Ashok Kumar. The name has now passed into the history of Hindi cinema as a legend. And to think he never wanted to be an actor! But it is virtually impossible to imagine Hindi films without Ashok Kumar. He was as inseparable a part of the Silver Screen as air is to breathing.
For a man who was reluctant to become an actor, Ashok Kumar went on to give memorable and sensitive portrayals in a career that spanned seven decades.