Legendary actor Dilip Kumar turns 91

Dilip KumarLegendary actor Dilip Kumar, who turned 91 Wednesday, will have a quiet celebration with close friends, family and a team of doctors, says his wife Saira Banu.

“I only want to thank Allah for whatever he has given us. We will have a great celebration with family members and around 30 to 40 doctors who looked after him. They are like family to us,” Saira Banu, who has been married to the veteran for 47 years, told IANS.

The star of films like “Devdas”, Madhumati”, and “Mughal-E-Azam” started receiving wishes from Tuesday itself.

“His day has been wonderful so far…wishes started pouring in since last night. He is now tired a bit as he has been busy since morning. He is taking some rest right now,” she said.

Saira, who worked with Dilip Kumar in “Gopi” and “Sagina”, has organised a garden party at their Pali Hill residence in the evening.

This year is extra special, thanks to the date – 11/12/13.

“It’s all the more a special day as it is 11/12/13 today. I exactly wished him at 8 hours 9-minutes and 10 seconds …so it’s 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.”

Talking about Dilip Kumar’s health, Saira said he has become little weak but he is healthy.

“He was in the hospital some time back as you all know so he is a little weak, but by god’s grace he is healthy,” she said.

When asked what did she gift him on his birthday, she said: “Dilip sahab is not fond of many things. He only believes in humanity, so I gifted him lots of love and each year the love is only getting bigger and bigger.”



  • Many many happy returns of the day to Dilip(yusuf)saheb………one of the greatest actor and role model for generation to generation a true living legend….

  • Dilip kumar sahab (yusuf khan) is greatest actor ever. many actors like amitabh bachchan, shahrukh khan, salman khan ,amir khan their role model is dilip kumar sahab. Tragedy king-dilip kumar sahab
    & king of acting – dilip kumar sahab

  • He is nothing in front of SRK who is ruling bollywood for 25 years. Most popular and talented actor of India.
    He had already won 8 Filmfares, he will earn few more and become India’s most awarded star ever!

  • Saahib-e-Aalam Yousaf Khan Saahab Happy Birthday, my birthday date is also december 11 wish u a happy 91 years of ur life i pray that u become the first 100 years old actor of cinema entire universe………
    today anyone can go 100cr club but u are an only person who will reach Inshallah 100 Years club

  • Yosouf khan, Khadar khan, Mehmood, Amjad khan, Md Rafi, Amir khan, Salman khan, Shahrukh khan, A R Rehmaan,etc the complete bollywood. Indian muslims rules in indian cinema

  • Tregedy king – Dilip kumar ( An actor who started trend of tragedy movies)
    Angry young man – Amitabh Bachan ( an actor who started the trend of masala movies)
    King of Romance – Shah Rukh Khan ( an actor who started the trend of Romantic movies)
    Junior Dilip kumar – Aamir khan ( an actor who follows the trend started by Dilip Kumar)
    Junior Amitabh bachan – Salman Khan ( an actor who follows the trend started by Amitabh Bachan)
    Junior Sharukh khan – Ranbhir Kapoor ( an actor who follows the trend started by Sharukh khan)

  • @ shehenshah

    There are some other muslims as well e.g sanjay khan, zayed khan, fardeen khan, zulfi said, shawar ali, and latest gaddha imran khan etc these all muslims are dark spot on bollywood.lol

  • hbd dilip kumar u r great actor thats y most of time srk try to copy but failed everytime cuz he dnt have any talent but only have big mouth.
    well my favourite old stars r gurudutt, raj kapoor, manoj kumar and dilip kumar and dilip not ruled from 60’s he acted from 40’s what do you mean rule, rule they r only actors. raj kapoor gave 3 record breaking movies but dilip has only one and that was also raj kapoor’s father’s movie mughle azam. salman is not following anyone he is unique and untrained actor.

  • @ shehenshah- bollywood is not ruled by anyone but dominated by Prithviraj kapoor,Ashok kumar, balraj sahni, guru dutt, dev anand, v. shantaram, dilip kumar, rajendra kumar, jeetendra, dharmendra, rajesh khanna, Shashi kapoor, Amitabh, shatrughna sinha, feroz khan, vinod khanna, Sanjay dutt, sunny deol, anil kapoor, govinda, Aamir khan, Salman khan (half muslim half hindu), srk, akshay, ajay, saif, hrithik, ranbir. now think what is ur knowledge about hindi cinema. do u think all khans did only muslim characters in their movies.

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