Ashok Kumar

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Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Dec 10, 2001 (90)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Dec 10, 2001 (90)

About

Fondly known as Dadamoni, he was an iconic Indian actor who played roles in Kismet, Parineeta, and Aashirwad. He achieved a legendary status for his performances in films such as Jewel Thief, Kismet, and Khoobsurat, and received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

Before Fame

His first acting role came in Jeevan Naiya in 1936 after the original lead actor was dismissed from production.

Trivia

He was given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for cinematic excellence, in 1988.

Family Life

His father, Ganguly, was a lawyer.

Associated With

He beat out Guru Dutt to win the 1963 Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

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