Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar (conceived Harikishan Giri Goswami[1] on 24 July 1937) is an Indian performing artist and chief in Bollywood. He is

associated with his movies Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkar, Patthar Ke Sanam,

Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and Kranti. He is known for acting in and coordinating movies with devoted

topics, and has been given the epithet Bharat Kumar.

In 1992, he was regarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. India’s most elevated honor in silver screen, the Dadasaheb

Phalke Award, was gave him in 2015.

Early life

Kumar was conceived in Abbottabad, a town in the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, at that point some portion of pre-segment India. His

unique original name was Harikishan Giri Goswami. When he was 10, his family needed to move from Jandhyala Sher Khan to

Delhi because of the Partition. His family lived as evacuees in Vijay Nagar, Kingsway Camp and later moved to Old Rajendra Nagar

territory of New Delhi.

Subsequent to moving on from Hindu College, University of Delhi, he chose to enter the film business.


As an adolescent, he appreciated Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Kamini Kaushal and chose to name himself Manoj Kumar, after

Dilip’s character in Shabnam (1949).

In the wake of making a little-saw début in Fashion in 1957, Manoj handled his first driving part in Kaanch Ki Gudia (1960) inverse

Saida Khan. Piya Milan Ki Aas and Reshmi Roomal took after, setting the phase for the Vijay Bhatt-coordinated Hariyali Aur Raasta

(1962) inverse Mala Sinha. Kumar at that point showed up with Sadhana in Raj Khosla’s Woh Kaun Thi (1964), and rejoined with Vijay

Bhatt and Mala Sinha in Himalaya Ki God Mein (1965). Manoj Kumar and Raj Khosla rehashed their fruitful Actor-Director

association with the movie Do Badan, which was associated with numerous reasons, including Raj Khosla’s heading, Manoj Kumar

what’s more, the champion Asha Parekh’s astounding presentation of theatricality, a remarkable melodic score by Ravi and interminable tunes by the

lyricist Shakeel Badayuni, among others.

In the 1960s his fruitful movies included sentimental movies like Honeymoon, Apna Banake Dekho, Naqli Nawab, Paththar Ke

Sanam, Sajan and Sawan Ki Ghata and social movies, for example, Shaadi, Grihasti, Apne Huwe Paraye, Pehchaan and Aadmi and

spine chillers, for example, Gumnaam, Anita, and Woh Kaun Thi.

The energetic legend

Kumar’s picture as the energetic legend began with the 1965 film Shaheed,[4] in view of the life of Bhagat Singh, the

Autonomy progressive. After the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri requesting that he make a

film in light of the famous motto Jai Jawan Jai Kissan (hail the warrior, hail the agriculturist).

The outcome was Kumar’s perfect work of art and directorial make a big appearance Upkaar (1967). In it, he played both a warrior and a rancher. The

film was likewise noted for the well known tune “Simple Desh Ki Dharti”, composed by Gulshan Bawra, created by Kalyanji-Anandji and

sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Upkaar was a hit and won Kumar his first Filmfare Best Director Award.

Manoj came back to enthusiastic topics in Purab Aur Paschim (1970), in which life in the East and West are compared. In 1972, he

featured in Be-Imaan (for which he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award) and coordinated and featured in Shor (1972). The last mentioned,

inverse Nanda, was not an immense film industry accomplishment on its discharge, yet has picked up clique status throughout the years. It included the

significant melody “Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai”, a two part harmony by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, which was formed by Laxmikant-

Pyarelal and composed by Santosh Anand.

Later vocation

In the mid-1970s Kumar featured in three hit films; Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) which was a social critique, highlighting an

top pick cast including Zeenat Aman, Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, that won him his second Filmfare Award for Best

Chief; Sanyasi (1975) had Kumar and Hema Malini ahead of the pack parts of a religious-themed comic drama; and Dus Numbri (1976)

additionally gave Kumar and Hema top charging. In 1981, Kumar achieved the pinnacle of his vocation when he got the chance to coordinate his

icon, Dilip Kumar, and additionally star in Kranti, an anecdote about the battle for Indian freedom in the nineteenth century. Kranti was the

last eminent effective film in his vocation. He additionally featured in the hit Punjabi film Jat Punjabi.

After Kranti, Kumar’s vocation started to decrease in the 1980s as the greater part of his resulting films fizzled in the cinematic world. In 1989, he cast

Pakistani on-screen characters Mohammad Ali and Zeba in his film Clerk. He quit acting after his appearance in the 1995 film Maidan-E-Jung.

He coordinated his child, Kunal Goswami, in the 1999 film Jai Hind which had an energetic topic. The film was a slump and was the last

film Kumar chipped away at. That year he was granted the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for a profession spreading over more than 40

a long time.

His trademark hand-covering-the-confront was exceptionally prominent and keeps on being the object of jokes of modern stand-up comics.

In 2007, the Shah Rukh Khan film Om Shanti Om highlighted the lead character professing to be Manoj Kumar in order to sneak into

a film debut, by holding his hand over his face. Kumar documented a claim, which was settled out of court.

Legislative issues

In the same way as other Bollywood stars, Kumar chose to enter legislative issues following his retirement. Before the 2004 general decision in

India, it was declared that he had authoritatively joined the positions of the Shiv Sena.

Individual life

Kumar is hitched to Shashi Goswami (initially from Jodhkan, Sirsa area, Haryana). He has two children, Vishal and Kunal.

Vishal attempted his fortunes as an artist and Kunal as a performing artist. His sibling, Rajiv Goswami, likewise entered the film business, yet none

could pick up a balance in Bollywood.


Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards 2010

Non military personnel grant

1992 – Padma Shri by the Government of India

National Film Awards

1968 – National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film for Upkaar

2016 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award lifetime commitment to Indian silver screen

State Awards

2008 – National Kishore Kumar Award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

2010 – National Raj Kapoor Award by the Government of Maharashtra.

Filmfare Awards


1968 – Filmfare Best Movie Award for Upkaar

1968 – Filmfare Best Director Award for Upkaar

1968 – Filmfare Best Story Award for Upkaar

1968 – Filmfare Best Dialog Award for Upkaar

1972 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Beimaan

1972 – Filmfare Award for Best Editing for Shor

1975 – Filmfare Best Director Award for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

1999 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award


1968 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Upkaar

1969 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aadmi

1973 – Filmfare Best Director Award for Shor

1975 – Filmfare Best Movie Award for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

1975 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

1976 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Sanyasi

Different honors

1968 – BFJA Awards: Best Dialog for Upkaar.

2001 – Kalakar Awards for Lifetime Achievement.

2008 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award.

2009 – Phalke Ratna Award by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.

2010 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the twelfth Mumbai Film Festival.

2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Award.

2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nashik International Film Festival.

2012 – “Bharat Gaurav Award” in New Jersey, United States.

2013 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jagran Film Festival.

Different respects

2008 – To respect Manoj Kumar, the Government of Madhya Pradesh chose to initiate a Rs 100,000 honor in his name.

The state government likewise prescribed Kumar’s name for Bharat Ratna to the focal government.

2011 – In acknowledgment of the dedication of Manoj Kumar towards Shri Sai Baba, the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust in Shirdi

renamed “Pimpalwadi Road” in Shirdi as “Manojkumar Goswami Road”.

Chosen filmography

Year Film Role Co – Stars Notes

1957 Fashion

1958 Panchayat Shyama

Sahara Meena Kumari

1959 Chand

1960 Honeymoon Saida Khan

1961 Suhaag Sindoor

Kaanch Ki Gudiya Saida Khan

Reshmi Rumal Shakila

1962 Hariyali Aur Rasta Shanker Mala Sinha, Shashikala

Dr. Vidya Ratan Chowdhury Vyjayanthimala

Shaadi Raja Balraj Sahni, Saira Banu, Dharmendra

Banarsi Thug Shyam Vijaya Chaudhari

Maa Beta Ameeta

Piya Milan Ki Aas Ameeta

Naqli Nawab Shakila

1963 Apna Bana Ke Dekho Asha Parekh

Ghar Basake Dekho Rajshree

Grahasti Rajshree

1964 Apne Huye Paraye Mala Sinha

Woh Kaun Thi? Dr Anand Sadhana

Phoolon Ki Sej Vyjayanthimala

1965 Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh

Bedaag Rajesh Nanda

Himalaya Ki God Mein Sunil Mehra Mala Sinha

Gumnaam Anand Nanda

Poonam Ki Raat Kumud Chhugani

1966 Do Badan Vikas Asha Parekh

Outing Vinod Kalpana

Sawan Ki Ghata Sharmila Tagore

1967 Patthar Ke Sanam Rajesh Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz

Anita Neeraj Sadhana

Upkaar Bharat Asha Parekh, Pran, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal

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