legend. Come discover Dilip Kumar.
About the authors:
Trinetra Bajpai is an internationally known name in the field of Chemical Process Technologies and Steel/Petrochemical/Wood products industry, with a brilliant track record of successfully executing numerous mega international scale projects in India and abroad over the last 46 years. he has been an NRI for 17 years and the International President of NRI Welfare Society. The Bajpais own and operate their own group of companies, ATEC (Premier Petro-Chemical Design/Engineering/Technology Licensing company), KMPL (Teleserials/Motion Pictures Production House), SATEX (International Trading) and KAT Music. ATEC is involved in setting-up several Petrochemical projects in India/abroad on turn-key basis. KMPL has successfully produced the superhit teleserial “Bikhri Aas Nikhri Preet”, directed by Lekh Tandon with music by Khayyam and Motion Picture “Phir Ussi Mod Par” the last cinematic hurrah of the legendary Lekh Tandon. Bajpai has also composed the musical score of the film.

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