Described by Satyajit Ray as "the ultimate method actor," Dilip Kumar's resume contains many of Indian cinema's landmark, genre-defining roles
Dilip Kumar's life, times and career spanning 60 films is the subject a new book named The Substance and the Shadow which was launched by superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Dharmendra at a glittering, star-studded event in Mumbai last evening.
Dilip Kumar, the grand old man of Bollywood, is 92 today. The iconic actor, who was being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for pneumonia, is doing fine now and will be discharged today so he can celebrate his birthday at home.
Let us take a pictorial journey through the legendary actor's personal and professional life as he turns a year older.